Our care news
30 Jun 2016
The residents at Ty Gwynno Care Home in Pontypridd wanted to personally wish Her Majesty a very Happy 90th birthday.
So they all got together and made a birthday card for her, which they duly sent off to Buckingham Palace.
Janina Poulter, Home Manager, explained: “A lot of our residents here at Ty Gwynno are royalists, and love anything to do with the Royal Family. They all enjoyed working together to create the homemade birthday card for her Majesty.”
At the beginning of June, the home received a royal letter, something they were not expecting.
Janina Poulter added: “The residents received a thank you letter from the Queen’s Lady in Waiting. They were all really excited with this letter as they weren’t expecting anything back. It was a pleasure to see the excitement on their faces when we read the letter to them.”
The letter read:
“The Queen wishes me to thank you all for the lovely card you have made and sent to her Majesty on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
“The Queen sends her best wishes to all at Ty Gwynno Care Home and I am to thank you, very much, for your thought for her Majesty at this time.”
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30 Jun 2016
Residents and the team at Northlea Court Care Home in Cramlington welcomed two lots of guests into the home last week, both of which had a fantastic impact on the residents.
Sandra Smith, Home Manager, said: “We welcomed Animal Antics and the local children’s club into the home. Animal Antics brought with them a variety of creatures including a bunny rabbit and giant thorny stick insect to show to the residents and children. Some of the children were brave enough to have the creatures popped onto their head. They’re definitely braver than me and most of my team.
“Animals can have a positive impact on the well-being of residents, and visits from pet therapy animals and organisations such as Animal Antics are really important. I want to thank Animal Antics and the children’s club for coming in and spending time with our residents.”
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30 Jun 2016
Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster held a special celebration on Sunday 19th June to celebrate Father’s Day.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time celebrating Father’s Day at Flower Park. The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress popped in for a visit, and helped to sell raffle tickets, raising £32 for the resident’s fund. The Deputy Mayor danced with members of the team and some of the residents, strutting his stuff like a young John Travolta.
“The residents all enjoyed it. They were whooping and banging their tambourines in time with the entertainer, encouraging the Deputy Mayor to throw some shapes.
“It’s nice to see relatives coming into the home, to spend time on special days with loved ones. Events like these go to show that just because people live in a care home, doesn’t mean they can’t have fun.”
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30 Jun 2016
Working in the care profession, you often make special relationships, not only with the residents in your care but their relatives as well.
In some instances, the care team are often seen as an extended member of the family.
At Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven received a very special thank you from the granddaughter of a resident that unfortunately passed away recently. The thank you card and painting praised the efforts of the team at the home.
Alyssa, aged 13, wrote: “To the staff at Havencourt Care Home.
“Thank you for looking after my pop and treating him like family while he was in care.
“It means a lot to know that he was treated well right up until the end of his life. I think it’s great that there are people like all of you that have a passion for caring for others.
“When I am older (I am 13 now) I would like to volunteer at the care home and get to know all the people that live there.
“Many thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to my pop.”
29 Jun 2016
Congratulations to the Pink Bellas on raising over £1,000 for Cancer Research.
Four members of the Grampian Team from Scotland took part in the Pretty Muddy Race for Life at Camperdown Park in Dundee.
Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager ran the course alongside Regan Lawson (Care Assistant from Benholm Care Home), Carly Burnett (Care Assistant from Benholm Care Home) and Rhona McGregor (Home Manager from Havencourt Care Home).
Sylvia Nicoll said: “We had a fantastic day running the course, and it’s great to have been able to raise so much money for such a good cause.”
John Kirk, Managing Director for Scotland, said: “Congratulations ladies! Can’t wait to see what challenge you guys tackle next.”