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25 years young - Whitecliffe House celebrates its anniversary

‘Thank you for saving my life’ Derek tells medical responders

Derek Harker, 83, a resident at Avon Reach in Mudeford, presented a new pulse oximeter to Bransgore Community First Responders (BCFR), telling co-ordinator Mike Jukes: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for people like you.” We offered to pay for the £300 oximeter after Ruth Wildman, Avon Reach’s Home Manager, saw a BCFR appeal.... read article...

Our Macmillan fundraising is a cut above

A close shave for several team members were just two of many activities across our homes, which raised a total of more than £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The encounters with the clippers, at Wellington Grange in Chichester and The Aldbury in Poole, raised more than £3,300 alone. Other homes ran cake sales, a bake-off... read article...

 

Planting smiles

Two of our homes are celebrating success in community gardening competitions. For the third year in a row, Braemar Lodge came top in the annual Salisbury City Council Gardens Awards, seeing off competition from a strong field, including householders, hotels, pubs, B&Bs and schools. Judges praised the home for gearing its garden totally to residents,... read article...

Colten House is at the heart of operations

Our new, purpose-built office hub is now open, bringing together colleagues who work in direct support of all our homes’ quality care services. Colten House, on the Forest Gate Business Park in Ringwood, Hampshire, is at the heart of our geographical reach. It gives us greater scope to plan, deliver and prioritise essential operational activities... read article...

Braemar’s ‘highly realistic’ fire drill is lesson to all

Team members at Braemar Lodge in Salisbury were put on the spot in a surprise fire drill, complete with ‘smoke and fire’, attending fire crews and simulated casualties. The home’s safety procedures were prompted to swing into action when a ‘smell of burning’ was noticed coming from a room, the ‘incident’ escalated and urgent decisions... read article...

Leah takes learning online

Leah Cooke Advising and supporting our clinical care colleagues involves developing training packages that suit different learning styles. Not everyone can be in the same place at the same time to attend a seminar, for example. That’s why we’ve devised an online suite of training materials for our Senior Care Leads under the direction of Nursing and... read article...