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Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home welcomes first resident

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home welcomes first resident

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, has officially welcomed its first resident.  Betty Banbury, who has lived in the local area all her life, moved in last month and has been settling into her new home well. Kingfisher Court was officially opened by Rtd Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE and Betty enjoyed welcoming all the […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

The Mayor of Kirklees and his wife took a trip down Memory Lane last week when they visited Ashworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury for a pop-up restaurant event.  The Mayor, who is a regular visitor to the home, was invited by residents and staff to the monthly event which recreates an […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

Staff at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark have been helping residents to rediscover their green fingers during National Gardening Week last week. Jean Gregory, who has lived at Bowbridge Court for just under a year, mentioned in a recent Social Committee Meeting how much she missed planting and pruning.  Jean, who is 88 years […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in an inspection report published this week.  The home achieved the enviable rating in four key areas of care: safe, caring, responsive and well-led.  CQC made the unannounced visit on 28 February 2017.  Newfield Lodge, which receives a score of […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Three residents from Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a ladies day out, when they took a trip to the extravagant Waterton Park Hotel in Walton.  Joyce Booty, Doreen Tyas and Joan Burton relished the experience of being served cream tea in the formal lounge whilst looking over the well-manicured gardens. This is the […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

 Residents and staff at Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk joined forces to host a special tea party for Edna Frost, who turned 101 last month.  Edna and her friends and family enjoyed tea and cake to celebrate this milestone birthday. The event was a quiet affair this year, as Hambleton Grange went all out […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newark care home staff surprise residents with Mother’s Day treat

Newark care home staff surprise residents with Mother’s Day treat

Three staff members at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark surprised their residents by creating a pop-up beauty spa to pamper the ladies as a special treat for Mother’s Day.  Ellie Preston, Chloe Preston and Rebecca Jex made their way to the home even though they were not due to work that day and turned […]

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef.  Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Herald Lodge, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, celebrated a milestone birthday for a special lady hosting an afternoon tea party in her honour.  Mabel Williamson, who is one of Coventry’s oldest residents, turned 104 on 6th February and enjoyed celebrating with her family and friends at the home.  Mabel had a whole day of […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

A Care Assistant at Fairway View care home in Bulwell was ecstatic to win a competition to design a Chinese Dragon, after teaming up with resident, Winnie Twells.  Anita Bowling, who has worked at the home since October last year, saw details of the latest Ideal Carehomes’ competition and immediately thought of Winnie to help […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Two cousins were reunited last week at a local care home’s festive lunch, after losing touch with each other for over 30 years.   Alexandra Gilbert and Ena Cooper were both guests at a community lunch at Beaumont Hall in Beaumont Leys when they recognised each other.  The home was hosting the meal for local older people […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

Ebor Court care home in York hosted a community Christmas lunch this week for local older people who may be lonely or isolated.  It is estimated that for 17% of older people, contact with family, friends and neighbours is less than once a week, and this is especially difficult during the Christmas period.  Ebor Court […]

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

Lifelong Batley resident, Margaret McLoughlin, celebrated her 100th birthday last week at Lydgate Lodge care home on Soothill Lane, and the home ensured that her birthday was one to remember.  Margaret used to manage clubs in the local area with her husband Chris, and she puts her long life down to “the odd half of lager”! […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Leicester care home sheds light on dementia to help primary school project

Year 6 pupils from Leicester school, Heatherbrook Primary, called on Beaumont Hall care home to help with their project based on life in a care home.  The children were struggling to understand what care home life was like for residents and so were given the opportunity to experience it first-hand at Beaumont Hall. Teacher, Matthew […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral

Care home residents enjoy a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral

Residents at Herald Lodge care home in Coventry enjoyed a memorable trip to Coventry Cathedral, nearly 76 years to the day after the Cathedral and the rest of the city was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe.  Many residents remembered the night of 14 November 1940 and this sparked much conversation for the group […]

November 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batley care home residents enjoy Indian themed evening

Batley care home residents enjoy Indian themed evening

Residents at Lydgate Lodge care home in Batley enjoyed a taste of India as the home created a pop-up restaurant called Indian Nights.  The café area was decorated with red and gold and residents were greeted with a glass of wine on arrival.  Staff dressed up as waiters to complete the restaurant experience and families […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

Dewsbury care home refurbishment includes brand new facilities

The Mayor of Kirklees officially reopened Ashworth Grange in Dewsbury this week, after the home completed a series of exciting renovations.  Councillor Jim Dodds enjoyed the Remembrance Day activities and war time singer to celebrate the occasion with residents and visitors alike.  Councillor Dodds was treated to a tour of the facilities and stopped for […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home resident has wish granted to visit his Newcastle birthplace

Castleford care home resident has wish granted to visit his Newcastle birthplace

Hughie Gebbie, a resident at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, had a long term wish granted for him last week when he was given the opportunity to visit his hometown of Newcastle.  Hughie hadn’t been back to his birthplace for over 20 years after moving to Castleford in 1969 to be nearer his family.  […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nostalgic trip down memory lane for Dewsbury care home residents

Nostalgic trip down memory lane for Dewsbury care home residents

Residents from Ashworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire enjoyed a day out last week when they visited the nostalgic Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds. The trip was organised by staff at the home after residents had suggested visiting in a recent Social Committee Meeting.   Residents stepped back in time […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mayor offers support for care home coffee afternoon

Mayor offers support for care home coffee afternoon

Residents at Coppice Lodge welcomed the Mayor of Gedling earlier this month as they hosted a coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  There was an array of cakes available with all proceeds being donated to the worthy cause.   Coppice Lodge residential and dementia care home in Arnold took the opportunity to host the event […]

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