£600 thank you for cycle charity which takes residents out
Chefs rise to our ‘Bake Off’ challenge with magnificent results
She has climbed to the top in her field

Fun on the green

A family fun day organised by our two Winchester care homes attracted more than 200 visitors and raised £800 for charity. Abbotts Barton and St Catherines View came up with the idea as a means of engaging with local families while supporting the Winchester Hospice. The event, held on a green next to Abbotts Barton,... read article...

Neighbours become good friends

ANNIVERSARY: We opened up our Bourne View home to host the celebrations for the 60th birthday of Langside School next door Celebrities including Harry Redknapp, Sharron Davies and David Walliams were among the well-wishers sending 60th  birthday greetings to Langside School, the specialist school next door to our Bourne View home in Poole. As part of our support for Diverse Abilities, the charity that runs the school, we were thrilled to host an evening reception in Bourne... read article...

Team has designs on national awards

Head of Design Georgina Colwell, above right, receives the Silver Winner’s certificate at the WIN Awards from architect and ITV presenter Helen Sisley. We’ve been celebrating lots of external recognition in various awards schemes. Our interior design team had a double helping of success for the newly opened Bourne View in Poole. They scooped the Silver award at the World Interiors News WIN awards and a finalist’s place at the SBID International Awards. Judges in both awards, including distinguished... read article...

The tech generation

GAME ON : Malcolm Burgin shares a joke with Ken Cobb, aged 86, while playing on an iPad Residents at Fernhill have become ‘generation gamers’ as part of a pioneering study into ways of combating dementia. The Longham, Dorset, home – newly rated as Outstanding by the CQC – joined forces with Bournemouth University (BU) and the Alive charity to examine the impact of computer game technology on people with the condition. Experts... read article...

More homes join the National Garden Scheme

Head Gardener Charles Hubberstey pictured on the right We continue to strengthen our involvement in the National Garden Scheme (NGS), with Brook View in West Moors the latest home to join, host visitors and raise money for charity. Once accepted, venues are listed in the NGS Garden Handbook – or ‘Yellow Book’ as it’s commonly known. This is an annually-produced catalogue featuring 3,500... read article...

Shoebox appeal

Our residents filled more than 200 shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children in Romania. Among the items were soft toys, gloves, scarves, books and toiletries. All were boxed up and handed over to Rotary Club members for distribution. Speaking at Bourne View in Poole, where the boxes were readied for collection, Senior Companionship Team... read article...

Community events take off

From tea dances to community choirs and fun and games with local young families, our regular get-togethers aim to bring joy to the whole community We are staging more and more fun-filled events and activities in our homes that bring together our residents and people in the community. Reaching out to individuals and community groups and welcoming them into our homes is a great way to make friends and boost social interaction for everyone. It also serves to show what our... read article...