Maynell House

01394 272731 High Road East , Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU
http://www.healthcarehomes.co.uk/homes/maynell-house/

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  • Trick or Treating at Maynell House
  • Felixstowe Manager completes enhanced industry training

Overview

Based in Old Felixstowe, Maynell House provides a high standard of residential care. The House is a late Victorian listed building, formerly Felixstowe College, lovingly extended and refurbished to retain its original features, creating a superb home with a real difference. Inviting lounges allow our residents to relax or socialise in this wonderful environment. All the bedrooms offer en-suite facilities, television, and telephone access. Whilst all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true ‘home from home’.

Maynell House is situated only a short distance from the town centre in a delightful residential part of Old Felixstowe, meaning shops and amenities are close at hand. Our residents are also welcome to enjoy two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, filled with mature trees and carefully tended lawns offering a variety of interesting surroundings and places to rest. The proximity of the nearby sea and cliffs also give residents the opportunity of a number of different short walks.

 

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Maynell House

Tel: 01394 272731   Fax: 01394 272731

Address: High Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU

Website: http://www.healthcarehomes.co.uk/homes/maynell-house/

Email: manager@foxgroveandmaynell.healthcarehomes.co.uk

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Cheering on Ipswich Town FC

Visiting ITFC

One lucky resident at Maynell House residential care home in Felixstowe, Suffolk celebrated her birthday in style this week, when she was taken on a tour of her favourite football team’s club; Ipswich Town Football Club.

Lesley, the lucky resident, became interested in Ipswich Town Football Club in the late 1990's when the business she was involved with sponsored the club. In 2002, the Ipswich Ladies Football Club asked her to join them as chairperson, which she was happy to do.

So when her birthday came around this year, it was thought a good idea to celebrate it with a tour of the club grounds. For the special occasion, she was joined by carer Adelina and driver Kevin, who were delighted to accompany her.

Commenting on the day Lesley said “It was a really great day, and I enjoyed it very much. The trip brought back many a happy memory for me. Thank you to everyone who was involved in organising the birthday treat”

Magda Kurdziel, manager of Maynell House added: “Thank you to Adelina and Kevin for accompanying Lesley to Portman Road; we are delighted that she enjoyed her day at the football club, seeing behind the scenes.”

For more information about Maynell House residential home, please call 01394 272731 or visit the home at High Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU. 

 

Last updated on 13 November 2017.

Trick or Treating at Maynell House

Staff and residents at Maynell House residential care home in Felixstowe, Suffolk, were busy yesterday getting into the spirit of Halloween and preparing for a special Halloween party.

Joined by their families, residents were invited to each sculpt a decorative Halloween pumpkin. While residents had a lot of fun sculpting some magnificent masterpieces, staff were busy creating some wondrous spooky scenes with the home’s Halloween decorations.

The finished pumpkin sculptures will be displayed around the home to add to the decorative spooky atmosphere for the fun, games and entertainment planned for next Tuesday’s Halloween festival.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped. Everyone is looking forward to a very spooky and fun evening.  See you there; if you dare!

For more information about Foxgrove & Maynell residential homes, please contact Foxgrove Retirement Home on 01394 274037 or visit the home at High Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU. 

 

Last updated on 13 November 2017.

Felixstowe Manager completes enhanced industry training

Two of Felixstowe’s residential care homes will be benefitting from enhanced management support following the recent success of manager, Judith Morgan-Worrall.

Judith who serves as Home Manager for Foxgrove and Maynell House, both situated on the High Road in old Felixstowe, has successfully completed the ‘My Home Life (MHL) Leadership Support Programme’.

MHL is a charitable initiative led by City University in Partnership with Age UK.  It is a UK-wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people.  Working with care homes, statutory bodies, community organisations and others, they strive to co-create new ways of working to better meet the needs of older people, relatives and staff.

Judith has been managing the Felixstowe homes for 16 months and enrolled in the Leadership Programme to further enhance her knowledge and skills and to help find ways of improving the excellent standard of care at the homes.

The course covers a range of key areas to support and empower managers to create positive cultures in the homes they manage.  Over a 12 month period, managers take part in workshops and action learning sets to help them strengthen the relationships between managers, staff, residents and relatives.

Foxgrove and Maynell house, which are part of the Healthcare Homes group, have already secured ‘good’ ratings from the Care Quality Commission and Judith hopes the course will equip her with the skills and experience to take the homes to the next level of excellence, achieving the ‘outstanding’ status.

