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31 Oct 2016

The team and residents at Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop want to thank everyone who helped make their Macmillan Coffee morning a success.

Pauline Clews, Home Manager, said: “Thanks to all of your kind generosity we raised £245. I want to say a couple of special thank you’s. The first is you Marie Harrower and Glennis Tupling who kindly donated the cakes we used. Secondly to Barry and Pat Lamper, who helped run our raffle. I’d like to thank Janet Wilson who kindly volunteers on a regular basis and who helped us run a tight ship on the day. My final thanks go to our residents and their families who helped support us on this day. You’re all amazing!”

Are you looking for a care home in Worksop? Old Vicarage Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and respite care.


31 Oct 2016

Residents at Hollie Hill Care Home in Stanley welcomed some lovely ponies for a pet therapy session as part of their World Animal Day celebrations

Pet therapy can help residents to relax, and the ponies from KL Pony Therapy certainly had the desired effect.

Jackie Coulson, Home Manager, explains: “These beautiful little ponies brought a smile to our residents’ faces. They enjoyed giving them treats and getting up close and personal with their very own prancing ponies.”

World Animal Day is celebrated on 4th October each year and aims to raise the status of animals to improve their welfare standards around the globe, making the world a better place for them.

Are you looking for a care home in Stanley? Hollie Hill Care Home offers a variety of care types including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, intermediate care and end of life/palliative care.

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31 Oct 2016

Two Darlington care homes actively using a quality of life programme to improve feedback services for their residents have earned an award for the scheme.

Grosvenor Park Care Home, off Burnside Road, and Riverside View Care Home, off Hutton Avenue, were brought into the digital age with iPads being used to get residents and their families to fill in questionnaires and give general feedback on any aspect of care.

The system, introduced by care home owner Four Seasons Healthcare, has now been recognised with an award from the UK Customer Experience panel as the homes move from paper-based copies to online responses.

Amanda Cunningham, Regional Managing Director of Four Seasons Healthcare, said: “This feedback has enabled our care teams to find and fix issues or niggles.

“When the majority of our residents are of the generation who don’t like to make a fuss, our quality of life programme has helped us to uncover customer needs that they might otherwise not have expressed.”

The Darlington homes are both rated “good” overall by the Care Quality Commission.


30 Oct 2016

Our care teams go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that residents have special experiences within our homes.

At The Oaks Care Home in Blyth, Julia Rose (Deputy Home Manager), Debra Ramshaw (Administrator), Paige Gallagher (Personal Activities Leader) and Michelle Teasdale (Care Assistant) walked 5 miles along the North East Coast on what turned out to be a wet and blustery day.

Louise Kerry, Home Manager, said: “The team raised over £300 for a sensory room that we want to create for the residents here at The Oaks. The ladies did a fantastic job and we’re all very proud of them.”

Are you looking for a care home in Blyth? The Oaks Care Home offers a variety of care types including dementia care, respite care and end of life/palliative.


30 Oct 2016

On Saturday 8th October 2016, 12 members of the care team and one resident from Hollie Hill Care Home in Stanley joined 4,500 people in their local Alzheimer’s Memory Walk.

Jackie Coulson, Home Manager, said: “Everyone did a fantastic job. Their combined efforts helped raise £600 for this great cause. Well done gang!

Are you looking for a care home in Stanley? Hollie Hill Care Home offers a variety of care types including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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