Life at Hyde Park House

team members posing with sewn hearts

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.

Highlights from life at Hyde Park House:

Flamingo Land Adventures

Our residents enjoyed a fun day out at Flamingo Land!


Baking Group

Residents enjoyed a fun baking session resulting in a rather delicious looking creation!


World Environment Day

For #WorldEnvironmentDay, Hyde Park House staff and some residents went on a trip to the Garden Centre! They then planted some tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce, beetroot, carrots and parsnips, which will hopefully grow into delicious produce to be used

Bridlington Trip

Residents from Hyde Park House enjoyed a lovely, sunny trip to Bridlington! Luck was on their side as the sun came out of hiding so they could enjoy a delicious meal of fresh fish and chips right besides the sea.



Lights, Camera, Action!

A star is born! Our Hyde Park House staff and residents rolled out the red carpet for an exclusive screening of their parody production of ‘Cinderella’! Team members and residents from across all of our Northern Healthcare services were invited to this movie premiere – written, directed and starring our Hyde Park House starlets!


Gardening project update

Our residents are continuing their garden project. Next up on the agenda was jet-washing the paving – just look at the difference!

Board game fun

Hyde Park House enjoyed an afternoon of playing classic board games.


Pancake Day

Residents at Hyde Park House joined our other services for Pancake Day on February 21st!


Spring Cleaning

To help mark the start of Spring, residents alongside Business Administrator Christine, got the garden prepped with some leaf sweeping and general maintenance, making good use of the longer days!


Valentines Baking

For this years Valentine’s Day, residents at Hyde Park House took part in a fun baking activity making some heart-shaped cookies and participating in a quiz!

Resident making heart-shaped red cookies One resident making cookies while another resident watches Uncooked red heart-shaped cookies

Garden Centre Gallivant

Residents at Hyde Park House enjoyed a trip to the garden centre, having a browse through the centre, looking at the numerous fish, and stopping for a tasty snack in the cafe.

resident sitting at table with plate of food resident sitting at table with scone and pot of tea large orange and white fish in pond at garden centre

Breakfast Club

Residents at Hyde Park House participated in Breakfast Club last week! A great way to start the day with a quick catch-up over a brew.

Merry Christmas!
Residents at Hyde Park House popped by the Christmas tree fair at the local church, and helped to decorate this beautiful tree to exhibit at the fair! 🎄
Team and residents also enjoyed preparing a traditional roast and exchanging gifts on Christmas Day!
Hyde Park Holiday Get Together

The team and residents at Hyde Park House enjoyed a lovely Christmas meal out to celebrate the festive season!

Christmas Party Time!

Hyde Park House hosted a Christmas party – a fun-filled afternoon of karaoke and Christmas-themed bingo. Residents and team members from Radcliffe Lodge went along to the party, bringing along a selection of home baked Christmas treats for all to enjoy.

Christmassy Crafts and Traditional Treats

At Hyde Park House our residents created their own Christmas cards using, pens, glitter, stickers and transfers. They are going to send these to friends and family! Residents have also enjoyed baking chocolate cookies and mince pies throughout December, as well as chocolate chip shortbread which they enjoyed during the residents meeting.

A Small Act of Kindness

To mark World Kindness Day, our Occupational Therapists supported our residents to send out a token of kindness from one service to another.

The team and residents at Hyde Park House were busy making key rings for their kindness package to send to our residents at Radcliffe Lodge to put on their flat keys, with a little note attached to each one. What a lovely idea!

kindness keyrings

Autumn Activities
Hyde Park House have busy preparing for Halloween by carving pumpkins, making chocolate apples, displaying decorations and baking pumpkin pie and ghost buns! Residents also prepared parkin and fudge in baking group, in keeping with the Autumnal theme!
Recently Hyde Park House hosted a ‘wear it pink’ day for breast cancer awareness. The team and residents enjoyed quizzes and baking pink cakes! In total, they raised £183.20 for breast cancer awareness, smashing their target of £100. Well done Hyde Park House!

The team and residents also had a brilliant time at Laser Quest and one of our residents and team members spent the morning volunteering at the local street kitchen to support the community.

To mark World Mental Health Day, residents and team members from Hyde Park House took part in a group quiz followed by a discussion about the importance of the day for mental health awareness over a cup of coffee.

A Workout for Brain and Body!

Residents from Hyde Park House have been enjoying a range of activities including games of Scrabble and trips to the local gym!

resident at gym on chest press machine residents playing game of scrabble

Multiple Meals

Over the last week Hyde Park House residents have been out and about for Autumn walks and meals at the local pub and curry house with the team!

Wellbeing Breakfast

The team at Hyde Park House enjoyed a lovely breakfast get together for staff wellbeing. Snacks and drinks were also provided for the night shift team so they weren’t left out! The team will be doing this again next month for the opposite shift pattern so that the whole team has the opportunity to get together.

Hyde Park House staff teambreakfast spread

Successful Escape Plan

Business Administrator Sophie and one of our residents from Hyde Park House worked together to successfully get out of an escape room! This is a great example of teamwork in action.

2 females outside escape room holding signs saying "we escaped"

Food Galore!

This week residents at Hyde Park House enjoyed a BBQ in the sun, and also paid a visit to the Tower House, a local restaurant, for a meal earlier in the week!

A Day at the Park

Residents were supported to the park by the team at Hyde Park House, where they enjoyed a kick-about and finished off with ice creams!

Fun at the Fair

Our residents at Hyde Park House enjoyed a day out to the fair last Friday! 🎢

Let’s Go Lionesses!

