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Summer fun comes to care homes in Surrey

July 1st 2013

On Friday June 21, Care UK’s homes joined hundreds of others around the country opening their doors for the first National Care Home Open Day, and in Surrey we took the opportunity to join in the celebrations.

A traditional tea party and fun day entertained our guests at Broadwater Lodge in Godalming, with staff welcoming visitors into the handsome grounds and to look round the home. Manager Angela Bookham said: “We are always glad to have visitors and I think everyone enjoyed the day.”

Maypole dancing by staff at Jubilee House was one of the attractions on offer, along with a coconut shy and songs from local schoolchildren. Acting Manager Guy Chappelle said: “We all enjoyed the preparations for the day, and the event itself went with a real swing.”

At Kingsleigh our visitors took part in games and activities, as well as enjoying a barbecue. Wendy Dodimead said: “Residents helped to plan the event and took part enthusiastically!”

The barbecue at Stanecroft care home was fired up too and manager Pamela Norman said: “We really enjoyed meeting all our visitors and it was a great opportunity to show them what we do.”

As well as showing visitors around we also gave away copies of the brand new book As Easy As ABC: Care UK’s Top 100 Hints and Tips for Activity Based Care. If you would like to learn more about ABC and how it can improve older people’s independence and wellbeing you can download it from

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Broadwater Lodge is an attractive, purpose-built care home located in the small town of Farncombe, in Godalming. We provide residential and respite care for older people, including individuals with dementia.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road

0333 4343 006

Jubilee House provides ‘outstanding’-rated residential dementia and nursing dementia care, and end of life care.

Jubilee House
Pound Lane

0333 434 3045

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Kingsleigh is a comfortable and welcoming, purpose-built residential dementia care home, providing care which is tailored to residents' individual needs

off Kingfield Road
GU22 9EQ (for sat nav use GU22 9DX – road next to Bonham House)

0333 4343 048

Our dedicated and caring team provides a wide range of care in attractive surroundings. 

Spook Hill
North Holmwood

0130 6867 603