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St Johns celebrates 25th Anniversary


St Johns care home in Droitwich, Worcester, has celebrated 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month. They marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment from local singer, David Lawrence. Residents, their family members, and staff, past and present, were joined in the celebrations by special guests that included the Vice… read full article

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“Royalty” Visit for Croft Meadow Residents


Residents at Croft Meadow care home had a star-studded surprise on Christmas Eve when a BAFTA nominee called by to spend some time with them. Anna Chancellor, who features in the hit Netflix series The Crown as Lady Rosse, popped along to the care home, in Steyning, joined by her family and her four-legged friend,… read full article

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Burley’s Wood Production of Cinderella


Burleys Wood in Crawley pulled out all the stops to put on a wonderful Christmas Panto for the residents. Instead of hiring a production company the staff decided they would produce and star in their very own production of Cinderella with many volunteers who helped with costumes and props and scenery. The main cast were:… read full article

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Dreams can come true at Shaw


A resident of a Bristol care service has had her dream come true after recording a song at a professional studio. Lynne Hayter, of Springbank care home, in Brentry, was recognised earlier this year in the ‘Resident / Relative’ category at the prestigious Shaw Star awards, an event organised by Shaw healthcare to recognise excellence… read full article

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Bridges invests £10M for long-term growth


Shaw healthcare (“Shaw”), an employee-owned care provider for the elderly, has agreed to sell a minority stake to Bridges Evergreen Holdings (“Evergreen”) for £10m to accelerate its growth and development. Care provision for the elderly is approaching crisis point in the UK due to funding pressures and the rapid growth in demand caused by an… read full article

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A Little Bit of magic at The Hawthorns


The husband of a resident at The Hawthorns care home in Evesham has raised more than £5000 to buy a piece of equipment aimed at helping dementia patients to relax and reminisce. Pete James, whose wife, Nicole, lives at The Hawthorns, has used the funds to purchase a ‘magic table’. This new technology uses interactive… read full article

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Shaw healthcare to manage new Poole care home


Shaw healthcare, has been selected by Borough of Poole to manage and deliver specialist care and nursing services at a new 80-bed care home, following a competitive tender. Figbury Lodge, in Canford Heath, will provide 50 care and 10 nursing beds, alongside 20 intermediate beds – a bridge between hospital and home – 10 of… read full article

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Shaw stars 2017


More than 200 people gathered at The Chesford Grange in Warwickshire for the annual Shaw Star Awards, which aims to reward the achievements of outstanding staff members. Elizabeth House care home in Bognor Regis and Waverley House in Leominster, won the two facility awards, while individual winners included Hayley Harwood, team leader at The Martlets… read full article

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Shaw healthcare Long Service Celebrations


Care staff from across the company were invited to a special lunch to commemorate significant anniversaries with company on the 21st June. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the beautiful Stanton House Hotel in Swindon, which was organised to celebrate the dedication of its longer serving staff across the country. Shaw’s Deputy Chief… read full article

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Waverley House celebrates 10 year anniversary


Waverley House care home has celebrated 10 years of delivering care in the community this month. The care home in Leominster marked the occasion on Thursday 4th May with an afternoon tea party and musical entertainment which was enjoyed by many guests including Cllr Brian Wilcox, Chairman of Herefordshire County Council and Suzanne Hughes, Deputy… read full article

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