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ORCHID CARE HOME SUPPORTS CHILDREN IN NEED

17-11-17

Here is a selection of Staff and Residents wearing their onesies / Pyjamas in aid of Children in Need 2017

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DEBBIE QUICK’S BIRTHDAY

17-11-17

I would like to thank Dawn and Jackie from Orchid Care Home for my flowers and having a cake with

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JAYA IS A HIGH FLYER

17-11-17

Another High Flyer at Hanbury Court. Jaya was awarded the High Flyer Award after a member of the public contacted a

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DEBBIE IS ANOTHER HIGH FLYER

17-11-17

Here is Gillian Robinson – Operations Director presenting a High Flyers award to Debbie, Training facilitator and Admin for the

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DANNY IS A HIGH FLYER

17-11-17

Here Gillian Robinson – Operations Director is presenting Danny the Maintenance Man at Hanbury Court Care Home with a High

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VOLUNTARY GROUP HELPS HANBURY RESIDENTS

16-11-17

A local Voluntary Group came in and helped the Residents make Christmas Cards and Calendars Thank you for coming in

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CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDARS

16-11-17

The Residents of Hanbury got into the swing of Christmas. Here they are making Christmas cards and Calendars

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BIRCHY HILL’S TRIBUTE

13-11-17

To commemorate the fallen and honour the many service men and women who have risked and for those who still

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ANOTHER GOLDEN WING AWARD

13-11-17

Golden Wings in Birchy Hill Marco Antraca received October’s Highflyer Award for being a hardworking Senior Health Care Assistant who

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ARMISTICE DAY

13-11-17

The Residents and Staff in Birchy Hill gathered together to pay their respects to remember the fallen and to salute

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“We will remember them” in Birchy Hill

13-11-17

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years

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CORONATION STREET COMES TO CHERRY TREES

13-11-17

The scene voted for the most at Cherry Trees ………… is Coronation Street

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY PARADE

13-11-17

Mabbs Hall Residents joined the Community on Remembrance Sunday in Milden Hall Town and submitted their Wreath

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TEA PARTY

13-11-17

Mabbs Hall held a tea party on Friday 10th November. The Residents had a lovely time

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2017 UK Dementia congress

13-11-17

Here is Helen – Windy Ridge’s Home Manager having a sneaky glass of wine

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2017 UK Dementia congress

13-11-17

Held in Doncaster at the Race course on the 7th 8th and 9th November 2017 Gillian Robinson Operations Director for

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER – BIRCHY HILL

10-11-17

Remember, remember……. ….the 5th of November! That’s what Birchy Hill do every year since we were children. Our Residents here at Birchy

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THE LAST POST – PLAYED FOR REMBRANCE

10-11-17

A message from Debbie -PA to Gill Robinson I was invited to attend the Service for this years Remembrance. It

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FIREWORKS AT ORCHID

06-11-17

Here at Orchid we celebrated Fire work night on Friday 4th November 2017 with a few Fireworks, whilst the Residents

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REMEMBRANCE 2017

02-11-17

Orchid’s Residents decorated this mannequin in Poppies for Remembrance Sunday

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MacMILLAN COFFEE MORNING AT ORCHID 2017

02-11-17

Orchid joined in and held a MacMillian Coffee Morning in September 2017 They raised around £80 Well done

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DID THEY FIND WHAT THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR?

01-11-17

I wonder what they were searching for in this bowl

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SPOOKY HAPPENINGS AT HANBURY

01-11-17

Hanbury Court sure joined in the spooky goings on of Halloween

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SPOOKY AFTERNOON

30-10-17

It was a “Spooky afternoon” at Birchy Hill with a “Lady in Red” Last weekend Residents, Families and Friends celebrated Halloween

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BEWARE SPIDER ALERT

27-10-17

Are you brave to sit under this spider?

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SPOOKY CAFE

27-10-17

Come for a tea or a coffee if you dare

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HALLOWEEN DARKENS ORCHID

27-10-17

Table spookily decorated

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HALLOWEEN ARRIVES AT ORCHID

27-10-17

Orchid Care Home gets in to the spirit of Halloween 2017. This table in the Café area is a true

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ENTERTAINMENT FOR EMILY AND OTHER RESIDENTS

26-10-17

Emilys Granddaughter Carol  kindly paid for entertainment on the day for all the Residents to enjoy and help Emily celebrate

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HANBURY COURT CELEBRATING 103 YEARS OLD

26-10-17

The Staff and Residents at Hanbury Court celebrated the 103rd birthday of one of their Residents (Emily West). Congratulations Emily

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HIGH FLYER AT NEWLANDS

26-10-17

Joanne awarded John Marshall a High Flyer Award for Caring in and above his role Well done John from all

