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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…

Care to Join Us?

Smart move!  You are now one step closer to joining our dynamic team.. A career with Apple House Ltd is rewarding, challenging, interesting and fun. Our team members are valued, appreciated and supported. With opportunities to further your training and experience, you will be encouraged and mentored to participate in the latest professional qualifications that will enhance your career pathway with us. Redcroft care home in Southbourne, Bournemouth seeks YOU if you are an experienced support worker, for Wednesday nights, wake duty.  Permanent contract offered with excellent pension scheme, holiday entitlement and guaranteed hours. Act now and you could grab…

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…

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…

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…

SAD…

“After a resident let staff know that she did not like the dark, gloomy winters, Redcroft invested in a SAD Lamp for her bedroom.  SAD Lamps give off bright light that mimics natural outdoor lighting and can help prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which typically occurs in the darker Autumn/ Winter months and can lead to depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. In the short space of time that the lamp has been in use it has already had a big impact on that person’s life. She can often be found sunning herself with a big smile on…

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…

Big night out…

“We are fortunate to be located a stone’s throw from the wonderful beaches and shops and nightlife of Bournemouth.  Not just for holiday makers, Bournemouth offers all year round entertainment and we took advantage of this recently as we often do.  Cameo Nightclub was the venue for a ‘Big Night Out’ event providing a fantastic opportunity to socialise with others at a night of music and dancing.” “Before Cameo, of course, was our Halloween party to rival all others!  Everyone at Redcroft seemed to greatly enjoy decorating the house in spooktacular fashion, carving…

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