Tag: Healthcare Homes

New Home Manager for Barking Hall Nursing Home

New Home Manager for Barking Hall Nursing Home

Barking Hall Nursing Home, located in the Suffolk village of Barking, near Needham Market, is delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Thornsby as its new Home Manager.    Following a 30-year career as a registered nurse, Amanda moved into the care home environment initially as a Unit Manager before progressing to Clinical Lead.  Amanda […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with a special meal at the home. On Thursday 29th June, Michael Shave enjoyed a meal and celebration with his wife Marion, along with relatives to mark the milestone occasion. The couple were married on the 29th June 1962 […]

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Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Local dog owners from in and around Dereham ‘paraded their pooches’ at a special charity dog day held at Bilney Hall residential home in East Bilney, all in aid of a Norfolk charity. The team at Bilney Hall hosted the inaugural event in aid of the home’s chosen charity for 2017, Norfolk Lowland Search and […]

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Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen members of staff at Park House nursing home in Peterborough have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.    The group have accrued a staggering 222 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Staff at Oaklands House care home in Reydon, near Lowestoft, have surprised their volunteers with a special treat to thank them for their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, the home’s three volunteers were asked to come to the home on Monday 6th June and were surprised with a bouquet flowers each, a card, […]

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Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Residents at Home Close care home in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, have enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscing over their weddings and loved ones as part of national Dementia Awareness Week.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, looked to mark the awareness week, held from 15th May, with a specially-themed reminiscence session to […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Olive House residential care home in Newton Flotman, near Norwich, is welcoming a new team of volunteers to spend time with residents as part of National Volunteer Week.   The new ‘buddy group’ has been formed, with volunteers giving an hour a week to spend time with residents who have reduced mobility or are unable […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Members of staff at Home Meadow residential care home in Toft, Cambridgeshire, have spent time learning sign language to enable them to better communicate with residents, and in particular one resident who is profoundly deaf.    102-year-old Mavis Coxall moved to Home Meadow last year, and carers and staff were keen to improve their direct […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Fornham House care home in Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, has enjoyed an afternoon of music with local students.   A group of year 11 students from Culford School visited the home this Wednesday, 10th May, to spend the afternoon singing and chatting with the residents.   The visit is part of an […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Residents at Uvedale Hall residential care home in Needham Market have enjoyed a week of reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week.    Staff at the home coordinated a packed week of entertainment and activities for residents to enjoy as part of their work to highlight and raise awareness of the condition.   […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

Residents and staff at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford have held a special celebration to mark VE Day.   On Monday 8th May, residents were invited to celebrate with staff in a special garden party to commemorate the end of World War 2.   They enjoyed wartime music, organised special VE day decorations and […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Swaffham nursing home recognises long service care staff with awards ceremony

Swaffham nursing home recognises long service care staff with awards ceremony

A Norfolk nursing care home ranked within the top 1% of care homes in the UK has recognised staff for their long service and dedication with a special presentation.   Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, specialises in providing care for those with physical disabilities such as […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town with launch of support group

Caister care home aims to make Great Yarmouth a ‘dementia friendly’ town with launch of support group

A group of carers and nurses from a residential nursing home in Caister-on-Sea is launching a brand new project to help make Great Yarmouth ‘dementia friendly’ by setting up a free fortnightly support group at the home, with the first gathering taking place on Tuesday 4th April, between 2:00-4:00pm. Christine Morgan, who manages Claremont House […]

30th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

Residents at Home Meadow care home in Toft are experiencing a new kind of therapy thanks to the ‘Little Owls’ project run by local childminders, Nat Jackson and Amanda Strong. Seven children aged 1-4 are now regular visitors to the Home Meadow care home after their childminders forged a partnership with the home to enable the […]

22nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Kingsley Court care home in Hayes, Middlesex, hosted a special celebratory party to mark the 54th wedding anniversary of resident Brian Rudge and his wife Maureen.   Brian, who has been a resident at the home since November 2016, celebrated the milestone with Maureen as part of an afternoon tea, which included a large home-made […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe care home residents enjoy visit from local youth group

Felixstowe care home residents enjoy visit from local youth group

Residents at Maynell House residential care home in Felixstowe have spent time with members of a local youth group after they visited the home on Wednesday 1st March.   Young people from Level Two Youth Group visited Maynell House as part of their work around intergenerational involvement, just one of the topics that the youth […]

9th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Fornham House residents ‘take to the skies’

Fornham House residents ‘take to the skies’

Residents at Fornham House care residence in Fornham St Martin took to the skies recently during a special spring event.    Guests and residents watched an aerial drone display by Felixstowe’s ‘Time Flize’, which involved a drone demonstration before an aerial flight over Fornham House. The flight was live-streamed into the home to allow everyone […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Ex-RAF serviceman celebrates 102nd birthday

Ex-RAF serviceman celebrates 102nd birthday

A former RAF serviceman recently celebrated his 102nd birthday at Beccles residential care home, The White House. Philip Chatterley, who lives at care home on Ashmans Road in the town marked the milestone with a special tea party, which included a visit and talk from the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.   Born in 1915, […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk nursing home rated as ‘good’ by CQC

Norfolk nursing home rated as ‘good’ by CQC

A residential nursing home based in Caister-on-sea in Norfolk has been rated as ‘good’ for the quality of service it provides by the industry’s regulator.  Claremont House and Lodge on Yarmouth Road in Caister, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, has recently been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has received […]

28th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Twenty care jobs to be created at new Bradford care home for Healthcare Homes

Twenty care jobs to be created at new Bradford care home for Healthcare Homes

Leeds-based Horizon Healthcare Homes (Ltd) has started work on the development of a new care home facility in Allerton, Bradford which will create 20 local jobs. This comes on the back of their Beckside Lodge care home in Bradford being awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first care […]

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