Visiting theatre groups and professional singers regularly perform in the lounge for the enjoyment of all. Piano and guitar recitals are also very popular with the service users.
At Brymore House we encourage outings whenever possible, within the limitations of service users’ individual circumstances. Outings such as a visit to a museum, a local event or to see the Christmas lights are popular.
We are currently working very closely with the students of one of the local schools. Every week the students visit Brymore House and actively work together with some of our residents on varied projects including arts and craft and sing-a-alongs
We cover arts and crafts activities for all abilities, from painting and drawing to card making, knitting, and flower pressing. We have regular discussions, cookery classes, gardening and a film club.
A range of communication methods will be used to ensure communication is both effective and tailored to the needs of the individual, particularly those Service Users who have additional sensory deficits such as hearing problems or impairment of sight, smell, taste or touch.
Throughout the year we cover various topics and reminisce, writing stories and creating scenes and scrapbooks of the past. We have recently covered ‘theatre’, ‘space travel’, ‘childhood games’ and ‘V.E. Day’.
Religious, Spiritual, and Humanistic
A weekly Church of England service with Holy Communion is held on a Wednesday and on a Tuesday the Roman Catholic rosary takes place. The Priest holds both an Easter Mass and a Christmas Mass in the Home and our clergy are also very happy to visit residents on request.
Particular rites and rituals that are culturally, spiritually and religious-specific will be honoured, and the Service User enabled to meet this need, perspectives will always be respected, including the wishes of individuals who are atheist and agnostic.