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SARAH THE ENTERTAINER

19-10-17

Here is our very own Sarah entertaining the Residents

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ARTWORK

19-10-17

The Children even joined in and made a poster

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MAIN PRIZE

19-10-17

Here is our Resident (DW) winning the main prize Well done

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BBQ FUN DAY – SEPTEMBER 2017

19-10-17

A BBQ Fun day event was held at Cherrytrees Care Home in Salford on the 2nd September. it proved a success with

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A HARPIST ENTERTAINS AT NEWLANDS

19-10-17

Newlands Care Home had a visit from a Harpist, they are from the “Booths Charity” it was lovely we all

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THE BIG KNIT AT CHERRY TREES

19-10-17

We would like to say a huge thanks to all those that donated their time to the Big Knit. Us at Cherrytrees are very grateful for the kind offering of

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OCTOBER TEA PARTY AT BIRCHY HILL

19-10-17

On Friday, 13th October, Birchy Hill’s Residents and some visitors enjoyed an afternoon Tea Party with musical entertainment by Luis Andrade.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 HIGHFLYER FOR BIRCHY HILL

19-10-17

Birchy Hill are pleased to award another “Highflyer Award”with the Golden Wing, the Company’s Logo. This time to Joselito Lintag,

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ADMINISTRATOR OF THE NORTH

13-10-17

Congratulations go to Hazel – Newlands Administrator, who won Admin of the North yesterday Congratulations to you Hazel on behalf

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McMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 2017

02-10-17

Mabbs Hall held a Coffee Morrning in aid of McMillan September 2017 – A good time was had by all

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BIRCHY HILL JOINED IN THE MACMILLIAN COFFEE MORNING 2017

02-10-17

“We are Macmillan”…… On Friday 29th September, Birchy Hill hosted a MacMillan Coffee Morning. Staff donated homemade cake, chocolate brownies, and

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OWLS AND FALCONS COME TO BIRCHY HILL

29-09-17

Liberty’s Owl and Raptor Centre was visiting Birchy Hill and informed Residents and Staff about the differences in owls, their

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SEPTEMBER 2017 – HIGH FLYER

29-09-17

Once again a member of staff was awarded a Highflyer Award for working above and beyond his duties: Luis Andrade

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SAM’S WALK 2017

21-09-17

Memory Walk 2017 in Southampton Once again our Chef Samantha Nash walked to fight Dementia organised by the Alzheimer’s Society.

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NEWLANDS CANARIES

15-09-17

Newlands had a surprise visitor yesterday in the form of a Canary outside, whilst we were being entertained by one

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JINSY POULOSE RECIEVES A “HIGH FLYER AWARD”

04-09-17

Jinsy Poulose – The Clinical Lead Nurse at Mabbs Hall has been awarded the Company “High Flyer Award” for managing

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RESIDENTS CELEBRATING SUMMER 2017 AT BIRCHY HILL

04-09-17

The annual Residents’ BBQ was a great success. With the wonderful sunshine, lovely guests, yummy food, and cheerful entertainment by

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GO WEST AT BIRCHY HILL

04-09-17

Birchy Hill’s “Cowboys and Cowgirls” welcomed the Country and Western Singer Danny Stone with a loud “Yee Haw” to start

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“THE BOYS” PLAYING A FRIENDLY MATCH

24-08-17

On Wednesday night in New Milton at the Recreation Centre: Birchy Hill’s Male Care Staff built two teams to play

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HIGH FLYER FOR BIRCHY HILL AUGUST 2017

23-08-17

Once again Birchy Hill awarded the Highflyer Wings to one staff, who went above and beyond their normal duties. Zina

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ALL ABOARD

21-08-17

On Sunday Morning a few Residents from Birchy Hill went on a Boat Trip. We boarded the M/V “Alison MacGregor”

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WE RAISED A STAGGERING £620

21-08-17

At our Summer Fete, we raised a staggering £620 Well done to everyone and thank you all for your support

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ORCHID’S SUMMER FETE – 2017

21-08-17

Orchid had a visiting Choir in to entertain all Staff, Residents and Relatives

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TEA PARTY WITH NIGEL REVILL

21-08-17

The other Friday Afternoon it was Party time at Birchy Hill. Many Residents and Relatives were listening to Nigel Revill playing his

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LADIES CLUB VISITING THE REPTILE CENTER

08-08-17

Following up reading some interesting stories about reptiles, the ladies decided to have a trip to the New Forest Reptile

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MR and MRS JOSE

08-08-17

Here at Orchid we celebrated with Mr and Mrs Jose – who were celebrating 41 years of marriage Congratulations to you

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY

28-07-17

  Our always friendly Michael Ingram celebrated his 90th Birthday surrounded by his Family. He had a lovely little party.