Judith says: “The course truly was an eye opener, it was fantastic.  It gave managers time away from the home environment to reflect upon our work. This has helped me think objectively about my leadership style and the culture of care in the homes I manage, so that I can identify realistic solutions to challenges I face.

“I have learnt an incredible amount about myself through attending the programme, and it has already achieved positive results for me and for the homes.  By making small changes to the way I manage staff, my team feel valued, and are carrying out even more active roles within the homes.

“The priority in everything we do is the welfare of our residents and the level of care we provide.  I am extremely proud of the quality of care delivered in both of the homes I manage, but we will always strive to improve.  I am looking forward to implementing the skills I have learnt across the programme to work towards the highest possible standards of care.”

 

Last updated on 05 July 2016.

“Hats Off to the Winners!” - Maynell House

Maynell House

Healthcare Homes Group, a quality residential nursing care and homecare provider, has announced Maynell House Residential Home in Felixstowe as the overall winner of the group’s ‘Mega Easter Bonnet Competition’, which challenged all homes within the group to design an oversized Easter bonnet. In all, three homes were awarded prizes with second place going to The White House in Beccles and The Manor House in North Walsham taking the third prize.

Each home was asked to design and make a larger-than-life, eye-catching Easter bonnet using any materials they wanted. On completion, one lucky resident was then chosen by their peers to be photographed modelling the bonnet creation. The design of the bonnet itself could be any shape or colour scheme and any materials could be used, however the keyword in the title challenge was mega – size matters!  The winning home receives £100 towards the resident’s amenities and activities fund, while the runner’s up each receive £50.

Talking about the winning entry, Judith Morgan-Worrall, Manager of Maynell House said: “We thoroughly enjoyed this challenge – residents really got into not only designing the main bonnet that went on to win, but creating their own personal bonnets too!  Our winning design really took the ‘mega’ theme to another level!  We created a stunning three-tiered bonnet that fully-encapsulated the idea of spring and new beginnings: blossoming tissue paper flowers provided the support base for fluffy Easter chicks and cupcakes, while Easter bunnies watched over decorated eggs nestling in a tree top nest made from real twigs. It was all very carefully adorned and modelled by one very brave resident, Anne Bloom!”

Group Activities Co-ordinators judging the competition, Sue Bannerman-Campbell and Rita Coleman, said about the final decision “It was genuinely a difficult decision as every entry displayed some amazing creative skills and real enthusiasm from everyone involved. It also highlighted the excellent work our Activities Co-ordinators do with our residents to make all activities as inclusive, enjoyable and interactive. Every home can be really proud of their achievements, as indeed we are.”

The contest is one of several meaningful and fun ‘group-wide’ challenges that has been arranged for all homes, as part of the residents’ active annual calendar of events. This is in addition to each home’s own personal activities and events diary.  The group-wide challenges are designed to not contribute to residents overall well-being, but it also tests creative skills, while stimulating social interaction among residents and staff.  

Added Debbie Christian, Operations Director, Healthcare Homes Group: “These challenges are an important part of the group ethos to provide a creatively challenging, socially stimulating and all-inclusive caring environment for our residents. We are very proud of the achievements of all of our staff members in supporting our residents with such fulfilment activities and we really enjoy witnessing the positive impact such creative challenges have on the overall well-being of everyone involved.”

 

Last updated on 11 April 2016.

Avis celebrates 104th birthday at Maynell House

Avis

One of Suffolk's oldest women, Avis Kent, has celebrated her 104th birthday with family and friends at Maynell House residential home in Felixstowe. 

Born in Kensington, London, in 1912, Avis was married to Sidney, where they live in Morden, Whitstable, Hadleigh and Felixstowe.  

Avis became a resident at Maynell House in 2009.  A party was held at the home for Avis and her friends and family, which included her only son Mike. 

Judith Morgan-Worrall, manager of Maynell House said: "Everyone at the home wishes Avis' the happiest of birthdays.  It's been lovely to arrange the gathering for her and to see her surrounded by those she cares for, all here to celebrate Avis' special day."

 

Last updated on 04 April 2016.

