At Godolphin, as well as providing accommodation, meals, nursing assistance and social & personal care; we also organise and encourage social activities and individual hobbies and interests. At Godolphin we encourage our residents to do chores around the home. Even the simplest of tasks can do wonders for a persons self-esteem and confidence making them feel needed and at home.

We aim to give our residents a chance to lead independent and fulfilling lives through the acquisition or maintenance of knowledge and skills. Our lounges are available for the use of our residents at all times, either for the pursuit of individual interests (reading, sewing, painting and much more (we also have a comprehensive collection of books, games and DVDs) - or for socialising, conversation, card games or events from our extensive programme of activities, clubs and entertainment.

Your Right to Vote in all elections: We ensure that you are registered and get a postal vote if you choose not to vote in person. Some of our residents are or have been very politically active and still enjoy political debates within the home.

Religious Services: Our local clergy conduct several forms of service within the home (please see our Events@Godolphin page and the residents Notice Board for the latest dates and times). Please ask us to assist in arranging visits from any religious denomination that you require.

Privacy: Our Quiet Lounge can be pre-booked for private family meetings or for special occasions. Please phone or email.

Unlike most Care Homes we employ a full time activities co-ordinator.

They run a varied programme of activities and entertainment including Bingo once week (we try to get rid of it but it keeps coming back by popular demand!), Arts & Crafts, Cards & Board Games and even (seated) volley ball with a big soft ball specially designed to provide exercise and fun. We have regular visiting musicians including an organist and singer. Our Co-ordinator plans a varied mixture of old and new ideas, mostly all inclusive, but often targeted at physical or capacity needs to ensure that all residents have fun, stay active and enjoy themselves.

At Godolphin we help our residents to help themselves. We encourage you to team up and form clubs and societies. We have the Sunday Night Movie Club, Gardening Club, Art Club, Scrabble Club, Book Club and we encourage our Residents Association to meet weekly. As we age it's important to still feel needed. For this reason we encourage our residents, whatever their capacity' to do jobs and chores around the home such as lay the tables, put out the Menu Cards and fold napkins.

Residents have recently formed the Footie Club and never miss a Big Match on our new wide screen TV. Keep an eye on our residents Notice Board for the next match and all other daily activities.

There is always plenty to do, new friends to meet and new things to try! Most importantly, never forget our philosophy that life should be FUN!!!

care home minivan

Our minivan helps our residents enjoy local events and facilities

Residents' Activities Programme - A Typical Week
Monday 10:00 - Hairdresser
14:00 - Quiz & Word Games
Tuesday 10:00 - Tiddly-Winks
14:00 - Word Search
Wednesday 10:00 - Knitting Club
14:00 - Big Prize Bingo
Thursday 10:00 - Painting Club
14:00 - Card Making & Decorating
Friday 10:00 - The weekly shopping excursion
14:00 - Floor Games
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