Joanne Oakes, the activities co-ordinator at Four Season Health Care's Doulton Court Care Home, has won The Care Home Activity Organiser Award at this year’s East Midlands Care Awards.
Four Seasons has completed restructuring our organisation to focus on developing three distinct businesses in strategic areas, to be better positioned to meet the needs of the changing care markets. Our structure is:
Personal Activities Co-ordinator, Cath Rowlands of Millbrow Care Home in Widnes arranged a trip for resident Norman Woodward and his family to visit the Select Stadium in Lower House Lane where he used to play. Norman Woodward, aged 79, was a prop forward from 1958 to 1961, playing for the 'Chemics' team, as they were known then.
Neighbouring Care Homes Laburnum Court and Holly Court in Salford, Manchester teamed up for their Macmillan Coffee Morning’s and raised the amazing sum of £180! The staff at Laburnum Court asked the Home Manager, Sylvia Davies if they could hold the coffee morning in memory of her son Karl Davies (Davo) who had lost his battle with Leukaemia on the 27th September 2010. As it was Karl's anniversary on the same date as the Coffee Morning they decided to call it 'Davo's Dream' and run the event over a couple of days.
Suffolk County Council alongside Councillor John Sayers are supporting us here at Catchpole court with our new Sensory Garden Project. It will include a Seaside Theme and it will benefit the residents as everyone has fond memories of going to the Seaside. It will help transport individuals back to a time of childhood innocence. The project should take 3-4 months.