Healthcare Homes completes acquisition of The Malthouse

The Malthouse

Healthcare Homes group, the East Anglian-based residential care and homecare provider, has today announced the completion of the purchase of The Malthouse Residential Home in Gillingham, Dorset.   The purchase takes Healthcare Homes’ portfolio of high quality residential and nursing homes up to 25 and expands its reach beyond East Anglia, into the South of England.

The Malthouse is an award-winning residential service that provides long-term care, respite, as well as supported living for up to 33 older people. Following an unannounced inspection by the CQC in January, the home has been awarded an overall rating of Good, plus the home has been awarded the ‘Commend’ status for the nationally recognised Gold Standards Accreditation for End of Life Care.

The purchase of The Malthouse is the second acquisition that the Healthcare Homes Group has completed in 2016, following the completion of Park House Nursing Home in Peterborough in January.

David Bates, Chief Operating Officer of Healthcare Homes Group said: “The Malthouse has an excellent reputation in Gillingham for providing exceptional care to its residents.  The CQC’s latest report on the home is proof of this, with an extremely positive write-up on all aspects of the care and support provided to its residents. We very much look forward to working with the existing team to continue delivering the same high standards of care that residents are accustomed to.”

The purchase completed on 15 March 2016 for an undisclosed sum.   

 

Last updated on 17 March 2016.

Healthcare Homes announced as 'Top 20 Recommended Large Care Home Group'

Top 20 Award

Healthcare Homes Group has been awarded a ‘Top 20 Recommended Large Care Home Groups’ 2016 award by carehome.co.uk, the leading guide to all UK care homes, care home products, services, jobs and news.  The group received an overall score of 8.8 out of 10, which was based on independent reviews submitted by both the residents that live in the homes, as well as their relatives.

The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Group Awards 2016 highlight the most recommended Care Home Groups in the UK. The awards are based on The Group Review Score as of 15th February 2016. This is derived from the average of all the Review Scores of its Members’ homes.

Independent reviews are submitted by residents and their relatives to the carehome.co.uk site, where they score a home on a range of factors including the standard of facilities, care and support provided, cleanliness, food & drink, staff, activities, management, safety, rooms, value for money and whether they feel they are treated with dignity.

Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Healthcare Homes Group said: “To be recognised as one of the top care home groups by carehome.co.uk is a fantastic achievement.  The scoring is based on independent votes from the relatives and residents who have first-hand experience of our homes, the services we provide and the people who help deliver the most appropriate care to them or their loved-ones. It is testament to the dedicated care and support provided by our team; everyone across our organisation should be very proud to be awarded this national accolade.”

For more information, telephone 01206 233190.

 

Last updated on 11 March 2016.

Mega Easter Bonnet Competition Launched

Group Activities Coordinators Sue Campbell-Bannerman and Rita Coleman are never short of an idea or two when it comes to setting a fun, creative, competitive challenge for residents and staff across the Healthcare Homes Group. The most recent challenge that has just been announced is a MEGA EASTER BONNET challenge. 

As the name suggests, the aim of the challenge is to bring individuals together to design and create an eye-catching oversized Easter bonnet. From each home, one lucky resident will be chosen by their peers to be photographed modelling the bonnet. The photo entries will then be judged and prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

Each home is also being asked to take photos of the bonnet in its making so the judges can see the creation process in action.  The design itself can be any shape or colour scheme, and materials can be used. But the keyword in the title challenge is 'MEGA' - scale is the order of the day!

As Rita and Sue point out “The idea is to design and create an oversized, larger-than-life Easter bonnet. Oversized bonnets make fantastic photographs, so competitors should not hold back. Go as bold as you dare! We envisage tremendous fun, especially with individual homes choosing their own resident model to wear it for their entry!”

The competition is open to all residents and staff across the group. Friends and family of residents and staff are also invited to join in the creative fun.

Photo entries must be submitted by Wednesday 23rd March and prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, once the judging has taken place.

We look forward to publishing the photos here on the website and to announcing the winners in due course.

 

Last updated on 15 February 2016.

‘Tin for Ten’ Christmas Art and Craft Challenge Launched

In the final round-up of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Healthcare Homes group is hosting a ‘Tin for Ten Christmas Mobile Challenge’, which invites residents from its 23 homes from across the Eastern region to create a Christmas decoration showpiece, in the form of a hanging mobile. With Tin representing a tenth anniversary, the mobile must include tin foil somewhere in the design. 

