Part of the Community
Our residents are invited to join in our communal activities with regular coffee mornings, parties and outside entertainment. It is by developing a community feel that friendships among residents develop and our residents enjoy being part of our community.
We have an Activities Co-ordinator who arranges, on a regular basis, games, creative sessions etc. including weekly organised trips such as shopping, enjoying lunch out and visits to local places of interest.
Visitors are welcome at any reasonable time of day. Residents are able to stay in contact with relatives, friends and representatives by having them visit the home or by phone. If a resident does not wish to have a land-line put in, then they are welcome to make and receive reasonable amounts of calls on Shire House's phone, however we recommend that if a resident will be making or receiving a number of calls per day, they have their own individual phone in their room.
Our residents are encouraged to continue their usual social activities aided by transport and staff provided by the home (weekdays only).
We try to ensure that the home is a real part of the local community, so in principle we encourage visitors to the home such as local councillors, representatives of voluntary organisations, students, school children and others. Naturally we respect the views of residents about whom they want to see or not to see.
We aim to give residents opportunities to participate in all aspects of life in the home. In particular, residents are regularly consulted both individually and corporately about the way the home is run. We ensure this by consulting them during their liaison sessions on a weekly basis. Our objective is always to make the process of managing and running the home as transparent as possible and to ensure that the home has an open, positive and inclusive atmosphere.