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Staff at Oaklands care home in Scole near Diss are celebrating a glowing report from the CQC

Staff at Oaklands care home in Scole near Diss are celebrating a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission. The inspector gave the Kingsley Healthcare home in Norwich Road an overall good rating and rated it good in every category. Home manager Pat Collins said: “We are passionate about providing the best person centred care and are delighted this has been recognised

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Farm trip is the best medicine for a care home resident who has lived with complex mental health problems

It’s the best possible medicine for a care home resident who has lived with complex mental health problems throughout her life.
Not a prescription for more pills but a dose of fresh air, therapeutic views and energetic work in the Norfolk countryside. Val Upson, 60, a resident at Brooke House care home, in Brooke, near Norwich, started making weekly visits to Clinks Care Farm near Toft Monks, on the Suffolk border, before Christmas.

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Delightful dogs help with care home dementia at Colne House in Earls Colne

A CARE home’s latest recruit is hoping to get a pawsitive response in her efforts to help residents suffering from dementia. Cockapoo Lottie is just four months old, but is already getting to work helping residents at Colne House in Earls Colne. Lottie and older sister Ruby are both care home dogs owned by its maintenance man Tom Goodair. Mr Goodair said the pawesome duo had made a big impression on everyone at the home – with the exception of resident cat Daisy.

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Teddy is top dog at care home

She always comes to work with a get- up-and-go attitude. And most importantly for any new employee, Teddy has the perfect mentor to show her the ropes – as a care home dog at Kirkley Manor. Dani Gaston has been bringing three-year-old Lhasa Apso Monty into work with her at the Kingsley Healthcare run home in Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft, since she started as manager more 

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Five generations of family come together

Five generations have come together as the newest member of the family was introduced to one of the oldest. Seven-month-old Lacey Minshull visited her 92-year-old great great great aunt, Catherine better known as Bette Gray at the Oaklands care home in Scole, near Diss.

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