Care Home News

First day of hand-holding visits at The Willows nursing home in Bedford

First day of hand-holding visits at The Willows nursing home in Bedford

The beaming smiles said it all when hand-holding visits began at The Willows nursing home in Bedford today. Jeanette Warden, 66, had not seen her mother, Winifred Clothier, 92, for…

 

Care home pays International Women’s Day tribute to Dutch resident

Care home pays International Women’s Day tribute to Dutch resident

She experienced the horrors of Nazi occupation and the joy of meeting her future husband among the liberating Army.  Seventy-five years after she married the Royal Artillery despatch rider and…

 

Young poets brighten day for residents at Allonsfield House care home

Young poets brighten day for residents at Allonsfield House care home

Primary school pupils have brought joy to the residents of a Suffolk care home with their bright, rainbow-themed poems. More than 80 children from Eyke Primary School, near Woodridge, took…

 

Thoughtful teenager

Thoughtful teenager's gift to Hadleigh Nursing Home staff and residents

Staff and residents at Hadleigh Nursing Home were thrilled to receive hampers of sweets and chocolates from a local teenager. Maisie Button, 16, who has a craft enterprise, MaisieMakeshandmade, was…

 

Disappointment at planning refusal for Lavender House scheme

Disappointment at planning refusal for Lavender House scheme

Kingsley Healthcare’s head of public relations, Stephen Pullinger, expressed “surprise and disappointment” that councillors refused a £4m development at Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage care home against the recommendation of…

 

'Good' rating for care home

A care home which had been put into special measures has made a number of improvements, inspectors have found. Oaklands Care Home in Scole, near Diss, has been rated as…

 

Family visits to care homes update

Family visits to care homes update

Kingsley Healthcare operations director Debbie McGovern said: “We know how important visits are for the wellbeing of residents and that is why we have done everything possible to keep visits…

 

Staff at Downham Grange organised a Valentine

Staff at Downham Grange organised a Valentine's Day surprise for their only couple

Activities coordinator Tracy Nicholls put together a display celebrating the love story of Ken and Betty English with family album shots, including old wedding photographs

 

Thorp House nursing home in national finals for three care awards

Thorp House nursing home, in Griston, near Watton, is celebrating a hat-trick of nominations in two separate national care awards. Senior support worker Gemma Boldy, who has worked at the…

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