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Rolling Out Pioneering Dementia Training at PrimeLife

A pioneering staff training programme about dementia will be rolled out nationally across our group of care homes following a dementia-themed virtual reality workshop pilot held at our head office in Leicester. We commissioned Training2care’s virtual reality tour in response to former Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to boost dementia research last year, who also said he wanted provide better [...]

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

In celebration of the Queen’s official 90th birthday last month, a number of our homes held events to mark this momentous occasion. At Beechlands, located in Clarendon Park in Leicester, the residents and staff successfully hosted a street party on Central Avenue on 12th June. They took part in a range of games and activities including an egg and [...]

Falls prevention at PrimeLife

We undertook a pioneering approach to significantly reduce the number of falls amongst older residents. Holmes House, located on Kenilworth Road in Wigston, was asked to take part in a pilot by Leicestershire County Council, alongside two other care homes in the area. The project involved introducing devices and systems to help a person maintain their safety and wellbeing. Some of [...]

Award for Top 20 Recommended Care Home Group 2016

We are pleased to announce that PrimeLife has been given a ‘Top 20 Recommended Care Home Group’ award by Carehome.co.uk. Every day, visitors and residents fill in review cards that let us know how well we’re doing, and these reviews are counted and moderated by the leading UK Care Home website, Carehome.co.uk. The 2016 Carehome.co.uk awards reveal that [...]

Celebrating Leicester's Premier League Win

Over the last few weeks our Leicestershire homes have been backing the blues of Leicester City Football Club in their efforts to become Premier League Champions. It’s been an exciting few weeks where both staff and residents have been watching games together and dressing up in blue to show their support. One resident at Holmes House, John ‘Ian’ [...]

Little Acres receives £400,000 extension

We recently invested £400,000 into expanding and improving the facilities of our Little Acres home in Nottingham, located on Spencer Drive in Nuthall. The site, which provides services for adult clients with learning or physical disabilities, currently has 17 beds. The single storey extension has created eight extra rooms, complete with en-suites, and has taken the total [...]

Happy New Year

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas and it’s been a great festive season at PrimeLife. Six of our Lincolnshire homes celebrated with a large Christmas party on the 11th December. Fir Close, Netherlands, Clarence House, The Old Rectory, Glengarriff House and Tamar House all came together to make friends and enjoy the festivities. Around 80 people attended across [...]

Raising our standard of service

We’re raising the standard of our service with a new internal training programme praised by staff. Internal training was recently carried out at Fir Close, in Louth, Lincolnshire, which has inspired staff and improved levels of care. The training company, One Way Training, has introduced some innovative new ways to deliver the sessions. Barbara Lambert, from the training company, ran [...]