Sunflowers…….

Office Assistant, Carrie planted some sunflower seeds with residents a few weeks ago, they blossomed into the most gorgeous flowers and now have been added to the array of pretty blooms in the Valerie Manor Garden. Standing tall and proud and giving us such pleasure!

Sing out Sisters…….

On Friday 12th July, Sing out Sisters came to entertain us. What a treat! Over 30 ladies piled into the conservatory to sing some beautiful and catchy melodies – feet were tapping and hand were clapping. This lovely group volunteer to come to visit us and we are so lucky to have them do so. What a great choir! We look forward to welcoming them back in the future.

Work Experience

Each year we are happy to accommodate Steyning Grammar School request for work experience placements for students looking to gain experience of the Care sector.

This year we welcomed Chris and Charlie who were brilliant assisting our residents and staff in the communal areas.

Both Chris and Charlie spent time talking to the residents and hearing about their experiences and were keen to learn more about caring.

Charlie – “I chose to learn about care to gain skills to help others who may struggle with day to day tasks”

Chris – “In the future I would like to care and help younger people with mental health issues. Learning to care for a wide variety of people with different needs will provide good experience. Many of my close family already work in care.”

Everyone at Valerie Manor wishes them both all the best for the future and thank you for all your help.

Horsham Council Activities!

Today (Tuesday 9th July) Kimberly from Horsham District Council came back with her ball games. The residents love to see Kimberly and really enjoy the gentle competitiveness of the games offered!

We had a chance to test out our new conservatory furniture too…great morning!