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    South Petherton care home staff surprise avid biker

    South Petherton care home staff surprise avid biker

    Burnworthy House in South Petherton recently organise a special surprise for one of their residents, Bill Ambrose. Great grandfather and Founder Member of the Ilminster Lions, Bill is an avid biker and spent his younger years biking across Europe with his wife. After discovering a photograph album with images of Bill and his bikes, Claire Hickey, […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Somerset care home pulls out all the stops for residents

    Somerset care home pulls out all the stops for residents

    Not content to simply celebrate the Chinese New Year, staff at a Somerset care home have pulled out all the stops to provide a rich cultural experience for residents, with a variety of tastes and activities from across the Far East.   To set the scene properly Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, a specialist […]

    21st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Virtually a reality for Frome care home residents

    Virtually a reality for Frome care home residents

    Residents at a Frome care home are really excited with their new piece of activities equipment. Rowden House is now home to a virtual reality (VR) headset for the residents to use as they wish. Freda, a resident at the home, was really enthusiastic and volunteered to be the first to have a go. Keen […]

    21st February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

    Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

    Staff at Grovelands are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Yeovil care home was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 21st December. This now puts Grovelands in the 1.4% of adult social care providers nationally that are rated […]

    9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Somerset Care awards Outstanding Manager

    Somerset Care awards Outstanding Manager

    Somerset Care has announced Liz Harper as the winner of this year’s ‘Harry Patch Outstanding Manager Award’. The Harry Patch Award was first presented in 2009, following the passing of the ‘Last Surviving Tommy’, Harry Patch, who lived at Fletcher House, Somerset Care’s home in Wells. The award is presented annually to an outstanding Somerset Care Manager […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Somerset care home wish project reaches new heights

    Somerset care home wish project reaches new heights

    Sydenham House staff have pulled out all the stops to grant another wish for one of the residents.   Following Eric’s wish to be reunited with a Harley Davidson, Colin was the next resident to have his wish granted.   Colin Chick is a former of the RAF and expressed his wish to visit the […]

    3rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
    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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