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SUMMER FETE AT BIRCHY HILL 2017

28-07-17

Birchy Hill was determined to hold their Annual Summer Fete in any kind of weather so we had to bring the outside

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ROMEO RECIEVES HIS HIGH FLYER AWARD

28-07-17

Romeo Solivas, Housekeeper and Artist at Birchy Hill, received this month’s High Flyer Award. His artwork is going above and beyond

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ORCHID LUNCH DATE NUMBER TWO

21-07-17

Here are a few more Residents out for lunch at Manor Farm

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LUNCH DATE FOR ORCHID RESIDENTS

21-07-17

Orchid care Home Activity Ladies took a few Residents out for Lunch the other day at the Local Manor Farm

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AN AFTERNOON OF STRICTLY COME DANCING

21-07-17

Windy Ridge got into the Dancing Mood

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CUPCAKE DAY 2017

21-07-17

Windy Ridge Celebrated Cup Cake day 2017

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HAPPY 101TH BIRTHDAY

21-07-17

Windy Ridge celebrated one of their Residents 101 Birthday last week Congratulations from all at MNS Care PLC and Angel

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ALL ABOARD

14-07-17

Our “Captain” John Leonard was taking us out on a bus trip to the sea side in Barton-on Sea. He

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CHERRY TREES INTRODUCES THEIR NEW ARRIVAL

14-07-17

Let’s meet and welcome Cherry Trees new arrival of a Chick – they have named the chick “Nugget”

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AN AFTERNOON FULL OF MUSIC

10-07-17

On Friday afternoon Luis Andrade spoiled us with his lovely Piano Music. His repertoire goes from Classic to Modern, from

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A MORNING STROLL BEFORE THE SCORCHING SUN

10-07-17

A group of Residents took to a Morning Stroll through the local park before the sun took hold

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LOVE AND DEVOTION GOES ALONG WAY

29-06-17

A LOVING and devoted couple who ‘did everything together’ during their blissful 65 year marriage died within a day of

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HALLWAY MAKEOVER AT NEWLANDS

29-06-17

Please see our make over in our Hallway

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THE ORIENT VISIT TO SWAY

27-06-17

We would like to say a very big “Thank you” to Habibi and the Flowers of the Desert, presenting their

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PLAQUE TO REMEMBER THE PEOPLE FROM THE MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBING

27-06-17

Here one of Our Residents is holding the plaque of the Manchester Bee “We Love You”

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TREE TO COMMEMORATE THE MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBING

27-06-17

The Residents from Cherry Trees brought a tree and planted it in the garden, with a plaque of the Manchester

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WEDDING BELLS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

Our lovely Evelyn is all dressed up nicely to join her Grandson’s Wedding. She was looking forward so much to

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JUNE’S HIGH FLYERS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

Last Friday our Manager Mark Yon announced the “High Flyers” for June. Eileen Tindle, the Administrator, and Sibi Vengattil, a

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GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CAKE

19-06-17

One giant cup cake was the prize for the “Guess the weight of the Cake”- game on Cup Cake Day.

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CUP CAKE DAY – JUNE 2017

19-06-17

Our Chef Sam put a lot of effort into preparing wonderful tasty cup cakes, which made this Charity event on

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ISMAEL CORDAU RECIEVED HIS CARE CERTIFICATE

19-06-17

Ismael receiving his Care Certifcate

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CECILA TREVERS – HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT RECIEIVING HER AWARD

19-06-17

Cecila received her Care Certificate

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SARA SMITH RECEIVING HER CARE CERTIFICATE

19-06-17

Sara received her Care Certificate

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SARA SMITH RECEIVED HER HIGH FLYER AWARD

19-06-17

Sara received her High Flyer Award, for coming in to work to escort a Resident to a garment fitting in

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ANNUAL NATIONAL CARE HOME DAY 2017

19-06-17

The Annual National Care Home Open Day celebrations took place at Birchy Hill on Friday 16th June 2017 We started

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FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

On one of the hottest days so far this Summer. We celebrated all our Gentlemen at Birchy Hill. They enjoyed

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A TRIP TO FEED THE DUCKS

19-06-17

We had a lovely trip to Ballard Lake in New Milton. It was being enjoyed by a small group of

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SANDRA SMITH HAS COMPLETED HER CARE CERTIFICATE

18-06-17

Sandra received her Care Certificate

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DAWN WARNER – SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

18-06-17

Dawn Warner received another award, this time her Certificate for completing her Care Certificate

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SUSANNA CHAMBERS – SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

18-06-17

Susanna receiving her Care Certificate

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SARAH DUNCAN- SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

18-06-17

Sarah received her award for completing her Care Certificate

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LINDA REDMAN – CARE ASSISTANT

18-06-17

Linda received her Care Certificate

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JEMMA PORTER – CARE ASSISTANT

