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Wellington care home resident attends wedding thanks to technology

Wellington care home resident attends wedding thanks to technology

The use of technology is something that continues to grow with each generation. However, for someone like Olive Vile, a 96-year-old resident at Popham Court care home in Wellington, it’s not something she’s familiar with. Olive’s grandson got married earlier this month at Hornsbury Mill in Chard, and unfortunately for Olive, it wasn’t possible for […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

Long-serving care staff recognised at Street care home

Celebrations took place at Southlawns care home earlier this month to recognise their long-serving members of staff. The party recognised staff who had marked service ranging from 5 to 25 years, with an outstanding combined total of 100 years. Amongst those being acknowledged was manager, Catherine Brown, who has reached an impressive 25 years at Somerset Care. […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Frome care home throws Hollywood extravaganza

Frome care home throws Hollywood extravaganza

A Frome care home recently opened its doors for a Hollywood themed extravaganza. Rowden House, which is located on Vallis Road, invited other care homes from Somerset Care to attend their event last week. Critchill Court, Field House, Southlawns and Fletcher House were delighted with the invitation and arranged transport to ensure the residents could […]

12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridgwater care home grants Eric motorbike wish

Bridgwater care home grants Eric motorbike wish

Sydenham House staff have pulled out all the stops to grant another wish for one of the residents.   Following Elsie’s wish of a Hawaiian day, Eric was the next resident to have his wish granted. Eric is a motorbike lover and used to ride a Harley Davidson. Unfortunately, Eric had a stroke, which meant […]

22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Cheddar care home garden transformed by volunteers

Residents and staff at Greenhill House are delighted to have a re-vamped garden space thanks to volunteers from Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On 12th July, volunteers arrived armed with tools and plants and worked tirelessly to revitalise the garden at the Cheddar care home. One of the aims was to make […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, shared that she enjoyed attending Ladies Day at the races and hadn’t been able to go for quite a few years. Staff at Grovelands arranged to grant her wish and planned an outing to Exeter Racecourse for her and fellow resident and friend, Mary. The ladies were […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Run rabbit run!

Run rabbit run!

If you spotted a large group of rabbits circling Ninesprings last week then your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Taking inspiration from their pets at the care home, residents and staff at Grovelands came up with a ‘hare-raising’ scheme to boost their amenities fund. Dressed in their best bunny ears (and full outfits for some) the […]

26th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstand Care Team award for Somerset care home staff

Outstand Care Team award for Somerset care home staff

Somerset Care is pleased to announce that Grovelands received the Outstanding Care Team award at the Somerset Care Awards 2017. The team nomination came from Grovelands Manager, Ross Isbell and was supported with statements from a family member and Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, who said: “I join in with all the […]

18th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset-based ‘Memories with Music’ project needs your votes

Somerset-based ‘Memories with Music’ project needs your votes

A Somerset-based project which supports older people with engaging music workshops has been shortlisted to receive additional funding from the People’s Project. The ‘Memories with Music’ project, which is a collaboration with not-for-profit organisation Somerset Care and Musica, received an initial grant from the Big Lottery fund in 2015 to support a six-month project. The […]

27th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

The 15th March was an exciting day for the residents at Milton House as they moved into their new, purpose-built care home, Stockmoor Lodge. Residents were excited for the move and received an additional surprise welcome from their local Co-op team. Accompanied by his staff team, Co-operative Manager, Stephen Gurd gave the care home residents […]

20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

Somerset Care adds specialist dementia wing to Wells care home

On Tuesday 24th January, Fletcher House opened their doors for a very special occasion, the opening of their brand new specialist dementia wing, the Avalon Suite. Residents and staff were joined by relatives, two representatives from the local police force, John North (Deputy Mayor of Wells), Len Swales (Wells Town Crier) and special guest, Hilary […]

7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Frith House Manager receives Harry Patch Award

Frith House Manager receives Harry Patch Award

Somerset Care is pleased to announce Vicki Mitchell as the winner of 2016’s ‘Harry Patch Outstanding Manager Award’. The presentation was made at the annual Christmas Managers’ Meeting, which was held at Somerset County Cricket Ground on 6th December. Vicki Mitchell, who joined Somerset Care in 2004, works as Manager at Frith House, a care home […]

4th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Taunton care home staff rewarded for long service

Taunton care home staff rewarded for long service

On 2nd August, staff from Moorhaven and Lavender Court were recognised at an event to celebrate their long service. A total of seven staff members were acknowledged and thanked for their continuous service. The joint event was held at Lavender Court; guests were welcomed and offered drinks by Emma, Activities Co-ordinator and Janet, Kitchen Assistant, […]

15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
BBQ fun at Taunton care centre

BBQ fun at Taunton care centre

Friday 29th July was a big day for the Halcon Centre in Taunton as they held their annual summer BBQ. The event was well attended by clients and their families, visitors, friends and staff, who were all invited to tuck into the freshly cooked BBQ food and homemade fruit punch. Despite a few spots of […]

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