Vera is Care Home Worker of the Year at regional awards
Our latest home rated Outstanding celebrates in style
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Together we are stronger

Tea and Togetherness event at Bourne View care home in Poole. People who may be feeling lonely are invited to join us for free monthly get-togethers offering company and conversation. All 21 of our homes are holding Tea and Togetherness gatherings, part of our long-standing bid to help confront community loneliness. It follows the success of an initial monthly get-together which... read article...

Going, going, gone!

Residents and staff at Braemar Lodge in Salisbury donned hard hats and hi-vis jackets for a first-hand view of the building next door being demolished. Behind a safety barrier but in close proximity to the operations, they watched as teams with diggers and other heavy machinery began to break the... read article...

How our gardens are becoming even ‘greener’

All our homes and departments are doing their bit to reduce our environmental footprint. Our Caring without Carbon campaign has been gathering pace since we broadened our scope from solely targeting single-use plastic. We asked our Head Gardener Charles Hubberstey for an update on what steps he and his fellow... read article...

Fiona masters her art

Our Music and Arts Partner Fiona Pritchard has completed a Master of Science degree after three years of rigorous academic study. Reflecting her work with us, Fiona’s MSc was in Applied Dementia Studies with a focus on arts and activities in dementia care. She pursued the qualification through distance learning... read article...

Learning and play bring generations together

Braemar Lodge residents enjoyed a morning of fun with visitors a fraction of their ages. Our Salisbury home hosted the intergenerational visit from five children aged just 18 months to five years. It was part of a new tie-up with Imagine This, a play-based learning group that arranges hands-on workshops. Themed on... read article...

Firing up the festivities for Burns Night

Burns Night was observed across many of our homes, with residents enjoying poetry recitals, haggis, the skirl of the bagpipes and even a mini version of the Highland Games. Avon Cliff in Bournemouth was among those marking the occasion with traditional festivities. From left, resident Maureen McTernghan, volunteer Keith Tomkins... read article...

An ‘Outstanding’ celebration

Fernhill, our dedicated dementia care home in Ferndown, Dorset, threw a party to celebrate being rated ‘Outstanding’ by our industry’s regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As reported in our last edition, Fernhill’s Outstanding rating means we now have six homes – more than a quarter of our total –... read article...