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Join Our Outstanding Team!

We’re looking for a Senior Support worker at our ‘Outstanding’ Hampshire care home. Summerwood has recently been awarded the highest CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’ meaning it’s among the top 1% of care providers in the country!  We’d love you to be part of our dynamic team there so, if you are experienced in learning disability support and seek an employer who will value, train and reward you, please get in touch using our ‘Contact Us’ page on this blog or call 01202 485597 (mornings). Due to promotions, we…

Congratulations! You’re a star!

Congratulations and very well done to two team members at Redcroft care home! Tom and Mandy have both achieved their Level Three Diploma in Health and Social Care (loud round of applause!) Skills For Care state: “Skills for Care strongly believes that, when delivered well, these qualifications will provide a capable, confident and skilled workforce. These qualifications will support workers to deliver compassionate care based on strong values and ensure dignity is experienced by all those who need care and support and their carers.” [Read their report HERE] We very proud of both Tom and Mandy and look…

Please Vote for Us!

The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards will take place on 14th July 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham. About The Awards: The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. About Apple House care homes: We aim to provide a service which is tailored to meet the individual needs of residents and is driven by the following four key principles: Rights Independence Choice Inclusion We believe that everyone at Apple House care homes should be able…

Creative Minds…

How Creative Minds artists make a real difference within Apple House care homes: In October 2015, I joined Creative Minds, a social enterprise set up to make art accessible to everybody, including people in care homes and residential homes for adults with learning disabilities. I am based in New Milton and deliver regular art sessions in the surrounding area including Lymington, Christchurch, Lyndhurst and Ringwood, and there are other Creative Minds artists delivering art sessions all around the country encouraging people who find it hard to access other art and craft courses by taking the sessions directly to them. I…

Red Nose Day…

Tomorrow, March 24th, is RED NOSE DAY and we’re cooking up some fun! Summerwood care home will be holding a cake sale in aid of Red Nose Day and World Autism Awareness Week (which is next week but hey, CAKE!) plus there is a sweepstake underway. Redcroft care home are holding a LEGS ELEVEN bingo afternoon on Sunday 2nd April also in aid of the above charities. Apple House care home are holding various fun activities this coming Saturday. As a company, we always match pound for pound any money raised for charity…

Why we’re changing to Karndean Flooring…

We love the look of real wood flooring. It has that homely, relaxed feel to it that fits so well with our style. Carpets, ugh!  We’ve tried the all-singing-all-dancing bleachable, wool twist, Axminster – you name it.  The problem with carpets is they simply aren’t durable no matter their price tag, at least not in high throughput areas.  This is an ongoing issue where we have high footfall and wheelchair use.  Whilst we love the feel underfoot of carpets in bedrooms, they really don’t cut it when it comes to hallways…

Looking to join a first class team?

If you’re looking to join a first class team and are an experienced care giver, then look no further! Redcroft Care Home is seeking either one or two support workers to fill two waking night shifts per week.  Tuesday and Wednesday nights are now available due to a staff member swapping to day shifts. We offer excellent rates of pay, pension scheme, training, chocolate – you name it, it’s probably included! Redcroft is a ten-bedded learning disability residential home close to the beaches of Hengistbury Head and Southbourne, and the buzzing Bournemouth town centre.  With…

Our Bug Houses…

We are mad for bug houses! What are bug houses? Insects are so beneficial for our gardens, or at least some are!  Lurking in the lupins and hiding in the hyacinths are a plethora of absolute pests such as aphids, mealybugs and other nasty leaf-chompers. We don’t like pesticides.  We love our gardens and our vegetable patches.  The natural solution is to attract the ‘right’ kind of bugs to battle pests and to ensure the eco-balance of our beautiful outdoor spaces. This is why the latest additions to our garden at Redcroft care home…

Accessible Gardening…

This bleak winter will not last forever!  As Spring edges ever closer, we look to our outdoor spaces and reflect on the many benefits they bring as well as the importance of making them accessible to all. 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…

Join Our Team…

  We are currently seeking an experienced (wake) night support worker to join our team at Redcroft care home in Bournemouth.  Please see our ‘careers’ page right here on the blog and join our dynamic team…

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