18-06-17

Jemma receiving her Care Certificate

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ROSE DOWLEY RECIEVING HER AWARD

18-06-17

Rose received her Award for completing her Care Certificate

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MADZ GOLAGER – CARE ASSISTANT RECIEVING AN AWARD

18-06-17

Madz receiving an award for completing her Care Certificate Also Madz has just been made into a Senior Carer

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DAWN DREW – HOME MANAGER RECEIVING HER AWARD

18-06-17

Dawn receiving her High Flyer Award from Gill and Roney for her commitment to Orchid Care Home

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DEBBIE QUICK – GILL’S PA RECIEVING AN AWARD

18-06-17

Debbie was presented with a High Flyer Award by Gill (Operations Director) and Roney (Managing Director) for her success in

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LYN ELLISON – SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT RECIEVING HER AWARD

18-06-17

Lyn receiving her High Flyer Award for her commitment to and passing her Passport “End of Life” which took her

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DAWN WARNER – SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT RECIEVING HER HIGH FLYER AWARD

18-06-17

Dawn receiving her High Flyer Award for her commitment to and passing her Passport “End of Life” which took her

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DONNA BARTHOLOMEW – TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR RECIEVES A HIGH FLYER AWARD

18-06-17

Donna receiving her High Flyer Award for her commitment to and passing her Passport “End of Life” which took her

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CHRISTIAN VASILE – CARE ASSISTANT – RECEIVES A HIGH FLYER AWARD

18-06-17

Christian has been with the Company for over a year and works Nights. The feedback I received from Residents on

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ALZHEIMER’S CUPCAKE DAY 2017

16-06-17

Here at Orchid, we joined in the Cupcake day Don’t they look great – well done to the Residents

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CUPCAKE DAY AT NEWLANDS 2017

16-06-17

We held a cupcake day at Newlands to raise Money for Alzheimer’s Society, it was a huge success Well done

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BOAT TRIP FOR ORCHID RESIDENTS

16-06-17

A great day out for some Residents of Orchid Care Home, as they floated down the River on a barge

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A WONDERFUL SPREAD

16-06-17

A wonderful spread was laid on for Roney as he attended Orchid Care Home on Thursday 15th June 2017 for

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ORCHID RAISED A STAGGERING AMOUNT

09-06-17

At Orchid they had a cake sale to raise funds for “Help the Heroes” They did great raising over £200.

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PIANO AFTERNOON

05-06-17

Birchy Hill is celebrating Spring Time Last Friday we were celebrating spring time with a very sunny Garden Party. Alastair

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A LOVELY DAY OUT

05-06-17

To enjoy the lovely sunshine, a small group of Residents had their morning coffee on the patio of a very

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HANBURY COURT – GREAT ORMOND STREET

26-05-17

As you may be aware we are holding a charity day at Hanbury Court, this is in aid of Great

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DEBBIE PENFOLD SOON TO BE DAWN’S DAUGHTER IN LAW

18-05-17

All the Staff at Orchid Care Home, would like to wish Debbie Penfold and Ryan Drew (Dawn Drew’s Son) all

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THE FIRST HIGH FLYER AWARD AT NEWLANDS

18-05-17

Here Angela Pawlak is awarded with her “High Flyer Award”

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OUR VERY OWN ARTIST

17-05-17

At Birchy Hill we have our very “own” artist Romeo Solivas, here he is creating a lovely piece of art

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SAM NASH AND HER HIGH FLYER AWARD

17-05-17

ANOTHER HIGH FLYER AWARD WINNER AT BIRCHY HILL FOR HER HARD WORK AND EFFORTS IN MANAGING A GOOD FOOD SERVICE

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GORDON MANLEY GETS HIS AWARD

17-05-17

MARK WAS DELIGHTED TO AWARD GORDON MANLEY HIS HIGH FLYER AWARD FOR: HARDWORKING IN THE PROVISIONS OF MAINTENANCE HIS LOYALTY

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HIGHFLYER AWARDS CONTINUE AT BIRCHY HILL

17-05-17

MARK AWARDED MARIA SOLIVAS HER “HIGH FLYER AWARD” FOR: DEDICATION AS A NIGHT NURSE DEDICATION AS A DIGNITY NURSE RELIABLE

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2017 – CAKE

17-05-17

This is the wonderful cake made for International Nurses Day 2017 by our Chef Sam Well done

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2017

17-05-17

Birchy Hill honoured their Nurses throughout the National Nurses Week 2017. They held a big celebration on Friday 12th May

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MR GARETH THOMAS JOINING THE SERVICE USERS FOR LUNCH

10-05-17

Labour MP for Harrow Mr Gareth Thomas visiting the service users at Sai Ram Villa, ensuring our service users have

