Entries by Tom Newitt

Residents At Atherton Care Home Tackle Dragon

The residents of an Atherton care home came face-to-face with a flying dragon during their St George’s Day celebrations. Famous for their imaginative themed events for residents, the team at The Chanters wanted to make sure this year’s St George’s Day was one to remember. Naturally, the home was decked out with English flags and […]

Atherton Care Home Residents Return to the Salon

Residents at Atherton-based care home The Chanters have enjoyed a much-anticipated trip to the home’s hair salon. With restrictions in place due to the pandemic, like the rest of us, residents at The Chanters have been unable to enjoy regular trips to see the hairdresser. The home is lucky to have its own in-house salon, […]

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Larchwood Care Finalist for Prestigious Award

Larchwood Care, one of the UK’s leading providers of care homes for the elderly, has been shortlisted for the prestigious LaingBuisson Large Residential Care award. 2020 has been a very strange year for everyone, not least for our residents. Our teams have gone to great lengths to keep those in our care safe during the […]

Care Home in Hamilton Welcomes Fluffy New Residents

Spring is in the air at Avonbridge Care Home in Hamilton with the arrival of eight new feathered residents. After receiving eight eggs from an ethical hatching company, Incredible Eggs, staff and residents were shown how to properly care for them by a professional. Following their training, the Avonbridge family managed to successfully hatch all […]

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Larchwood Life Newsletter – Spring 2021 Edition

Spring has sprung and there is a great deal of optimism in the air at Larchwood Care Homes across the United Kingdom.  In the months since our last newsletter, there have been some considerable steps forward in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Amid a backdrop of encouraging vaccination rates and emotional reunions with loved […]

Downham Market Care Home Marks Milestone Day

The residents of Downham Market care home Diamond House have good reason to celebrate after receiving their second COVID-19 vaccinations.  A light at the end of the tunnel has appeared for many of those who live and work in Larchwood Care Homes, as our residents and staff are now receiving their second coronavirus vaccinations. All […]

Accrington Care Home Centenarian Celebrates in Style

Accrington care home resident Evelyn Corris enjoyed a landmark birthday full of surprises at Hope House. Evelyn, who lives at the care home in Clayton-le-Moors celebrated her 100th birthday with a surprise performance from a socially distanced singer standing outside in the home’s garden. Evelyn also received a card from the Queen, which she was […]

Visits Resume at Reigate Care Home

Visits have resumed at Reigate-based care home Dungate Manor. Greeted by a typically warm Dungate Manor welcome, residents’ first nominated visitors have been reunited with their loved ones inside the home. New visiting guidance for care homes in England issued by the UK government allows each resident to nominate one designated person to visit indoors […]