It has been a great year for the homes. As mentioned in previous blogs we have received positive inspection reports for Acorn and Cherry Lodge and we have also had an inspection at Beech Lodge in November. We are eagerly awaiting the report from this inspection, as the feedback we received on the day was really promising.
Other than inspections we have seen a lot of investment into the bricks and mortar of our services. Cherry Lodge in particular has seen a lot of work done to improve the environment and modernise facilities. This included a new walk in shower room, decking area...
This year service users at Beech Lodge got into the festive spirit for Halloween, dressing up and decorating the house for a 'fright night' at the home. Howling skeletons, evil pumpkins and spiders infested the normally peaceful surroundings.
Great fun was had by all and everyone got involved.
To top of a great evening everyone enjoyed frightening feast including worms and eyeball soup..... well, actually everyone preferred to opt for a take away!
Summer 2016 was very exciting for some of the service users who decided to go on holiday to Paris. By all accounts the trip was a great success, but don't just take our word for it:
Barry described the trip as follows:
"I went on board the Eurostar train to Paris on the Thursday 11th of August with my Key worker Mohamed and some friends from Beech Lodge. We went on the red open tour bus to visit the city of Paris. We saw the marvelous Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral which was an absolutely wonderful experience for me. We enjoyed ourselves at the Euro Disney with several...
We are pleased to announce that we have recently received a ‘good’ rating as a result of inspections at two of our services.
In March we had two unannounced inspections and the inspector’s reports provide plenty of positive feedback on the services we offer for example:
“People using the service spoke positively about the staff who supported them. One person said, "Staff are good and kind, they listen to me." Another person told us, "Staff are nice and helpful." A professional told us they were happy with the way staff cared for the person they worked with at the service and that...