There’s something special about residents gathering at the local pub for a hearty midday meal – it’s one of our favourite things to do! Recently, West Farm residents popped to our local to enjoy some lovely pub drink and refreshments.
When residents come together, they’re not just sharing a meal; they’re strengthening community bonds. They enjoy each other’s company, stories from the week are exchanged, and the simple act of sharing a table fosters connections that might otherwise be missed in our day to day life.
Our manager at West Farm, Zara Karimi said: “It’s about togetherness and simple joy and that’s exactly what a pub lunch does. It’s not just about the food, although that’s undoubtedly a highlight it’s about pausing, even if just for an hour, to relax and enjoy the company of those around us. In times when isolation is all too common, places like our local pub remind us of the benefits of community and the simple pleasure of a shared meal. Residents had a wonderful time and we came back home with our bellies and hearts full!”
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."