At Greycliffe Manor Care Home, as well as providing accommodation, meals, personal care assistance and social care; we also organise and encourage social activities and individual hobbies and interests and even jobs & chores around the home.

We aim to give our residents a chance to lead independent and fulfilling lives through the acquisition or maintenance of knowledge and skills. Our lounges are available for the use of our residents at all times, either for the pursuit of individual interests (reading, sewing, painting and much more (we also have a comprehensive collection of books, games, DVDs and a piano) - or for socialising, conversation, card games or events from our extensive programme of activities, clubs and entertainment.

Your Right to Vote in all elections: We ensure that you are registered and get a postal vote if you choose not to vote in person. Some of our residents are or have been very politically active and still enjoy political debates within the home.

Religious Services: Our local clergy conduct several forms of service within the home and we make use of our piano to accompany hymns (please see our Events @ Greycliffe page and the residents Notice Board for the latest dates and times). Please ask us to assist in arranging visits from any religious denomination that you require.

Privacy: We will be dedicating a Lounge that can be pre-booked for private family meetings or for special occasions. Please phone or email.

Unlike most Care Homes we employ a full time activities co-ordinator.

They run a varied programme of activities and entertainment including Bingo once week (we try to get rid of it but it keeps coming back by popular demand!), Arts & Crafts, Cards & Board Games and even (seated) volley ball with a big soft ball specially designed to provide exercise and fun. We have regular visiting musicians including an organist and singer. Our Co-ordinator plans a varied mixture of old and new ideas, mostly all inclusive, but often targeted at physical or capacity needs to ensure that all residents have fun, stay active and enjoy themselves. We ensure that our Activity co-ordinator and care staff will have time for quality 1 to 1 time with our residents, filing nails, massaging sore hands, chatting and giving TLC and reassurance.

At Greycliffe Manor we help our residents to help themselves. We encourage you to team up and form clubs and societies. We have the Monday Night Movie Club, Gardening Club, Art Club, Scrabble Club, Book Club with the visiting library and our policy is to encourage the Residents Association to meet weekly.

Residents have recently formed the Footie Club and never miss a Big Match (football, rugby, cricket and motorsport) on our new wide screen TV. Keep an eye on our residents Notice Board for the next match and all other daily activities.

There is always plenty to do, new friends to meet and new things to try!

Most importantly, we never forget our philosophy that life should be FUN!!!

care home minivan

Our minivan helps our residents enjoy local events and facilities
A Typical Day of Greycliffe Activities


PARTICIPANTS – Margery, Margaret, Pauline, Hazel, Fred, Geoff , Anne, Pat and Pearl


I researched some poetry and made it lighthearted -we all talked about Limericks and recited some poems by Wordsworth, Spike Milligan, Sam Coleridge, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Keats etc.

Pauline was hilarious and knows many rude Limericks -near the knuckle; we howled with laughter, she can also recite Wordsworth's Daffodils off by heart!

Fred joined in by saying some names of Poets,Pearl said a couple of poems she knows.

Geoff who normally doesn't speak due to Dementia, read many poems out loud – he was laughing when he read them and they were humorous.

Hazel enjoyed the Poem about Torquay and one about Devon.

I recited some Poems I know one called Lion and Albert – Pauline knows this one too and helped me to say it!

We brainstormed some rhymes using the residents names and thought about rhyming names with other words -this made everyone think a bit.

After the session I pinned the poems around the dining room for all the see, read and discuss at a later time.

Residents' Activities Programme - A Typical Week
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