Residents from all our homes take part in our second blooming lovely produce show
This little curly-top now helps keep Colten in the public eye
Residents from all our homes take part in our second blooming lovely produce show

Naval salute marks Duncan’s centenary

Staff at Wellington Grange in Chichester helped stage a 100th birthday surprise for resident and former Royal Navy officer Captain Duncan Knight. After a trumpet salute by members of the Royal Marines band, he was presented with a letter of congratulations from the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin. Duncan... read article...

Helping hand for people in crisis

We have teamed up with local food banks to help families and individuals in desperate need this winter. Donors have been dropping off food in collection boxes at all 21 of our homes and at our head office in Ringwood. The donations are distributed to food banks battling to meet... read article...

Wartime recipes re-imagined for the modern lockdown era

Residents at Linden House in Lymington rekindled personal memories of life during wartime to contribute ideas for a forthcoming community cookbook. It followed a request for handwritten recipe suggestions to interest younger people and families stuck for culinary inspiration during lockdown. An initiative of the Sway-based arts charity spudWorks, the... read article...

Charity begins at home(s)

We continue to support charities and good causes despite coronavirus restrictions. As well as raising a cuppa at the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, residents enjoyed a gentle contest to find a secret ‘Golden Cup Cake’ containing a layer of edible gold leaf through the middle. Chefs at each of... read article...

Marion cruises to a happy birthday voyage

‘Intrepid travellers’ at Abbotts Barton in Winchester enjoyed a week-long European odyssey for a resident’s birthday treat. Marion Stevens told us her wish was to go on a cruise when she turned 70.  In response, we staged five days of themed activities for everyone at the home, highlighting the food,... read article...

Sarah travels the length of Britain for her mother’s
90th birthday

Our Dorchester home Castle View hosted a Covid-safe, half-hour visit from a resident’s daughter who made an astounding 860-mile round-trip to wish her mum a happy 90th birthday. Sarah Burnett travelled from Edinburgh to see Liz Thompson before the second lockdown was announced in Scotland and England. The visit was the... read article...

Grandad gets to toast the bride despite lockdown

A pair of newlyweds made a cross-country dash from Somerset to Court Lodge in Lymington so the bride’s grandfather could share in their joy despite lockdown. Covid restrictions meant Graham Burley wasn’t able to attend the marriage ceremony itself. To make up for it, granddaughter Alex decided to bring a... read article...

How our gardens grow!

From cute carrots to beautiful beans, and radiant roses to delightful daffs, a bumper crop of entries energised our second annual produce show. Residents at all our homes took part in our second produce show, planting and tending the growth of a dizzying array of fruit, veg, flowers and shrubs.... read article...