Reflecting on 2018…

First and foremost, Apple House care homes wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!

Now well and truly into the new year, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the last year and what a year it was for us all!

Redcroft’s transformation began exactly twelve months ago when the foundations were laid for the beautiful new wing which has been used to its fullest since completion in early summer, with a comprehensive schedule of pop-up shows. Last year saw the creation of an accessible garden, patios and activity cabin. Perhaps most exciting of all was CQC’s recognition of the hard work of our Redcroft team with their award of an Outstanding for ‘Responsive.’

For Summerwood there was new wood flooring, sprucing up, and a full itinerary of adventures which took advantage of the home’s excellent location twixt forest and sea. We were incredibly proud of Carly, Deputy Manager, who was an award finalist and of John, Registered Manager, who joined us in Birmingham as finalist for a national award.

Apple House care home became even more accessible with a posh new stair lift. Most exciting of all was having the honour of accompanying Mr G, resident at Apple, to Birmingham to receive his National Finalist certificate. Here he is proudly displaying the engraved pocket watch he received to mark his achievement (shared with his kind permission)…

What will 2019 bring? Already the new year has seen further enhancement at Redcroft with a fabulous new kitchen and range cooker installed last week. At Apple House care home we are busy considering plans for a new conservatory to enhance our current dining provision and patio areas. Summerwood too will see some fabulous enhancements during the next few months.

Finally, we welcome new team members and look forward to our annual party next month. Here at HQ we are already plotting to make 2019 a year of fun for our colleagues and those whom we support.

–Jane Montrose, Managing Director.

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