Green-fingered staff and residents at Barchester homes across the country have their pruning shears and gardening gloves at the ready as they gear up for this year’s Barchester in Bloom gardening competition.
The categories for this year’s competition are: Most Innovative Garden, Most Improved Garden, Community Garden and Garden of the Year 2015.
Barchester is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director of Dementia Services, Caroline Baker, who is due to start on 7th April.
Chipema Chitambala, Operations Manager at Barchester Healthcare’s Leonard Lodge in Hutton has won an award for leadership at the Wise Women Awards 2015.
Care provider, Barchester Healthcare is celebrating National Nutrition and Hydration Week (16th to 22nd March) with wholesome food and thirst quenching beverages.
Barchester Healthcare will be the first private care provider in the UK to offer ‘Nursing Times Group Access’ to its entire nursing workforce.
Debra Owen, who was recently announced as the new General Manager at Tennyson Wharf in Burton Waters, was joined by Councillor Malcolm Parish for the official opening of the information suite at the new home on 9th December.
Two Barchester staff members, Carer Janice McFadyen and Regional Director Sue Arnold, were delighted to receive awards at this year’s National Care Awards, organised by Caring Times.
Oscar winning actress Dame Judi Dench has won a prestigious Older People in the Media Award for her role in the film Philomena.
Six fantastic winners proved there is no place like gnome at this year’s Barchester in Bloom gardening awards, hosted by celebrity gardener, Charlie Dimmock, at the bloomin’ marvellous Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
The Dignity in Care ‘Gold’ Award and the Promoting Fulfilled Lives ‘Silver’ Award were presented to Liam Heaney, Activities Co-ordinator at Bradshaw Manor, at the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by BBC Wales newsreader, Lucy Owen.
A charity golf tournament, hosted at Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club on the Jurassic Coast, has raised more than £9,000 for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.
We have two new online care guides available now in our Downloads section, full of useful advice and information to help you choose the right home for yourself or a loved one.
Barchester Healthcare has teamed up with Oomph!, an organisation that aspires to improve older people’s quality of life, and is piloting their wellness programme in ten care homes across the country.
The name of Barchester's new care home in Lincolnshire has been chosen through a naming competition launched within the local community and the winning entry is Tennyson Wharf.
A local man, Matthew Gillett, is the lucky winner and he has received a cheque for £500 which he has chosen to donate to local group, Witham Hill Gymnastics Club.
Sutton Grange in Southport is the first of Barchester’s new builds to open this year and it will provide high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care to the local community.
A new care home development in Deeping St James celebrates a major milestone with a topping out ceremony.
The occasion marked the completion of the latest stage of the 60-bed care home and was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of The Deepings, Mr and Mrs Stephenson.
Care home Activities Coordinator, Lauren Hyder, has won the Margaret Butterworth Award 2014 for excellence in dementia care, it was announced at last night’s award ceremony at Hallam Conference Centre in London.
Professor Trish Morris-Thompson, Director of Quality and Clinical Governance at Barchester Healthcare, has made the inaugural Nursing Times Leaders list with the most nominations.
The judges of the list said: “When other people talk about it Trish is out there doing it, and is now blazing a trail in the private and charitable sector.”
Barchester is in full support of the Purple Angel campaign and its founder Norman McNamara. Norman was diagnosed with dementia six years ago and has been a tireless campaigner in his efforts to make Torbay the first dementia friendly resort in the country. The Purple Angel logo symbolises hope, protection, inspiration and teamwork.
Barchester believe that maintaining independence and continuing with leisure activities is one of the things people value most as they get older, and recent research confirms this. Find out more about this recent study and see the results
Barchester Healthcare is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.
Barchester's Charitable Foundation’s objective is to come up with practical solutions that help people become more self-sufficient and independent in their lives. This is achieved by awarding grants to people to pay for healthcare-related instruments that are often unobtainable on state funding.
Barchester Care Homes across the UK