Trips out with care workers

Supporting our clients to take trips out with care workers to visit a favourite place is something which we love to do at Gardiner’s Homecare.

Trips out with care workers – a visit to the lock

This photo was taken by Gardiner’s carer Lisa.  It shows Les enjoying a slice of Carrot cake and coffee on a sunny morning at Mapledurham lock.  Lisa said “the staff at the lock always give a warm welcome.  They bring out snacks on a tray.  Les watches the boats navigate carefully through the lock.”

Leslie Horsted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There is always lots happening at the lock.  Les has incredible eyesight, so he doesn’t miss anything going on.”  Lisa said that she “always enjoys the trips out.  I hope they continue for a very long time.”

Many thanks to Lisa for taking the photo and sending it in.  Thankyou also to Les for allowing us to share it with you.

Some ideas for trips out with care workers

Mapledurham House & Watermill

Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan stately home located Mapledurham, South Oxfordshire.  It is a Grade I listed building that has been the venue for many films.  Prior to the Catholic Emancipation, the owners would hide priests in its priest holes.  Some of the priest holes were only discovered in the 21st century.  Secret Mass was held with a makeshift altar hidden inside a writing desk.

Grey Court

Greys Court is a Tudor country house and gardens in Rotherfield Greys, near Henley-on-Thames.  It is now owned by the National Trust.  The estate or manor of Rotherfield Greys is referred to in the Domesday Book.  The estate has a fascinating history.  It has also been used as a film location many times.

Basildon Park

Visit this country house near Goring-on-Thames and Streatley.  It is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade I listed building. The house was built in 1776 and has an amazing history.  In 1914, it was requisitioned by the British Government as an army convalescent hospital.  During World War II, the house was again requisitioned.  It served as a barracks, a training ground for tanks, and finally a prisoner of war camp.

Henley River & Rowing Museum

The Museum celebrates the River, the international sport of Rowing and the town of Henley on Thames.  A firm favourite is Wind in the Willows exhibition.  The museum showcases a wide variety of local projects in the Community Gallery.  There is a great programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, so there is always something new to see, and the coffee shop is great.

 

Our fantastic team would be delighted to help you or a loved one visit a favourite place.  To enquire about support from Gardiner’s, please contact us.

Posted in

John-Joe

My grandparents Dorothy & Ivan (Gus) Gardiner established Gardiner’s in 1968. Dorothy & Gus were very inclusive and ran Gardiner’s as a family business – my mother, uncle & aunt have all been involved with managing the business. Read More