All the staff at Manor View Care Home in Hatfield, Doncaster were recently presented with the prestigious Four Seasons Health Care ROCK (Recognition Of Care and Kindness) Award for showing an exemplary standard of care towards residents. The ROCK Award is particularly deserved as staff are nominated by relatives and residents. This nomination was made by Mrs Victoria Turner, the daughter of a resident who wanted to show her appreciation for their involvement in the care of her mother while she was a resident at the home. Mrs Turner wanted to thank the staff at Manor View for the care, unfailing strength, love, support, dedication and enthusiasm, not only with residents, but also with the resident’s families.
Four members of staff from Holybourne Day Centre in South West London recently took part in the Battersea Park Memory Walk on 21 September 2014 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Day Centre workers Jacqui Hammond, Lesley Beleski, Alex Lee and Debbie Nelson raised over £100 each for Alzheimer’s Society. They did the walk to honour their clients who live with dementia and are passionate about supporting the work of the Alzheimer’s Society because of everything they do for people living with dementia. They would like to see more services like theirs become available and hope that their support for the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk will help make this possible.
Members of staff from the Oaks Care Home in Blyth recently completed a sponsored bike ride in aid of their resident fund. In a fantastic time of four hours, they cycled from The Oaks in Blyth to St Marys Lighthouse in Whitley Bay and back, covering 13 miles. £30 was raised on the day by donations in the bucket they carried with an extra £300 raised in sponsors.
Flame of Forgiveness Fortnight is a new initiative between care homes and schools to commemorate the centenary of WWI and will take place in October. The project has been launched by the team at Four Seasons Health Care’s Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead alongside their local MP Teresa Pearce and it is being supported by The Forgiveness Project charity and Care England. NAPA are also working with Marlborough Court on the project.
Four Seasons Health Care has been working with The Princes Trust to help young people gain vocational skills and experience to help them get into work.