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
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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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Latest Avery stories
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
The hard work and dedication by staff throughout the Avery group has been recognised yet again at the national Care Home Awards for 2018, where we have come away as winners in four important categories. The prestigious national award ceremony, run by Care Home Management, were held at the Health+ Care Show at London’s ExCel…Read More
When a Person Develops Dementia Dementia is a broad term that is used to describe a condition where there is an ongoing and generally irreversible decline of the brain and its abilities. At the present time, dementia is not curable. Although medication is available to slow the symptoms of the disease, these are not suitable…Read More
The Care Workers Charity (CWC) recently hosted its Awards for 2018, an inaugural ceremony to recognise those who have played a key part in the recent re-emergence of the charity and whose particular contribution merits acknowledgement. Avery is very proud to have been awarded Best Fundraising Campaign, with Commercial Director Mark Danis receiving the award…Read More
Avery Ambassador, Sherrie Hewson, was the special guest at Derby Heights Care Home’s Spanish Open Day on Friday 25th January. Sherrie was welcomed to the home by Patricia Partington, Avery’s relative’s Ambassador, who presented her with a basket of flowers. We were also tipped off that Sherrie liked Malteasers and Earl Grey tea so we…Read More
Grove Park Care Home in Leeds, in collaboration with the Continuous Advancement Programme (CAP) Awards, are delighted to announce that we have received a Silver Catering Award alongside a Gold Housekeeping Award! The CAP Awards look at the levels of Catering and Housekeeping within a business, and reward and promote high-quality standards. A series of…Read More
On Wednesday 23rd January, Loxley Park Assisted Living welcomed Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to their 1950s extravaganza! To prepare for the event, residents made bunting and table decorations to go in the lounge. The rest of the home was decorated as a 1950s diner, with the bistro being set up for refreshments where we served…Read More
Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson was recently invited to our Winter Wonderland Grand Opening at Birchmere Mews Care Home in Solihull, where we had plenty of fun getting into the festive spirit! Residents from both floors joined together for our Winter Wonderland opening, which was celebrated on the Blythe Suite located on the ground floor. We…Read More
Birchmere House Care Home, Solihull, had the pleasure of welcoming Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to our Christmas Open Day. We had an amazing Christmas Party; the home was decorated with fake snow, blow horns and party poppers, Disney Frozen themed balloons and a variety of Christmas hats! Sherrie was welcomed into the home with a…Read More
Kim Young is the Home Manager at Clare Court Care Home and her Regional Manager and colleagues felt she had demonstrated really strong leadership, transforming staff performance and morale at the home, as seen in Clare Court’s latest CQC inspection results. Kim has also truly embraced the implementation of the Life Story boards; when Jo Crossland, Head of Dementia Care, visited the home, she was very impressed by Kim’s work,…Read More
Stephanie Bradley celebrated 20 years loyal service on 20th September and was delighted to receive a beautifully engraved glass vase as a big thank you from Managing Director John Strowbridge. Stephanie is a Laundry Assistant at Clayton Manor in Congleton, and known to be a quiet, modest person, so she was very surprised to find herself at the centre of attention…Read More
Article by Sandra Stark, Director of Care and Quality, for Welcome Home, Issue 8. January is always a good time to reflect upon the previous year and review plans for the new year. 2018 saw the quality of Avery’s care, service and staff members being recognised by our peers with a multitude of national awards for our programmes and…Read More
Our care homes pride themselves on being open to the public and very much part of the local community. You can see this clearly on their Facebook pages. We think it’s important to connect with communities face-to-face as well as online, so everyone can join in with the conversation. A critical part of everybody’s well-being is to feel useful and connected…Read More
Birchwood Grange is a large 150-bedroom home in Harrow that has been transformed in the four years since it transferred to Avery Healthcare and Home Manager Mark Bird was appointed. Mark had previously worked for the NHS in emergency care and was the UK’s first male matron, so came well equipped to manage a clinical team and work in a challenging…Read More
Each year we love to run a company-wide competition for everyone to get involved with and 2018 was no different! Our Avery Seasonal Greetings Card Competition was held over all 54 care homes and the four Hawthorns retirement living communities, giving residents an opportunity to use a wide range of individual skills, show off creative talents and promote teamwork too. The…Read More