Devon care home supports work of cat rescue charity

A Devon care home has made a generous donation to a cat rescue charity after taking in two senior felines. Sefton Hall in Dawlish adopted Indi, aged about eight, and seventeen-year-old Felix last summer from Hector’s House Cat Rescue, a Torbay-based charity which helps cats in need throughout Devon. Felix was badly injured after being … Read more

The Seaton celebrates Valentine’s Day in style.

Valentine’s Day can be a sad time when one partner is in a care home, so staff at The Seaton decided to ease the heartache by arranging a romantic celebration enabling couples to share a special meal together. The dining rooms were decorated with hearts and flowers to set the mood. Home Administration Manager, Kelly … Read more

Devon nursing home provider celebrates staff loyalty

Southern Healthcare, which has four nursing homes across Devon, invited ninety-two team members who had achieved 5 years or more of service to an evening of celebration in Dawlish to thank them for their commitment to the company. Members of staff travelled from Parkwood House in Plymouth, The Seaton in East Devon, The Old Rectory … Read more

Old Rectory residents show their appreciation to staff

Residents at The Old Rectory marked International Thank-You Day with some thoughtful gestures to the team who lovingly care for them. The event is celebrated around the world every January and serves as a reminder to express gratitude to those who improve the lives of others. The Old Rectory’s Activities Coordinator, Tom Matthews, says: “As … Read more

Meaningful Care Matters

Our four Devon care homes have received either an excellent or outstanding rating following audits by a national care organisation with a focus on relationship-centred cultures of care. Southern Healthcare homes in Exeter, Dawlish, Plymouth, and Seaton were visited by auditors from Meaningful Care Matters (MCM) who assessed the staffs’ interactions with residents, as well … Read more

Devon care home group reaches South West finals of prestigious awards

Southern Healthcare has reached the South West regional finals of the Great British Care Awards in six categories that recognise the group’s commitment to top quality care provision.      Five individual members of staff, two care teams and the Southern Healthcare group itself, beat off stiff competition to reach the finals of the awards. The … Read more

Exeter care home hosts festival

Swinging sixties songs through to modern music entertained residents and staff at an Exeter care home’s annual festival. The Old Rectory celebrated TORstock with musical acts and entertainment, colourful sixties and seventies fancy dress, and a barbecue. Tom Matthews, the Southern Healthcare care home’s activities coordinator, explained: “The festival went on all day, and we … Read more

Bake Off excitement at Exeter care home

Baking enthusiasts at an Exeter care home had a ‘scone off’ to celebrate the start of Britain’s favourite baking show. Residents at The Old Rectory made a variety of scones for the care home’s ‘scone off’ competition, inspired by the popular Channel 4 show, the Great British Bake Off. Tom Matthews, an activities co-ordinator for … Read more

Staff bring Indian harvest festival to Seaton care home

Carers at a Seaton care home treated residents to a day of Indian festivities and food in celebration of the festival of Onam. Four members of staff from The Seaton care home brought in home-cooked Indian dishes and shared Indian songs and dances with colleagues and residents.      Onam is an annual Indian harvest festival, … Read more

Former motocross racer with Multiple Sclerosis is taken to racetrack 20 years after he last raced

Nigel Fay former motocross racer watches the Patchquick Trophy tournament at Exminster

Dawlish care home staff took resident and former motocross racer, Nigel Fay, to watch the 75th Patchquick Trophy event at Little Silver Moto Park in Exminster. Staff from Sefton Hall took Nigel to the tournament in his wheelchair after he expressed a wish to go to the famous event. It was the first time in … Read more