Activities

Brymore House has a very varied activities programme which reflects both individual and group interests to promote social interaction in keeping with the cultural, generational, physical abilities and life experiences of individuals. All activities are need-based and supervised by two activity co-ordinators who are employed to provide structured and semi-structured occupation. Our staff have a skill mix that will enable the Service User to feel emotionally supported, have an optimum quality of life, reminisce where appropriate and minimise distress experienced due to the effects of disorientation. Our assessment will identify past interests and hobbies to encourage and maintain an appropriate level of stimulation. We will utilise the concept of ‘Life Histories’ to enable the Service User to retain their uniqueness as individuals and to preserve their identities. Each Service User will have a Social Care and Activities Care Plan and we will encourage interested individuals to sustain interest in gardening, pottery, craftwork and relaxation activities. We can offer the experience of skilled staff to provide one-to-one or group support to Service Users, their families, friends or significant others.

Activities

Entertainments
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.
Outings
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.
Community
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
Other Activities
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.
Reminiscence
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.