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Part of the community

We understand how important it is to keep connected to your local community

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Continuing to feel part of the local community is important as we age

That’s why our teams ensure residents stay connected to their community and the people they care about. Many residents come from the local community, and we’re keen for them to continue their links with local groups as much as possible.

Our homes play an active part in community life too. We invite schools and community groups such as local clubs, charities and performers to visit us regularly. Everyone gets a warm welcome.

Discover a few of our recent collaborations with local communities

Bringing generations together

Intergenerational relationships can be incredibly beneficial to both younger and older people alike, providing residents with a sense of responsibility and purpose. That's why our homes work with schools, clubs and other local groups.

At Colne View, residents were delighted to hear the joyous laughter of their younger friends in person when they were finally reunited recently after two years apart. Over in Southampton, Ancasta Grove shared a special visit with their younger friends from Woodlands Early Learning and a herd of four-legged companions for an afternoon of fun. 

Even when homes were unable to welcome children to visit as they would have liked over the past two years, they looked for new ways to connect and support the younger members of their communities. 

Residents at Cavell Court decided to read classic bedtime stories for local children to ensure no child missed out on a bedtime story, while those at Echelforde care home built a fantastic relationship with local schoolchildren after exchanging letters over the pandemic. As restrictions eased, the pupils began visiting the home and have formed a close bond with residents.

Words of wisdom

Our nationwide Wisdom Booth initiative saw residents gift their pearls of wisdom to the younger generation. Care homes around the UK got involved sharing their advice with local schoolchildren and young parents. Watch the video below or read more here.

Watch our Wisdom Booth in action
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Green-fingered fun

Many residents in our homes enjoy getting out in the garden – and it shows! Several Care UK care homes have won awards in community flower competitions.

In 2022, Glastonbury Court was named the champion of Bury in Bloom, an annual competition of gardens in Bury St Edmunds, for the second year running, while nearby home Davers Court took home the bronze. Meanwhile Rossetti House won the silver medal in Frome in Bloom 2022.

Further north, the team at Care UK's newest care home, Oxbow Manor, celebrated its flourishing relationship with a local charity with a donation and a special crocus planting session.

Sharing expert advice

We believe in playing our part in supporting people in the local community who may be caring for loved ones at home. Throughout the year we run lots of free, informative events at our homes and welcome friends, family and the wider circle of the community to come along and join us. Keep an eye on your local care home website or get in touch with us to find out when we’re holding the next event.

Our homes also develop good relationships with GPs and other local healthcare professionals to share knowledge, exchange ideas and to ensure residents have continued access to effective, high-quality care and specialist services. 

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