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Mar 19th, 2014 - Marlborough Court Guests at House of Commons - Launch of Young Report Concerning Deaf People

Manager Maggie Candy and Deputy Manager Sheilla Davies recently attended the launch of the Young Report with RAD/Sonus at Westminster. Other supporter's of this event included MPs Stephen Lloyd and Norman Lamb.(Minister of Care and Support)

The Young report identifies the difficulties Deaf people face, especially within the provision of suitable older care services.

Marlborough Court is one of only three sites selected in the UK to participate in a recent Deaf pilot scheme, that will introduce a quality benchmark for care homes.

Dr Jan Sheldon (CEO,RAD) visited Marlborough Court to give a presentation on Deaf awareness last year, after the home won "Best Care Team" nationally in the Great British Care awards, and was impressed by the enthusiasm and care shown by staff.

Author of the report, Professor Alys Young and Norman Lamb MP both spoke about the challenges facing Deaf people, and welcomed the move towards care homes evidencing that they are suitably able to provide quality Deaf care by attaining the new bench mark.

This is also supported by the Care Quality Commission.

Marlborough Court expects to be one of the first homes in the country to obtain this quality mark.

"It is vital that we remain forward thinking and progressive with different aspects of care to promote best practice – we are delighted to be involved in this Deaf pilot project, and it is a pleasure to work with Dr. Jan Sheldon and the Royal Association of the Deaf /Sonus" Quoted Marlborough Court Manager Maggie Candy.

Photograph from House of Commons launch:
Left to Right:
Back: Professor Alys Young, (Author of Young Report), Professor Claudine Storbeck, Norman Lamb MP ( Minister of Care and Support)
Front: Sheilla Davies (Deputy Manager) Dr. Jan Sheldon (CEO,Rad) Maggie Candy (Manager)

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18 Dec 2017

Residents and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham had a lovely Christmas treat as some local school children from St Teresa’s School Choir came carol singing.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sang along with the children, especially when Jingle Bells and Silent Night were sung. The spirit of Christmas has definitely arrived at Murdoch House.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wokingham? Murdoch House Care Home offers support for residential care and respite care.


18 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.

Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home offers support for nursing care.


17 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”

Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.

Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”

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.


16 Dec 2017

The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.

It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.

Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.

May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.

Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.

The headline acts included:

  • Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
  • Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
  • Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
  • Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
  • Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
  • Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ

Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.

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