Entertainment and Quality Circle



Our activities are what really set the highest standards within Ashdale. Bingo and scrabble sessions are particularly popular here; family and friends are encouraged to come along too.

Arts and crafts are a great way to have fun and show your inner talent.

It is very important that residents get some form of physical exercise. Gentle exercises are done with the residents once a week (if they are physically able). Physical exercises range from movement to music to games with the beanbag and soft ball.

Our outside activities cover countryside tours with tea and coffee at restaurants, Ten Pin Bowling, visits to fetes, flowers shows, shopping etc. Also, regular visits are made to the Theatre and to local music functions.

Some of the activities that have been done at Ashdale included taking some of our residents to Bath for a few days, visiting Portugal for a week’s holiday. Five nursing residents and five members of staff enjoyed the sights and sounds of Blackpool.

We make sure that all activities suit resident’s physical needs, as well as their tastes.

All of our staff are enthusiastic and enjoy taking part in any new ideas suggested by the residents.

We celebrate all major annual festivals with special events.

Last year’s Christmas programme is available on request.

The Quality Circle

These meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. Residents are able to make their feelings known and are welcome to offer ideas on how we can help life at Ashdale. The Quality Circle ensures that the service offered at Ashdale is regularly audited, every client’s view is respected and action has taken place appropriately.

Support and comments from both residents and staff at these important meeting are very much appreciated and taken into account. In addition, residents and their relatives are given the opportunity to voice their opinion of Ashdale in a comprehensive questionnaire given out at regular intervals.

The minutes and actions taken appear on the notice board and on the reverse of the weekly menu on each dining room table.