Welcome to the first digital edition of the Larchwood Life Newsletter. With visiting restrictions currently in place at our care homes across the United Kingdom, we believe it is more important than ever to share good news from Larchwood Care’s residents and teams. 

At Larchwood Care, we are working hard to ensure that our residents’ relatives and supporters of our homes can stay in touch with the great things that have been happening to keep life for our residents as normal and fulfilling as possible under difficult circumstances.

In this edition of Larchwood Life, you will discover how technology and social media have become an important part of maintaining contact with loved ones while also combatting loneliness during life in lockdown.

Maintaining High Standards of Care

With routine regulatory inspections on hold due to visiting restrictions, great ratings for Larchwood Care Homes have continued to be reported and celebrated by our teams and residents. In this newsletter, you will be able to read about the fantastic standards achieved in the eyes of the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate.

This edition also provides an insight into how Larchwood Care has been ensuring the health and safety of our residents and staff by sourcing and distributing appropriate PPE to all of our homes.

Community Kindness

Celebrating the kindness of our communities is another big theme of this publication, demonstrating that the general public’s admiration and appreciation of the social care sector reaches far beyond Thursday evening’s Clap For Our Carers event

On downloading the newsletter you will also discover how events such as VE Day, birthdays, and even a hen do have continued to be made special for our residents thanks to our incredibly caring and creative teams.

You can download the May 2020 edition of the Larchwood Life May 2020 Newsletter by clicking this link.


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Nether Hall Care Home team member Becky Storer, with resident, 89 year-old Arthur Hardwick.

As the season of giving begins, Nether Hall Care Home in Swadlincote has issued an appeal, asking kind-hearted members of the public to add its residents to their Christmas card lists.

The Christmas card appeal has been launched to strengthen the home’s sense of community and relationship with the local area. As part of the campaign, Nether Hall Care Home has asked people to include a short message about their Christmas plans for residents to read and discuss. This will help them to reminisce about the festive celebrations they have enjoyed over the years.

Arthur 89, resident at Nether Hall care home, said: “I’m really looking forward to receiving the cards and I’m particularly eager to hear about everyone’s plans. Everyone has their own traditions at Christmas, and it will be great to hear about what everyone is getting up to.”

Maxine Fearnehough, Care Home Manager at Nether Hall care home, said: “Christmas is always a fun time here at Nether Hall. The home is always full of residents’ friends and families as well as having lots of lovely decoration.

“We are all looking forward to receiving cards from our local community and can’t wait to display them around the home.”

You can send Christmas cards to:

The Residents, Netherhall Care Home, Netherhall Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 7AA

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