Residents at Sidegate Lane care home in Ipswich have lots of opportunities to take part in engaging individual and group activities, as well as outings in the local area.
Our Activity Based Care approach helps residents to stay as independent and active as possible. Many residents enjoy helping out in our garden, while others like to bake cakes and other treats for everyone to share.
Activities for everyone
All of the activities at Sidegate Lane care home are based around residents’ own interests and ideas. Some of the popular activities we offer include crafts, singing, reminiscence sessions and games.
We like to get out and about in the local area, taking residents in small groups to places such as Christchurch Park, the garden centre or neighbourhood shops – wherever they’re keen to visit. Twice a year we all get together for a day trip to the seaside at Felixstowe.
Enjoying good food
We find out about the foods that each resident likes and dislikes and use this information to create menus that we know people will enjoy. Our chef loves to hear residents’ ideas for new dishes to try. And every now and again we arrange for residents to have their favourite take-away meal, whether it’s pizza, curry or fish and chips.
Services and support
GPs from a wide range of practices in Ipswich visit Sidegate Lane, so most residents are able to keep the GP that they’ve had for many years. District nurses visit us at least twice a week and a number of chiropodists, dentists and opticians regularly see residents here. Our rehabilitation suite is supported by a GP practice and a team of physiotherapists and nurses.
Two hairdressers visit the home weekly and are also happy to come in at other times if residents have a special occasion that they want to look their best for. A local church holds a service at Sidegate Lane care home twice a month and representatives of a wide range of faith groups come in to spend time with residents.