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  • Avery Healthcare Fundraising for Dementia UK

    Avery Healthcare raises £3,207.57 for Dementia UK

    Staff and residents at all of the Avery care home across the country were very proud to support the Dementia UK charity this month through their ‘Time for a Cuppa 2017’ events which raised a total of £3,207 for the charity.  Activities within the homes featured many different activities including cake competitions and sales, raffles…

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  • Avery clear up at the Qube Learning Awards

    At Avery Healthcare, we were proud to have so many candidates up for awards at the Qube Learning Award this year in recognition of all their hard work. Established in 1999, Qube Learning is a training provider specialising in vocational qualifications, core skills and short courses. Qube currently work with hundreds of employers across the…

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  • Staff Training

    Avery Partners with Virtual College to Deliver Flexible Staff Training

    Avery Healthcare is proud to announce that it has committed to working with award winning training provider Virtual College on a project that will deliver the e-learning component of its Aspire training programme. Aspire is delivered to over 3,000 members of staff across 44 sites and recognises the importance of a blended learning approach that…

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  • Birchwood Grange, Greater London

    Birchwood Grange Celebrates ‘Outstanding’ Care Accolade

    Birchwood Grange Care Home in Kenton, Harrow is delighted to have received an overall rating of ‘Good’ from the care industries regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The recent unannounced inspection marked the home as ‘Outstanding’ in the category for Care, and Good in the remaining four categories for Safety, Effectiveness, Responsiveness and Leadership. Birchwood…

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  • Lavender Lodge, Farnborough, Hampshire

    Lavender Lodge Celebrates CQC Result

    Lavender Lodge Care Home in Farnborough has scored ‘Good Overall’ with an ‘Outstanding’ in the Well-Led category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at a recent unannounced inspection. The CQC grades the services delivered in care homes in five categories (Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led) and adjudged that Lavender Lodge and its staff scored…

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  • Alder House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    The Voice of Dementia

    Alder House Care Home resident, Barbara Hawksworth, lives with dementia, but is very aware of her condition. A former teacher, Barbara is very articulate, aware that she is a changed person, but knows that she is not ill in the accepted physical sense. She wanted to share her perspective on living with dementia, and when…

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  • Clare Court, Birmingham, Birmingham

    Vintage Mannequin Challenge

    Age is no barrier to joining in the fun at Clare Court Care Home! Turn back the hands of time with our vintage inspired Mannequin Challenge, as our residents and staff have gone all the way back to 1928! Listen for the “Stop”, “Now Boogie Woogie!”. Our Mannequin Challenge is set to the ragtime sounds…

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  • Acer Court, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    100-year-old Jean Becomes Facebook Queen

    Social media isn’t just for the younger generations, as residents and staff at Acer Court Care Home in Nottingham recently discovered. An innocent enough request for 100 Facebook likes on behalf of resident Jean Aram, in celebration of her 100th birthday, quickly became a viral sensation. Jean’s birthday managed to reach out to over 3…

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  • Cliftonville

    Resident Graham Horton Shares His RAF Stories

    Everyone has a story to tell and at Avery we think that the act of sharing these memories is an important aspect of anyone’s well-being, whether they are in a care setting or not. We actively encourage our residents to share in their memories with staff and we encourage staff to take the time out…

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  • Winners of the Christmas Cake Bake Off Competition 2016

    After the success from last year, we held our second ever Christmas Cake Competition here at Avery Healthcare. The competition ran across all 45  homes, showcasing the residents’ creative baking flare and teamwork. This year we received so many wonderful entries that we had to extend our awards to include a fourth and fifth place,…

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    Birchwood Grange

    Centenarians Tell Their Story

    Our very own Emilia from Birchwood Grange contributed to this small video project that Avery Healthcare were proud to support. The video captures the thoughts, and celebrates the lives of three centenarians. The video is both thoughtful and uplifting but dont take our word for it…watch it for yourself.  

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