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Mr Piddle and his ukulele make a noise in the garden

12-05-2020
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Residents and staff were treated to uplifting tunes when Ukulele Piddle visited our home. He had to stay in the

London housebuilder keeps local care home residents connected with tablet donation

22-05-2020
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Barratt London has donated a tablet to Sai Ram Villa Care Home on Headstone Drive, Harrow, to help residents stay

Birchy Hill activities

12-05-2020
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Keeping our residents happy and safe, enjoying the beautiful weather in the sensory garden, and then a cheese and wine

Homemade bunting donated to residents of Orchid Care Home

11-05-2020
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Eleven year old Harry, took it upon himself to make bunting for each of our residents, in order to brighten

Covid-19 survivor celebrates at Birchy Hill

11-05-2020
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Pictured here, and very pleased to be celebrating VE Day at Birchy Hill is Thomas. Thomas has made a miraculous

Still having fun at Birchy Hill

05-05-2020
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Staff staying safe, but raising a smile with our residents.

PPE donation by Cheltenham Hackspace members

01-05-2020
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Cheltenham Hackspace is a member run community workspace, which provides space and tools for their membership to work on their

Fun Friday at Orchid

01-05-2020
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Dress up Friday for staff at Orchid

Dancing in Poplars

01-05-2020
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Here at Birchy Hill we agree with Martha Graham who said: “nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get

Birchy Hill night shift

01-05-2020
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Winding down at the end of the day for residents, here are our lovely night staff settling them for the

Smiles at Cherrytrees

01-05-2020
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Staff received a well deserved boost this week when a kind soul delivered gifts for them all. They each received

Fun at Birchy Hill

29-04-2020
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Dancing at Birchy Hill to keep residents active and happy.

Birchy Hill heroes

28-04-2020
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Birchy Hill staff going about their daily tasks, looking after our lovely residents.

Say it with music

26-04-2020
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Staff at Orchid Care Home were delighted to receive this musical tribute recorded amid the Thursday ‘Clap for Our Carers’

Rainbows of hope for our residents

24-04-2020
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Our residents and staff at Sairam Villa were very pleased and surprised recently to receive letters and pictures from a

Covid-19 Update

20-04-2020
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We are living in extraordinary times, very few of us have ever experienced anything like this virus and the effect

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Father Christmas visits Orchid Care home in Swindon

24-12-19

Father Christmas has visited Orchid Care Home in Swindon. As a result, he spread cheer and merriment as he went.

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CHARITY PYJAMA DAY

20-11-19

Here at Orchid Care Home, we held a Charity Pyjama Day Here are a selection of our Team all dressed

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HIGH FLYERS COMING THROUGH FROM ORCHID

20-11-19

Our Team here at Orchid Care Home have been recognised by Colleagues, Residents and Relatives for their hard work, support

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HAPPY 105th BIRTHDAY

05-11-19

One of our long term Residents turned 105 in October The home and her family decided to throw here a

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HARVEST FESTIVAL

05-11-19

Colin (Activity Assistant) from Orchid Care Home, made this wonderful bread to go along with the Residents Harvest display. This

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FLOWER ARRANGING

05-11-19

One Friday Morning on Rose Unit at Orchid Care Home, the ladies choose to do some flower arranging with the

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BIRD FEEDERS IN THE MAKING

17-06-19

The Residents of Orchid were happy making bird feeders

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MILK SHAKE OR ICE-CREAM ANYONE

17-06-19

The Residents of Orchid, were out in the back garden enjoying milk shakes and ice-creams in the lovely sunshine of

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OPEN DAYS AT ORCHID CARE HOME

09-05-19

Orchid Care Home invite you to an Open day – In fact we are having two open days Wednesday 29th

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CHICKS HATCHED AT ORCHID CARE HOME

15-04-19

Orchid Care Home in Swindon unleashed their early Easter Surprise for their Residents this week. We had 8 eggs delivered

ACTIVITY ASSISTANT SHOWS ONE OF HER CHRISTMAS OUTFITS

03-01-2019
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One of our Activity Assistants wore different Christmas Clothing accessories all the way through December 2018 Here she sits by

ELVES COME TO ORCHID CARE HOME

03-01-2019
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Orchid Care Home Staff dressed up as Elves for “Dress an Elf Day 2018” Here is one of our Nurses

CHILDREN IN NEED AT ORCHID CARE HOME 2018

03-01-2019
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Orchid Care Home Staff dressed up as Pudsey for Children in Need 2018 Here are two of our Nurses and

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AN ARTICLE FROM “SWINDON LINK MAGAZINE” – NOVEMBER 2017

23-02-18

As part of an exciting new venture, The Orchid Care Home will be unveiling a brand new dementia suite next

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WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN?

14-02-18

Orchid care Home had their own Pancake Race. Here are two residents taking part – Who do you think will

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AND MORE TEA……..

08-02-18

Orchid’s Deputy Manager and Training Co-ordinator went to tea with the Residents

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MORE CUPS OF TEA

08-02-18

A few more Residents and Staff having a cup of tea

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CUP OF TEA……………

08-02-18

A few Residents enjoying a cup of tea with the Staff in the newly opened Dementia Suite

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A FEW RESIDENTS ENJOYING LUNCH AND A TIPPLE

31-01-18

A few Residents went out to lunch at a local Pub near us Here they are enjoying their food and

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TAKE A BREAK MAGAZINE

31-01-18

Orchid care Home has been featured in the Take a Break Magazine with a two page spread on two of

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ENTERTAINMENT AT ORCHID

23-01-18

Another great afternoon of entertainment at Orchid

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ITS PANTO TIME

23-01-18

Its Panto Time at Orchid

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THE HUNT FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS

23-01-18

Father Christmas was hidden in amongst the trees in our Grotto – but he couldn’t hide for long

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SANG IN POLISH

23-01-18

Together we sang to our friends and fellow Residents a Polish Christmas Carol Thank you both

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REINDEERS AT ORCHID

23-01-18

We began to fundraise at the beginning of 2017 in the hope we could celebrate Christmas with Reindeers visiting the

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BELL RINGERS VISITED ORCHID

23-01-18

The Bell Ringers from Christchurch came to serenade us with Christmas carols

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FIND THE ELF………..

23-01-18

Orchid hid the Christmas Elf everyday and the one who found him won a prize

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BAGPIPER CAME TO ORCHID

23-01-18

The Bagpiper came to celebrate Christmas again in December 2017 and he was a massive hit with our Scottish Residents

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ORCHID CARE HOME OPENS ITS DEMENTIA SUITE

22-11-17

On Friday 1st December Orchid will be opening their very own Dementia suite. It will be opened by Dr Simon

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A MORNING STROLL BEFORE THE SCORCHING SUN

10-07-17

A group of Residents took a Morning Stroll through the local park before the sun took hold near Orchid Care

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beavers Visit

29-11-16

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

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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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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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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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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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