Bleak House News


Visiting Policy

Current Visiting Policy

Regular contact with loved ones is essential for the mental and physical wellbeing of our residents and so we are pleased to be able to offer a range of visiting options for family members and friends.

All visitors are asked to follow our Visitor Policy, which includes a declaration and temperature check on arrival, use of PPE and observation of social distancing measures.

This visiting policy sets out the guidelines for each type of visit.

Screened Visits

Visits must be prebooked with Bleak House, two daily visiting times are available. Visits take place at 10am or 11am for 30 minutes, this allows a full IPC clean down takes place in-between visits.

Face masks are to be worn until seated.


Indoor Visits

Indoor visits may be scheduled with strict guidance and government guideline to be followed. If an indoor visit is agreed and scheduled; full PPE must be worn (Face mask, gloves and apron), a LFT test completed and the visitor is to wait outside of the building for 30 minutes until a clear result is shown, if the result is negative the visit can go ahead inside the medical room with full ventilation and full PPE.

Garden Visits

Family visits are taking place in the grounds at a designated area to the back of the garden. Visitors are required to prebook their visits. Visiting times apply, these are10am or 11am daily.

Face masks to be worn until seated.

Out of house visiting

All out of house visits are subject to a residents personal risk assessment and they are to strictly visit outdoors if safe to do so and only with their nominated individuals. However, they are able to access the toilet inside a building or home with the correct PPE i.e. face mask.

Out of house visits can also take place by means of a walk out in the community. Visits are subject LFT testing for our resident before they leave for the visit. Public transport can be used to access visits only if a resident is able to comply with PPE. No travelling in family cars.


We continue to also offer videocalls on a daily basis to ensure residents keep in touch with their nearest and dearest when a visit in person is not possible.

We allow children to visit if social distancing guidelines can be followed. We are not currently able to accept pets when visiting your loved one.


5 Star

We are very happy. We have kept our 5 star rating in our kitchen!


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Rachael did a wonderful job setting up our Macmillan Coffee Event and raised £278.60p. Thank you to everyone who donated money, cakes and gifts. Our residents had a great day and so did we!

Well Done Rachael!!


Birthday Celebration

We have just had a lovely celebration with one of our residents who turned 60 years old on 8 November 2016.



As usual we celebrated Halloween in style with a fancy dress party and lots of food, drink and music. The event was held in our specially decorated Dining Room. Some of the decorations were provided by the residents from their activity group.