At Ascot Care our care assistants and nurses strive to help people in a caring, reliable and professional way, treating everyone as an individual and seeing that their specific needs are met in the best possible way. We received this lovely letter from one of our homecare residents who is delighted with the friendly and dedicated staff who visit him regularly to ensure he maintains the same standard of living as he always did. Our staff are thrilled to make such a difference in the lives of our residents, and were extremely happy to have received this card singing their praises. We would like to thank our staff for their continued excellent commitment to delivering the best care available. Well done!
Residents of Springfield Lodge attended a coffee morning being held at St Mary’s Church in West Rainton on the 6th April. The residents had a wonderful morning chatting with friends, enjoying tea and cake whilst looking for bargains in the sale. Many residents bought books and other items which all helped in the donation to the Church where £175 was raised. The church wrote the above message on facebook to thank everyone and especially the residents of Springfield Lodge. The coffee mornings are open to everyone, friends and family, so come along, have a coffee, grab a bargain, whilst helping the church.
Ascot Care will be attending the Catterick Garrison Employment and Support Fair being held at the Catterick Leisure Centre on Wednesday 1st May between 10am and 1pm. Our friendly and experienced team will be ready to answer all your questions and guide you in the right direction. Whether you are completely new to the care industry or experienced and wanting a new challenge, or just wanting to upskill yourself through the training courses on offer, we are sure there will be something for you. We are looking forward to meeting you.
Ascot Care are delighted to announce our latest appointment to the head office team. We are continually striving to improve all aspects of our service and the quality of care we deliver. With that in mind we welcome Angela Coates on board as our new compliance and standards manger.
Angela is a former CQC inspector, local authority contracts officer and a registered nurse & matron, so is well placed to assist us in our pursuit of the highest levels of care possible.
Angela will work closely with all our care mangers to maintain our rating of ‘Good’ across all 7 of our services and strive to improve all ratings up to “Outstanding”.
Director Trevor Nesbit said "Particular mention should made at this time of the great efforts put in by Ian Proudfoot and Julie Charlton, Angela will add to the current team that have successfully guided us to the high standards we have already attained"
We welcome Angela and are sure she will fit into our established and experienced head office team.
Come along to a fantastic Easter fair being held at Castleview Care Home in Alnwick on Thursday 18th April. Friends and family all welcome to enjoy the entertainment, puppet show and raffle!
Also on Thursday 18th April between 2pm and 4pm there is an Easter Fair being held at The Lawns in Monkseaton. Everyone is welcome, so come along as there’s plenty to watch and take part in. There will be many activities including the Easter egg tombola, raffle, name the bunny, pin the tail on the bunny, guess the Easter cake weight and a cake stall with tea/coffee and scones on sale. There will also be rabbits, chicks and hopefully a miniature pony, so don’t miss out on all the fun, we’ll see you there!
Residents, friends and family are being treated to a spectacular Bonmarche clothes party at The Lawns in Monkseaton on Monday 15th April. A wide selection of clothes will on view and available to purchase on the day, so come along and spruce up your summer wardrobe!
Easter Church Service,
The Lawns Monkseaton
Tuesday 16th April
Earlier this year Ascot Care were entered into the North East Business Awards for Company of the Year, which was judged throughout January and February. Ascot Care were proud to be nominated and went on to be successfully shortlisted out of a vast and highly skilled group of entrants. We feel privileged to have been in the finals of such an award, as the North East Business Awards are the biggest and best of their kind.
Over 2000 people attended the regional awards this year and we couldn’t feel prouder to make it to the finals after attending a fabulous awards ceremony held at Ramside Hall Hotel earlier in March.
Dirctor Gareth Nesbit said
“Its been a fantastic evening, we are extremely proud that Ascot Care has been recognised for the high standards of care in our care homes, we are extremely proud of the staff at Ascot Care and feel this is great recognition for our staff and their efforts in delivering such high care standards”.
The awards are held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce and give the chance to showcase businesses of all areas, whether large or small, highlighting success, innovation, and show that the North East is an inspiring place to live, work and do business. Ascot Care feel honoured to have been part of this and would like to thank the organisers of this event along with our own team, for making it such a successful occasion.
It’s that time again when Ascot Care are holding our annual charity golf day in support of Hire a Hero charity. This year we will be holding the fun event on Friday 14th June at Longhirst Hall Golf Club in Morpeth. This golfing event is held to raise funds for Hire A Hero which is an organisation which helps service leavers and veterans of our armed forces, along with their families, to successfully transition from life in the forces to civilian life, helping them gain employment and other aspects of day to day life they may require help with. So tell your friends and get a team together and secure your teams place before spaces are filled. The day will be great fun with a Texas Scramble format and shotgun start, competitions throughout the round, such as longest drive and nearest the pin, followed up by a putting competition and barbecue. This day tends to sell out quickly so book your place early to avoid disappointment, by contacting Julie on firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll have a great day at Longhirst Golf Club and be contributing to an outstanding charity.
Last month residents of Castleview Care Home enjoyed a trip to Heighley Gate Garden Centre where they took in the tranquil setting and enjoyed a splendid lunch.
Castleview resident John had a wonderful day celebrating his 80th Birthday, seen below about to dig into his birthday cake, which was shared with other residents and staff.
Springfield Lodge residents and staff attended the Alzheimer’s society session held at Jubilee Hall, West Rainton, where they became creative making Easter decorations and icing Easter cakes. Lets hope they have saved some for Easter!