New minibus means more excursions for Moat House residents
Residents at Burbage-based, Moat House care home have welcomed the home’s newest resident, a specially adapted minibus.
Recognising the importance of engaging residents in meaningful activities, Adept Care Homes, owners of Moat House, wants residents to enjoy even more excursions and has invested in the fit for purpose minibus which has wheelchair access, a tail lift and space for three wheelchairs.
Nicky French, Moat House Home Manager, said: “We are delighted with the new minibus which will help us give residents greater access to getting out and about, visiting and experiencing new places as well as returning to places that may hold special memories for them.
“Having our own dedicated transportation reduces the need to hire vehicles which can sometimes limit our flexibility and the time we have to visit the places our residents want to see.”
Tracey Weston, Moat House Activities Co-ordinator, added: “Our residents really enjoy being involved in the local community and different projects and this will allow them to do this more often. Our Knit & Natter club is currently helping St Catherine’s Church in Burbage with their Easter banner project.”
Ms French concluded: “The minibus has already taken residents on a garden centre outing and they are excitedly preparing a list of where they want to go with picnics, shopping trips, visits to local attractions, pub lunches and beer and skittles, all high on the list.”
Residents raised £1,200 with their Christmas musical and this will be used to help to fund extra trips and activities.
For more information on Moat House call 01455 633271 or visit www.adeptcarehomes.co.uk Moat House care home on is also on Facebook – www.facebook.com/MoatHouseCareHome/