Local care provider offers a valuable ‘stepping stone’ for patients discharged from hospital

An invaluable new partnership has been formed to facilitate timely hospital discharge for older people. The Fremantle Trust has been praised by families of those who have used this new integrated care service, which provides short-term intermediate care for patients receiving therapy support, discharged from nearby Stoke Mandeville Hospital, as a ‘stepping stone’ before returning […]

Hoddeson Care Home Welcomes Visit From Local MP And Councillor

On Friday 7th February, Belmont View Court Care Home in Hoddesdon were delighted to host a visit from local MP Sir Charles Walker and County Councillor Mr Tim Hutchings.   The special guests were taken on a tour of the home by Home Manager Sharon Howe and Deputy Manager Dawn Curtis, where they spent time […]

Borough Care Residents Explore Wonderland

Residents from Borough Care’s Meadway Court in Bramhall recently visited the Wonderland Festival at St Michael and All Angels Church. A multi-sensory interactive walk-through experience, based upon Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Wonderland Festival was a magical morning out for residents. Meadway Court has excellent links with the local community and residents and staff […]

Riverdale Court care home celebrates the Chinese New Year

On Friday 24 January residents and staff at Riverdale Court in Welling, were entertained by a display of events and activities to honour and celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Activities on the day included a Tai-Chi session with May from Studio Kowloon who is an award winning performer of the famous Chinese […]

Nursery and Care Home Collaboration Continues

An Intergenerational project between a care home and nursery in Northfleet has blossomed, as regular visits see friendships and confidence grow. Children from Northfleet Nursery initially visited residents at Dene Holm Residential Care Home in December, followed by a trip to the nursery for the care home residents to watch the children’s Nativity play. In […]

Barber Brings Cutting Edge Service to Tonbridge Care Home Residents

There are no bad hair days at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge, as a traditional barber regularly visits the gentlemen to provide a nostalgic experience. Andrew Kuipers’ pop up barber shop has proven to be a real highlight for residents of the Tudeley Lane care home, with gents queuing up for a classic cut […]

Let’s talk – mental health in care homes

Mental health issues can affect all people of any age, whether they have a young family or are living in a care home. Time to Talk Day, which took place earlier this month, encourages people to be more open about mental health and talk about their experiences. In 2017, the World Health Organisation reported that […]

Kitty celebrated her 106th Birthday at Swarthmore Care Home

Kitty celebrated her 106th Birthday with us here at Swarthmore Care Home, Quaker care home in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire  on 5th February. She was joined by her large family, one of whom is our head of housekeeping Louise who has worked at the home for 22 years. The whole home celebrated even the post man […]