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Apple House featured in new Care England brochure…

Honoured Guests is a new publication produced in partnership with Care England and  John’s Campaign–a national movement that focuses on recognising and actively involving families. Apple House care homes are proud to have joined John’s Campaign as part of our ethos of inclusion, of recognising the important role of family and friends to care residents’ wellbeing and personal identity. “I quite like the title ‘Honoured Guests.  It reminds people, whether we are family or friends, that we are there as guests of the resident. This title also reinforces that staff and relatives…

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…

CQC Chief Inspector Congratulates Us!

Ms. Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC Chief Inspector, tweeted us today to say, “Many contratulations.  Please pass on my best wishes to your team and everyone you support.” Ms. Sutcliffe’s tweet followed a CQC national press release today announcing Summerwood care home’s ‘Outstanding’ rating, the highest rating possible.  Following the press release, Apple House Ltd were delighted to be contacted by local press taking up this good news story in an age when, all too often, the care sector is in the spotlight for more negative reasons. Apple House will be holding a celebratory…

Summerwood is rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

Following CQC’s national press release today, Apple House Ltd is very proud to announce that we have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Summerwood care home, New Milton, Hampshire. We are delighted that CQC’s report has reflected the ‘can do’ culture which is one of the driving forces behind what we do. It’s a wonderful way for the people we support and all of our Summerwood team to have their home and achievements recognised and commended by CQC, who we see as such a positive national regulator. The rating is a culmination of the…

Have your cake and eat it…

Our team called to request cakes this morning. They wanted them now, and they wanted them delivered! So we did! 😉  #HappyTeam #FeedMe #MakingDreamsComeTrue…

From little pips, apple trees grow!

Nurture your career with us! We’re delighted that our two waking nights at Redcroft were snapped up almost immediately by two team members who bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm with our company to the midweek wake duties.  That career vacancy is no longer available, therefore. Don’t despair! We have exciting support worker opportunities at Summerwood care home in New Milton, Hampshire.  Plant the seed now by joining our dynamic team, and branch out with Apple House for: excellent salary • career progression • pension scheme • training • travel expenses • incentives • and FUN! Click the ‘careers&#8217…

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…

Careers Open Day…

Summerwood Care Home in New Milton, Hampshire, is the venue for our forthcoming Careers Open Day on Thursday, 11th May. If you are an experienced support worker who is seeking a new challenge with a progressive, forward-thinking company, then we would love to welcome you to our team! Why not pop in for coffee, an informal chat, tour and to meet our team? You will be given a warm welcome, an employment pack and a Golden Ticket which could net you a very cool £100! Clear your diary and don’t miss this exciting event…

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…

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