Have a cup of tea, meet the Museum staff, and get the chance to handle some of our collection of objects from the steam railways. Our staff are Dementia Friends, and we will do our best to create a welcoming environment for people to socialise and enjoy the Museum.
The snow is definitely making us feel all 'Christmassy' again at the Lawn's in Monkseaton. We're reminiscing of what a wonderful day our team and residents had, here's one of our favourite snaps!📸
We hope all residents and their families as well as our staff have had an excellent Christmas and that Santa was kind.
Three of our favourite things at Xmas in ascot care are the two photo competitions we run in the care homes and the delivering of homemade mince pies to our home care clients. This year the staff collected them with the clients Xmas cards and hand delivered on the last care call before the 25th, a huge thank you to all our staff for their efforts with the Xmas photo entries and their efforts in delivering the mince pies. Below is a selection of our favourite photos, and last but not least the winners are…………
Castleview, Alnwick - best Xmas tree photo AND The gardens Darlington - best Xmas photo
Both homes received bottles of champagne and toiletries for the residents.
Here's some more of our favourite Christmas photos...
We are pleased to announce that we will continue our sponsorship deals with Newcastle Falcons rugby club and Close house Golf in 2018.
In 2018 we will be again bringing our famous charity golf days hosted by Close House Golf.
Close House offers a choice of 3 golf courses and is an approved PGA Academy listed in the top 100 golf courses of the world.
Stay tuned to find out more information on our coming charity golf events.
The staff of Ascot Care celebrated Christmas in style at the luxurious Lumley Castle where they enjoyed a banquet, disco and casino. A fitting way to kick off the festive season and a great reward for another year of exceptional work.
Last Thursday 30th November, we attended the National Care Awards - a celebration of the best and brightest from the social care community. We were honored to be nominated for several awards on the night with finalists representing the enthusiasm and excellence we strive for at Ascot Care. Although unsuccessful in the awards three of our team did come away with a bottle of bubbly for winning the best selfie competition.
Our finalists were;
Gemma Wynne - Activities Coordinator Award, Westoe Grange
Linda Royal - Good cook/Chef Award, The Gardens Care Home
Lee Curtis - The Good Nurse Award, Castleview Care Home
The Gardens Care home for The Care Team Award
Being recognised as being among the best in social care services the industry has to offer is truly an honour and we will be striving to maintain the high standard we are already working at.
The awards nominations for the outstanding work done by our staff don’t stop their. We have been nominated for the 2018 Armed Forces Covenant.
Tonight, Thursday 30th November 2017, Ascot Care will be attending the National Care Awards at the Gosforth Marriott, Newcastle-upon-Tyne where we are nominated for no fewer than 12 awards across the agency and the 6 care homes the categories of nomination are below:
The Care Employer Award
The Care Home Registered Manager Award
The Care Home Cook/Chef Award
The Dignity in Care Award
The Dementia Carer Award
The Care Team Award
The Care Home Activity Organiser Award
The Home Care Registered Manager
The Home Care Coordinator Award
The Good Nurse Award
The Palliative Care/End of Life Award
The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care
“It really does go to show how dedicated and compassionate the team we have built are for us to be nominated for an award. Knowing that all there hard work is being acknowledged and honored just adds to the pride and respect I already have for them. Our residents and their families are always singing the praises of our staff and we are extremely honored to be considered at the National Care Awards this year.”
- Gareth Nesbit, Director
On the eve of Armistice Day as we go about our busy lives it’s often easy to forget and take for granted the sacrifices of those that have served and those that are still serving. Our very liberty and freedom is the enduring legacy of these brave service men and women.
At Ascot Care we are not only committed to providing our elderly veterans with the quality of life they deserve, but are equally committed in maintaining our close relations ships with the 1820 foundation and Hire a Hero who we have helped to raise funds and awareness for. Both organisations help brave heroes and their families who return to civilian life and are in need of some extra support. From training, housing, employment and care they provide a clear pathway toward stability and a better future for those that have served on our behalf.
Our next ever popular charity golf day is just around the corner as well as some other exciting fundraising events through which we will continue to provide support to military charities.
This armistice day as we remember our brave heroes of the past let us not forget those in the present and the personal battles they face when they come home.
On Friday 22nd September, Ascot Care was proung to be a sponsore for the 6th charity golf day in aid of MNDA at the Wilton Golf Club in Redcar, hosted by Jon Hinchliffe.
Motor Neurone Disease affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that sends messages to the muscles, causing them to weaken and stiffen. The golf day helped raise funds for the Cleveland branch of Butterwick Hospice, close to Ascot Care’s head office. The money raised will go towards Therapeutic treatments for both suffers and carers in Stockton, available every Friday.
Yesterday, the Commonwealth paid tribute to the fallen soldiers of Passchendaele on the centenary of the day the battle started. At the special ceremony held at Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium, Prince Charles, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May, lead the nationwide tributes to the 320,000 Allied forces lost during the 3 month long battle that ended in November 1917. The service saw poignant letters and stories read out of the soldiers who bravely fought, which brought home the true courage of all those who have served in the military back then and today.
Ascot Care and our incredible team members want to also reiterate the tribute to those lost during Passchendaele and add our own appreciation and gratitude by continuing to support military charities and helping military veterans in any way we can.
For several years now, we have been supporting and helping raise money for military charities, including 1820 Foundation who focus on helping ex-military personnel and their families financially, and Hire a Hero who help ex-military personnel move into employment, training, housing and care. Our ever popular Charity Golf Day is just one of the events we hold to raise awareness and funds and will be returning soon to Close House in Newcastle.
We are very honoured to be fully committed to supporting The Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge from ourselves as a company and our team members within it to treat those who serve or have previously served in the military along with their families with fairness and respect.
Recently, Ascot Care has begun work with two forces support officers and are helping them to get in touch with veterans born prior to 1950 (67 years of age and above) who may not know they are eligible to veteran badges, medal entitlement, as well as recognition and thanks. For their work in the military.
The support officers are also looking to help families to receive full-service records of loved ones who have previously served so they can celebrate and appreciate their courageous military careers.