Tag: Colten Care

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 […]

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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 […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

More than half the residents and relatives who responded to a care home provider’s annual survey have rated its services as ‘excellent’. Family-owned Colten Care, which runs 20 care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, asked respondents to appraise the overall quality of care.   Specific questions focused on nursing knowledge and aspects of […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

Residents from four Hampshire care homes came together for a Mary Poppins-themed garden party complete with acting and music. More than 100 guests enjoyed the singing, dancing and costume spectacular at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home at Brockenhurst in the New Forest.   The get-together was designed to continue the spirit of the Lymington Carnival held earlier […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Memories were revived when a Hampshire care home hosted a mini classic car show. Six vintage cars, dating back as far as 1925, took part in the event at Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington. Residents at the specialist dementia care home had a fascinating afternoon, viewing the cars and, in some cases, even sitting […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly have received a boost thanks to the success of a care home’s community day.   Around 140 people visited Colten Care’s Fernhill home for the inaugural Ferndown & Longham Family Festival.   It was organised as a fun, free-to-enter event for all ages with proceeds going to […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Four Salisbury care home colleagues went a cut above to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Losing their locks in a sponsored head shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road were laundry assistants Libby Durham and Carol Petty and domestic staff Martin Cannings and Debbie Pepper. Each surpassed their personal fundraising […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Yeehaw! The sights and sounds of the American South came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home adopted a country and western theme for its annual barbecue. Residents and guests at Colten Care’s Court Lodge tucked into a tasty selection of American-inspired dishes including hot dogs, burgers and – by special request – barbecued ribs. […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

Community health professionals have given a South coast care home company top marks in a survey designed to identify areas of best practice and scope for improvement. Respondents to the Colten Care poll included GPs, nurses, first responders, mental health teams and other medical specialists.   Altogether, 171 responses were received from external clinical experts […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Carers at a north Dorset nursing and residential home are preparing to hit the heights in a bid to raise cash to buy a community defibrillator. Novice free-fallers Becci Hancock and Emily Butler, both healthcare assistants at Colten Care’s Abbey View in Sherborne, will make their 10,000-ft sky dives above Old Sarum airfield near Salisbury. […]

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