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6 Jun 2016

The team at Ross Wyld Care Home in London held a birthday party to celebrate resident Sheila’s birthday last week.

Gabriele Jerome, Home Manager said: “Here at Ross Wyld we like to celebrate our resident’s birthdays. This can be in any way imaginable, from parties to a quieter affair; we cater for everyone’s needs.

“Sheila’s family wanted to use the activity room, and deck it out in party decorations as a surprise to Sheila. The team here helped the family get the room ready. The look on Sheila’s face was priceless. Everyone had a great time at her birthday party, with the residents talking about it for days.”

Jamal Mohammed, Sheila’s son, said: “I wanted to say thank you for allowing us the use of the Activities Room for the party. It was fantastic. Mum had a wonderful day. I want to say a special thank you to all the members of the team who helped in getting mum ready. “


3 Jun 2016

The team at The Laurels Care Home in Hetten-le-Hole took residents back in time, to a time when Beatlemania was sweeping the nation.

Helen Bell, Home Manager, said: “The team used this theme as an excuse to get the residents reminiscing and talking about life in the 60s. Secretly I think the team just loved the 60s fashion and wanted an excuse to get dressed up. It was a great day and the Beatles provided the lovely backing track for everyone to sing along to.”

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3 Jun 2016

Lawn Park Care Home in Sutton in Ashfield was humbled to receive a cheque from the relative of two residents they used to care for.

Linda Marsh donated the money, as a way to thank the home for all they did to care and support the team at Lawn Park provided her parents Edna and Don Greggory.

Rosalind Kennedy-Brown, Home Manager, said: "We are very humbled to have received this donation. The team here do all they can to ensure the residents in their care are treated with care and kindness. Their treatment is based solely around them. We were all upset when we heard of the passing of Mr and Mrs Gregory, they were both great characters in the home."

The home wanted to spend this special donation on items that would benefit the residents in their care, helping them to make the most of their experience at Lawn Park.

With this in mind, the money was spent on a number of items including therapy dolls to help the residents suffering with dementia, and equipment for a sensory room which included lights and items the residents could touch and get lost in a world of imagination.

Rosalind Kennedy-Brown added: "We are very grateful for the money. The residents all benefit from these new additions to the homes and this is having an impact on their lives in a positive way, which is what we're all about here."

Linda Marsh, was a special guest at the grand unveiling of the sensory room on Tuesday 24th May 2016. She said: “The home cared for mum and dad superbly. Giving them this donation was the least I could do. The sensory room looks fantastic, although I don’t think my dad would be too impressed. He’d probably tell someone to turn the disco lights off, but that was the kind of character he was. It’s great to see the residents benefitting from all of these new items. It really means a lot to me.”


2 Jun 2016

On Thursday 19th May Waddington Military Wives Choir visited Woodview Care Home in Lincoln. Residents absolutely loved the songs that were sung, a mix of different genres including some older tunes that residents could sing along to.

We particularly enjoyed seeing our very own administrator Sarah, who belongs to the choir, singing with the rest of the ladies who looked very smart in their choir uniform. It was a lovely evening.


2 Jun 2016

On Tuesday 24th May, Lawn Park Care Home in Sutton in Ashfield celebrated some of the team member’s dedication to the job.

The home celebrated 11 team members long service, which between them is approximately 185 years of experience in the care sector.

Rosalind Kennedy-Brown, HM, said: "Maintaining consistency for our residents is vital. Here at Lawn Park we work hard to get to know our residents, but it's just as important for them to get to know us.

"I'm proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to serving our residents. We've all been here for a long time, and here's to many more years to come."

Mike O’Reilly, Risk Management Director from Four Seasons presented the staff with their awards. He said: “It’s fantastic for me to come here, to this lovely environment and present the team with their awards. The team here are a real inspiration, I can see today just how much of a positive impact you’ve had on the residents in your care, and their relatives.”

The 11 team members commended for their long service were:

  • Joyce Sales, Domestic – 29 years’ service
  • Rosalind Kennedy-Brown, Home Manager – 28 years’ service
  • Ann Brunt, Domestic – 17 years’ service
  • Joanne Barlow, Administrator – 17 years’ service
  • Jane Swain, Housekeeper – 17 years’ service
  • Sharon Smith, Laundrey Assistant – 15 years’ service
  • Teresa Lake, Senior Care Assistant – 14 years’ service
  • Lianne Else, Relief Senior Care Assistant – 13 years’ service
  • Maria Garma, Registered General Nurse – 12 years’ service
  • Reggie Sevesa, Registered General Nurse – 12 years’ service
  • Bascilica Justol, Registered General Nurse – 11 years’ service

The event was also the opportunity for another type of celebration.

Rosalind Kennedy-Brown, explains: “A couple of months ago part of the home was destroyed by a small fire. Everyone in the home, including members of the team who were off, came in and helped to deal with the aftermath.

“However, three members of the team had to deal with the enormity of the issue when the fire was first discovered. They dealt with this emergency in a very professional manner, and it’s my honour to present those three team members with a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award. Well done guys! I’m very proud of you.”

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