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ANOTHER SERVICE USER MEETS THE LOCAL LABOUR MP

10-05-17

Labour MP for Harrow Mr Gareth Thomas visiting the service users at Sai Ram Villa, ensuring our service users have

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LABOUR MP MEETS WITH THE SERVICE USERS OF SAI RAM VILLA

10-05-17

Labour MP for Harrow Mr Gareth Thomas visiting the Service users at Sai Ram Villa, ensuring our Service users have

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LABOUR MP FROM HARROW GETS A HIGH FLYER AWARD

10-05-17

Sandip Ruparelia presented Gareth Thomas Labour MP for Harrow with a High Flyers Award. Mr Thomas played a key role

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OUR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR GETS A HIGH FLYER AWARD

10-05-17

Gareth Thomas, Labour MP for Harrow, here presenting Gillian Robinson – Operations Director for the Company with a High Flyers

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GRADUATION

05-05-17

Here are Staff from Orchid care Home who have just graduated at Prospect Hospice Congratulations to them all

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HELP THE HEROES BEAR

02-05-17

The Help the Heroes Bear meeting with Residents

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HELP THE HEROES CAKE

02-05-17

Here is our “Help the Heroes cake” made by one of our chefs Hasn’t she done well Well done Tracey

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HELP THE HEROES BAKE OFF

02-05-17

RESIDENTS, staff and friends at the Orchid Care Home in Haydon End had a fantastic time on Friday as a

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DEMENTIA

02-05-17

On Monday 24th April 2017, Birchy Hill’s Leisure and Lifestyle Organiser Pia Zuchhold was invited to inform the members of

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THE EASTER BUNNY ARRIVED AT BIRCHY HILL

02-05-17

After decorating bonnets and having an Easter Bonnet Parade to show of the wonderful bonnets. We then went on to

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HELP THE HEROES AT ORCHID CARE HOME

27-04-17

Here is Dawn the Manger at Orchid Care Home with one of the “Help the Heroes” bears

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“JUDY GARLAND” SINGS AT HANBURY COURT

26-04-17

We had a tribute to Judy Garland here at Hanbury Court, everyone had a good time

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WIZARD OF OZ CHARACTERS JOINS HANBURY COURT

26-04-17

On Thursday 13th April 2017, Hanbury Court welcomed the characters from “Wizard of Oz” Can you name this one?

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TIME FOR A BIT OF FRESH AIR

26-04-17

We decided to make the most of the gorgeous weather and we went for a walk with these two lovely

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MOTHER’S DAY 2017

26-04-17

Here at Hanbury Court, we celebrated Mother’s Day

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CELEBRATIONS AT SAI RAM CONTINUE

25-04-17

More cake anyone

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CELEBRATION AT SAI RAM VILLA – APRIL 2017

25-04-17

Happy Birthday Sai Ram Congratulations on your first year What a lovely cake

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EASTER AT MABBS HALL 2017

20-04-17

Mabbs Hall Residents had an Easter Tea Party on Thursday. Then for a week the Residents created crafts for the Easter

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BIRCHY HILL’S FIRST “HIGH FLYERS”

20-04-17

We have always had Unit Awards and various other awards to acknowledge the contribution made by our staff. But now

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DONATION OF EASTER EGGS FROM COVENTRY BUILDING SOCIETY

13-04-17

I would like to express to you once again our sincere thanks for the generous gift of Easter Eggs collected

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CARE HOME STAFF BACK BAKE FOR HEROES IN SWINDON

13-04-17

  A HOST of sweet treats will spring from the oven later this month as staff at a Swindon care

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EASTER BONNET PARADE AT BIRCHY HILL

13-04-17

For a whole week the Residents at Birchy Hill were crafting to create the nicest Easter Bonnets for this year’s competition,

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MOTHER’S DAY 2017 CELEBRATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

03-04-17

With Love – on Mother’s Day It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning, peacefully and quiet, you could hear the birds

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The Jumping Fleas or A Gift from Afar

24-03-17

The Residents at Birchy Hill today learned what Ukulele means in Hawaiian – Do you know? – because I didn’t

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A Few More Visitors to Orchid Care Home

24-03-17

Orchid Care Home had another type of visitor at their Home this week. I bet you cannot guess what it

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 – A Success at Birchy Hill

24-03-17

Every year all Staff put in lots of effort to make Nutrition and Hydration Week a success. At Birchy Hill

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Namaste at Birchy Hill

22-03-17

Namaste and The Whole Home Approach From Birchy Hill “NAPA has always promoted the Whole Home Approach which advocates for

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Smoothie or Milkshake at Windy Ridge

22-03-17

Do you fancy a Milkshake or a Smoothie?, if so why not try Windy Ridge’s home version  

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Hydrate Event at Windy Ridge

22-03-17

Windyridge Care Home has made a commitment to the hydration charter. The Clients are all enjoying exploring the new and