Throughout the year, the Group has already successfully hosted several fun and creative challenges, including a Bake Off and an In Bloom flower arranging contest. This latest Tin for Ten Christmas Mobile project challenges residents, staff and friends and families of each home to work together to create an imaginative eye-catching mobile decoration. Each decoration will then be hung on display in a prominent place in each home for all to see and enjoy throughout the festive season.

Photos are to be provided to the regional activities coordinators, in order for a winning first, second and third place prize to be awarded to those that have shown design flair, creativity and team working.

Referring to the forthcoming challenge, Sue Campbell-Bannerman and Rita Coleman, the Regional Activities Coordinators for Healthcare Homes, said: “Following on from our previous successful challenges, we have launched “Tin for Ten” in order to wrap up our tenth anniversary celebrations with a final festive flourish. Each mobile must include tin foil in its design, which is not only an easy, pliable material to work with, but it is also adds a bit of sparkle for the Christmas season. Everyone has really enjoyed all the creative challenges set this year – we’ve found them to be a really great way of keeping residents engaged; physically, mentally and socially.”

Judging of the homes’ displays will officially take place once all the entries have been received – the deadline of which is 4th December. Prizes will be presented for the three best designs. 

 

Last updated on 07 December 2015.

Everyone gathers for Coffee and Cake in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Healthcare Homes group is hosting a series of coffee mornings at its residential and nursing homes located across the region to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event. 

The event, which officially takes place on Friday 25 September, encourages people all over the UK to gather together over coffee and cake with friends, family and local community members to raise valuable funds for the cancer support charity.

Residents and staff are planning a varied schedule of activities, to encourage as many friends, family members and neighbours to come along to one of the many coffee morning events being hosted across the group.  The planned schedule of coffee mornings and related includes: 

  • Mill Lane Nursing and Retirement Home (Felixstowe, Suffolk) is holding a “Spot the Cake” and “Star Baker” competition at their coffee morning, which is taking place on Tuesday 22 September, 11:00am-12:30pm, as well as a prize-winning raffle;
  • Beaumont Park Nursing and Residential Home (Biggleswade, Bedfordshire) is hosting a raffle as well as serving a delicious range of cakes and sweet treats (from 10:30am); 
  • Olive House Residential Care Home (Newton Flotman, Norwich) is hosting a coffee and cake gathering for its residents and is inviting local people to attend to enjoy a range of home-made sponges and fruit cakes in return for donations for the charity (from 11:00am);
  • Uvedale Hall Residential Home (Needham Market, Suffolk) is hosting a ‘Fake or Bake’ contest to see if people can tell the difference between home-made and shop-bought cakes. Competitions will also be held in order to raise money for Macmillan (from 2:15pm);
  • The White House (Beccles, Suffolk) is hosting a coffee and cake afternoon, which will include a raffle and harvest festival celebrations as well as a non-uniform day to raise funds (from 2:00pm);
  • Lowestoft Manorcourt Homecare branch (Riverside Business Park, NR33 0TQ) is hosting a coffee and cake morning between 10am and 12 noon in the Marsh room.  Guests invited.

Sue Campbell-Bannerman, Group Activities Co-ordinator for Healthcare Homes explains: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that is very dear to many of us – cancer is something that has touched most of us in some way and so we are pleased to be hosting a wide number of coffee and cake mornings across our group. A majority of our 23 homes are holding an event and so we encourage you to take a look at our schedule to find a home near you, so you can join in and raise money for this worthy cause.”

For more information regarding Macmillan’s ‘World Largest Coffee Morning’, visit coffee.macmillan.org.uk/

 

Last updated on 22 September 2015.

'Healthcare Homes In Bloom’ launches

'In bloom'

As part of a year of celebrations to mark its 10th anniversary, Healthcare Homes Group has announced the second in a series of fun and creative challenges for each of the group’s 23 residential homes.

After a hugely successful first ‘bake off’ challenge, the second for staff and residents at each home located across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire is to design and create an “In Bloom” flower display, which will coincide withNational Dementia Carer’s Day, on Sunday 13th September.

Referring to the forthcoming floral challenge, Sue Campbell-Bannerman and Rita Coleman, Regional Activities Co-ordinators for Healthcare Homes, said: “Following on from the very successful Bake-Off, ‘Healthcare Homes In Bloom’ is the perfect second creative challenge for all of our homes to take part in, to continue our 10th anniversary celebrations. After all, who does not love flowers? Competitors can choose any design, colour or shape, but each display must include the number 10 somewhere, which can be in any form.”

