A thriving and valued part of the local community
Priscilla Wakefield House is a vital part of the local community. As well as ensuring that our residents have ample opportunity to get out into the local community through visits to local shops and parks, we enjoy inviting the community through our doors to forge links and build relationships with the local community.
Our on-site cafe is a great space for residents to socialize with family and friends. Housed just off our main reception area, the cosy cafe offers a safe and familiar environment, allowing residents to enjoy a café experience without needing to venture outside. The cafe also plays host to a monthly Dining Around the World experience, as well as regular Fish & Chips nights – family and friends are invited to attend.See More
We have recently started an initiative to improve the green space opposite our home. Working in partnership with the local Residents Association, we have invited our local community to get involved in a monthly cleanup and planting event. Our aim is to create an appealing and safe space for all to enjoy.See More
Our small shop runs every week on Tuesday at reception and is a shop from which our residents, relatives, friends, staff and visitors are able to purchase a selection of sweets, chocolates, biscuits, drinks, fruits, etc. Being in charge of running the shop has given one of our residents a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem. The shop also provides a stimulating activity which allows residents to exercise choice and decision making.
Schools, education and volunteers: We have worked hard to build positive links with local schools and colleges, from getting residents involved in art projects, to encouraging companionship and intergenerational friendships by hosting school visits. We also work in partnership with the National Citizen Service and the Princess Trust to offer opportunities for volunteering.
The Priscilla Wakefield House team attends the quarterly Haringey Activities Coordinator forum led by Haringey CCG. Through this forum, we created Haringey Care Homes Quiz Bee – a monthly event hosted at a different care home which all members make the effort to attend with some residents.
We make every effort to meet the religious and spiritual needs of our residents. From links with local Buddhist Temples, to close ties with a number of local Churches (Canaan church, St John Vianney Church, Church of Christ and Stoke Newington Seventh Day Adventist Church), we will do all we can to support the wishes and beliefs of our residents. As well as offering religious and spiritual support, our links often mean we benefit from additional activities such as music and singing sessions.
We are delighted to receive flowers on a weekly basis from The Flower Bank. As well as brightening up our surroundings, we’re supporting an organisation which works with young offenders to create floral displays from flowers that would otherwise be thrown away. Ursula Stone, the founder of the organisation, also does workshops with our residents creating floral arrangements. Several of our residents created floral arrangements which were entered into Tottenham Flower & Produce Show in September. One of our residents was delighted to receive second place.
We participate in key events such as National Care Home Open Day and regularly host fundraising activities such as MacMillan Coffee Morning and Wear a Hat Day to which we invite the local community.
We have an open door policy which means you are welcomre to visit at anytime.
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