Street Farm update – January 2018



Our Service Users have all returned from their Christmas breaks refreshed & ready to get back to their Day Services. There have been two birthday parties, Lisa S and Kim M, Happy Birthday to them.
They both chose to have party food and cake at Street Farm and invited boyfriends and friends along as well.

Ginger Bread House: Service Users went along to see the Ginger Bread House and Bottle Christmas Tree at The Queen Victoria Pub at Priddy.
It was so popular, that clients had to go to another pub to get a drink!:

Bottle Christmas Tree

Ginger Bread House 1

Ginger bread House


Longleat Festival of Light: Kat S, Cara W and Rachel B enjoyed this event:








Evening dancing & singing in the Kitchen:

Dancing at SF 2

Dancing at SF


Baking session: Clients chose to make cupcakes resembling a popular emoji. I expect you can guess which one:

emojie cakes


Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: Katie Moss.
Reason: Planning, organising and supporting Service Users to attend “The Festival of Light at Longleat” on New Year’s Eve.

Cypress Lodge update – January 2018



Both Bradbury House and Cypress Lodge came together to bid a fond farewell to FD, who has moved to another home after being with us for almost seventeen years.
We wish him the absolute best and will miss him dearly.

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Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: Shirley Clarke.
Reason: For exceptional attitude towards tough days and her commitment to overtime.

Bradbury House update – January 2018



Kim and Tracy having fun playing with photos:

kim having a laugh

tracy having fun


With Francis leaving Cypress Lodge this month, we found a lovely old photo of him out with Phil Kilburn, from when he has joined us. We thought this would be a great time to share it, and we can all enjoy Phil’s hair:

Phil and Francis
Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: Natalie Hill.
Reason: Natalie is a new member of staff and everyone says how great she is.

The Courtyard update – January 2018



Service Users returned to the work on the Farm. Everyone was enthusiastic about going back to work after Christmas.
Service Users and Staff went for a new year’s shopping and social coffee in Shepton Mallet, a good time was had by all.
Service User P.F went to watch the new Star Wars film, he thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
6th January – Service User GM cheered on his team Exeter City at home against West Bromwich Albion.
24th January – Service User GM celebrated his birthday.
Service User RS Visited Bridgwater College with an interest to starting a course there. Staff offered support to RS in making the right choice for him.




Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: All staff.
Reason: Good all round performance.

The Old Rectory update – January 2018


Xmas jumper party

xmas jumper party 1


Opening presents

opening presents
Dan and Alex

Joe and Dan

After dinner nap – Kevin

xmas nap
Leon’s Birthday.

Upcoming Event: James and Alex’s birthday – 14th February
Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: Bozena and Joe
December – Bozena, for her consistent hard work, always completing allocated tasks and more. Your help with covering OT when needed even at the last minute.
January – Joe, for your effort with AP, and building a great relationship with him. His family has seen a great improvement in him having trust around personal space and this is thanks to your slow and consistent approach

Animal Care and Walking the Goats

Walking the Goats is now part of the daily routine in the Animal Care Groups.

Both the Goats and the Service Users seem to be enjoying this activity very much.





The usual Animal Care activities continue…






Cypress Lodge update – December 2017



PW gets into the Christmas spirit whilst helping decorate Willow Cottage:

Peter Chrismas Tree


Priddy Farmhouse update – December 2017


This year’s Christmas party was hosted by Priddy Farm House, lots turned up for the Disco and party food, as well as the visit from Santa. Everyone received a gift from Santa and enjoyed dancing and singing along to the Christmas songs.

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Xmas party 2

Xmas party 1


Frankie has been visiting Santa during the lead up to Christmas, he has received presents which he has put under his tree ready for Christmas day.

FW Santa visit 1

FW Santa visit 2

FW Santa visit 3

FW Santa visit 4

FW Santa visit 6
We had our first fall of snow this year, making the farm look very picturesque.

Snowy farm view
Frankie made some homemade chocolate chip biscuits, he gave them out to everyone in the house which we all enjoyed.

FW Homemade Biscuits 2

FW Homemade Biscuits 1


The Courtyard update – December 2017



This month saw the build up to Christmas and the festive season.

The Courtyard Service User G.M. cheered on his football team Exeter City when they played Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup, the final score was 3-3. GM was particularly pleased when Exeter won 2-1 in the replay on 12/12/17.


The Courtyard Service User P.F. attended an organ recital at St Thomas Church in Wells with his church group, he was invited to a Bible Studies Home group party, which he enjoyed greatly. P.F. also went to see the Reindeer Parade in Wells, he particularly enjoyed the lights, Santa and his Elves.

The Courtyard Service User C.R attended the flea market at the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet.
Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: All staff were thanked by Management.
Reason: Good all round performance.

Bradbury House update – December 2017



We had a Masquerade party and watched “Frozen”.

peter at chistmas party

Masquerade party

cerie and silly david and martin

Cerie and Dee



We had a lovely time at the Christmas Sing-a-long.

steven is dancing

Louise is singing


Winner of Employee of the Month:
Name: Everyone!
Reason: Because of the amazing CQC report.