Sue and Rita go on to explain why competitors are also being asked to include Forget-me-Nots in their displays: “Flowers, their colours and perfume, can evoke strong memories of times gone by, happy or sad. Reminiscence is very much a part of the work we do at Healthcare Homes and it is important in connecting our residents with memories of loved ones, friends and perhaps flowers and gardens they have loved in the past. Forget-me-Nots are therefore a highly symbolic part of our message – not to mention that they are beautiful too.”

Judging of the displays officially takes place on Friday 18th September 2015, once the floral designs have been on display for visitors to see at the homes during the week prior, which incorporates National Dementia Carer’s Day.

 

Last updated on 09 September 2015.

Felixstowe Mayor to open fete at Foxgrove & Maynell House

Maynell Summer Fete

On Saturday 15th August, Maynell House and Foxgrove Residential Home in Felixstowe will be holding their traditional annual summer fete. The joint event between the neighbouring homes will be officially opened by the Mayor of Felixstowe, Mrs Doreen Savage, at 2:00pm and will feature a whole range of activities and entertainment for local families to enjoy.

Visitors can meander around bric-a-brac stalls, chance their luck on the tombola and raffles, or have a go at some of the many traditional games on offer.  Visitors can also relax and enjoy the delights of scrumptious cake stalls or traditional cream teas.   Entertainment will be taking place, including bouncy castle, BBQ, garden games and Disney characters  

All money raised on the day will go to the residents’ activities funds for days out and entertainment.

Judith Morgan-Worrall, Manager of Healthcare Homes’ Maynell House said: “We are really excited about the summer fete and extremely honoured that the Mayor will be visiting too. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Our residents, their friends and families, enjoy it every year, and it is a lovely afternoon out for local families. We look forward to seeing lots of visitors and welcoming them to our home.”

Further details about this or any other of the day’s events can be obtained from the Manager of Maynell House or Foxgrove on 01394 272731 // Maynell House, High Road East, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PU.   

 

Last updated on 14 July 2015.

Care Home Open Day Update, 19th June

Care Home Open Day

With National Care Home Open Day fast approaching, we thought we would provide an update :

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, all 23 homes across the Healthcare Homes Group, are currently designing and baking a special cake to mark our decade in business. The baked goods will be judged as part of this year’s National Care Home Open Day.

The Healthcare Homes ‘Bake-Off Challenge’ enables staff and residents to come up with a creative design, colours or theme for their cakes. The finished products will then be on display at each home on Friday 19th June, which coincides with National Care Home Open Day, enabling visitors to both view and sample the delicious cakes with afternoon tea.

 

 

Last updated on 23 June 2015.

Christmas Quilt is well on its Way!

Healthcare Homes, which provides residential care and support to the elderly and people with dementia, set every one of its 23 residential and nursing care homes the creative challenge of producing a Christmas-themed fabric square. The squares have been stitched together to make a quilt measuring over more than 6ft by 6ft.

The quilt is currently making its way around each of the homes which helped create it, starting its 435-mile journey across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, at Claremont House and Lodge in Caister, near Great Yarmouth, on November 13.

The quilt made its way to The Manor House in North Walsham on Thursday, and will be handed over to Olive House in Newton Flotman, Norfolk on Monday .

Residents from each home are accompanying the quilt to the next home.

Sue Campbell-Bannerman, group activities co-ordinator for the Healthcare Homes group, said: “As well as the creative element, by sharing the finished product across the homes, it also makes it a fantastic social occasion with residents taking the quilt from home to home.”

Emma Cooper, manager at The Manor House in North Walsham, said they welcomed the quilt on its journey with a glass of sherry and a mince pie.

The quilt completes its trip at the Healthcare Homes office in Langham near Colchester, on January 12, with plans to donate the quilt to a hospice.

 

Last updated on 08 December 2014.

Homemade Christmas Quilt to Travel 435 Miles for Festive Project

One of the quilt squares

 

Residents of Healthcare Homes’ 23 residential and nursing care homes across the Eastern counties have completed a creative project that has seen the formation of a huge Christmas quilt, which will now spend two months travelling between all homes for everyone’s enjoyment. The 435-mile journey starts at Claremont House & Lodge in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, on 13 November and completes its trip at the Healthcare Homes office in Langham near Colchester, Essex, on 12 January 2015.

