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Sun, Smiles and Sausages!

Rain, rain, rain might be forecast but residents at West Farm have thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine this week; spending lots of time in the garden, relaxing and soaking up the holiday weather.

The sun definitely had his hat on so we made the most of it and put on a fabulous barbeque party spread for residents including a range of delicious summer time food such as burgers, salad, chicken skewers, sausages and even corn on the cob.

Getting out in the garden is not just good for residents’ daily dose of vitamin D; the fresh air and pleasant weather also helps to lift spirits, bring smiles to faces and helps them to remained relaxed through a very unsettling and unusual period.

Zahra Karimi, our deputy manager at West Farm, said: “The sun was extra hot this week, so we ensured everyone had their sun hat on and sat in the shade to keep sun safe. Residents really enjoyed the party, especially the burgers! Although they’re still not able to see their loved ones in person, it’s been great to get in the garden and enjoy the summer sun. There was lots of chatter and relaxed moods and the al fresco lunch is definitely something we’ll do again in the coming weeks, weather permitting!

What people are saying

  • "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."