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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas…

May we take this opportunity to wish residents, their families and friends, care managers, community nurses and wider teams and our own staff team, a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and healthy 2017. With warmest regards, Jane, Romaine, and the management team at Apple House care homes…

Seasonal Fun at Summerwood…

“Our first Christmas dinner dance event with live music at Gateway was a huge success.  It was super to see Father Christmas for his first visit of the season!” “We also attended the nativity at Ashley Baptist Church where we were all shepherds and participated in a reading.” “The home is decorated and we’re counting down the sleeps until Christmas Day, all very exciting!” –– John Caslake, Registered Manager, Summerwood…

Panto Season…Oh no it isn’t!

Our chosen pantomime this year is Cinderella at the Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre.  With tickets booked we can’t wait to shout, ‘Behind you!’ The origins of British Pantomime or “Panto” as it is known date back to the middle ages, taking on board the traditions of the Italian “Commedia dell’ Arte, the Italian night scenes and British Music hall to produce an intrinsic art form that constantly adapted to survive up to the present day…

Caring Through Counselling…

We recognise that people may have times in their lives when they need extra support in their lives to understand and cope with personal situations or difficulties. To support our staff when they need this service we have been referring people to Compass Counselling – A counselling service for the New Forest. Based in Lymington they are an accredited service of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. They offer a sliding scale of fees according to your income, they try and ensure that no one in need of counselling…

Feeling Festive…

We are getting our festive groove on! This photograph showcases the Christmas creativity of J and M alongside Jayne, registered manager at our cosy Bournemouth home, Apple House…

World Human Rights Day…

World Human Rights Day  10th December 2016   Human rights day is commemorated on 10th December every year. This year the theme is to ‘Stand up for someones rights today.’   It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.    The UN’s General Assembly declared that having human rights “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.     What does it mean to be a human rights defender? One of the positive actions is to have a genuine regard for your fellow human beings and believe…

DSM5 – Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder — Anonymously Autistic

I am not a fan of the medical jargon, but I feel it is important that for the record this information be provided to my beloved readers here. I disagree with the pathology the words below dehumanize but they are an official description – one that can grant or deny services, help, and accommodations. To […] via DSM5 – Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder — Anonymously Autistic…

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