Firstly, we at Ryefield Court hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. There is no denying that 2020 so far has been far from what any of us is used to and we know how unexpected change can affect everyone, but in particularly the vulnerable. Since our last post in May we have been working tirelessly to ensure that our residents here have felt safe and enjoyed as much communication as possible with loved ones.

Our wonderful team have put on entertainment and run activities, our chefs have continued to produce wonderful food day in and day out. All in all, we have gone to every effort to make sure that people are able to enjoy life as they had before. As always, we have kept our Facebook page up-to-date with the fun and goings-on from within the home – you can take a look and follow us here (Our carers have even been learning about how to take more and better videos and photos so that friends and family outside the home can share in what we’ve been up to!)

Thank you so much to Whiteheath Infant School and Wood End Primary School for sending our residents some lovely hand-made cards and drawings. We can’t tell you how much that meant to us and our residents – it was so thoughtful of you all!

Earlier this month we were lucky enough to get together with our sister homes in the Berkley Care Group for a quiz on Zoom, which was a new, brilliant experience for all of us and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

As you may have seen over the last few months, the media coverage of our sector hasn’t always been the most positive. To counter this and to show the wonderful reality inside Ryefield Court, we have created a short film about what our home means to the residents and staff, to highlight the amazing work going on each day to ensure that everybody's new normal is comfortable, safe and happy. You can watch the video here and also discover the finer detail on our stringent eight-point plan to ensure our residents’ safety and well-being. There’s also a sneak-peek at our fabulous new care pod which arrives soon – a state of the art visiting room.

Watch the Video & Find out about our care pods here