Horley care home residents celebrate the return of minibus outings

Staff and residents at Wykeham House care home in Horley were celebrating being able to go on short excursions again as lockdown restrictions ease across the country.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 3:25 pm

Residents are now able to go on a short trip to outdoor spaces without having to isolate on their return.

Residents from Wykeham House enjoyed a long-awaited trip to Earlswood Lakes where they were able to enjoy a walk around the lakes, have a hot chocolate, enjoy the lovely views and feed the ducks.

Julia Christodoulides, general manager at Wykeham House, said: “It is absolutely wonderful to be able to take our residents out for trips again. We have all been waiting for this day and we are so thankful it is finally here.

Staff and residents at Wykeham House care home in Horley celebrated being able to go on short excursions again as lockdown restrictions eased. Pictures courtesy of Barchester Healthcare Limited

"Our residents have enjoyed all sorts of different entertainment during lockdown but nothing beats some fresh air and a change of scenery to blow away the cobwebs.”

Peggy, a resident at Wykeham House, added: “Staff here have been brilliant throughout lockdown putting on all kind of different events to keep us entertained, we have been very well looked after but it is lovely to be able to go out and about again.

"It really does feel like life is starting to get back to normal.”

Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

Residents are now able to go on a short trip to outdoor spaces without having to isolate on their return

Wykeham House are welcoming new residents into their homes to ensure that they are there for those that need care and support.

Wykeham House are making their homes as safe as possible and will ensure that all new residents and staff are vaccinated before moving in or working in their homes.

Please call them on 01293 823835 if you are looking for care or need any further help.

Wykeham House is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Wykeham House provides nursing care, residential care, respite care.

Residents from Wykeham House enjoyed a long-awaited trip to Earlswood Lakes where they were able to enjoy a walk around the lakes, have a hot chocolate, enjoy the lovely views and feed the ducks