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Aug 9th, 2013 - Come Dine With Me Competition - St Catherines

For the past two months Four Seasons Health Care has been hosting their very own 'Come dine with me' experience around the Greater Manchester Region, replicating the popular Channel 4 TV series. Residents at the selection of Care Homes have been enjoying many afternoons being cooked for, waited on, and entertained, both in the comforts of their own homes and in the comforts of others.

The final afternoon was hosted on 12th June 2013 by the overall winners of the event, St Catherines Care Home in Bolton. They held an Italian themed evening with all staff dressed in Italian clothing and an Italian sing-a-long throughout the night. There was also a pianist who played international music and female and male singer who entertained residents and guests. Their Italian themed menu began with 'Four Seasons fanned melon' soaked in port with Parma ham and fresh orange, which was followed by 'chicken disley pizzaiola' which was served with pasta and fresh green salad, with a side order of garlic bread. Then for desert there was a 'lemon PEARL syllabub' with almond shortbread biscuits.

Cath Roberts, activities leader for Millbrow Care Home at Four Seasons Health Care, commented: "The Come Dine With Me event was hugely popular with all of the residents from each of the care homes making it a huge success. I see this as a great way for the residents from different care homes to interact and have an exciting change to their ordinary weekly routines. It also gives them an opportunity to do something as a large group where they can all take part in the fun. It was lovely to see everyone dressed up and making an effort and we look forward to organising similar activities in the future."

Lorraine Disley, Regional Manager for Greater Manchester 2: "The whole experience of Come Dine With Me totally exceeded my expectation on so many levels. From a resident point of view, they enjoyed socialising with other residents to the point they've forged new friendships that they've have since maintained. The staff got just as much out of the experience as the residents, motivating and encouraging team work and competitiveness – each wanting to out-do the previous home. A month on, I am still being asked, 'when is the next one' by staff, residents and relatives. I have never been so proud to be part of such an amazing team."

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15 Dec 2017

The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.

Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.

Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”

Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.


14 Dec 2017

Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


14 Dec 2017

The team at Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven came together to celebrate multiple colleague achievements at the home.

Chris Rose and Jamie Nicoll completed their SVQ Level 2, Lavinia Rose completed her SVQ Level 3. Vicky Costello and Iwona Lutchman have completed their Senior Nurse Care Assistant Programme.

SVQs are based on national standards which are drawn up by people from industry, commerce and education. They are badges or benchmarks of competence, so they work as a guarantee that someone who holds an SVQ can do the job the qualification covers.

Senior Nursing Care Assistants take on a higher level of responsibility and provide special resident experiences every day. The role can, and has, inspired many to explore further development pathways into Nursing or Home Management.

Rhona McGregor, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of the team here. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. The skills they’ve learnt will further enhance the care they give to the residents here at Havencourt, which from what I can see is an added bonus, as the team here are already doing a fantastic job.”

Are you looking for a care home in Stonehaven? Havencourt Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.


14 Dec 2017

As part of Oaktree Care Home in Yate’s festive preparations, they wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to meet Santa.

Leading the way was resident kitty cat Oakley, although when he met the big man, he seemed less than impressed.

Denise Mackereth, Home Manager, said: “The festive spirit has definitely hit Oaktree. Everyone, except Oakley, was excited to see our inflatable Santa. It definitely got us in the mood to see the real thing. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Oaktree.”

Are you looking for a care home in Yate? Oaktree Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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