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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…

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…

Macmillan Coffee Morning…

Apple House care home joined in the fundraising fun by hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  The home raised £25 and our organisation matched this and raised it to £50!  Well done residents, staff and families at Apple House care home! All homes will be joining in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on the 30th September this year…

Bushcraft…

Personal integration with nature and the earth – the bushcraft way.  We are delighted to announce that we have commissioned the services of Sunrise Bushcraft to provide adventure days for residents of our homes. Utilising the wonderful forest on our doorstep, individuals will be able to forage for herbs, build shelters, take part in fun activities and really get back to nature! Taking home more than just an experience… From whittling pencils to making dream-catchers to working towards a qualification, our aim is for every person to take something away that is special to them.  Whether it be…

Our summer garden party was an owling success!

“Yesterday, Redcroft hosted its annual summer garden party and BBQ which featured an aviary professional delivering a live display with his barn owl, ‘Biscuit.’ Both Summerwood and Apple house also attended with invitations having been sent to the families of those whom we support across the three homes. This event offered a fantastic opportunity for residents and their families to socialise in their home in a relaxed, familiar environment and also to have the chance to meet new people and to build new friendships.  It was also a chance to show their families all the personal touches…

The growing family at Redcroft…

When Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations, was asked to re-home two cute guinea pigs it was impossible to say no, such is our residents’ love of pets!  Redcroft welcomed the new additions this week.  With a hutch in a shady spot in the garden, our newest pets are now neighbours to our chickens…

Strategic planning in LD care…

Strategic Planning: Looking at Operational Goals. The Apple House Ltd Approach: The world of management and strategic planning can be full of jargon-based terms and phrases, which can take the core meaning away from readers who want to see the direction and aims a company wants to work towards. While it is crucial that our company has a clear strategic plan from directorship level, the methods which enable this plan to work through an operational route are key to achieving the common goal. This planning stage will assist the company forward through an ever-increasing demanding economy and climate…

Perfect BBQ weather…

Redcroft are busy planning a summer BBQ which will be held at Redcroft care home in Bournemouth in August. Guests of honour this year will be three owls!  The owls are part of our ongoing approach to utilising pet therapy as part of our holistic care ethos…

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