Tag: Colten Care

    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

    Top dog Mungo joins in thank-you celebrations at Lymington care home

    Residents at a dementia care home said hello to an ‘amazingly clever’ disability assistance dog that has transformed the life of a New Forest woman.    Nine-year-old Mungo and his partner Barbara Houston visited Colten Care’s Linden House to say thank-you for supporting the charity that brought the pair of them together.   Dogs specially […]

    3rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Canford School helps care home grant resident’s jazz wish

    Canford School helps care home grant resident’s jazz wish

    A Dorset care home granted the last of three wishes when they arranged for one of their residents to watch a jazz band in rehearsal. Staff at Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham had already fulfilled Peter Matchan’s earlier requests to see a marching band and also baton-twirling drum majorettes. His third wish – to […]

    28th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Frank the snowman comes in from the cold

    Frank the snowman comes in from the cold

    Residents at a Winchester dementia care home have enjoyed a welcome taste of this week’s snow without having to brave the cold.   Carers at Colten Care’s St Catherines View went out and gathered snow from the garden and brought a load in so residents could build a mini-snowman and even throw a few snowballs […]

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    Salisbury care home breaks fundraising record for spinal injury charity

    Salisbury care home breaks fundraising record for spinal injury charity

    A Wiltshire-based national charity that transforms the lives of NHS hospital patients with spinal injuries has received a remarkable cash boost from a Salisbury nursing home.   Residents and team members at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge set an in-house record when they raised nearly £2,830 for Horatio’s Garden.   Their campaign saw contributions collected at […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Colten Care celebrate latest CQC inspection after gaining third  ‘Outstanding’

    Colten Care celebrate latest CQC inspection after gaining third ‘Outstanding’

    A New Forest nursing home has become the third Colten Care home in less than a year to gain an official ‘Outstanding’ rating.   Inspectors from care industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) awarded their highest grade to Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, praising its ‘exceptionally personalised’ care and declaring its service especially ‘effective, responsive and […]

    16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Romance and roses as care home celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Romance and roses as care home celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Romance was in the air when a Dorset care home laid on a special Valentine’s Day lunch for residents and guests. Champagne, roses and fine food were the order of the day as Colten Care’s The Aldbury in Poole marked the Feast of St Valentine in spectacular fashion. Invites to the four-course lunch, accompanied by […]

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    Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

    Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

    Two generations had a flipping good time when a North Dorset care home hosted a pancake party. Five cubs from Sturminster Newton Scout Group helped whisk up some delicious pancakes for residents at Colten Care’s Newstone House. Under the expert guidance of the home’s chef Donna Singleton, the youngsters, aged between eight and ten years, […]

    15th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    New Forest hospice praises care home residents for ‘phenomenal’ fundraising

    People living with dementia have found a crafty way to support a New Forest hospice charity.   Residents at Colten Care’s Linden House care home in Lymington sold greeting cards and pictures they made in arts sessions as part of a fundraising drive for Oakhaven Hospice Trust.   They and fellow Colten residents at nearby […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Margaret’s need for speed is granted!

    Margaret’s need for speed is granted!

    When Dorset care home resident Margaret Norcombe joked with staff that she’d like a Mercedes-Benz she never thought they would actually get one. Margaret made the unusual request when it was her turn to be ‘resident of the day’ at Colten Care’s Castle View home at Poundbury in Dorchester. Manager Sarah Harper and her dedicated […]

    29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    New Dorset care home to create over 100 care jobs in Poole

    New Dorset care home to create over 100 care jobs in Poole

    More than 100 jobs will be created when a new care home opens in Dorset next year. Construction work is now well underway on Colten Care’s Bourne View in Poole with the art deco-style home due to open in autumn 2018. Speaking at a topping out ceremony, Cllr Lindsay Wilson, Mayor of Poole, described plans […]

    24th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

    Care teams share latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well

    Team members from five family-owned care homes in Dorset and Hampshire have shared their latest insights on how people with dementia can be helped to live well. Colten Care’s third annual Dementia Utopia conference brought more than 80 colleagues together at the AFC Bournemouth stadium to discuss and celebrate best practice, new approaches and success […]

    21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

    Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

    A Dorset care home staged a special day trip so a resident could receive an honorary membership of the beloved golf club he played at for more than half a century. Graham Lloyd, 88, joined Ashley Wood Golf Club near Blandford in 1966 and became its longest-serving member, only packing away his clubs around 18 […]

    20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    101st birthday celebrations go with a swing!

    101st birthday celebrations go with a swing!

    Celebrations went with a swing when a former golfer celebrated her 101st birthday in Dorset with the help of popular singing duo, The Land Girls. Rosalind Swaffield, who was ladies’ captain at Came Down Golf Club near Dorchester 47 years ago, was the toast of staff and residents at Colten Care’s Castle View. The Poundbury […]

    20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Colten Care announces further expansion after securing NatWest deal

    Colten Care announces further expansion after securing NatWest deal

    A family owned care home company is set for further expansion after agreeing a £26 million financing package with its new banker. Colten Care, which owns and operates 20 homes across the South of England, says it is planning to open a new home every couple of years following the deal with NatWest.     […]

    6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Woodland walk extends golden era for Salisbury care home garden

    Woodland walk extends golden era for Salisbury care home garden

    A Salisbury residential and nursing home has topped the field in a citywide gardening competition for the fourth year in a row. Judges at the Salisbury City Council Garden Awards honoured Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge with its second ‘Gold Gilt’, the highest grade given by the Royal Horticultural Society, first awarded to the home two […]

    6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    North Dorset care home hosts Willy Wonka themed event in aid of charity

    North Dorset care home hosts Willy Wonka themed event in aid of charity

      Medieval fun came to a North Dorset care home as it staged a Willy Wonka themed event in aid of charity. Sohail Daniel, Home Manager at Colten Care’s Newstone House, volunteered to go into the stocks to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sturminster Newton Mayor Cllr Andrew Donaldson and Mayoress Heather Johnson joined […]

    5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

    North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

    A North Dorset school has a brand new soccer kit thanks to a family-owned care home company. Pupils from Blandford St Mary’s Church of England Primary School were presented with the kit when they visited Colten Care’s Whitecliffe House. Shelley Kinnaird, the home’s administrator, had asked former Dorset district and county councillor Della Jones MBE […]

    22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

    Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

    A Hampshire care home has enabled a 95-year-old resident to keep alive her family’s strong ancestral connections with Jane Austen. Helen Lefroy is a descendant of Jane’s friend Anne Lefroy, whose nephew Tom was reputedly a romantic suitor of the novelist.   Anne’s son Benjamin also married Jane’s niece Anna and the families remained in […]

    7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Croquet trip gets Lymington care home residents in the swing

    Croquet trip gets Lymington care home residents in the swing

    Croquet on the lawn helped a Lymington care home party prove it’s never too late to try a new sport. More than a dozen residents from Colten Care’s Court Lodge enjoyed a gentle afternoon at the town’s Woodside Gardens park receiving tips from members of Lymington Croquet Club.   Among those swinging the mallet for […]

    7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cast members from hit musical visit Chichester care home

    Cast members from hit musical visit Chichester care home

    A Chichester care home was filled with the sound of music when leading cast members from the hit show Fiddler on the Roof paid a special visit. Simbi Akande, Emma Kingston and Rose Shalloo sang ‘Matchmaker’, one of the best-known numbers from the musical which is currently playing to packed houses at Chichester Festival Theatre […]

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