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Twiddle Muffs at Birchy Hill

22-03-17

On Wednesday 1st March 2017, Pam Smith, the President of Sway Women’s Institute, visited Birchy Hill together with the members Jo

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HIGH FLYER AWARD

16-03-17

We are proud to announce the introduction to our “HIGH FLYERS AWARD”, this award is to recognise the contribution our

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Chocolates Galore

09-03-17

At Orchid Care Home, they were given a box of chocolates and not just a normal size What can one

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Easter Chick

09-03-17

We would like to thank our Administrator Ruth for her wonderful hand made little Easter Chicks with a little surprise in

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Easter is just around the corner

09-03-17

At Orchid Care Home, the Residents are preparing for Easter, so they made these chocolate buckets, all funds are for

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A FOND FAREWELL TO OUR ADMINISTRATOR

08-03-17

Today, Wednesday 8th March 2017, we say a fond farewell to our Administrator Brenda.   Brenda has been the Administrator

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LOVE WAS IN THE AIR AT BIRCHY HILL

08-03-17

Every year on the 14th February people celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending messages of love and affection to their partners, family

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Orchid’s Newest Resident Animal

08-03-17

Come and meet Orchid’s newest Resident animal – “Charlie the Canary” Ain’t he cute

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A Vegan Valentine’s at Newlands Care Home

27-02-17

A vegan Valentine’s at Newlands Care Home | Vegetarian for Life ­ On a gloriously sunny Valentine’s Day, I made

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Heart of the Matter

22-02-17

Not one heart, but two hearts – together forever

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Happy Valentines from Orchid Care Home

22-02-17

Love was certainly in the air at Orchid Care Home

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Dignity Champions at Birchy Hill

08-02-17

Our Manager announced the new Dignity Champions, who received their new badges and certificates.

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Dignity Action Day at Birchy Hill in 2017

08-02-17

Wednesday 1st February 2017 saw a day full of celebrations. We started this wonderful day with a Church Service to

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Fundraising for a Reindeer at Orchid Care Home

02-02-17

Orchid Care Home are fundraising to bring a reindeer into the Home at Christmas. Here is their fundraising status at

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Dignity Action Day Celebration at Mabbs Hall

02-02-17

Residents at Mabbs Hall had a tea party on Wednesday 1st February 2017 for Dignity Action Day. Residents enjoyed it

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Becoming a Dignity Champion

02-02-17

Orchid Care Home have signed up to The Dignity Pledge and many staff have signed up to become a Dignity

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Orchid Care Home Celebrating Dignity Day 2017

02-02-17

Our Team of Senior Carers did a presentation and talk on Dignity and Respect for the Residents. Cream Tea was

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Newlands Dignity Day 2017

02-02-17

The Residents at Newlands Care Home joined in celebrating Dignity Day 2017. They made paper mache and enjoyed all songs

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Double Trouble at Birchy Hill – Part 2

01-02-17

Here is one of our Residents enjoying cuddles with the latest editions

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Double Trouble at Birchy Hill

01-02-17

On Friday 27th January 2017, Birchy Hill Care Home finally introduced their new arrivals. The lifelike twin baby dolls which

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Singing and Dancing at Windy Ridge

27-01-17

We were all entertained by this lovely singer, a good time was had by all

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Administrator’s Little Helper

27-01-17

Our Resident Cat decided to try some Administration work

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Come and see our Animals at Windy Ridge

27-01-17

Zebra’s, Elephants, Rhino’s and Giraffes are among the new editions to Windy Ridge

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DOES ANYONE FANCY A MOCKTAIL?

27-01-17

If so then Windy Ridge is the place to be with their new and exciting Mocktail Bar

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Chinese New Year 2017 continues at Orchid Care Home

27-01-17

Not only was there banners made, they made a Chinese Dragon

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Orchid Welcomes the Chinese New Year 2017

27-01-17

At Orchid Care Home, the Residents have been busy making things and decorating the Cafe area with Chinese banners

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Residents at Orchid meet “DISCO”

19-01-17

Orchid were introduced to “DISCO” on Thursday 19th January 2017, all the Residents love him

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Panto Time at Birchy Hill

09-01-17

We invited London’s Carousel Theatre to visit Birchy Hill Care Home and entertain us with their Pantomime “Little Red Riding

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Birchy Hill celebrated the New Year

09-01-17

On Friday 6th January, Residents, Families and Staff celebrated the New Year in with a swinging tea party. Caryn Morant

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Happy New Year

30-12-16

  News from the Directors: 2016 turned out to be a very busy yet productive year. With the opening of

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Charlie the Donkey comes to visit the Residents at Orchid Care Home

23-12-16

The Residents had a visit from Charlie, he walked around the whole home in and out of Residents rooms, being

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Trip to see Father Christmas and his Reindeer

20-12-16

The Residents had a lovely tip to see father Christmas and his real reindeer in Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch.

