June 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of our Summer Newsletter.  The weather in the last few weeks have been truly beautiful, and I hope you have all managed to enjoy the long warm summer days.





It has been a very trying time over the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are thankful for the support given to the home by resident’s families, staff and visiting professionals.  It has been hard to keep on top of the guidance for visiting, due to it changing so often.  However, as we are all able to socialise with family and friends more regularly, and we are hoping to have a more relaxed visiting procedure in place soon. 


Resident & Relative Feedback / Care Plan Meetings


Thank you to those that responded to our last Resident & Relative Questionnaires. Individual responses have been sent out.  1 am pleased to say that there were many positive comments, all of which have been passed on to the staff. 

As always, if there is anything that you would like to discuss regarding your family member and their care, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I must also say that it was so lovely to meet with you during the recent Care Plan review meetings, a face to face appointment is always so much nicer and it was great to receive your input on your loved ones Care Plans and Risk Assessments.  If anyone would like to book an appointment, please do give me a call. 


Platinum Jubilee


The residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with afternoon tea, and a party on the Friday with live music from Mason Gilbert.


He sang a medley of songs from the Queen’s 70 year reign, finishing off with “Dancing Queen”.

This event also coincided with one of our gentlemen celebrating his 101st birthday.

The home has also planted 2 oak trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative to focus on planting sustainably which will benefit future generations. 


Past Events & Celebrations


The home has held regular Theme “Dress Up” Days, and so far this year we’ve held a Welsh Day, Scottish Day and a St Georges Day themed event.  Mary organises food tasting relating to the area, music and quizzes for the residents and staff, and many staff take the opportunity to dress up in line with the chosen theme.  These days are always very popular with a great fun had by all.


Easter week was great fun, the home took delivery of some duck eggs and an incubator, with the residents on constant watch to see which duckling would appear first.  Once they had all hatched, the ducklings made use of a paddling pool in the lounges, which caused much amusement amongst the residents. 


On Father’s Day we were blessed with lovely weather, and the residents enjoyed a gathering outside, with fish and chips, a few beers, ice creams, karaoke singing, dancing with many many laughs. 


Summer Plans


4th July – USA Theme Day


Following Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games, Mary will be organising a “Malthouse Sports Day”, a day of activities for residents to enjoy.


7th August – Selsey Lifeboat Week.  We hope to take some residents to some of the many activities taking place that week. 


End of Summer Party – this will be held towards the end of August, with the date to be confirmed.


These events are of course in addition to the regular activities that are held weekly at the home ie, Activities with Sharon, Creative Talks, Melody Lanes, Geoff Dukes Sing a long, the Dementia Group Café held at Selsey’s Beacon Church.  There are lots of activities for everyone to enjoy!



I hope you have enjoyed hearing about our past events, and also about our future plans.  As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call. 


Best Wishes

Emma Gilbert