Join us for Craft Month at Hartford Care!

small bannerWe are dedicated and committed to making a positive difference to the quality of life for those who live in our Hartford Care homes. The activities teams help our residents to try varied and stimulating hobbies and interests, which everyone can enjoy (including staff and relatives)!


Creative crafts is a favourite pastime for us in our 14 locations because it develops motor skills, helps with dexterity for hand movements and boost hand-eye coordination.


As you can see, our residents radiate with smiles and confidence when expressing themselves creatively:


At Woodlands House in Southampton, our knit & natter group have been busy working on their next project – a knitted garden! We have been knitting various flowers including roses & daffodils and we have also made vegetables out of felt fabric. We think you will be impressed with the results! If you are a keen knitter and you are free on Wednesday mornings, then do come and join us. Everyone is welcome!


Joyce lives at Newland House in Witney and she is painting egg boxes to make decorative flower petals! These will be collected together and placed into vases, to decorate tables in our dining room!


Stokeleigh, in Bristol host a regular ‘Sewing Bee’ club in our conservatory where all the knitting, crochet and sewing fun takes place! Janet has a great eye for detail so she taught us some great stitch techniques using her sewing machine.


Meanwhile, our gentlemen spend their time making bird boxes that are ready to be installed in the garden, thanks to Richard our Maintenance man!


Barbara and Elsie often enjoy an afternoon of knitting and chat in Sidmouth at Malden House. Meanwhile, on the Isle of Wight, our resident Mary enjoys creative drawing with our Senior Carer, Hollie at Highfield Nursing Home.


Bethel House in Barton-on-Sea is exploring the meaning of Dignity so the team has decided to create a tree! Using brown paper to look like bark, we will be attaching poems and ideas to discuss the topic of ‘Dignity in Care’ and these notes will look like leaves. It’s really beginning to take shape and we can’t wait for it to be finished so it can be hung in our lounge!


Springfield Nursing Home in Shanklin decided to combine craft time with dried flowers scented oils to make Pot Pourri bags. The different smells evoke memories of childhood and we often say that the dried flowers smell of rhubarb and custard sweets!


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