Residents at Hyde Park House enjoyed a KFC takeaway night as they watched the Women’s Euros 2022 football final.

residents eating KFC and watching womens Euros 2022 final

Pool Tournament
You may remember one of our residents from Hyde Park House taking on an incredible 21 mile sponsored walk with Business Administrator Sophie.
Thanks to the generous donations and the amazing efforts of Sophie and our resident, Hyde Park House were able to purchase a brand new pool table!
Here are our residents enjoying their first pool tournament on the new table! 🎱
Something Sweet
Our residents at Hyde Park House celebrated World Chocolate Day by baking a delicious chocolate cake and enjoying some yummy hot chocolates! 🍫
Jubilee Partying and Roast Dinner Making

Hyde Park House residents were supported to make this delicious Sunday roast. The team and residents also enjoyed a Jubilee themed party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Mini Marathon

Our Hyde Park House Business Administrator Sophie and one of our residents completed their 21 mile sponsored walk on Wednesday, finishing in 7 hours! The weather certainly was kind too 🌞

The team set out to raise £400 and have smashed their fundraising target! What a great achievement, well done team!

Mental Health Awareness Week Activity Fun Day

Hyde Park House planned a week full of activities for Mental Health Awareness Week, and Friday was their activity fun day! The morning began with Sensory Hour, a favourite activity of our residents at Hyde Park! Residents sit in the lounge with sensory lights and take it in turns to choose a song to listen to. This was followed by board games and a spot of gardening. The final activity of the day was a treasure hunt! Residents and staff also wore green to show their support for Mental Health Awareness Week. It was a great day enjoyed by all in support of an important cause.

Easter Eggcitement

Our Hyde Park House residents spent Easter Sunday completing an Easter egg hunt following cryptic clues, and then enjoyed baking this tasty Easter cake! They also made the most of the lovely weather with a BBQ, enjoying burgers, hotdogs, chicken drumsticks and goujons alongside a fresh salad and classic fizzy pop. On the menu for dessert… it was of course Easter eggs, kindly donated by Time Recruitment!

Farmyard Fun

Our team at Hyde Park House supported our residents to a local farm where they were able to feed the lambs milk and offer carrots to the pigs! Our residents really enjoying seeing and feeding the animals and spending time in the sunshine!

Lemon Tart

One of our Hyde Park House residents attends a baking/cooking college course twice a week. He recently created this lemon tart for an assessment, and was awarded a distinction! 🍋 Our team are super proud of our resident’s hard work and dedication.

male holding homemade lemon tart male slicing lemon tart in half with knife

Baking Group

Our Hyde Park House residents have been enjoying baking group this week, rustling up some tasty cupcakes!

Salt Dough Sparkle

Residents at Hyde Park House have made some beautiful salt dough Christmas decorations, look at them sparkle! ✨

salt dough christmas decorations resident making salt dough decorations

Happy Halloween!

Hyde Park House residents enjoyed a Halloween party with karaoke and a buffet, complete with the cupcakes they made in baking group! They also enjoyed pumpkin carving and decoration making. Everyone enjoyed the activities and had a brilliant Halloween weekend!

Hyde Park Safari Trip

Residents and staff at Hyde Park House went on a Safari trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by all! The trip involved a safari drive around the zoo followed by a stroll around the walk around area. There were animal talks on and even a sea lion! The residents really enjoyed learning about different animals and spent the next day telling the staff all about the trip.

Home Grown

Hyde Park House residents enjoyed growing and harvesting their own herbs.

life at Hyde Park House: resident harvesting home grown herbs

Keeping the Community Clean

Three residents from Hyde Park House volunteered at a local community project to celebrate Earth Day 2021. The local community of Eastmoor, Wakefield got together to do some litter picking & tidy up the local area. Well done team! Julia Cygan Community Support Worker at Eastmoor Community Project Limited sent her thanks to the team: “We would like to say a big thank you for taking part in Eastmoor Litter Walk on last Thursday. In total an amazing 31 bags of rubbish were collected. It was very successful event and we believe everyone enjoyed it.”

An Easter Sunday Egg Hunt at Hyde Park!

Residents from Hyde Park celebrated Easter Sunday with an egg hunt following clues to mini chocolates and receiving their grand prize – a chocolate bunny – at the end. What better way to finish off the day than with a Sunday dinner?

#RealLove in the Community this Valentine’s Day

A local church to Hyde Park House, St Catherine’s, gave these beautiful hearts to our staff & residents to bring some joy around Valentine’s Day. The hearts are part of a community project called #reallove to spread joy & love to local people. Thank you for thinking of us!

Pumpkin Picking

Residents at Hyde Park House recently spent a lovely afternoon #pumpkin picking at a local farm in preparation for Halloween. Afterwards they warmed up with a coffee from the farm shop and swapped carving ideas – we can’t wait to see the results!

A Seaside visit to Sunny Scarborough

Residents & team members from Hyde Park House enjoyed a sunny trip to Scarborough this September! After a wander along the beach with a quick stop to ride the Ferris wheel, residents tucked into a beach day classic – fish and chips followed by ice cream!

One of our residents ‘JD’ commented: “I’ve absolutely loved it today, it brought back memories of when I was younger and used to go with my Grandad. It was the best day I’ve ever had. I’m now in the best mood ever.”

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hyde Park House are participating in a sponsored walk for Mental Health Awareness Week. Staff & residents are ‘going the extra mile’ by walking a mile to raise funds for Mental Health Foundation! You can help too by sponsoring them here:


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