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Recorder Choir

20-12-16

The guys from “Sway recorder Choir” brought another kind of Christmas tunes to Birchy Hill. Many of us remembered our

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The Town Band

20-12-16

Another goody in our Christmas extravaganza was the Lymington Town Band, playing their tunes with all kinds of brass instruments.

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Brockenhurst College

20-12-16

A visit from Brockenhurst College Performing Arts Group cheered every one up at Birchy Hill. They were singing well known

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Sway Primary School

20-12-16

Every year the youngsters from “Sway Primary School” visit us and entertain us with their lovely angelic voices Thank you

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Bell Ringers at Birchy Hill

20-12-16

Birchy Hill Care Home had a visit from the “Sway Bell Ringers” and gave us a lovely performance, which we

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A Great Find At Newlands

20-12-16

Hazel has been busy finding this book for one of their Residents. Alfred now has a big smile on his

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Beautiful Patchwork Quilt

20-12-16

One of our Carers – Linda Redman at Orchid Care Home has made this beautiful quilt which is being raffled

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AN ELF HAS ARRIVED AT HANBURY

13-12-16

Here is Elf Karen who arrived at Hanbury Court, along with Santa Barney, they are both ready for “Elf day”.

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PATCH SHOWS OFF HIS NEW JUMPER

13-12-16

Here at Orchid we couldn’t allow our Rabbit not joining in with the Tradition, here he is posing in his

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A NEW SIGN FOR NEWLANDS

06-12-16

At Newlands we now have our new Sign out front

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BIRCHY HILL ENJOYS THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

06-12-16

On Saturday 3rd December 2016, here at Birchy Hill started the December extravaganza with our annual “Christmas Bazaar”. The highlight

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Orchid Visitor Number 2

30-11-16

Orchid’s cafe has a visitor

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A visitor to the Hair Salon at Orchid Care Home

30-11-16

Orchid Hair Salon gets a little visit from Mr Skeleton

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Remembrance at Orchid 2016 – Part 2

30-11-16

Here is what we have in our Reception

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Grand Opening of Peggy’s Cafe

30-11-16

In July 2014 Peggy Stephens chose Birchy Hill to become her new home. She loved the Staff and the Staff

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Beavers Visit

29-11-16

Behind Seb and Charlie, you can see our lanterns in our raised flower beds

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Pet Therapy at Mabbs Hall

22-11-16

Mabbs Hall provides regular Pet Therapy Sessions and the Residents really enjoy it

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We Will Remember Them!!

22-11-16

From the beginning of November, Residents and Staff here at Birchy Hill Care Home purchased Poppies from the Royal British

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Mabbs Hall Remembering the fallen

22-11-16

The Residents from Mabbs Hall joined in the local Community on Remembrance Sunday in the town of Mildenhall and submitted

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Orchid Care Home in the local Swindon Advertiser

22-11-16

Care home residents craft poppies to remember fallen soldiers (From Swindon Advertiser) Care home residents craft poppies to remember fallen

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Beavers – donating a poppy to Orchid Residents

22-11-16

This is Seb and Charlie from the Beavers section of the 7th Swindon Scout Group donating their giant poppy to

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Orchid Remembers

22-11-16

To conclude our Remembrance activities for this year, we had school children dressed up in WWI and WWII clothes singing,

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Lest we forget at Orchid

22-11-16

Carrying on our Remembrance activities at Orchid, we arranged crosses in a flower bed which was decorated around the edge with lanterns.

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Orchid’s latest Residents

22-11-16

Her at Orchid, we have a variety of animals, from Patch – our Rabbit, too Bill and Ben – our

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Congratulations to our “Diamond Couple”

07-11-16

Birchy Hill Resident Joyce Foot and her Husband Derek celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Thursday 3rd November 2016, with

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A Penny for the Guy

07-11-16

Remember, Remember the 5th of November……… Who of us would ever forget this poem? Guy Fawkes and the failed “Gunpowder

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Bundle of Joy

06-11-16

All the Staff at Hanbury Court would like to congratulate Staff Nurse Elsida Hoxha ans her Partner Marc  on the

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Remembrance at Orchid 2016

04-11-16

Our Remembrance Tree here at Orchid, Residents have written on the poppies of people they remember from the war  

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Meet a “Our New Guy – Fred”

04-11-16

Residents at Hanbury Court have been very busy preparing for Guy Fawkes Night. We would like you all to meet

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End of Life Blanket

02-11-16

We wish to send a huge heartfelt thank you to Queens Court Knitters, a local craft group in Marple for

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Musical Instruments for Diwali

