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We love our pottery classes at West Farm!


At West Farm, our weekly pottery classes have become a cherished activity among our residents. These sessions provide not only a creative outlet but also a wide range of health benefits. For example, the tactile experience of working with clay helps improve dexterity and fine motor skills, while the creative process enhances cognitive function and offers emotional satisfaction.

Residents come together each week to shape and decorate their clay masterpieces. The social aspect of the class also fosters a strong sense of community and reduces feelings of isolation.

Our manager at West Farm, Zahra Karimi, said: “Our pottery classes are a highlight of the week for many residents. They provide a wonderful opportunity for self-expression, relaxation and social interaction.

“The joy and satisfaction seen on the faces of our residents show just how beneficial they are. Not only do our residents create beautiful works of art, but they also reap significant mental and physical health benefits and enable them to stay active, engaged and content.”

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."