Tag: Sanctuary Care

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

The nation’s most iconic ‘forces sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn has personally written to the team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.   When the veteran singer celebrated her centenary recently, among the many gifts she received was a beautiful handmade card crafted by Ravenhurst Residential Care Home’s care assistant Nicki Bell and […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK

Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK

From a St David’s-themed afternoon tea to an Alice in Wonderland inspired party, the teams and residents at Sanctuary Care homes enjoyed taking Time for a Cuppa to support Dementia UK.   Wantage Nursing Home in Oxfordshire celebrated all things Welsh of the border with their St David’s Day tea party. The home, which has […]

March 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Redditch Sanctuary Care resident receives special recognition on International Women’s Day

Redditch Sanctuary Care resident receives special recognition on International Women’s Day

A Sanctuary Care resident in Redditch, who has dedicated many years of her life to serve in the Women’s Land Army (WLA), received a special recognition.   On International Women’s Day, the team and residents at Brambles Residential Care Home in Birchfield Road hosted a celebratory tea party for all their female residents to mark […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Worcester care home supports national wildlife conservation initiative

Worcester care home supports national wildlife conservation initiative

A Sanctuary Care home in St John’s, Worcester has supported a national wildlife conservation initiative today with the help from local schoolchildren.   The team and residents at Regent Residential Care Home in School Road welcomed pupils, aged 8 to 9, from St Clement’s Church of England Primary School to celebrate National Nest Box Week […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Greenwich have set themselves a mission to make their local community as dementia friendly as possible. People are being invited to Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home, to learn about the small things they can do to make a big difference to the lives of people […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hatfield care home hosts well known pantomime

Hatfield care home hosts well known pantomime

A Sanctuary Care home in Hatfield transformed itself into a scene of a well-known pantomime this Christmas time. Complete with beautiful bright costumes and props, the team at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Tamblin Way dazzled the audience with their very own rendition of Little Red Riding Hood. Dressed as the Big Bad Wolf, […]

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed Christmas Cake judges

Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed Christmas Cake judges

Exceptionally talented Sanctuary Care staff have once again wowed the judges in the 2016 Christmas Cake Competition.   Now in its ninth year, the contest tasks staff from Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country to make a traditional fruit Christmas cake, which were iced to their own design and judged at Sanctuary’s Worcester offices.   […]

January 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents get to grips with iPads and the online world

Care home residents get to grips with iPads and the online world

A Sanctuary Care home in Weston-super-Mare has been bridging the digital gap as residents get to grips with iPads. Residents at Beach Lawns Residential and Nursing Home in Beach Road have been learning new skills throughout the year to help them to engage in the growing online world with the help of Bristol-based charity Alive! […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iffley care home raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Iffley care home raises Breast Cancer Awareness

A Sanctuary Care home in Iffley was in the pink when they raised money for charity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   The team and residents at Iffley Residential and Nursing Home in Anne Greenwood Close were a vision of pink when they hosted a themed fundraising day in exchange for donations to Breast Cancer […]

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents raise money for guide dogs

Care home residents raise money for guide dogs

A Sanctuary Care home resident in Plymstock has been busy rallying people together to raise money for local dogs in time for Guide Dogs Week (1-9 October).   With the help from the team and her fellow residents, Irene Smith, 70-year-old resident at Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home in Furzehatt Road, has raised over £660 […]

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
A little pet therapy for care home residents

A little pet therapy for care home residents

Traditional pets and other animal friends can help bring a smile to people’s faces and they’ve been doing just that at a Sanctuary Care home in Hatfield.   The team and residents at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home have been enjoying the positive effects of fluffy four legged friends and animals from afar, over the […]

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Care homes across the country celebrate Care Home Open day

Sanctuary Care homes across the country celebrate Care Home Open day

Sanctuary Care homes across the country baked cakes to perfection and made beautiful crowns at their regal inspired celebrations for Care Home Open Day.   Friday 17 June was Care Home Open Day, where care homes across the UK invited the public along to events to create lasting links between their residents and the local […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
New care unit to benefit older patients

New care unit to benefit older patients

A facility to improve care for older people and speed up hospital discharge times has been opened on the George Eliot Hospital site which serves North Warwickshire, South West Leicestershire and North Coventry. Arbury Lodge, run by Sanctuary Care, will support people who are able to leave hospital wards, but need on-going assessment of their […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raising dementia awareness one cupcake at a time!

Raising dementia awareness one cupcake at a time!

A Sanctuary Care home in Harrow has been raising awareness of dementia one cupcake at a time.   Feeling the flour power, residents and the team at Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Weald Lane have been icing their hearts out to support the Alzheimer’s Society national awareness Cupcake Day.   Nationally, the Alzheimer’s Society […]

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Double celebrations for Minehead care home

Double celebrations for Minehead care home

Residents and the team at a Sanctuary Care home in Minehead had double the reason to celebrate following a ‘Good’ CQC rating.   Following an unannounced inspection, The Winsor Nursing Home in The Avenue received ‘Good’ ratings in all five areas of the Care Quality Commission’s report, including ‘caring’, ‘well-led’ and ‘effective’, giving an overall […]

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Chef tastes success

Sanctuary Chef tastes success

A talented Sanctuary Care chef got taste buds tingling at an annual Chef of the Year Competition.   Suzanne Pinney, chef manager at Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire went head-to-head with six colleagues from across the organisation in a 90-minute cook-off to win the final of Sanctuary Care’s Chef of the Year […]

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Geared up for National Bike Week

Geared up for National Bike Week

A 62-year-old man who is tackling a gruelling cycling challenge for Dementia UK dropped into a Sanctuary Care home in Stepney to speak with residents about his climb. Richard Burt is training to break cycling records for the national dementia charity by taking on Simon Warren’s ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs’ in just 12 days during […]

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Activities assistant says goodbye to long locks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Activities assistant says goodbye to long locks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

An inspirational lady has already raised over £700 for a national charity by taking part in the Brave the Shave fundraising drive for Macmillan Cancer Support.   Ruth Joynes, who is an activities assistant at Sanctuary Care’s Hastings Residential Care Home in Malvern and an adult education tutor, said goodbye to her long locks on […]

September 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Chef tastes success

Sanctuary Chef tastes success

A talented Sanctuary Care chef got taste buds tingling at an annual Chef of the Year Competition.   Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, went head to head with seven colleagues from across the organisation in a 90-minute cook-off to win the final of Sanctuary Care’s Chef of […]

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Imaginations run wild as school children visit new care home development

Imaginations run wild as school children visit new care home development

Local school children donned hard hats and high visibility vests to visit the site of a new care home in Hersden, Canterbury.   Youngsters from Hersden Village Primary School let their imaginations run wild when they visited the site of Meadow View Residential and Nursing Home, off Blackthorn Road, to get inspiration for artwork to […]

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