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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Our Training Principles…

“Apple House Ltd believes that its employees represent its greatest asset.  By providing opportunities, facilities and financial support for training, the service aims to ensure that all of its employees are in possession of the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to perform their jobs to the highest standard.  To this end, the service is committed to functioning as a learning organisation, providing all of its employees with the opportunity for training and re-training in accordance with their own needs and that of our homes. Without a skilled, committed and well-trained staff team, the service cannot possibly succeed…

LD residential 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 ensuite first floor bedroom with garden view. Located in Ashley, a small hamlet close to the thriving town of New Milton, the home is close to…

Send us a postcard…

Wishing our residents who are currently on holiday, a wonderful time! This week there are two separate holidays well underway, with another starting next Monday.  Further holidays are taking place next month too.  In addition, this week there are planned trips to Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Monkey World, the New Forest and Aquarium.  Aren’t we lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country…

Wheely excited at Redcroft!

It’s here!  Our new wheelchair accessible minibus, and it’s green!  We love it…

Apple House gets a makeover!

Apple House care home in Bournemouth will be getting a makeover while residents are away on holiday next week!  It will be all hands on deck for the transformation! Included in the schedule of works is a new cloakroom, new shower room, redecoration including blue walls for D’s room, as requested by D, and fresh new soft furnishings.  All who live at Apple House are excited to return from holiday to see our handiwork!  We are delighted to again be working with Ultimate Interiors and our own handyman, Adrian…

Bushcraft experience…

A first for Apple House care homes, was a day of bushcrafting with Sunrise Bushcraft of Hampshire. “D and J both participated in the bushcraft adventure. Following a nature trail, they identified different leaves and brought home a picture of the leaves that they had collected. Nuts were then collected for use on the fire.Both got involved in making dream catchers and now have them hanging in their rooms. D said that the best part of the day was building a hut from branches and leaves.” –– Jayne Jackson, Apple House care home. James White, owner of Sunrise…

Communities for all…

“You are not defined by a learning disability, you have many wonderful abilities! Let’s celebrate them!” –– Jane Montrose, Managing Director, Apple House Ltd Studies have shown that people with learning disabilities feel more accepted and valued in their communities than ever before.  For many, transformation has come through friendships, through being more independent and from having a voice and from the termination of institutionalised lives where they were stripped of the essence of individuality. Small homes such as ours, located within residential communities, mean that those whom we support are living as part those communities.  We…

If you go down to the woods today…

We did.  Today was our first foray into bushcraft and what an incredible day it was.  More to follow, so watch this space…

Redcroft’s Shiny New Wheels…

We will finally be saying goodbye to our trusty minibus at Redcroft.  Having served us well for 11 years, it’s time to welcome a more suitable and younger model.  With wheelchair accessibility and electric ramp, this zippy new green beauty can’t arrive soon enough!  We happen to love the colour too…

Technology woes…

“For my benefit, just because the copier hates me!” ––Jane Montrose, Managing Director, Apple House care homes…

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