Relatives of people living in Ladymead Care Home in Wroughton spoke out in the Swindon Advertiser after hearing all the recent bad publicity about Care Homes.
Every week in Downpatrick a group of students from St Patrick’s Grammar School spend an hour with the residents of Lecale Lodge Care Home. The students who are members of the school’s St Vincent de Paul conference organise games and activities for the residents or simply spend their time chatting. It is an hour that is valued by the residents, the staff at Lecale Lodge and the students. Conor, a year 10 student values his contact with the elderly residents. “We take a lot from the people who make our community what it is, but I think it is also very important that we must give back”.
Rush Hall Care Home in Limavady, Northern Ireland had a Titanic get together to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago. Lisa Mc Arthur made a huge Titanic Cake and the residents and their families enjoyed a buffet and a dance to mark the anniversary. The Titanic was built in Belfast and had its trial runs in Belfast Lough and then along the northern shores of Northern Ireland.
Manager Kerry Clay and staff at Keresley Wood Care Home in Coventry came in for the highest praise from the City’s Lord Mayor when he gave a speech at a recent open day.
Imelda McGilligan care assistant at Longfield Care Home in Eglinton, NI has been recognised for her willingness to “go the extra mile” for residents with the Four Seasons’ national ROCK award for Recognition Of Care and Kindness.