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    Couple celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary over a Champagne afternoon tea!

    Couple celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary over a Champagne afternoon tea!

    Ethel (82) and Chris (81) Hayward celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary at Milford House Care Home on Thursday with all the staff and residents congratulating them over a Champagne afternoon tea!   The Belper born and bred couple, who have been married 60 years met at a regular Saturday night dance at the Assembly Rooms […]

    16th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Derbyshire care home residents enjoy some foodie fun during Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Derbyshire care home residents enjoy some foodie fun during Nutrition and Hydration Week

    Residents at Derbyshire based Milford House Care Home, got fully on board with Nutrition and Hydration Week, by hosting an array of activities, which left them well and truly hungry for more!   On Tuesday, the residents experimented by baking with vegetables, with carrot and ginger cake, along with a courgette loaf being hailed as […]

    9th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    British Pie Week celebrated at Belper care home

    British Pie Week celebrated at Belper care home

    This month, alongside the rest of the nation, Milford House Care Home in Belper celebrated British Pie Week, with the residents picking a firm favourite for the kitchen to serve up.   Staff at Milford House got talking to the residents to find out what pies they would like to see on their plates over […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Trips down memory lane mark Dignity Action Day at Milford Care

    Trips down memory lane mark Dignity Action Day at Milford Care

    A group of care homes took part in a scheme aimed at recognising and celebrating the importance of dignity within the industry. Milford Care, which has care homes in Belper, Ashbourne, Hucknall and Alfreton, took part in Dignity Action Day. Milford House held a pamper morning ahead of an afternoon tea. Kathryn White, activities co-ordinator at Milford […]

    21st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home resident celebrates her 106th birthday

    Belper care home resident celebrates her 106th birthday

    Christine Read, a resident at Spencer Grove care home in Belper, turned 106 on January 28. Christine, who has two children, four grandchildren as well as great grandchildren received a card from the Queen to congratulate her on reaching another milestone birthday. Originally from Wirksworth, Christine celebrated with fellow residents, staff and visitors. Donna Stanton, activity co-ordinator at […]

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    Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk are unusual visitors at Ashbourne care home

    Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk are unusual visitors at Ashbourne care home

    Frogs, spiders, snakes and a skunk were just some of the animals that paid a visit to residents at an Ashbourne based care home this week.   Nesta’s Ark, the Derby based mobile educational zoo, visited Milford Care’s Ashbourne Lodge with the array of animals as part of animal assisted therapy.   The aim being, […]

    6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Annual Christmas party at Ashbourne care home was a smash hit

    Annual Christmas party at Ashbourne care home was a smash hit

    There was a festive feel in the air for staff and residents at an Ashbourne care home at their annual Christmas party. Ashbourne Lodge, a care home run by Milford Care in Derbyshire, hosted its annual Christmas knees up for residents and relatives on Wednesday (December 20). Jim Watt, manager at the home, donned a […]

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    Ashbourne Christmas fair raises funds for care home residents

    Ashbourne Christmas fair raises funds for care home residents

    Staff and residents at an Ashbourne care home, which used to be a hotel, have just celebrated their annual Christmas fair in style, raising an impressive £650. Residents and their relatives were treated to an afternoon of festive fun which included old time jazz band Hit and Miss, and 13 craft stalls owned by local […]

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    More care homes join the fight against elderly loneliness this Christmas

    More care homes join the fight against elderly loneliness this Christmas

    A Belper care home is inviting people over 65 to join its residents for a meal over the Christmas period in a bid to combat loneliness.   Spencer Grove, in Springwood Gardens, will run its turkey and tinsel initiative throughout December including on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Anybody […]

    30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bake off competition is a sweet challenge for care homes

    Bake off competition is a sweet challenge for care homes

    A care home company mixed things up as residents and staff competed in a bake-off style challenge. Milford Care, which has five care homes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, held the competition in line with National Baking Week. A team from each of its homes – Milford House, Spencer Grove in Belper, The Meadows in Alfreton, Hazelgrove […]

    25th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Hard work is recipe for award success at Hucknall Care Home

    Hard work is recipe for award success at Hucknall Care Home

    Staff at Hazelgrove Care Home in Hucknall have won awards for their hard work and dedication. Milford Care, which owns five care homes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, invited staff, visiting professionals, residents and their families to vote in the Milford Care Awards.   An impressive 430 entries were received across eight categories. At Hazelgrove there […]

    9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Two friends who work in care raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

    Two friends who work in care raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

    Two friends, who work in care, took part in a charity walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society after seeing the effects of the disease first hand.   Rachael Parker, 36, and Jane Skelton- Webb, 43, both care assistants at Milford House Care Home, owned by Milford Care, raised £240 by taking part in the […]

    9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Party time for Ashbourne based care home celebrating three years!

    Party time for Ashbourne based care home celebrating three years!

    Staff and residents at an Ashbourne based care home, which used to be a hotel celebrated its third birthday in spectacular style on Friday. The residents of Milford Care owned Ashbourne Lodge, were treated to a special celebratory street party, including a carefully planned authentic meal, which was served on long tables offering an array of […]

    11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Knitting fan Florence helps raise funds for Alfreton care home residents 

    Knitting fan Florence helps raise funds for Alfreton care home residents 

    A great grandmother who has been knitting for most of her life has helped to raise money for residents at an Alfreton care home by selling her creations. Florence Screen, 93, a resident at The Meadows Care Home, owned by Milford Care, spends all of her free time knitting and says she only stops to […]

    31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents wear it red to kick start a month of fundraising

    Care home residents wear it red to kick start a month of fundraising

    Staff and residents at a care home in Belper donned red to raise awareness of heart disease. The event, on Friday, raised funds for the British Heart Foundation and marked a month of fundraising at Spencer Grove for three charities. Residents at the Milford Care owned home will be taking part in cupcake day on […]

    14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

    Freda has Easter all sewn up with ‘Eggcellent’ idea

    An 89 year old grandmother has been busy knitting Easter themed egg cosies in order to raise money for the residents fund at her care home. Freda Walter, who has been a resident of the Derby-based Milford House for nine years, has knitted a mix of around 30 Easter chicks and egg cosy bobble hats, […]

    24th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents are all Oscar winners!

    Care home residents are all Oscar winners!

    With the 89th annual Oscars ceremony having taken place on February 26, a Nottingham care home has decided to host its own awards night to celebrate its residents and carers. Nottingham-based Hazelgrove Care Home, part of the Milford Care Group, awarded over twenty medals and certificates to its winning nominees on February 22. The 14 award categories, […]

    9th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents set to remember wartime Derby

    Care home residents set to remember wartime Derby

    A group of care home residents were today transported back to 1940’s Derby in celebration of National Care Home Open Day, where afternoon tea and memories of times once passed became the order of the day. The event organised by Milford Care, took place on June 17th between 2pm-6pm, at The Meadows Care Home in Alfreton, and saw 60 residents, […]

    22nd June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Exceptional care contracts exceptional care home furniture

    Exceptional care contracts exceptional care home furniture

    Award Winning Care Group, Milford Care chose Shackletons to transform a former hotel interior into a comprehensive care home interior for the Group’s newest Care Home, Ashbourne Lodge in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Shackletons were contracted to work on the refurbishment project to develop a tired and unused hotel into that of an elegant and homely care […]

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