Ventress Hall recently surprised a 92-year-old resident with a ticket to ride at the Head of Steam Railway Museum.
The team at Ventress Hall runs a Wishing Tree initiative to help make residents’ wishes come true. They decided to surprise resident Norah Leonard with a special trip to the railway museum, to make her particular dream come true.
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It's been 65 years since the birth of rock 'n' roll, when Bill Haley & His Comets released Rock Around the Clock. We celebrated by asking residents to share their memories of the rock 'n' roll era.
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Please join us in saying a very big well done and an even bigger congratulations to Care UK’s Ride 800 Andrew, Jacqui and Tony.
Together they have cycled in excess of 800 miles over 15 days, and by doing so have raised £24,506 and counting.
It hasn’t been easy... but every step of the way have been our fantastic homes and their teams, who’s support has kept the riders going (fueling them with pastries and baked potatoes).
It’s time for some well deserved relaxation for the team who’s passion, courage and the fact they are totally bonkers means that three fantastic charities will receive a donation each.
We are proud to be able to support you to continue the great work that you do Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer Scotland and The Care Workers Charity
Thank you to everyone who donated, biked, baked and cycled along with them.
Together we make things better
Appleby House is first in Surrey to receive top rating
A national care watchdog has awarded Appleby House ‘outstanding’, with relatives and residents praising its exceptionally attentive and friendly team members.
The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report awarded Appleby House ‘outstanding’ in its level of care in four out of five categories, which included effectiveness, caring, and responsiveness – making it the first care home in Surrey to receive the honour of four outstanding categories.
The report noted that the love and warmth towards residents was felt the minute the home is entered. One relative said, "This is the best care home you'll ever find. They love him. They give people hugs all the time which is lovely." Likewise, another relative commented, "This place really is something special, it's one in a million".
At Appleby House, going above and beyond is embedded into the ethos of all team members at the home. Team members wear ‘Butterfly Model’ embellishments, these are items such as Minnie Mouse ears and colourful things in their hair.
Does 800 miles sound like a lot? Yes we think so too... but it’s not stopping this brave trio as they set off on their 15 day bike ride today.
CEO Andrew Knight, Marketing Director Jacqui White and Strategic Programme Manager Tony Weedon are set to cover 800 miles. Over the next 15 days they will be visiting 26 of our homes
To show our support here at Connaught House we will be cycling along with them. Well, not quite with them... as we will be stationary in our breakout room. Never the less, we are challenging ourselves to cover 800 miles or more using two watt bikes.
Stay tuned throughout the weeks to come to see if we can reach our target of £15,000
We’re supporting Alzheimer Society Alzheimer Scotland and The Care Workers Charity.
Elwick Grange has invested in a specialist ‘Magic Table' to provide physical and emotional stimulation for people living with dementia.
The projection device is ceiling mounted in one of Elwick Grange’s dementia suites and uses game technology and infrared sensors to project onto a table. The technology responds to hand and arm movements, enabling residents to ‘touch’ flowers, ‘pop’ bubbles and ‘catch’ fish through colourful light.
Wendy Winspear, deputy manager at Elwick Grange, explains the decision to invest in the clever technology: “Providing specialist dementia care is at the heart of what we do here at Elwick Grange, and this is just one way in which we can enhance the emotional wellbeing of residents.
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We are very excited to be nominated for this year's Care Home Awards.
We have 17 finalist throughout Care UK ranging from Best New Care Home to Best Marketing Initiative.
The winners will be announced at an awards luncheon in London on 27th June.
What a fantastic achievement for our colleagues and their teams!
To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, 12 female Care UK residents across the UK have been sharing the advice they’d give to their younger selves.
The ladies, aged between 82 and 93, also shared what they think young women today should know. The advice overwhelmingly focused on being yourself and enjoying life to the full, with most women advising to trust yourself and strive for your dreams.
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When the team at Highmarket House found out that 96-year-old resident Violet had a hankering to see a Spitfire plane again, they quickly set to work to find a suitable aircraft.
Little did they expect that help to fulfil this wish would arrive in the shape of Ruth Langsford and Eamon Holmes as part of their much-loved Channel 5 show ‘Do The Right Thing’.
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Residents from over 50 of our homes took part in the annual Big Garden Birdwatch event this weekend.
Many Care UK home teams also used the week as an opportunity to make their gardens a little more wildlife friendly with new feeders and nest boxes.