Sporting chance as homes team up with historic tennis club
Community spirit  ‘rocks’ as a result of our residents’ ‘crafternoons’
Find out how this ‘champion’ smiler grew up to spread a little happiness

Caring, without plastic campaign is launched across all our homes

As more people become aware of the terrible global problems created by the rapidly-increasing consumption of plastic, we are targeting plastic consumption in everything we do. We have become 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 are all... read article...

CQC praise for Wellington Grange in first inspection

Our newest home, Wellington Grange in Chichester, has received much praise from industry regulator the Care Quality Commission in its first inspection report since opening. Rating the home officially Good, inspectors quoted one relative as saying: “The kindness, the TLC and the love have been above and beyond.” Another stated: “The staff go out of... read article...

THE WINNERS – AND WHAT THE JUDGES SAID

Shining stars who do amazing work across the Colten Group were honoured at our inaugural Colten Champions awards. Warm Welcome June Trim Chosen by the judges for always having a smile and twinkling our Colten Values. Her technique of smiling when talking on the phone really does make a difference to the person on the receiving end. In Home Team... read article...

It’s show time!

A glittering gala ceremony at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel meant Colten Care staff were able to change out of their workwear and look their glamorous best for the evening. Team members from across all our homes toasted the 12 winners announced by host for the evening, Dr Hilary Jones, the famous TV broadcaster and... read article...

Barbara is reunited with her mentor Audrey – 50 years on

A schoolgirl inspired to enter nursing by a hospital ward sister almost 50 years ago is now caring for her mentor at Amberwood House. RGN Barbara ‘Barbie’ Brierley, who first met Audrey Pitcher in 1968, recalled: “I was 12 years old and used to go to Wimborne Hospital most days after school to wait for... read article...

Celebrating a right royal day

Our homes hosted lots of events to enable residents and their families to share in the royal wedding celebrations. Newstone House was a prime example with an indoor street party and a display of wedding dresses loaned by members of the community. Companionship Team Leader Rebekah Goddard said: “We wanted to encourage residents to share... read article...

Fiona’s works of art enrich our residents’ lives

Companionship team member Fiona Pritchard has taken on the dedicated role of Music and Arts Partner. A professional musician and teacher, Fiona is working across all our homes, including our dementia care settings, to help residents get more involved in arts activities. She aims to stimulate residents’ creativity and imagination through singing, playing music, drama,... read article...