Step into Christmas – Eye care home gets into the festive spirit | Care UK

You are here

Step into Christmas – Eye care home gets into the festive spirit

December 21st 2020

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at a care home in Eye.

Care UK’s Hartismere Place, on Castleton Way, has well and truly stepped into Christmas this festive season, with team members and residents fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society for Elf Day as well as creating their own personal decorations for the care home.

Hartismere Julie Browne, residents and sisters, Joyce and Fay, and Angela HodgeResidents have also used their life story books as inspiration to create their own handmade Christmas trees. When moving into the home, life story books are filled in by the resident, their relatives, and the lifestyle team to help everyone get to know each other better.

Sitting with each individual, the lifestyle team have worked with residents to choose a decoration for each suite’s mini tree that best represents them. Decorations include a lollipop stick for a former lollipop lady, scissors for a former hairdresser, and the Royal Navy badge from a former serviceman.

Abhilash Gopi, Home Manager at Hartismere Place, said: “Here at Hartismere Place, we like to go above and beyond at Christmas time – it really is the most wonderful time of the year!

“The history and life story of each resident is incredibly important, and we aim to celebrate this as much as we possibly can. Everyone had a fantastic time choosing their individual decoration, and it was a brilliant reminiscence activity for prompting happy memories and their associated emotions.

“After a challenging year, it really is the time to spread some festive cheer. On behalf of everyone at Hartismere Place, Merry Christmas!”

Rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’, Hartismere Place has been praised for providing a high level of person-centred care and for the positive and caring relationships team members have established with residents. The home also has strong connections with the local community, playing an active role in initiatives such as the Eye Sculpture Trail and Eye Twinning Association.

Hartismere Place has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, residential dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite.

To find out more about Hartismere Place, please contact Senior Customer Relations Manager, Angela Hodge, on 01379 888276, or email

For more general information visit

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or

Hartismere Place is a brand new, purpose-built care home in Eye – an ancient market town in North Suffolk. Everything about the 60-bed home has been designed to support your loved one to continue to enjoy a fulfilling, varied and comfortable lifestyle.

Hartismere Place
Castleton Way
IP23 7DD

0333 321 1988

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club