Ascot Care win an Award!

We are proud to announce that Ascot Care have been recognised for our continued support towards the Armed Forces community. 

Ascot Care have been awarded the 'Silver Award Winner 2018' from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 

Through our annual Charity Golf Days and other fundraising events, we have supported Hire a Hero - they are a charitable organisation who help ex-military and we are looking forward to supporting them in the future. 


Gold Tea Dance comes to Darlington

Darlington is hosting an exclusive Tea Dance to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

The event will take place in Darlington's Market Square on Thursday 16th August from 1pm - 3pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the Little Big Band, take part in line dancing, a hamper draw, raffle, stalls and FREE tea and scones to mark the occasion. 

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We're sure our residents from The Gardens based in Darlington will be attending this event to reminisce of the historical event.

Summer Activities

There's been lots going on across our six care homes over the summer months.

From colourful Skittle experiments, magic painting, World Cup fever, Armed Forces Day celebrations and a very special lady's birthday! 


Our wonderful resident Mena celebrated her 109th birthday with us, which was showcased in the Shield's Gazette. The team at Westoe Grange wished her a happy birthday and celebrated with a beautiful cake.


World Cup fever and our Armed Forces Day celebrations took place across all six of our homes, with residents enjoying a classic war time singer, which brought back lots of memories! 

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We LOVE letting our residents try new things, so we've been busy getting creative with Skittles to make rainbows! 


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Come on England!

Across all our homes we've been busy following and supporting England Football Club in their venture into the World Cup.

Residents and staff alike have come together to watch England play each game - sporting England flags, hats and memorabilia.


We were so pleased on Saturday to see England make it into the semi finals for the first time in 28 years - lots of our lovely residents were reminiscing of this time.

We've got our fingers crossed for England on Wednesday - hopefully they'll make it into the finals and bring that trophy home! 

Be heatwave safe

When the sun makes an appearance, it's hard not to make the most of it and get outdoors and enjoy some rays.

The NHS have appealed for everyone to be sun aware and look out for their neighbours, friends and family who may be elderly and need support during the summer months.

Although the heat can be lovely in small doses, it can also cause dehydration, overheating and exhaustion - especially for the elderly who might not be as sun prepared. 

You can be prepared by checking the weather forecast in advance and dressing accordingly, have sun cream to hand and sun cap when necessary. 

Here at Ascot Care, we like to ensure all our residents stay sun safe when enjoying a summer's day outside.

To find out more about how you can stay sun safe, see the NHS' advice.

Ascot Care recognises the Armed Forces

In support of Armed Forces Day 2018 on June 30th, we at Ascot Care want to pledge to continue to support them.

In tribute to the occasion, we plan to host a range of celebratory activities throughout our six North East Homes.

Many of residents once served in the Armed Forces or knew someone who did this. It is an honour to be able to remember and recognise this special occasion with them.

We look forward to continuing to support charities such as Hire a Hero, we help ex Armed Forces personnel once they have served. 


Castleview renovation updates

This year Castleview is undergoing renovations to improve our offer and experience to current and new residents. 

So far brand new windows have been installed throughout the building and they are awaiting the next phase of improvements. 

This will include 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.

To find out more about Castleview, contact


St Anne's autobiography project

St Anne’s Care Home in Whitley Bay is taking part in an exciting project where everyone can tell their story.

Care staff, residents and their families are invited to discuss their connection to St Annes in order to build an autobiography of the Home.

The story will be produced by Shana who holds an MA in Creative Writing and wishes to explore  the power of the spoken word to enhance self-esteem and self-worth, and the benefit of speaking and being listened to in terms of mental health.

We’re sure this project is going to be an exciting opportunity for all our residents to have their say in their journey and we can’t wait to see the finished piece.


Ascot Care shortlisted for an Award

We are pleased to announce that Ascot Care has been shortlisted as a finalist for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2018.

We're excited to represent all the amazing work the team of Ascot Care do in terms of supporting our true values of respect, equality and accessibility for all.

This year's awards will expand across four regions including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. We will be attending the Awards on June 29 in Birmingham.

If we are successful in our category, the next stage will take us to the National Final in Autumn 2018. 

We have our fingers crossed for being recognised for upholding our excellent values. 

To find out more about the Awards, visit the National LD Awards website. 

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