Regular social events, entertainment and activities are organised to ensure that there is always something interesting and stimulating going on at Staley House. Our activities will support and encourage Service Users to participate in any hobby. Shopping trips and individual therapeutic treatments can be arranged to suit personal needs. Birthdays are celebrated. However, Private functions can also be arranged.
Our home celebrates many calendar events throughout the year, not only Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year, St Patrick’s Day, St. George's Day and a summer BBQ for Service Users, families & friends.
We aim to personalise activities as much as possible – everyone likes a sing-a-long, but not everyone enjoys dominoes. Once a service user has settled we gain a better understanding of their likes and dislikes. Appropriate activities are then scheduled for that service user, or for a small group of like minded service users.
Activities are overseen by the Activities Coordinator but are mostly carried out by the staff who are closest to the service user.
The types of activities we carry out are:
Drawing, Painting, Arts and Crafts
Music for Health
Jigsaw puzzles, Crossword puzzles, Word searches
Every two weeks we have armchair aerobics, and Music For Health once a month. These programs encourage service user participation and cheer up both service users and staff.
Our hairdresser visits every two weeks and getting a perm or simply a cut is a “highlight” for many of the ladies. A barber visits every 6-8 weeks for the gentlemen.
We offer placements for students who are studying social care; these students come to work in Staley House on a volunteer basis and spend time understanding a service user's needs, compiling life histories and providing conversation and entertainment. This is a rewarding experience that brings the younger community closer to the older community.
Many of our service users want to keep up their spiritual beliefs. The home encourages the clergy to visit the home as often as they can – mass is taken every Friday for those who want to participate.
The local Church of England, St. John the Divine, also volunteers to visit the home and talk to service users. John and Diane have been visiting the home for several years. They talk to each service user and provide social company for those service users who may not receive many visitors. Staley House welcomes service users of all faiths and we will accommodate any spiritual needs you may have.
Age Concern runs a “Talk Easy” program. Volunteers come into the home and encourage service users to reminisce and chat.