The group, which provides residential care and support to the elderly and also to people with dementia, set every home the creative challenge of producing a Christmas-themed fabric square. Residents have enjoyed creating a wide range of festive designs, which on completion, has been professionally stitched together to make a huge quilt, which measures over 6.5 foot x 6.5 foot.

Now the quilt is finished, the next stage of the project is for it to make its way around all 23 homes, which are located across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Residents from each home will accompany the quilt to the next home, where they will be greeted with mince pies and sherry from the welcoming home.  Once the epic journey has been completed, there are plans to donate the quilt to a local hospice.

Confirms Sue Campbell-Bannerman, Group Activities Coordinator for the Healthcare Homes group: “Every year my colleague Rita Coleman and I set our homes an annual fun challenge and the Christmas Quilt has really been enjoyed by everyone so far.  As well as the creative element, by sharing the finished product across the homes, it also makes it a fantastic social occasion with residents taking the quilt from home to home. It’s going to take just under two months to get round all 23 homes, and will take in 435 miles as it goes from county to county. It’s a lovely way for our residents to meet one another and enjoy a lovely festive day out.”

The first leg of the quilt’s journey starts from Claremont House & Lodge in Caister-on-Sea, where it will be delivered to residents at The Gables residential home in Gorleston, before moving on to Overbury House in Wroxham.  A full schedule of the quilt’s journey is below.

David Bates, Chief Operating Officer for Healthcare Homes added: “Congratulations to everyone who has been involved not only in making the fabric masterpiece, but to those coordinating the quilt’s journey across counties to ensure that everyone gets to see the finished piece. It makes quite a social occasion for those residents who have volunteered to hand it over to the next home, as they get to meet other residents and share the overall experience - as well as a mince pie and glass of festive sherry, of course.”

 

Last updated on 13 November 2014.

Knitted Tree project creates woolly masterpieces

“If you go down to the woods today you’re sure to have a surprise!”

Don’t be surprised if when passing one of Healthcare Homes’ residential or nursing homes this month you spot a multi-coloured tree or two in their grounds and gardens! The Group has set a fun challenge that invites all 23 homes in the group to take part in a ‘Knitted Tree’ project, which encourages residents, staff, friends, family and the wider local communities to get involved – and get knitting! 
 
Each year, Healthcare Homes sets an annual fun challenge across the group, which encourages creativity, but most of all, interaction and an enjoyable experience.  Last year saw a poetry competition, with entries being collated into a group-wide book, and this year sees the launch of the Knitted Tree Project. 

Sue Campbell-Bannerman, regional activities coordinator devised the idea for the latest project and is pleased with the response received so far: "All the homes have really enjoyed this project and already the entries we are receiving really are fantastic.  Well done to not only the residents and staff, but relatives, friends and people from the local communities who are joining in!"

Rita Coleman, who is also working with Sue on the project, added: "We have invited all homes to take part in a Knitted Tree Project. Anyone can join in with the knitting: residents, staff, friends, family and even the local community. All they need to do is find a tree within the grounds of the home and get knitting! They can make squares that can then be sown up to go around the trunk or branches, or create pom-poms that can be displayed – be inspired, get creative and happy knitting!”

The Knitted Tree project will not only inject a great deal of colour into the gardens of the 23 homes located across the eastern counties, but is also a great opportunity to bring everyone together for a fun experience.   Photos of all the completed Knitted projects will then be entered into a prize draw, where prizes will be awarded to the three most creative entries.

David Bates, chief operating officer, Healthcare Homes Group added: “Every year our activity coordinators set a fun challenge across all the homes in our group and this one is particularly colourful!  I’ve already seen some of the decorated trees and it certainly catches your attention, particularly as the weather is turning autumnal – it adds a zest of colour back into our homes’ gardens, and is ultimately great fun for residents, friends, family, and the homes’ local communities.”

 

Last updated on 15 November 2013.

Key facts about this care service

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Size of care home

Medium25 beds

Registered manager in post

Yes registered manager in post

Annual staff turnover

Within the typical range with a value of 29%

Staff qualifications

42%of staff holding, or working towards, a relevant qualification.

Food hygiene rating

5Very good

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Type of care provided by this organisation

Care home without nursing

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