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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Accessible gardening…

There have been many studies that highlight the many benefits of accessible gardening.  This means that a garden, and gardening, is designed in such a way as to not form barriers to those with a wish to garden or to touch and enjoy the many sensory delights that a garden can yield. Our homes each have large and varied gardens:  Apple House has one hundred feet of lawn, of blooms and fruit trees that produce apples for baking.  Summerwood is in the process of further developing its sensory garden which is one of two quite distinct gardens private to the…

The growing family at Redcroft…

When Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations, was asked to re-home two cute guinea pigs it was impossible to say no, such is our residents’ love of pets!  Redcroft welcomed the new additions this week.  With a hutch in a shady spot in the garden, our newest pets are now neighbours to our chickens…

Strategic planning in LD care…

Strategic Planning: Looking at Operational Goals. The Apple House Ltd Approach: The world of management and strategic planning can be full of jargon-based terms and phrases, which can take the core meaning away from readers who want to see the direction and aims a company wants to work towards. While it is crucial that our company has a clear strategic plan from directorship level, the methods which enable this plan to work through an operational route are key to achieving the common goal. This planning stage will assist the company forward through an ever-increasing demanding economy and climate…

Perfect BBQ weather…

Redcroft are busy planning a summer BBQ which will be held at Redcroft care home in Bournemouth in August. Guests of honour this year will be three owls!  The owls are part of our ongoing approach to utilising pet therapy as part of our holistic care ethos…

Seeking a Deputy Manager…

Nurture your career with us… We are now recruiting an experienced deputy manager for our Hampshire care home, Summerwood. Apple House Ltd is a friendly, client focused company established in 2004 and is one of the most highly regarded local independent care providers, offering a wide range of care and support within our homes and the wider community. We are looking for an experienced and dedicated individual to help support positive outcomes for service users with a variety of care needs which include autism, complex and challenging support needs, physical and learning disabilities. We work to positively reable service…

Learning Disability Care Vacancy…

Across the group, we now have one vacancy at our New Forest home, Summerwood. Summerwood is a specialist residential home for up to 8 adults with learning and physical disabilities, who may also have complex needs and/or needs associated with the autistic spectrum.  Summerwood offers extremely flexible accommodation which can be utilised as either a stepping stone to more independent living or for a high needs service.  We now have available one delightful en-suite first floor bedroom with garden view. Located in Ashley, a small hamlet close to the thriving town of New Milton, the home is close…

Busy times at Apple House…

Here at Apple House Care Home, we are having non-stop fun this summer! Everyone is looking forward to the Great British Summer Fayre with live music and entertainment. D proudly showed off his fire training certificate! We are all off to the circus soon in sunny Bournemouth! D joined in a theatrical production of The Roman Gods. With so much more planned, we really are making the most of this fine weather! –Jayne Jackson, Registered Manager, Apple House Care Home…

Summer at Summerwood…

Leading a busy life is something we all take for granted. There never seems to be enough time to do everything we would really like. For people with learning difficulties having access to enough meaningful tasks can be challenging, especially in an age of austerity and cuts; a time where benefits and services are being slashed and everyone is looking at new ways to save money. People with LD need support to access all the activities they would like to do and often find that having the right motivation is the key. For that they need dedicated staff who know…

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