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Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

Artwork produced by five elderly residents of Camelot House in Wellington is featuring in an exhibition being staged this week in the town, in the local offices of not-for-profit arts organisation Superact.   The exhibition is the culmination of the Handmade Wellbeing project, which is a collaboration celebrating the importance and value of creativity in […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Wellington-based dementia-care providers Camelot Care are celebrating being shortlisted in two separate categories in the 2017 Care Focus Care Awards.   Now in their 10th year, the awards celebrate excellence across the care, support, health, housing and local communities sectors, aiming to pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence and commitment within their […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

Playing its part in helping create the Government’s promised three million new apprenticeships by 2020, Yeovil College has been working with specialist dementia-care providers Camelot Care to develop an innovative new apprenticeship pathway, with the first apprentice starting his training this February.   Matthew Wright, aged 20, has just begun working at Acacia Nursing Home […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home provides valuable learning opportunity for trainee nurses

Care home provides valuable learning opportunity for trainee nurses

An exciting new training opportunity has opened up at Wellington-based residential home Camelot Lodge for undergraduate students from Plymouth University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.   As part of the training given to first-year nursing students, a nine-week placemen has been organised at this specialist dementia-care home, in association with the University’s health care practice […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset landmarks become major talking points in specialist dementia-care nursing homes

Somerset landmarks become major talking points in specialist dementia-care nursing homes

Murals showing well-known Somerset landmarks are becoming major talking points in local specialist dementia-care nursing homes run by Camelot Care.   In particular the large mural of Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor (pictured) which has been installed at Camelot House in Wellington is proving a firm favourite with residents, prompting them to share their memories about […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Youngsters from a Plymouth primary school have struck a chord with residents at a local nursing home for people with dementia.   The group, from St Budeaux Foundation School, sang war-time favourites including ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag’ to a delighted audience at Freshfields in Agaton Road.   It was the pupils’ […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Students from Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater brought ‘miles of smiles’ to the residents of Avalon Nursing Home, when they visited to share a festive musical programme with them.   Wearing Santa hats or reindeer antlers, students from years 7 to 11 and their music teacher Matt Hawkins, sang a mixture of traditional carols […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wellington school students become Dementia Friends

Wellington school students become Dementia Friends

Public-spirited students at Wellington School have opted to become part of a national movement called Dementia Friends which aims to teach people what it is like to live with the condition and how they can support those living with dementia to feel a part of the wider community.   Fourteen sixth-formers and Year 11 students […]

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

Camelot Care is once again a beacon for end of life care

A Wellington care home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award, and has been shortlisted for a national ‘Care Home Of The Year’ award.   Camelot House and Lodge were among 50 homes from […]

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Change of hands to offer exceptional care service in Somerset

Change of hands to offer exceptional care service in Somerset

Hendford Nursing Home in Yeovil has been taken over by Somerset-based Camelot Care. The home has been renamed Acacia Nursing Home and new experienced manager Pauline Purnell will lead the team.   The six-year-old purpose-built home with 41 single en-suite bedrooms will continue to offer services for general nursing, dementia and respite care.   Camelot […]

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