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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 [...]

Kirklees Care Home wins Specialist Adult Care Award for 2015

The North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted their first local care home awards on March 16th of this year. Designed to celebrate the hard work that care homes put in, the ceremony brought together over 90 care home staff and local NHS staff. Awards across 14 categories were given out to both individuals and care homes as [...]

Peaker Park supports fundraising challenge in memory of Andrew Brown

Our Peaker Park Care Home in Market Harborough contributes towards fundraising challenge launched to pay tribute to a young man who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Laura Brown, of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is attempting to scale the heights of Kilimanjaro this autumn in memory of her brother, Andrew Brown, with funds raised going to CLIC Sargent, which supports [...]

How to go about choosing the right mental health adult care home.

By Bev Hopkins – Care Home Manager Stoneygate Oaklands What sort of a care home is Stoneygate Oaklands? Stoneygate Oaklands, on London Road in Leicester is a care home for adults with mental health difficulties. Clients suffer from any number of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug problems, loneliness, dissociative disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anger problems, [...]