Life at Glen Garth House

Our supported living services are full of activities with a busy calendar of group cooking classes, exercise, health and nutrition workshops, 1-2-1 time and occupational therapy to suit everyone’s needs and help our residents to reach their recovery goals.

Recent highlights from life at Glen Garth House

Platinum Post box | May 2022

One of our residents at Glen Garth House worked hard alongside one of our team members to redecorate their PROUD post box ready for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. How amazing is this?

postbox decorated with crown, union jack flags and painting of soldier

Chocolate Heaven | March 2022

Our Team Leader Sarah supported one of our residents to bake a delicious chocolate cake – it was the perfect accompaniment to the evening brew!

Christmas Meal | December 2021

Residents from Glen Garth House and Tenby House had a great time out for their Christmas meal! There were delicious roast dinners, party hats and even a little bit of dancing! 🎅

Macmillan Coffee Morning | September 2021

Glen Garth House held a coffee morning for Macmillan at the end of September. There were delicious cakes and residents and staff had a lovely morning, all in aid of a good cause!

Glen Garth Cross Bay Walk | August 2021

Two team members and two residents from Glen Garth House raised an impressive £800 for the North West Air Ambulance Service after taking to the beaches for a fundraising walk. The team undertook the Cross Bay Walk, which saw them walking across the sands from Arnside to Kents Bank. The iconic walk follows a 10 mile path, guided by an expert. The participants in the walk were given a free North West Air Ambulance shirt to wear while taking part.

Tracy Roberts-Tweddle, Area Manager commented: “The staff and residents really enjoyed it. They will be doing another one. It is just really good for their mental health and they are really proud with how much they raised. They really wanted to do something to help somebody so they chose to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance Service.”

Glen Garth resisdents and staff walking along the beach through shallow sea water

Productive Summer | August 2021

Gardening and maintenance is underway at Glen Garth House!

life at Glen Garth House: gardening and maintenance begins

It’s Coming Home! | July 2021

Residents enjoyed watching and supporting England in the UEFA Euro 2020 competition. Unfortunately England lost out at the final hurdle – but residents still enjoyed the occasion!

Glen Garth House embrace Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 | May 2021

Glen Garth House marked #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek by creating a ‘Tree of Hope’ and a mindfulness area for residents. Inspirational quotes included:

“Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again.”

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience!”

It’s Grand National Day at Glen Garth | April 2021
Residents from Glen Garth enjoyed celebrating the Grand National this weekend. Service Manager Tracy: “Staff went above and beyond arranging hats, food and mocktails so that the residents had a fantastic day on Saturday. We enjoyed some impromptu dancing and of course the Grand National in the sunshine!
Glen Garth visit Blackpool | March 2021

The residents and team from Glen Garth House recently took a trip to Blackpool! Residents enjoyed a stroll along the beach and of course no trip to Blackpool is complete without fish and chips.

The Glen Garth Team Receive the Covid-19 Vaccination | January 2021

Our team members from Glen Garth House were offered their Covid-19 vaccinations this weekend. A huge thank you to our health care colleagues in the NHS and all the people behind the scenes working tirelessly on the vaccine roll-out and helping us combat the coronavirus.

Christmas at Glen Garth | December 2020

Our residents and team members enjoyed a festive buffet followed by some singing and dancing at the Glen Garth Christmas Party!

Joanne, Support Worker at Glen Garth House had the honour of switching on the Barrow Christmas lights after being nominated through a local radio station and winning the Support Worker/Care Worker Switch-on Star tribute! Tracy, Service Manager comments: “I cannot put into words how proud we are of Joanne, I know she was extremely nervous about doing this but she did Glen Garth House proud!”

The Barrow community again have gone above and beyond, and gifted all our residents at Glen Garth House and Tenby House Christmas presents. Our team also delighted our neighbour with an early Christmas present, to thank him for being such a supportive neighbour who ‘always has a smile on his face and a warm welcome’.

The Friendly Scarecrow | November 2020

Due to the current restrictions, celebrating Halloween with the traditional ‘Trick or Treat’ isn’t possible. But once again communities are coming up with their own ways of marking the occasion whilst following the guidelines. In Barrow the community are marking the occasion by making scarecrows! Glen Garth House and Tenby House decided to make a not so scary scarecrow for our keyworkers and they even enlisted the help of the poetry group.

Music for Mindfulness | October 2020

Glen Garth House held a ‘Music for Mindfulness’ session, our very talented RMN Richard played guitar beautifully with lots of great feedback from the residents. Everyone felt very relaxed after the session – one of our gentlemen even told us that he has never managed to concentrate for so long!

Special 70th Birthday Celebrations
The Glen Garth team went above and beyond to make our resident’s 70th birthday celebrations special! He commented: “It was a lovely surprise and has to be the best birthday I have ever celebrated.”
Thank you for sharing this special day!
Animal Therapy at Glen Garth

The team and residents at Glen Garth House were delighted to welcome some special guests for an animal therapy session. These beautiful lambs certainly have a unique way of lifting our spirits.

Supporting our Local Team

All of our services support their local communities and the team and residents at Glen Garth are delighted to congratulate Barrow AFC on their promotion to the EFL.

Glen Garth House Win Children in Need Fundraisers of the Year 2019

“A massive congratulations to Glen Garth House, they raised  £3,340.73 – an amazing target for us all to (hopefully) beat in 2020. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who ran, walked, baked cakes, hosted events etc. to help us raise such a fantastic amount.”

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