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With the announcement of a national lockdown on 4th January 2021, we will be unable to support internal visits with the use of rapid tests, in line with government guidance. Visits within our designated visitor suites can continue as normal however, and should be booked in the usual way. End of Life and essential visits will be facilitated as per government guidance. With the commencement of vaccination programmes in our Care Homes we will be reviewing this situation in line with advice from Public Health England and will welcome you back in to our homes with rapid tests as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Wessex House summer fun continues at a social distance

Wessex House, located in the picturesque town of Somerton, didn’t let the pandemic affect its ability to enjoy safe summer celebrations, with a week packed full of cheerful activities.

A special appearance from the Somerton Town Crier kicked-off the week’s entertainment with a loud cry on Monday 17 August. The residents then enjoyed a cream tea. 

The following day, residents continued to indulge their sweet tooth with a candyfloss machine at the fete day. Amongst the PPE, staff wore fancy dress with glitter and wild hair, as everyone took part in a game of 'guess the name of the cuddly pony toy'.

Wednesday was the busiest day of the week filled with arts and crafts, bingo and a trolley packed with lucky dip prizes, raffle tickets and games including 'guess how many sweets are in the jar'.

Not being able to visit the beach didn’t stop the residents of Wessex House enjoying the sensation of their feet in the sand, as the staff brought the beach to the care home instead, with a bucket and spade and seashells for all to revel in. The merry celebrations continued with a game of Bullseye.

Friday’s amusements included a ‘hook the duck’ game followed by an afternoon of pampering for the residents.

The final and liveliest day of the celebrations saw Wessex House welcome back the town crier to finish off the celebrations. The winners of the raffle, 'guess the name of the pony' and 'how many sweets in the jar' were announced and revered. Residents were able to welcome a few guests at a safe distance within the gardens, entertained by the very talented musician Izzy. At only 16 years old, Izzy dazzled residents and staff playing the clarinet and saxophone, much to everyone’s gratification.

The summer fete was deemed a huge success, praised by the residents of Wessex House, in addition to raising £83.50.

For more information on the outstanding care Wessex House provide it’s elderly residents, click here, or call 01458 273594.