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Ice-breaker for a fun day

Residents at Braemar Lodge in Salisbury took to the ice for a “magical” day out. Accompanied by staff, seven residents were able to ‘skate’ on ice in their wheelchairs at Planet Ice’s Olympic sized sixty by thirty metre rink in Basingstoke. For Betty Winter, 88, it was the first time she had ever been to... read article...

We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint across all areas

In the spring of 2018, we became the first major provider in the UK’s private care home sector to begin a group-wide reduction of single-use plastic. Residents, families and team members all fed in ideas for our ‘Caring without Plastic’ campaign. A year on, we have managed to replace a huge amount of non-recyclable plastic... read article...

Jacky runs London Marathon for dementia research charity

Our Bournemouth and Poole cluster homes got behind Operations Manager Jacky Sylvester as she took on the challenge of the London Marathon to raise money for dementia research. It was Jacky’s 50th marathon, but only her first in 16 years, after she had previously hung up her trainers on a running career. The impetus to... read article...

Architectural role with designs on quality

Our newly appointed Group Architect Madalitso Alfazema (Mada for short) is responsible for leading the architectural design and development process for our future homes. A RIBA-qualified architect with more than 15 years’ experience in residential design, he has worked as a senior architect, team leader and project and development manager. Born in France, Madalitso lived... read article...

Kingfishers rocks its 10th birthday party!

Kingfishers staged a rockabilly dance party and barbecue to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Residents, friends, staff and New Milton Mayor, David Rice-Mundy, enjoyed an energetic rendition of The Twist led by the home’s own dance group, the Glitter Ball Champions. Home Manager Beata Brzozowska said: “The party – the fun, laughter and real sense of... read article...

Peter’s focus is on team support

Peter Doyle, recently appointed Operations Manager for our homes in West Dorset, Winchester and Chichester, says he feels privileged to join such a ‘stand-out’ company. As well as private care sector operations experience, he has worked in regional management of domiciliary care services and local government commissioning and contract management roles, focused on the social... read article...

Tracey steps up to become Home Manager

A wealth of experience at senior manager level has helped Tracey Aldin make a smooth transition into the role of Home Manager at Brook View. Appointed Clinical Lead on arrival at the West Moors home in April 2018, Tracey was previously an NHS manager whose career included being a matron in elderly people’s care at... read article...

Community focus is key

Keeping a strong community focus is one of the priorities of Abbey View’s new Home Manager, Sarah Hall. An experienced nursing home manager whose NHS career included specialist cancer care, Sarah says she wants to build on the success of previous incumbent Jo Ellis, who recently moved on after many years heading the Sherborne home.... read article...

Scene is set for a fabulous night

Proud colleagues from across the Colten Group received heartfelt cheers as they collected their Colten Champions trophies at a spectacular black-tie ceremony. The second year of our in-house awards attracted more than 1,000 nominations – double the number in 2018 –with a big increase in entries submitted by residents and relatives. Click here for a... read article...