Our care news
31 Aug 2016
Five members of the team at Westroyd House recently celebrated their 10 years service.
It was a special day for the team and residents at Westroyd House Care Home in Shepshed as they presented Long Service Awards to five members of staff as a thank you for all their hard work and dedication over the past 10 years.
Jegatheswary Jeyapalan (Care Assistant), Amanda Law (Head of Housekeeping & Care Assistant), Steven Holt (Maintenance), Annette Gough (Housekeeping Assistant) and Cheryl Ladkin (Catering Asssistant) were all given their 10 years of service awards.
Kim-Marie Donaghy, Home Manager, said: "It was a pleasure to present these individuals with their Long Service Awards - they're all so dedicated to their work and a delight to have working here as part of our Westroyd family."
31 Aug 2016
Team Benholm go for gold in their mini Olympics.
To honour Team GB and their incredible efforts in the 2016 Olympics, Benholm Care Home in Forfar decided to arrange their own games and medal giving ceremony.
From Carpet Bowls to Bean Bag throwing, there was a sport for everyone to get involved with in the Benholm Olympics. There was stiff competition and the games were hotly contested. Carol Cunningham, Deputy Manager, arranged some special 'Benholm 2016' medals for the lucky winners.
Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager, explained: "All the residents had been enjoying watching the Olympics this year so the Benholm games were a fantastic way of getting the residents involved. We all had a great day!"
31 Aug 2016
One of Amethyst House's newest and youngest residents did a bit of exploring recently.
A baby hedgehog who recently made Amethyst House Care Home in Doncaster his home decided to try and help out the staff whilst they were clearing the garden last week. The hoglet was very inquisitive but kept having to be put back near his nest to save any unwanted injuries.
Katie Wilson, Home Manager, said: "It was lovely seeing the little hoglet helping us when we were clearing the garden - he's certainly grown since we last saw the family. We've been feeding them corned beef along with some roast beef on Sunday's as a special treat!
"Lewis, our Administrator's son, was digging up bugs and grubs to give the hoglet and his siblings - they're definitely very spoilt and a wonderful addition to our family here at Amethyst."
27 Aug 2016
Care team get a right soaking at Flower Park Summer Fair.
On Saturday 20th August 2016, Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster welcomed visitors with open arms as it held its annual summer fair.
There were lots of things for people to do including: sweet and candy floss stalls, entertainment provided by a local singer and the prize attraction the stocks.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The stocks were a huge success. Last year I got wet through, however, the care team and the residents thought it would be better this year to have a vote at who should be locked away. Our Housekeeper Lyn Brooks, Personal Activities Leader Angela Cooper and Laundry Assistant Jane Taylor were the chosen victims. They were all fabulous sports and got thoroughly soaked.
“All in all everyone had a great day. We managed to raise £200 for our resident’s fund which will help us to fund special experiences for those in our care. I want to thank everyone who donated, it really means a lot.”
26 Aug 2016
Congratulations to the care team at Clova House for raising £500 for the residents’ fund.
Lorna Drummond (Senior Care Assistant), Amber Brooks (Personal Activities Leader), Amanda Atkins (Care Assistant) and Shannan Pruden (Senior Care Assistant) took part in the Leeds Big Fun run, a 5km run around Roundhay Park on Saturday 6th August 2016, raising money for special resident experiences for those in their care.
Kirsty Collins, Home Manager of Clova House Care Home in Ripon, said: “We are all very proud of the ladies. They kept each other motivated all the way round. Some of the residents even went to the finish line to cheer them on. I also want to thank everyone for their kind donations. The money will help us to provide special experiences for our residents based on their likes and favourite things.”