Our home has regular access to one of our four modern and well-equipped minibuses. The professional drivers liaise with the Companionship Team and residents to understand their preferences and provide access through half-day or full-day trips, getting out and about to enjoy the local sights, often taking packed-lunches, snacks, hot coffee and tea.
Getting out and about is a necessity for us all, both in terms of mental and physical health.
Popular with many residents, our home offers regular minibus outings into the surrounding area where a variety of trips are organised by our Companionship Team, providing the opportunity to visit and explore new places.
These trips are a great chance to get out and enjoy some of the wonderful places that the local area has to offer.
Minibus trips are a great way to connect with fellow residents, building friendships over shared experiences and adventures.
Whether it’s a trip to the local pub, a visit to the seaside for fish and chips, or a day out taking in a majestic cathedral, connection to life outside the home is a vital part of day-to-day life for our residents.
“Everyone is so nice and helpful. Trips are very good, rides in the country and to the seaside are lovely.” – P B, RESIDENT AT KINGFISHERS
Enjoy a selection of snaps from minibus outings across the Colten Care family of care homes.
Food and drink are critical to our wellbeing in so many ways. All meals are prepared by our Chef in a well-equipped kitchen, using locally sourced fresh produce to provide that home from home taste. Our homes serve proper, homemade meals with recipes developed around residents’ preferences.
Hobbies & Interests
We understand that staying physically and mentally active can have a profound effect on our wellbeing. Our homes have dedicated Companionship Teams whose role within our homes is to plan, organise and deliver an exciting and engaging programme of activities specifically tailored to the wishes of residents.
Music & Arts
Music and the arts play important and powerful parts in all of our lives. Whether it be through storytelling, singing, drama, reading or writing poetry, dance, music and movement, we offer each resident the opportunity to explore the many ways in which music and arts can enrich their wellbeing.
Each home has regular access to one of our four modern and well-equipped minibuses. The professional drivers liaise with the residents to understand their preferences and provide access through half-day or full-day trips, which include packed-lunches, snacks, hot coffee and tea.
Many of our residents have enjoyed a love of gardens and gardening throughout their lives. To ensure this passion continues, we strive to make our outdoor living spaces accessible, interactive and stimulating and encourage residents to take a keen interest in the gardens.
Housekeeping & Maintenance
Our housekeeping teams are a vital part of our care home teams. Providing the utmost respect for our residents’ private space, our housekeepers discreetly and carefully clean en-suites and rooms including residents’ own pictures, ornaments and other personal items of property.