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Innovation through partnership

We are very proud of the achievements of our incredible Home First project teams who are finalists for the 2018 Laing Buisson Private/Public Partnership Award for the second year running.

Over the last 12 months, Agincare has been engaging nationally with Trusts, CCG’s and LA’s, forging proof of concept across a number of bridging and enhanced domiciliary schemes for a more radical approach to workforce challenges.

Spring is in the air

The residents and staff have been enjoying watching the local wildlife make use of our gardens. The birds have been been visiting and making use of the bird houses that we created last summer.

In February we had a fantastic afternoon of ten pin bowling. Some of our residents had never played before whereas some were pros.

Here are some pictures of our residents enjoying the game.

Welcome to the Agincare Health and Social Care Academy

Agincare and Weymouth College are pleased to announce the launch of a new training initiative – The Agincare Health and Social Care Academy.  

The initiative will see Agincare and Weymouth College working in partnership to offer a wide range of clear pathways for a rewarding long-term ‘career in care’ for the students of Dorset.

Both Weymouth College and Agincare believe that a strong partnership between business and education is a key way forward in developing the very best career opportunities for the people of Dorset.  

Favourite activities during April, May and June

The Waterloo residents have been enjoying their favourite activities during April, May and June, with special celebrations for all dads on Father’s day on 19th June.

We have also had fun celebrating the National Care Home Open day held on Friday 17th June; our theme being ‘The Village Fair’ to bring back some of those childhood memories. . Debbie from Clay Workshop has been busy making summer birds with some of the residents which are being displayed in their bedrooms

And here Maurice is planting out some summer bedding….

Our lovely new kitchens

Now that we have our main communal area back we were able to have a lovely Easter. We had our Easter Bonnet parade on Good Friday (everyone had chocolate and all the hats looked lovely.) Residents enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny on the Sunday and on Easter Monday we had a musical afternoon with ‘Musical Memories’ playing all the old favourites.

Waterloo Care Home welcomes a new manager Deborah Parrett

Waterloo has had a busy three months; we have celebrated the Dignity awareness day, Valentine’s day, mother’s day and Easter, along with several birthdays and a 63rd Wedding Anniversary. We would like to take this opportunity in welcoming our new manager Deborah Parrett. Debbie as she would prefer to be called joined Waterloo at the beginning of March.

Who will you walk for?

Memory Walk - fighting dementia together!  Agincare are organising a Memory Walk along the Rodwell Trail on Sunday 12th October starting from Admiralty Buildings, Castletown at 11.00 am to raise money for Alzheimer's Society.

Join us so we can fight dementia together. memorywalk.org.uk Alzheimer's Society Leading the fight against dementia.

Donate now via just giving

The future of social care

Former care services minster Paul Burstow (pictured) is chairing a commission on the future of residential care for the think-tank Demos. Over the course of a year, the commission will be developing a vision for the sector fit for the 21st century.

New refurbishment program at Victory Care Home in Medway Kent

Since the last newsletter when I informed you that we now have eleven new bedrooms and a few refurbished corridors, the work is now complete on Neptune wing. We have a new kitchenette, so staff members can prepare light snacks and refreshments at anytime. The bedroom doors have been personalised and the corridors and lounge have been painted and re-carpet.

Staff News from Trafalgar Care Home in Weymouth

Over the Christmas period one of our long standing Carer’s – Maria Tivald left to move to Poole, Maria had been at Trafalgar for over 5 years, we all wish her well in her new venture. All staff within Trafalgar are regularly up-dating their knowledge and skills with workbooks and distance learning courses in such subjects as Medication, Challenging Behaviour, Infection Control and Activities. Trafalgar has three members of staff undertaking their NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care all of whom are progressing well.

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