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Twin sisters on same path

They are sister care homes in more than one sense. Oaklands in Scole, near Diss and Yaxley House, in nearby Yaxley, are both run by Kingsley Healthcare – and by identical twin sisters. 

The resemblance of Oaklands manager Helen Gosling to her 40-year-old twin Paula Baker, in charge at Yaxley, has caused more than the odd moment of bewilderment to families and health professionals visiting both homes, which are less than five miles apart.

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Very individual care at Allonsfield House

When you walk through the door at Allonsfield Care Home, you might be surprised to see one of the residents ironing and another one neatly folding the clothes. It is not an image that fits the vision of a ‘rest home’, but modern care homes are very different places to those out-dated institutions where residents did little other than sit in a line.

Allonsfield manager Jill Harris, who has worked at the home in Campsea Ashe near Woodbridge for 25 years,

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Modern care homes are taking a new approach to people’s emotional wellbeing

When you walk through the door at Oaklands care home you might be surprised to see residents dusting, mopping the floor or helping in the kitchen.

Manager Helen Gosling explains that this active scene is all part of a modern care philosophy that takes a far more holistic approach to people’s needs.

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Singer David Van Day and wife Sue Moxley perform at three Suffolk care homes on Mother’s Day

David Van Day and his wife Sue Moxley perform at Woodbridge Lodge care home on Mother's Day.
Dozens of residents and their families were entertained by the celebrity couple.

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Congratulations to ‪‎KingsleyHealthcare‬ recruitment manager Beverley Lambert

Beverley has been involved in charity fundraising for nearly 25 years raising many thousands of pounds. The idea for her latest venture, Over the Rainbow Children's Charity, came to her after reading stories about Lowestoft girl Daisy Newman who has severe cerebral palsy. To support the appeal for a sensory “magic carpet” for the five year old, she made cupcakes and raffled them at work to raise £132.

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