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7 Mar 2016

Several members of the team at Northlea Court Care Home in Cramlington have been awarded for their continuing hard work and commitment in our Long Service Awards scheme. A small awards ceremony was set up at the home for residents to be involved in.

Residents and relatives looked on as Sandra Smith, Home Manager, presented awards for 10 and 15 years’ service to 4 members of the team at Northlea Court. Linda Douglas (Care Assistant) was presented with her 10 years’ service award, whilst Amanda Vaughn (Domestic Assistant), Claire Metcalf (Chef) and Suzanne Brewis (Care Assistant) received their 15 years’ service awards. They all received a certificate, flowers and a Love To Shop voucher to treat themselves with.

Sandra told us “I’m really proud to have such a dedicated and committed team here at Northlea Court – it is my pleasure to present these awards to each one of them. Well done all!”

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7 Mar 2016

The residents at Church and Manor View Care Home in Doncaster have had tonnes of fun recently with various activities to get involved in, visitors coming in to talk with them, and award ceremonies to celebrate the hard work of the team.

Not long ago they were visited by the local Gideons group who work closely with the Christian church in spreading the word of God. They came to the home to talk with residents about the New Testament and gave those who wanted one a copy for themselves. Everyone found them extremely interesting and started sharing their stories with the visitors.

The Gideons haven’t been the only visitors to grace the presence of Church and Manor View – they have also been lucky enough to be visited by a local pet store who brought some little furry and slimey friends in for the residents to cuddle and hold.

The team also decided to celebrate Chinese New Year in style by providing a Chinese tasting meal for everyone to try. The team dressed in traditional Chinese dress to give the residents a bit of entertainment.

Amongst all of this, there has also been a Long Service Awards presentation for various team members who have worked at the care home for a substantial amount of time.

Julie Harrison, Care Home Manager, told us “it’s been a fun couple of weeks for us here at Church and Manor View and we have a lot more planned over the next few weeks. The pet store was definitely a favourite for everyone – the residents loved having cuddles with the animals”.

Looking for specialist dementia care or respite care? Church and Manor View Care Home offer specialist care for the elderly living in and around Doncaster.


7 Mar 2016

Recently, The Flying Scotsman departed on a journey along the main train line from South to North. Residents and relatives from Amethyst House Care Home were lucky enough to go and watch the locomotive on its way as they are only a short distance away from the train line.

A couple of residents and their family members took a short walk from the home to the train line to watch the famous Flying Scotsman pass through the crossing at Rossington. Originally built in Doncaster, the train passed slowly through the crossing so everyone could enjoy it in all its glory.

Katie Wilson, Care Home Manager, told us “It would’ve been rude not to go and see the magnificent Flying Scotsman as we are so close by. A few of our residents and their families went along with the team to see the locomotive pass by. We all spoke about our memories of the train afterwards and how it was originally built close to us here”.

Amethyst House is a care home in Doncaster, providing nursing and residential care to the Doncaster area.


4 Mar 2016

Introducing the two furry little friends of Avonmead Care Home in Devizes – each Friday the residents have ‘Guinea Pig cuddle time’ where they are joined by the animals for an hour of snuggles and fun.

The home decided to get the Guinea Pigs for the residents as they knew how beneficial pets can be for them, and it also gives Avonmead a real sense of home for everyone. The residents really enjoy having cuddle time with the pets and look forward to it each week.

Jayne, Personal Activities Leader, told us “The Guinea Pigs are a great addition to Avonmead – we all love them and they are lovely little characters. The residents love to have cuddles with them; some have had Guinea Pigs as pets before so it’s familiar for them”.

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4 Mar 2016

It’s all been happening at Elm Bank Care Home in Hexham recently with residents and the care team celebrating a number of achievements.

On Sunday 28th February, everyone at the home celebrated Elizabeth James’ 103rd birthday. The home took on a celebratory atmosphere with Elizabeth and her fellow residents in the home having a slice of cake whilst learning to play the harp and other musical instruments.

Three members of Elm Bank's team received ROCK awards after being nominated by residents for the excellent care and continued hard work that they provide. Cheryl Allen, Zoe Keen and Michael Brogan received their awards from Jayne Appleby.

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced team members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

The home also presented Senior Care Assistant Cheryl Allen with a long service award. Cheryl is a familiar face due to being at the home since it opened 13 years ago.

As well as celebrating the achievements of staff and residents alike. The Dementia Unit also underwent a transformation. The unit was revamped, with a new lick of paint on the walls. The Unit provides a quiet place for residents to sit, with a variety of different areas – such as its own library and indoor garden area – for residents to enjoy.

Jayne Appleby, Home Manager at Elm Bank said: “There never seems to be a quiet day at Elm Bank. It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate both the team and resident achievements as a real party atmosphere sweeps over the home.

“The newly redecorated Dementia Care Unit, helps us to provide a Specialist Resident Experience for the residents with dementia. We continue to build on these experiences to ensure that residents get what they want from us as a service.”

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