Activities

A wide range of both in house and community-based activities which can be tailored to each individual are offered at The Orchard. Individuals are recognised and valued for their diverse skills and interests and are supported to feel empowered to strive towards their goals and achieve their maximum potential. Activities that are currently offered aim to cover emotional, social, religious, cultural, educational, physical, intellectual, and communicative needs of an individual. Activities can be offered on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group and each Service User receives the level of support they require to fully participate. The Orchard offers a full programme of activities including: –

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In-house

Arts and crafts, Sewing skills, Writing and reading, Cookery, I.L.S (Independent Living Skills). Themed nights, Games nights, Bingo, Board games, Group games, 1:1 games. Sports at The Orchard, Music and Movement, Karaoke, Discos, Gardening, Themed topics. Menu planning meetings, Service User meetings, Pamper sessions, Relaxation and Reflection.

Community based activities

Swimming, Church, Clubs, Meals out, Church activities, Cabaret night, Lunch box, Summer fair, Shopping, Library trips, Day trips to the coast, Zoos, and places of interest. Walking groups, Walks to places of local interest, Craft club, Weekly shopping, Pool and Snooker.

Service User meetings are held at the end of each month with their key worker. Where opportunities are offered to reflect on the previous month and look towards the future. Each Service User has a Person-Centred Plan and is encouraged to add any wishes, dreams, or goals they may have and record any changes they choose in their plan.

Equal opportunity policy statement

What we believe
The Orchard Care Home Ltd is fully committed to the principal of equality of opportunity in employment and therefore will: –
• Operate as an equal opportunity employer. Our aim is to ensure that no job applicant, employee, or Service User receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of Sex, Martial Status, Colour, Age, Disability, Ethnic Origin, or Sexual Orientation.
• Review selection criteria frequently and ensure that individuals are selected. Promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
• Ensures all employees are given equal opportunities and are encouraged to progress their careers.
• Monitor the effective implementation of the above on a regular basis.

Key Legislation

Race Relations Act 1976
Sex Discrimination Act 1986
Equal Pay Act 1970/1975
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Human Rights Act 1998
Data Protection Act 1998
Care Standards Act 2000
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Responsibility

Collective Organisational responsibility for the application and monitoring of this policy rests with the management team. We will strive to ensure that we provide services that are consistent with our approach to equal opportunities.
We value the differences and cultural diversity that we all bring to the work of our home.