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

East Devon artist brightens care home hallways with the help of residents

Sea themed walkways have brightened up a Seaton care home after a local artist and carer helped residents create artwork for the walls. East Devon artist, Molly Fielder-Simpson, painted underwater scenes along the hallways linking the downstairs bedrooms of The Seaton care home.  Molly also helped some of the care home residents create pebble art, … Read more