Latest Lockdown Measures at Orchard House

Can we access day care and respite care during lockdown?

Many people are unsure about what the lockdown rules mean for day care and respite services at Orchard House. We are pleased to say that we can continue operating normally.

Our experience over the last year has shown us that remaining socially connected is vital for people of all ages. Social distancing has had a negative impact on the health of many people, and for older people in particular.

Our day care and respite care services have a host of benefits, because being socially connected has been shown to slow the rate of physical and cognitive decline.

Over the past months our day visitors and residents have been supported to become pen pals with local schools and churches, enjoyed watching a streamed production of The Snow Queen from the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and a Christmas concert recording from Gladstone Road school. Innovative ways of using technology have meant that residents were able to see a celebration of the mass from St Peter’s Church.

The last year has seen huge changes in the way we live and work, and we are constantly looking for new ways to promote social engagement for the people we support so that we can enrich their lives.

To find out more about how we can help support the person you care for get in touch at 01723 378220 or by email at