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Knitting for a good cause at Peaker Park

A knitting group at our Peaker Park home in Market Harborough has decided to knit for charity. The group has been going strong for 10 months now and it is open to anyone at the home who enjoys knitting. Margaret, Pat and Elizabeth [pictured below] are just three of our most enthusiastic residents, who come together with the rest of the [...]

End of summer festivities at PrimeLife

We’ve been making the most of September’s good weather, with many of the homes coming together for participation across a variety of events. Clarence House and Netherlands home recently held a joint summer fete, with all the usual fun activities and a great opportunity for residents to talk to new people. The event also raised a fantastic £438. The money will be spent [...]

Introducing Dementia care training in partnership with Age UK

As part of our investment in quality and care, we have been piloting a new training programme introduced by Age UK called ‘Remember Me’, which will help us to develop a better understanding of dementia care. The programme was set up by Age UK in response to the Government’s National Dementia Strategy, which involves a targeted campaign with care home [...]

Beechlands care home wins £200 in Asda Charity Project

Earlier this month, a relative of one of our residents nominated Beechlands care home for special recognition as part of a charity project run by ASDA Foundation. Harish Desai nominated the Leicester-based care home, which specialises in care for mental health, for the high quality of service that his brother, Kalpana Desai, receives at the home. After a [...]

Major developments to expand our “brand of high-quality care”

We’re thrilled to announce our plans for a 35-bed extension and addition of a new social centre to Scunthorpe-based Phoenix Park Care Village along with an extensive refurbishment programme and 8-bed extension at Little Acres in Nottinghamshire. We’ve also taken over the recently renamed care home ‘The Fieldings’, also in Nottinghamshire, completing an extensive overhaul of the environment, staff [...]

VE Day at Westerlands

Earlier this month residents and staff at Westerlands elderly care home celebrated VE Day to mark 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. The day was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share memories and stories with each other, and there was plenty of music and dancing too. Roseyln Shallcross and a duo called [...]

The rewards of mental health care

At PrimeLife we always try to go above and beyond what is expected within the care industry, but this is particularly true of our practices in mental health care. Although mental illness is common there is still a strong social stigma attached to it, and people’s conditions are often made worse by the discrimination they receive. In our experience [...]

Living Eggs project at Holmes House

Spring is in full swing and at Holmes House they’re certainly getting in the spirit with the launch of their ‘Living Eggs’ project. Earlier this month the Leicestershire based home introduced a number of chickens and provided incubators for some of the eggs to hatch. Both residents and staff took great pleasure in collecting freshly laid chicken eggs for [...]