Spadework begins on our purpose-built new offices
Wellington Grange, our first Sussex home, is taking shape
Raising pots of money for Macmillan

Garden success has “residents at its very heart”

Braemar Lodge Garden Our Salisbury home Braemar Lodge is celebrating yet another garden accolade. Awarding their top, specially conceived ‘Gold Gilt’ prize, judges at the Salisbury City Council Garden Awards praised the home for “creating a personal and emotional space with the residents at the very heart of it”. Braemar Lodge scored across-the-board golds for all competition criteria... read article...

Realising ambitions

Welcome to our winter edition which has a number of stories on the theme of realising ambitions. For example, we highlight how our Court Lodge team enabled resident Joan Mackay to achieve her long-held wish to fly high in a balloon. We also talk about ambitions for our forthcoming home in Chichester and our office... read article...

Picture perfect as gallery conversations focus on dementia

Gallery launch Gallery conversations led by art experts have been helping people with dementia make the most of a major exhibition. Shorelines, at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington, explores how celebrated artists since the 18th century, including Constable and Turner, have drawn inspiration from the cliffs, beaches and harbours of the Channel coast.... read article...

Doodles prove oodles of fun

Braemar doodle Some creative artists say starting work on a blank canvas can be terrifying, but there was no such fear for participants in our doodle competition. Devised as a fun contest, we invited residents, team members and visitors at all our home receptions to pen a doodle on a large-format piece of paper. The range of... read article...

Lin joins Linden

Lin Lee Before she became Head of Care at Linden House, Lin Lee did her research. Having qualified as RMN and worked on various dementia and mental health units, she was looking to advance her career. “The ethos of care is very important to me,” said Yorkshire-born Lin. “I wanted the right position in the right company.... read article...

Partnership is key for Karen

Karen Cahill Supporting home managers and helping them get the best out of all our team members is a key priority for Karen Cahill. Based at our Ringwood office with a roving remit, our new HR Business Partner is working alongside managers to give advice and guidance on all aspects of HR and employment. “It’s about supporting... read article...

Did you know?

We submitted 19 nominations in ten categories at this year’s National Care Awards. Four of our team members were shortlisted as finalists from more than 700 nominations countrywide. Altogether there were 112 proposals put forward by colleagues and residents’ families across our homes. Our written entries totalled 7,009 words.

20 Questions: hands up if you know this award-winner

Barbara Harris as a child Barbara Harris has been the Home Manager at Avon Reach in Mudeford since July 2015. She was previously Acting Manager at Kingfishers in New Milton which recently gained two major accolades: Gold Standard Framework accreditation and an ‘outstanding’ caring grade from the Care Quality Commission