Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of Welcome Home, Avery Healthcare’s in-house magazine for all of our residents, staff, their families and friends and for everyone involved with our leading care homes and independent living residencies nationwide. All of our homes work hard to celebrate the lives of our residents and to connect them with their past through Life Stories and our sector-leading ReConnect…Read More
Avery Healthcare operates residential, dementia and nursing care homes throughout the UK, with a focus on the highest possible standards of living for our residents and peace of mind for family and friends alike.
We believe that your later years should be as enriching as any other, and that being cared for shouldn’t mean that your quality of living is compromised, whatever your age, whatever your condition. The design of our homes and our carefully selected staff, combined with our diligent approach to each and every resident, affords them the opportunity to flourish, make new friends, maintain contact with their local communities and live a life of possibility.
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When you visit an Avery care home you will see first hand the excellence of our home design, and the comfort and style of our interior spaces, but you will also be struck by something that cannot be fully designed out, something that requires a far more subtle and concerted effort, the creation of a spirit of togetherness, of companionship and friendship.
We understand that fine buildings and good design is just a precursor to creating vibrant, supportive communities for the elderly that give our residents and their families the peace of mind they deserve and which celebrates the lives of our residents through sharing, reflection, good company and above all fun.
See for yourself by visiting any of our homes, spend a while in the company of our residents, talk to staff and feel the warmth and support that fills the home.
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You wont find cooks in our care homes…
…but you will find our Chef Teams who are expert, skilled and just waiting to serve you with imaginative meals devised through our Food For Thought culinary workshops.
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Avery Healthcare is proud to have been voted one of the top 20 care providers in the Large Provider category of Carehome.co.uk’s 2019 Care Home industry awards. The Large Provider category has 116 qualified operators (with 20 or more homes) and the Avery score of 9.5 out of 10 (from over 1,500 reviews) is something…Read More
A Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the Winter 2018/19 edition of Welcome Home, Avery Healthcare’s in-house magazine for all of our residents, staff, their families and friends and for everyone involved with our leading care homes and independent living residencies nationwide. Fun and activities at all of our Avery homes continued apace last Autumn, with many great events and fundraising, plus…Read More
At the glittering awards ceremony for the Great British Care Awards regional finals in London, we are very proud to announce our care home Manager at Birchwood Grange, Mark Bird, won the Home Care Registered Manager Award for 2018! Mark was nominated as a surprise by his team for the award and outshone the competition.…Read More
We were so excited to invite Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to our Afternoon Tea event at Crispin Court Care Home on the 24th September. Sherrie took the time to speak with all residents and posed for photographs with residents, visitors and families. Everyone at Crispin Court appreciated how she also spoke to all the staff…Read More
Welcome to the autumn issue of Welcome Home – Avery Healthcare’s in-house magazine for our residents, staff, families and friends and everyone involved with our care homes nationwide. At Avery we had a great summer, the warmest and sunniest for several decades, with the homes helping our residents spend more of their time outside in the gardens with summer fêtes…Read More
We’re very proud to announce that Avonmere Care Home has recently achieved a Good In All Categories rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in our first unannounced inspection. As an addition, we have also been recognised by Knight Frank with an entry into their 2019 Luxury Care Home Guide. The CQC grades services delivered…Read More
We are delighted to announce that Avery Healthcare has been shortlisted as finalists in no less than four categories that they entered in the 2018 LaingBuisson Care Sector Awards. LaingBuisson is an UK healthcare consultancy, based in London, that provides insights, data and analysis of health and social care market structures, policy and strategy. The LaingBuisson Awards…Read More
Our intrepid roving reporter, John Griff, the man behind the Avery Archive recordings, recently caught up with Sherrie Hewson, Avery’s new Ambassador, for a quick chat about her early impressions of the care company and how she was finding working with us. In a short and informal conversation Sherries shares her views on Avery, the…Watch the video
