Latest News & Updates
Hello, we hope you are all keeping safe and well. We have had a busy few months at the beginning of this year and we just wanted to update you on the things we have been up to. June has been our busiest month of the year for events. Starting with the long Jubilee weekend to celebrate the platinum jubilee we hosted a range of events over the weekend including.
We are introducing a manager drop in session where you can have time to talk with the manager Auriol Turner. This will be available on the first Wednesday of each month between 3-5pm as protected time. You are welcome to use this time to talk with Auriol via phone call, video call or book a face-to-face meeting. If this time isn’t suitable or you require to have a discussion on a more urgent basis Auriol can be contacted at any time via phone or email.
We are delighted to announce that we are expanding and are starting works on the barn conversion in June. This is expected to be completed within 6 months and will create 5 new bedrooms. Each of these rooms will be en-suite and have adaptable cooking facilities depending on an individual basis. Within the barn alongside the 5 bedrooms there will be a kitchen, dining room, laundry room and a nurse’s station.
In line with the Government update given last week, from Monday 17th May 2021 care home residents will be able to have 5 indoor visitors. This means that 5 people can visit in the same room as a resident as long as an LFD test is carried out. PPE will still need to be worn including a surgical face mask, disposable gloves, and a disposable apron. These visitors can visit on an individual basis or all together.
One of the hardest things about the pandemic is maintaining a good relationship with family and friends. Communication is so important to keep people from feeling lonely and to help boost their mental health and wellbeing.
We now have a ‘POD’ which is a purpose-built meeting space which is COVID-19 safe and allows our residents to meet friends and family in a secure environment. On arrival at Thorpe House staff will guide you through our procedures and get you familiar with our policies when using the POD.