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Tea party to be held in aid of Broads charity

Staff at a care home in the heart of the Broads are holding a fundraising event for a charity close to the hearts of residents. Heron Lodge, in Norwich Road, Wroxham, is inviting pensioners to a tea party with entertainment on Tuesday, January 12 and is holding a voluntary collection for the Nancy Oldfield Trust.

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Staff and residents are Jill’s priority

A manager whose door is always open to her staff has been honoured with a long service award from her employers. Jill Harris, 58, says communication and humour are the watchwords that have carried her through 25 years working at Allonsfield care home, in Campsea Ashe.

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‘Dedicated and loyal’ care home team clock up 238 years’ service

When Barry Freeman and Bridget Muttock started work at The Depperhaugh, the romance of Prince Charles and Lady Diana was making headlines and the Falklands War was in the future. They are the longest-serving employees at the care home on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, with 35 and 34 years’ service respectively but they are not alone in considering themselves part of the furniture.

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Festivities in full swing at care home event

Residents at a Downham Market care home enjoyed a day of festive fun to celebrate the run-up to Christmas.
Staff, families, carers, friends and members of the community joined in the activities at Downham Grange which included entertainment from Tickled Pink Productions,

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Menu makes eating fun again

A new appetising and nutritional menu has been introduced at a Lowestoft care home, which targets people who have difficulties when swallowing their food. Staff at Kirkley Manor care home, run by Kingsley Healthcare, came up with the idea of making the pureed food resemble an actual meal – instead of it being blended together and looking unappetising in its presentation. The idea has been introduced to the home by chef Alan Pells, who recently won Chef of the Year in the inaugural Kingsley Care Awards.

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