Darlington Food & Drink Festival

Darlington is set to host a Food & Drink Festival this bank holiday weekend.

Our residents will be venturing out to the event that prides itself on being fully accessible for everyone with lots of cafes and stalls on offer. 

The Festival is set to take place from Friday 25th May until Monday 28th May, so lots of opportunity to check it out and support local traders over the bank holiday. 


The Indoor Market will host cookery demonstrations, which our residents will be able to watch live followed by a relaxing afternoon tea.

We love getting our residents involved in community events especially when it'll give them a sense of nostalgia from the old days when the outdoor market used to based in Darlington's Market Square. 

To find out more about what trips out our residents get up to, contact us on agency@ascotcare.co.uk

Thank you to all that attended our Charity Golf Day

Our annual Charity Golf Day in support of Hire a Hero was a huge success.

This was our sixth annual golf day and was hosted in Newcastle at Close House in Heddon-on-the-Wall. 16 teams came together to take part in different games and challenges across the 18-hole course. Competitions included our hole in one challenge and nearest to the pin challenge - which had some tough competition! Winning teams were in with a chance of golf caps, polo tops as well as a voucher to play at Close House.


The competition was fierce and everyone had a great time taking part in the games. Winners included team 28, Connor Taylor, Andrew Carser, Donal Collins, Jon Hinchcliffe and Craig Jones. Each donated all their winnings to our chosen charity Hire a Hero, who support Service Leavers and Veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life.


With over 63 players attending this year's Charity Golf Day, we were able to raise over £2,000 for Hire a Hero. None of this would have been possible without the support of the players and a huge thank you to Close House Nothumberland who hosted the event for us. 


If you missed out this time, you can attend our next charity event on Friday 12th October where we will be taking part in more golf challenges to raise money for our chosen charity. 

We look forward to continue to support Hire a Hero in the future.

Tomorrow's Charity Gold Day

Join us tomorrow (Friday 11 May, 2018) for our annual Charity Golf Day in aid of Hire a Hero, a charity that supports retired army personnel.

We'll be hosting a hole in one challenge, a BBQ, nearest to the pin challenge, pre-tournament planning, golf concierge services and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The event will take place at the prestigious Close House Northumberland and is welcome to all ages.

To find out more about the event, contact us on info@ascotcare.co.uk



Castleview renovations underway

Our Alnwick based Home is undergoing major renovations as we strive to improve our resident’s experience.

Castleview is set to start our new plan for full renovation across all our North East facilities which will improve our service and the standard of care we provide to our clients.

Our Alnwick based Home is set to transform as an extension hosting four bedrooms will be created, two brand new conservatories, rebuilding an existing conservatory and finally move the staff room to the first floor for an even faster response time to clients.

Response time to clients  is of high priority to Ascot Care and Castleview will be leading by example with its modernisation to suit the needs of our residents and their families.

Castleview will also see 109 of its windows replaced, along with a  revamped entrance hall and hair salon.

To find out more about Castleview, contact castleview@ascotcare.co.uk


Upcoming Ascot Care Charity Golf Day

We are excited to invite you to join us for our annual Charity Golf Day in aid of a charity close to our hearts, Hire a Hero.

On Friday 11th May 2018 we'll be hosting a hole in one challenge, a BBQ, nearest to the pin challenge, pre-tournament planning, golf concierge services and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The event will take place at the prestigious Close House Northumberland.

To find out more about the event, contact us on info@ascotcare.co.uk


World Parkinson's Day

This year we are focusing our efforts on raising awareness of World Parkinson’s Day, taking place on Wednesday 11 April 2018.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition, which means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. 

The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's in the UK is about 145,000 - that's around one adult in every 350.

There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition as research is constantly developing. 

Ultimately we want to take a stand today to raise awareness that when you have Parkinson's there are lots of things you can do to feel in control of daily life.

If you or someone you know has Parkinson's and you wish to seek some support, contact Call us on 0808 800 0303.

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Westoe Grange visit South Shield's Museum

Our Westoe Grange Home based in South Shields took a trip out to explore their local museum and all its current exhibits. 

Residents enjoyed travelling back in time and looking at artifacts, trying on costumes and discussing local history.

Our residents across all our six Homes based throughout the North East regularly have the opportunity to venture outside on trips as we believe keeping the mind and body active is important.

To find out more about our Westoe Grange Home, contact westoegrange@ascotcare.co.uk

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Swallowing Awareness Day

We are in full support of Swallowing Awareness Day that campaigns to raise greater awareness of dysphagia, a condition that affects you from being able to swallow safely.

Dysphagia can affect people at any stage of their lives. But through support from speech and language therapists people are able to eat and drink safely.

Eating and drinking difficulties can consequently have life threatening outcomes as it can lead to choking, pneumonia, malnutrition, weight loss and dehydration.

Please take a moment to get involved with the quizzes, activities and detailed information of the condition provided to raise awareness.



Castleview gets creative

Our residents in our Castleview care home based in Alnwick have started a new ‘pimp my zimmer’ project, where residents get the opportunity to personalise their walking frame to stand out from crowd. 

The project hopes to let residents share their creative side and encourage use of their walking frames to prevent a potential fall. 

So far they have had lots of fun choosing photos and fonts they want to use to decorate their frame and the photos of Bill and Brian’s walking frames are a wonderful start to the project.

There is an opportunity to view the Castleview facilities at their upcoming open day, where residents have already been underway further showcasing their creative side by creating signs and decorations.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the open day, contact Castleview on castleview@ascotcare.co.uk

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