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Stimulating minds at Downham Grange

They used to be known as God’s Waiting Rooms but everyday life in care homes today is far from dull. Stephen Pullinger reports. Janet Tanfield is in many respects the central figure at Downham Grange care home. She is not the manager but the activities co-ordinator.

She firmly believes that life in a care home can bring exciting new learning experiences and says that is as true for herself as it is for the residents.

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Gardening proves a boon to care home residents, as a walled garden is restored to its former glory

But what really caught her eye was not the lawns, pond or mature trees but a patch of ground that had long been hidden under rambling weeds. Straightaway, it became her goal to restore the forgotten feature to its former glory as a Victorian walled garden.

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A new manager has taken charge of a Dorset care home as it prepares for a £1.2m revamp

Tracey Millar has been promoted from deputy manager at Highcliffe nursing home, in Stuart Road, Highcliffe, and the deputy’s position has been taken by Angela Martin, previously employed at the home as a nurse. Mrs Millar has been appointed ahead of a major building project at the Kingsley Healthcare-run home due to start in the summer.

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Glenys Goldsby’s 20 years of service at Kirkley Manor care home in Lowestoft was marked with a special presentation

Glenys Goldsby’s 20 years of service at Kirkley Manor care home in Lowestoft was marked with a special presentation by Kingsley Healthcare CEO Daya Thayan.

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The manager of Eversley nursing home in Great Yarmouth is celebrating a top award for the quality of their end of life care.

The home in North Denes Road has become one of only four across the region to achieve beacon status for the coveted Gold Standards Framework (GSF) quality hallmark award. The Kingsley Healthcare-run home has focused on end of life care for five years and first achieved GSF recognition in 2013.

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