Avery Healthcare is delighted to announce that stage and TV actress and media personality Sherrie Hewson has been appointed as the Ambassador for our care home group! Now passionately concerned about the senior adult social sector, following on from her own mother’s experience of being in care, she is very interested in the Avery quality…Read More
In a further instalment Robert Richardson from the north-east recounts aspects of what has been a fascinating life. As part of our continuing resident storytelling archive, Robert talks about his passion for model boat building.Read More
Friday 13th – unlucky for some? Not for the Avery teams that took part in the Care Workers Charity Three Peaks Challenge! Three staff from Amarna House Care Home in York joined five staff from Avery Group Support Centre for the challenge on 13th July, and soon discovered that the trek was much more demanding than…Watch the video
Alder House Care Home in Nuthall recently invited Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to a Medieval themed open day, joint with Acer Court Care Home. Both homes prepared for the event by decorating with medieval themed banners, balloons and props. Our staff and some residents even dressed up in fancy dress for the event as well! The…Read More
After a recent inspection by our Local Authority, Acer Court Care Home in Nuthall, Nottingham, are happy to announce we have been awarded a five-star Quality Banding from the Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) for the second consecutive year. The report summarised that Acer Court staff are respectful and sensitive when supporting residents, whilst also being…Read More
Alder House Care Home in Nuthall, Nottingham, is proud to announce we have been awarded a five star quality banding for the second year running from our Local Authority after a recent inspection completed by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). The NCC found that we met high standards throughout all of their five categories, highlighting that…Read More
May’s issue of Grapevine includes an interview with retired veterinary surgeon Bryan Martin and his wife and Renee, two of our most recent residents at Loxley Park. Bryan and Renee came to Sheffield in 1958 when Bryan went into partnership with vet Charles Hallam and became a senior partner in the Hallam & Martin Veterinary Centre on…Read More
Hawthorns Care Home in Aldridge, West Midlands, is passionate about utilising every inch of space in their fabulous home. Under new Home Manager, Kate Gilligan, the home is blossoming this spring with fresh new initiatives, including a resident-led shop, a new volunteering programme and revitalising their rooftop garden. With so much going on, it’s no surprise as to why they have been…Read More
Transitioning from one role to another requires the development of new skills and capabilities in a short timespan to meet new or increased responsibilities. Avery’s ethos is to actively encourage all its employees to grow their abilities to take on new roles as part of their continuous professional development, supported by comprehensive training programmes, experienced mentors, qualified trainers…Read More
Whether it is family and friends, local organisations or potential customers, we love to use our online channels to connect with our various communities. Social media platforms are, as the title suggests, social; sharing thoughts, feelings and stories online is incredibly important, but the best posts online inspire an emotional reaction and promote a two-way conversation that connects people. Facebook is also…Read More
There are great events and dates that all our homes love to celebrate, and they all come up with different and creative Facebook posts to show how they got involved with their residents. A recent example of this was Pancake Day, where our homes made pancake posts in their shroves. Although it crêped up on us quickly, here are…Read More
Volunteering and giving service is a great British tradition and at Avery we are privileged to have almost 100 Attend volunteers who share their time and talents with residents in our homes. We work closely with Attend, a long-established UK charity that represents over 29,000 volunteers who give their time in health and social care. Attend volunteers receive a high standard…Read More
Avery Healthcare takes pride in how we support different cultures in our homes, an example being in how we prepare our foods and adapt our menus to meet the cultural needs of specific resident groups, whether they are Afro-Caribbean, Indian, Middle-Eastern or Southern European. We also acknowledge the dietary requirements of different religious groups, such as Hindus, Jews…Read More
We recently travelled to the Netherlands to experience two care facilities with a very different way of supporting people with dementia. Accompanied by Rachel Bisiker, Project Manager for Estates in Avery, we braved the bright but very cold weather to visit two leading and world-class care locations. De Hogeweyk and Vivium Torendael are known as Dementia Villages where people with moderate…Read More
Following the successful launch of the Employee Engagement survey in January this year, we were excited to launch our Resident & Family Survey on 18th March 2019. This on-line survey will be issued to 14 Avery homes at a time on a quarterly basis and will be open for a month on each issue. As with the Employee Survey, it is managed by survey experts People Insight; all…Read More