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Vicki is Celebrating Fifteen Years' Service!

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Kelly is an Outstanding Manager!

We'd like to celebrate the Registered Manager from Summer Fields Care Home, Kelly Crabtree. Kelly has been with the company just eighteen months, but has been able to make some amazing changes that benefit staff members and residents. Kelly was awarded an 'Outstanding Performance' certificate and a beautiful bunch of flowers for her hard work, passion and determination.

Our Managing Director Vicki says...
"Kelly has made many positive changes to Summer Fields since she started eighteen months ago. She clearly has a vision, and is so dedicated to getting the home where she'd like it to be. Kelly has inspired a motivated team of staff, which has helped the smooth running of the home and aids its continuing success.
Kelly has worked so hard, and the home's popularity is going from strength to strength. We now have a home that is bursting at the seams. This is an incredible achievement, and just shows the benefits of putting your heart and soul into your workplace.
I …

Zoe is an Outstanding Manager!

We'd like to take a moment to celebrate Zoe Searston, the Registered Manager at Langwith Lodge Residential Home. Zoe was given an Outstanding Performance Award at a recent managers' meeting for all of our homes, and we couldn't be prouder of her passion, commitment and determination.

Managing Director Vicki has said of Zoe:
"We knew immediately upon meeting her that Zoe would be the right fit for manager! Few people knew that our gem of a home existed, and we needed somebody like Zoe to get stuck in and change that.
Zoe has worked tirelessly over these past three years to put her own stamp on the home. She is also the Great British Care Awards East Midlands Registered Home Manager of the Year, and we all know why. Zoe is a fantastic manager, and always has residents' and team members' best interests at heart.
The addition of a dementia specialist at Langwith Lodge was a fantastic idea, presented and supported by Zoe and her team. This has seen the home's popul…

'Six Steps' Recognition for Summer Fields Care Home

We are delighted to announce that Senior Care Assistant Tracy Wallace has successfully completed the ‘Six Steps to Success’ training programme with the Wirral NHS Foundation Trust, which has enhanced her own understanding and the quality of end of life care provided throughout Summer Fields Care Home. Tracy has worked tirelessly to become our home’s End of Life Champion, and we couldn’t be prouder of her determination and effort. End of life care is an essential part of what we do, and the programme embeds a philosophy of palliative care while supporting those working with residents from all walks of life.

Tracy’s persistent efforts have helped to introduce appropriate end of life care documents to those that need them, while ensuring that many residents have Emergency Health Care Plans. In addition, many of her colleagues are now more confident in the delivery of end of life care, and are empowered to speak up when they are not sure. The excellent standard of care provided by Summer…

An Interview with Our Great British Care Awards Winners

Janet Mansbridge and Zoe Searston Interview: Great British Care Awards Winners

Langwith Lodge Residential Home is still celebrating its wins at last month’s Great British Care Awards. Members of the management team were thrilled to discover that the home had won not one, but two awards at the regional event, which celebrated the very best talent in the care industry across the East Midlands.
Langwith Lodge Residential Home's manager Zoe Searston secured the East Midlands Registered Care Manager Award, while activities co-ordinator Janet Mansbridge won the East Midlands Activities Co-ordinator Award. These awards are thoroughly deserved, and stand as a testament to Zoe and Janet's hard work, passion, dedication and care.
Vicki Weller is the managing director of Your Health Limited, which owns Langwith Lodge Residential Home. She says, “Langwith Lodge is a wonderful place for residents and staff, and that's because of the amazing team Zoe has in place. She and Janet have done …

Wanted: Your Christmas Cards of Kindness

Can you help our residents across ten homes to unlock their memories of Christmases past, as they enjoy Christmas present with family, friends and our staff members? 
We're asking for your Christmas Cards of Kindness, wherever you are in the world! We'd like you to fill your cards with happy memories of your own Christmases past, and remind our residents of some of the things they might have received, experienced and enjoyed in years gone by. What are your favourite Christmas memories? What were, and are your own Christmas traditions? Your recollections could help our residents to recall what their Christmases sounded, smelled and tasted like, and will inspire moments of nostalgia that really enrich the lives of those we work with, and for - particularly those who may be confused by the appearance of paraphernalia that might be alien to what they remember Christmas to be. 
We're keen to learn more about Christmases around the world, too. We're asking for anecdotes, poetr…

Cedar Court Dementia Care Home's Visit to Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood

The day couldn't have been better for our visit to the National Trust Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood yesterday; the sun was shining brightly and the wind, though chilly, kept at bay as our residents made their way into the museum. We had plenty of blankets for the occasion, too! Accompanying staff members were Kath, Ken and Barbara, who enjoyed the minibus journey immensely. We were ready for an afternoon trip down memory lane...

Sudbury Hall is currently closed to visitors as staff members and volunteers prepare the venue for Christmas. The 17th Century hall is getting ready to sparkle in time for the festive season, and we can't wait to see pictures of it in all its glory. However, we'd come to take a look at the collections of old toys and games in anticipation of our December theme of childhood, playfulness and imagination. Ken, Barbara and Kath were looking forward to reacquainting themselves with some of their favourite nicknacks from years gone by - and we coul…