The day our residents had a Zoom dance lesson with ex-Strictly dancer Robin Windsor
Love is in the air for 15 couples celebrating Valentine’s Day at our homes
How music has helped brighten up the lives of residents and staff in lockdown

Hampers of gratitude

Hospital staff on the frontline of intensive care during the pandemic have been receiving hampers and messages of support from our residents and staff. We have made a series of donations to several intensive treatment units, or ITUs, in hospitals serving the same communities as our homes. They include the... read article...

Singing the Covid safety message

Staff and residents at Newstone House have recorded a catchy music video about their experience of Covid prevention. ‘Hands, Face and Space’ is an original song written by Sam Hurst, Companionship Team Member, pictured above in the video. Sam created the music mix on a laptop, using production software to... read article...

Singer Nicky is Amberwood House’s new pop star signing

Among the new recruits to our Companionship Team is singer and pianist Nicky Stevens, a member of the 1976 Eurovision-winning group Brotherhood of Man. Their song Save Your Kisses for Me, went on to be a number one hit in 33 countries, holding the top spot in the UK for... read article...

Hundreds of cards bring 100th birthday surprise for Marjorie

A surprise delivery of more than 300 goodwill messages cheered an Abbey View resident on her 100th birthday. Staff at our Sherborne home knew Marjorie Potter had only a few family members to help mark her big day, so they invited community contacts to send in cards too. The well-wishers... read article...

Bringing the outside in at Belmore Lodge

Belmore Lodge has ‘brought the outside in’ with the launch of a peaceful indoor oasis to support mental and physical wellbeing. The Lymington home’s new botanical lounge features lush plants in a bright, airy space that will evolve in line with the seasons and residents’ interests in gardening. A living... read article...

Spirit of Burns comes alive in our homes

Residents enjoyed celebrating Burns Night in honour of the famous 18th century bard Robert Burns. In line with tradition, poetry recitals were the order of the day along with lunches and suppers featuring haggis, neeps and tatties. While Covid constraints meant we could not welcome visiting bagpipers and dancers as... read article...

1920s elegance at Bourne View’s Downton Abbey day

Bourne View in Poole turned the clock back a whole century with a Downton Abbey-inspired day of fun. Residents and team members dressed as characters from the popular TV drama series set on a country estate in the post-Edwardian era. The day began with a 1920s-style cocktail reception featuring Mimosas... read article...