01-11-16

Here the Residents of Sai Ram play instruments for Diwali

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A Day in Pink for the Hanbury Staff

01-11-16

Here we dressed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – October 2016

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Halloween Swinging at Birchy Hill 2016

01-11-16

After a week of crafting, carving and decorating for Halloween, we celebrated with a scary party on Monday 31st October

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Macmillan Coffee morning at Birchy Hill

01-11-16

Birchy Hill hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September 2016. Three Staff members baked and donated lots of

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A Very Happy Sam

01-11-16

After her 10 miles sponsored Memory Walk to support the Alzheimer Society. Our Head Chef at Birchy Hill, Samantha Nash

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Cherrytrees Halloween 2016 Pumpkin Carving

01-11-16

Here at Cherrytrees we got into carving our pumpkins – “Scary faces”

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Hettie and her Daughter dressed up for Halloween 2016

01-11-16

Here is Hettie Dixon from Orchid Care Home with her Daughter dressed up for Halloween – Don’t they look great?

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Spooky Tables for Halloween 2016 at Orchid Care Home

31-10-16

Orchid’s cafe area looking spooky      

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Raising awareness for Breast cancer 2016

31-10-16

Here is the Manager and a few Staff and a couple of Residents dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer 2016

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The spooky corner at Mabbs Hall for Halloween 2016

31-10-16

Here is a Halloween decorated corner at Mabbs Hall

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Spooky Staff at Windy Ridge for Halloween 2016

31-10-16

Here are the Staff at Windy Ridge, all dressed up for Halloween – Don’t they look spooky?

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Hanbury Spooks for Halloween 2016

31-10-16

The Staff at Hanbury Court dressed up so Residents could enjoy Halloween. This Morning the Residents played Halloween themed games,

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8oth Birthday Celebration

28-10-16

Mr Kenneth Bent celebrating his 80th Birthday with all his Family at Mabbs Hall on 27th October 2016 I would

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Chickens at Cherrytrees

28-10-16

The Residents enjoy feeding the chickens and having them free roaming in the garden, “it brings the garden to life”

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Sairam Villa – Wishes a Happy Diwali & a Prosperous New Year

28-10-16

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI & A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR FROM THE RESIDENTS & STAFF OF SAIRAM VILLA

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Sukkot

21-10-16

This photo shows a Sukkot, this word means “Booths” and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to

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Sairam Villa – Resident’s Temple Visit

21-10-16

OUR RESIDENTS VISITED THE HINDU SANATHAN TEMPLE IN WEMBLEY ON 20TH OCTOBER 2016 FOR PRAYERS.

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Sairam Villa – Sewa Day Performance

19-10-16

ASIANA DISABLED CHILDREN PERFORMING SINGING AND DANCING HELD ON 16TH OCTOBER 2016 AT SAIRAM VILLA

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Poppy Painted Glasses

07-10-16

This is an event taken place at Orchid Care Home, Residents and the Activity Staff have painted glass jars with

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 2016

05-10-16

ORCHID CARE HOME Held a coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer ON FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016 DAWN AND HER

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Birchy Hill – ‘Namaste’ in Action

23-09-16

After an intensive 3 day training for all staff in Birchy Hill we could finally see Namaste in action. Prof

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Birchy Hill – 4 Lovely New Residents

21-09-16

Last weekend four young ladies moved into their own residence in Birchy Hill’s back garden. Myrtle, Lucy, Nancy, and Maggie

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Birchy Hill – Residents marveling Wolseley 75

21-09-16

Residents in Birchy Hill marvel and try the Wolseley 75 in the purpose built “Wally’s Garage”. The automobile was purchased

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Summer BBQ Party at Mabbs Hall

21-09-16

We had a nice bbq party at Mabbs Hall on 1st September from 2pm till 4pm.All the residents and most

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Sairam Villa ‘Walk for Sai’ – Charity Walk

18-09-16

Our maintenance staff at Sairam Villa completed 11 miles charity walk for ‘Shirdisai’ charity

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Cherrytrees ENRICH programme

24-08-16

As part of the ENRICH programme (Enabling Research in Care Homes). Cherrytrees have been supporting a student from Manchester University

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Feeding time at Windy Ridge!

06-06-16

4 kittens become part of the family at Windy Ridge! Ella our ‘house’ cat gives birth to four adorable kittens.

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Wedding at Mabbs Hall

06-06-16

A couple lives in a double room has got married on 9th July 2016.They have been together for 8 years

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Mabbs Hall Activities Plan 2016

06-06-16

Below are the planned activities for Mabbs Hall for 2016. Coffee morning on 18th August 11 am Residents and Relatives

Sai Ram Launches Summer 2016

06-06-2016
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The eagerly anticipated launch for Sai Ram is under way. The care home opens it ‘s doors Summer 2016. Possibly

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