Linden House is shortlisted for Pinders Design award.
Support for the national Dignity Action Day
A year in the life of Colten Care

Denise champions dementia care

Dementia Friends are people who have taken the time to learn a bit more about dementia and some of the small things we can all do to help those with the condition. Turning that understanding into action could mean basic courtesies such as helping someone to find the right bus or being patient at the... read article...

£25k boost for charity

Our homes raised nearly £25,000 for good causes in 2014. The figure means we have benefited charities by more than £110,000 in the past five years. A range of organisations receive help from our policy of linking activities programmes with fundraising for charities chosen by residents and team members. Avon Reach in Mudeford, Dorset, was... read article...

Our new minibus takes to the road

Residents at our Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown homes have begun travelling in greater style thanks to a new top-of-the-range minibus for excursions. The £70,000 Mercedes Sprinter Landliner can seat up to nine passengers as well as three wheelchairs. It is earmarked for trips out from Canford Chase and The Aldbury in Poole, Amberwood House in... read article...

Care home myths debunked

Lindsay Rees, our ​Clinical Manager, has researched the most common myths people have about living in a care home. Having built up the list in discussion with our Home Managers and Heads of Care, Lindsay has been referring to it in talks with community groups involved in care. Below are just a few myths and... read article...

How we compete for the best staff

Just the job – how we compete for the cream of the crop How does a relatively small, family-owned care home provider compete with much bigger operators to find and keep the best staff in what is a very competitive marketplace? The question is top of the agenda for our Human Resources team. We asked our HR... read article...

Jackie’s Story

Jackie Seeborun is a prime example of a care professional who has gained successive promotions throughout her career with us. As Home Manager of Court Lodge in Lymington, she is responsible for making sure all activities meet the highest of care standards. Her nursing background underpins her work every day. “Being a nurse has always... read article...