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Apple House Director wins ‘Director of The Year’ Award!

Congratulations to our very own Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations, for winning the coveted ‘Director of The Year’ award at last week’s finals of the Venus Women in Business Awards. “It’s been a great experience being part of the whole process for the Venus Awards. Not only did I meet such inspiring women during the the months leading up to the final who were also nominated, I was introduced to our fabulous sponsors and judges. If you know of someone that you would wish to nominate then I would highly recommend that you…

Social Care: Sleepwalking Into A Crisis?

April 2016 saw the introduction of The National Living Wage (NLW).  We ask: How is this impacting on the cost and therefore the provision of sleep duties in adult social care settings? “Paying for sleep-ins at an hourly rate means that the sector is faced with a real and potentially overwhelming funding crisis.” — Mencap, July 2017 Apple House, as a responsible employer, has been paying its sleep duty staff the NLW since its introduction.  This had a huge impact on our staffing budget.  We, like most providers, see scant if any increases in fees in spite…

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…

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…

A grand old Edwardian lady…

“Redcroft is a wonderful building.  Its history is as colourful as the paintings that adorn its walls.  It’s been a family home, a doctor’s surgery.  Dating back to the start of the last century, it retains a charm that is inherent in buildings of its age.  We were determined, when we bought the house many years ago, to keep all of the features that made it so unique.  There are servants bells scattered around the house.  I have tried to ring for a cup of tea, to no avail 😉 “There is something magical about…

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