Activities and Therapies

The focus at Asquith Hall is to keep people as active and independent as possible through activities which can include use of the hydro massage pool with one of our therapists, a visit to the local gym, outdoor activities in our company car or minibus, use of our snoozelon room, structured work with our arts and crafts therapist, music and age-appropriate themes.Time at Asquith Hall Specialist Nursing Home for Dementia is a pleasant experience for everyone whether they are visiting, acting in a professional capacity or living here.

Use of hi-spec technology, such as our i-tune music system, laptop for service-users project and even the start of a computerised care-plan system is within the building.

We regularly use SKYPE to keep in communication with residents’ families, especially for those who have relatives abroad, computerised chess sessions and residents can choose to have their own e-mail address.

We provide a quarterly newsletter with contributions from residents and their families, with a seasonal focus on our activities, including celebrating birthdays, nights out, trips etc.

We have our very own beauty and hairdressing salon on site for that personal touch.

We have a beautiful secret garden which has just been completed to the side of the building with easy access for residents and wheelchairs.

Local communities are involved in our work, including local colleges, schools, local dignitory, and we participate in local projects such as the edible Todmorden campaign.

What are the benefits of Occupational Therapy at
Asquith Hall:

1. Independence is gained for clients in activities of daily living (meal planning, shopping, cooking, using public transport, cleaning, budgeting, personal hygiene) and prepares patients for more independent living in the community.

2. Improvement of clients’ self esteem, self-satisfaction and confidence by achievement of tasks, activities and goals and engaging in valued occupations.

3. Enables clients to develop leisure skills and interests.

4. Improvement of physical fitness, stamina and well-being through sports/exercise and increasing activity levels.

5. Develops clients’ coping skills for dealing with difficult situations (e.g. addressing anxiety going about in the community).

6. Improves clients’ cognitive skills through engagement in activity (e.g. concentration, memory, problem-solving, decision-making).

7. Social skills of our patients are increased through engaging in group work in the hospital and accessing and engaging with the community.

8. Interpersonal skills of clients are developed by encouraging social interaction, sharing and negotiation between members of the group.

9. Encourages  clients to assume valued roles and responsibilities (within groups, through taking up therapeutic work roles or engaging in education).

10. Provides a balanced structure to the client’s day and promotes beneficial use of their time whilst at Asquith Hall.

11. Enables clients to maintain links with the community outside of the home and promotes social inclusion by accessing mainstream facilities.

12. Clients have the opportunity to learn or improve their IT skills which can be used for vocational or leisure pursuits.

13. Clients achieve a satisfying level of performance and balance of functions, in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure, which support recovery, health, well-being and social participation.

14. Motivation and commitment of clients is achieved by performing activities which have purpose, interest  and meaning for them.

15. OT’s and clients work actively together in treatment pathways to increase clients’ responsibility, choice, autonomy and control, and prepare them for discharge into a less secure environment.


Dementia Cafe – Hebden Bridge

Calderdale Alzheimer’s Society has started a new fortnightly afternoon drop-in in Hebden Bridge

Do you live with Dementia ?

Would you like to come and meet other people & share experiences or simply have a chat with a cup of Tea or Coffee & cakes?

Would you like to speak with a highly trained & qualified Dementia Support Worker?

If you answered YES to one or more of the above statements then come and join us at :

Hebden Bridge Methodist Church,
Market Street,
Hebden Bridge,
HX7 6EU.

We are offering a new friendly social setting for people affected by dementia and their carer.

Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month 2:00pm-4:00pm, starting 10th January 2012.

Admission £2.00
(this includes all refreshments)

If you would like further information or would like to volunteer please contact:

Joanne Duffy on 01422 352789.

Dementia Cafe Hebden Bridge