A group of residents from Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors have enjoyed a spot of retail therapy and a leisurely lunch in the market town of Skipton.

The home prides itself on being able to offer residents frequent trips out in the local area. This gives us great flexibility and allows residents to suggest places they would like to visit. Recently, the activities team received a request to organise a shopping trip to Skipton. Hope House residents Kathleen, Pat and Ernie had a lovely day in the town. They enjoyed a traditional pub lunch in the Red Lion, with scampi and chips the order of the day.

Following a nice chat over a round of coffees, the group enjoyed a walk around the shops. Escorted by members of our team, they wandered around the high street stores and found some great local independent shops. While in the town centre, Pat treated herself to a new diary, a cardigan and some liquorice. Meanwhile, Kathleen bought herself a new blouse and a bracelet.

Favourite Places

Offering trips to residents is an important part of what we do at Hope House Care Home. A great number of our residents have lived in the local area for most of their lives, so being able to take them to the places they have always loved to visit offers great comfort. It also shows that moving into a care home does not mean you have to stop doing the things you enjoy.

Many of the places we visit hold special memories for our residents, whether they be from their childhood or the places they visited with their own children. Our dedicated team are always happy to listen to suggestions for day trips, and where possible, will organise excursions that are special to you.

 

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The residents of Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors, near Accrington, have been whisked away to a mystical land with a performance of the pantomime Aladdin.

The home, which has use of its own minibus, organises frequent trips for residents. There are many favourite destinations that residents like to visit, but the Hope House team are always happy to listen to new suggestions. During January, quite a few residents said that they would really like to see a pantomime. For many, trips to the theatre have formed a large part of their lives and provided many happy memories. With that in mind, we had to make their wishes come true!

With such a large contingent excited at the thought of watching a performance, we organised two trips to the Muni Theatre in Colne. This year’s pantomime was the classic Aladdin, with a star-studded cast of actors from a host of TV shows. The big star of the show this year was Bruce Jones, or Les Battersby, as fans of Coronation Street will know him. He played a devilishly good villain as Abanazar. Also in the cast this year were Kelsey Beth Crossley (Scarlett Nicholls from Emmerdale), and Sean Smith (from X Factor’s Same Difference).

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The first trip saw residents John, Pat, Brenda, Evelyn, Kathleen, Dorothy and Christina enjoy the spectacle. While the second trip gave Jean, Barbara, Geoff, Kathleen, her husband Gordon, Kevin and Ernie the chance to rekindle their love of the theatre. As an extra surprise, during the interval break, everyone got a complimentary tub of ice cream and a drink.

All of our residents had a wonderful time and have not stopped talking about their trip to the theatre since. We are now regularly checking the theatre listings to plan our next big outing!

 

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This Christmas, residents from Hope House Care Home in Clayton le Moors were pleased to be invited to have Christmas dinner with a group of local pre-school children. The children and staff at Early Start Nursery in Oswaldtwistle welcomed a group of our residents to join them for their annual Christmas lunch.

Pat, Evelyn, Christina, and Kathleen enjoyed roast turkey with all the trimmings, complete with crackers, Christmas hats, and a good old Christmas sing-along. They loved spending time with the children and hearing about the things they had asked Santa to bring. As the afternoon drew to a close, the nursery presented each of the residents with a box of chocolates.

We believe it is very important for our residents to spend time with the younger generations, with many proven benefits for both parties. Visits like this can help promote wellbeing, social skills, and improve memory skills. This particular afternoon at Easy Start Nursery helped our residents to reminisce about their own childhood memories of Christmas.

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At Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors, we are able to offer our residents regular trips to explore the local area. During December these trips take on a festive feel, helping our residents get into the Christmas spirit.

We are lucky to have many attractions and businesses close-by that really go to town for their Christmas displays. Recently a group of Hope House residents enjoyed a visit to Birkacre Garden Centre in Chorley. John, his wife Linda, Geoff, Brenda, Jim, and Christina asked if we could take them there to see the now infamous festive displays.

During the visit, they got to pose with Santa’s sleigh and penguins, while Christina treated herself to a lovely necklace and some chocolate cherry liqueurs. To round off their visit, the group enjoyed a delicious lunch in the cafe.

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With the season of goodwill upon us, residents and staff at Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors are turning their thoughts to those less fortunate this Christmas. A collection point for the local food bank and the Clayton Baptist Church Food Pantry has been set up in the care home.

With one tub filled with food and clothing already, we are aiming to have another one ready to donate before Christmas. The Hope House team and residents are very keen to put something back into the community to help people that are struggling at this time of year.

If you can help too, please pop in to see us at Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington. We will be more than happy to pass on your donations.

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A spot of retail therapy is always a firm favourite with the residents of Hope House Care Home. As part of our activities programme, we offer many trips out around Accrington and the surrounding area.

Recently, a group of Hope House residents asked to visit the Gordon Rigg Garden Centre at Todmorden. The garden centre, one of the biggest in the North, boasts a Mill Shop with a huge range of homeware, and at this time of year, a beautifully decorated Christmas Shop.

Our activities team took Kathleen, Edna, and Bill along to look for some new things for their rooms in the Mill Shop and to pick up some new Christmas decorations. Afterwards, they all enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Cotton Weavers Cafe.

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Residents at Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors love to visit our local garden centres in the run-up to Christmas. A lot of them go to great effort for their impressive Christmas displays, and it has become a Hope House tradition to visit the best.

On our most recent trip, a group of residents and the Hope House team visited Barton Grange in Preston. They loved seeing the displays, browsing the Christmas decorations, and doing a spot of Christmas shopping.

Like all good retail therapy sessions, we finished the trip with lunch in the garden centre restaurant. Although it may seem a bit early, Evelyn, a Hope House resident, couldn’t resist ordering the full turkey dinner!

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The festive season doesn’t officially begin for the residents of Hope House Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors until they have paid a visit to the local garden centre. On Tuesday, Hope House residents Kathleen, Barbara, and Brenda enjoyed a trip to see the Christmas displays at Birkacre Garden Centre in Chorley.

All three residents treated themselves to some beautiful Christmas decorations to make their rooms look festive. They then spent time browsing the Christmas gifts on display, followed by a delicious lunch in the garden centre restaurant.

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Hope House Care Home residents got into the spirit of Halloween with some outstanding fancy dress outfits. Thinking outside of the box, and using a lot of stage makeup, the Hope House team and residents went to great lengths to perfect the perfect spooky look.

Brenda, a Hope House resident, wanted to be a cat. Carole and James had their faces painted, John dressed up as a ghost, and Barbara became a witch for the afternoon. When everyone was ready, we headed off to our Halloween Party, where singer Tom Muldoon performed swing classics.

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The sudden turn to autumnal weather has not stopped Hope House Care Home residents heading out on their day trips. In fact, October is the perfect time to visit the grounds of Astley Park in Chorley. As the leaves turn to shades of red and brown, the apple trees are full of fruit, and the vegetables in the walled garden are ready to harvest.

Our residents Barbara and Enid enjoyed a lovely walk around the estate, followed by a picnic and a cup of tea with a view of the water fountain next to Astley Hall. After watching a game of bowls on the bowling green, we finished off the afternoon with a cream tea in the cafe.

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