We understand how important it is to keep connected to your local community
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.
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.
Winchcombe Place were proud to donate £400 to AFC Newbury under 14s to sponsor the team’s new kit. They even hosted a residents vs children football match!
Take a look at some of the ways our homes are part of their community.See the full gallery
To celebrate National Storytelling Week – and to promote a love of literature in all ages – residents from our Cavell Court care home, in Norwich, have created short videos retelling four classic children’s tales, to ensure no child misses a bedtime story.
Watch the Brenda read Jack and the Beanstalk below or read more here.
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.
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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Our homes play an active role in community life.
Chester care home residents have volunteered to quality check over 100 toy donations to help support a local children’s charity.
A keen knitter at a local care home has created 50 poppies to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.