Hello and welcome to our  June Newsletter! June has been a month, with some warm sunny days, we have had some wet ones too! But on the whole it has been lovely, the residents have enjoyed been outdoors, both in the garden and out for trips into the surrounding countryside with family members.

General Update:

It has been really nice to have children visiting, and hearing their laughter in the grounds, as they were able to ride their bikes in safety whilst Grandad looked on with great pride and amusement.

As usual the sunsets have been spectacular, no two alike, and we often see visitors on the shore just sitting and waiting for the last rays of sun on the horizon.

Our ‘Cheesecake’ of the week has continued which has included, mint, strawberry, lemon and chocolate and orange, we eagerly await the next surprise!

Residents are being asked for their views on the menu, which we hope to change soon, we like to hear what they think and the surveys are in progress.

The garden birds have all hatched and fledged now, we have had the pleasure of a hungry Woodpecker in the woodland area, and one Sunday afternoon had the rare visit of a young fox, he was having a good look round the grounds! A couple of porpoise have also been seen in the bay.

COVID-19:

We have kept clear of any cases of COVID-19, as weekly testing continues and although visiting has been relaxed somewhat, we remain vigilant and continue to follow all Infection Control procedures. We will be continuing to wear masks after the July relaxation of restrictions, as well as continuing Lateral Flow Testing of visitors.

Recruitment and Staffing:

We are running a recruitment campaign at the moment, to add to our team – we do have vacancies (full or part time) for Carerss, general assistants and a cook so if you are interested or if you know a friend or relative who looking for work at the moment, please contact us on: 01697 332478 we would be happy to have a chat about what is on offer.

Staff are continuing our yearly training programme it has been different being online, due to the pandemic, but it is important and invaluable training for all our staff and they are working hard to complete the courses.

Sport!

Football and tennis have been popular on the television this month, and we are no different, some residents eagerly awaiting the Final of the Euro 2020 football tournament on Sunday evening (Come on England!!).

Thank you:

Churchlake Care Senior Management continue to be very supportive of the home, with regular weekly meetings – they are interested in all we do to ensure our residents are comfortable, safe and happy, we thank them for their input.

We would also like to thank the volunteers who have helped us over the past 15 months, Silloth Community Hub for their kindness, Darryl for the help he has provided, Elaine for the flowers on the doorstep, we do appreciate their efforts and all we kindly thought of on ‘Cheers for Volunteers Day’.

As we enter the second half of the year, we hope for a more ‘normal’ return to life at the home, but we remain ever conscious of how much COVID-19 has impacted on everyone, and still has the power to do so.

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Thanks for reading and we wish you all well.

Jenni and everyone at Chichester Hall