Apple Trees, Lincolnshire

BLOG: OSJCT’s Apple Trees residents enjoy “I can’t believe it’s a care home week”

Residents at Apple Trees Care Centre in Grantham enjoyed a wide variety of activities throughout last week as part of The Orders of St John Care Trust’s “I can’t believe it’s a care home week”.

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BLOG: I can’t believe it’s a care home arrives at OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre

On Sunday the 19th August, residents and colleagues at The Orders of St John’s Grace Care Centre were treated to special Neil Diamond Tribute act.

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BLOG: Summer fete arrives at #OSJCT’s Avonbourne Care Centre, Wiltshire

Despite the change in weather from continental warmth to the standard British summertime affair (otherwise known as rain) residents and families of Avonbourne Care Centre enjoyed a lovely laughter and music-filled indoor picnic.

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OSJCT Lincolnshire fun day!

BLOG: OSJCT Lincolnshire residents get together for annual fun day!

Residents, colleagues and volunteers were invited to attend The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Lincolnshire Residents Fun Day last week, with a fun filled afternoon hosted at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.

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BLOG: Stirlings Care Home in Wantage holds a summer fete with a twist

There was toe-tapping aplenty this weekend when the Wachumba drummers joined The Orders of St John (OSJCT) care home, Stirlings, for their summer fete in Wantage on Saturday.

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NEWS: OSJCT’s Goodson Lodge achieves highest ever score for Dementia design

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s Goodson Lodge Care Centre in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, has been awarded the Dementia Design Gold Award by independent experts at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) University of Stirling.

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BLOG: OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre hosts its own ‘Balloon Fiesta’

Residents and colleagues at The Orders of St John’s Grace Care Centre were treated to a warming ‘Balloon Fiesta Party’ on the 11th of August.

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Dementia support day at OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre is a huge success

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney hosted their Dementia Support Day on the 8th August with over 60 people in attendance. We had 3 informative talks amongst rounds of tea, cake and Pimm’s!

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Tigger at Skirbeck Court

#InternationalCatDay pounces on OSJCT care homes

Today is National #CatDay and to celebrate we have gathered up the stories of our feline friends around the Trust.

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BLOG: Stirlings’ summer fete set to be an afternoon of fun

If you are wondering how to spend your Saturday afternoon this weekend, Stirlings Care Home in Wantage has the answer! Go along to the home between 1.30pm and 4pm to join in with the fun and games planned for its annual summer fete.

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BLOG: Red Arrows Engineer surprises Digby Court residents

Residents and colleagues at OSJCT’s Digby Court in Bourne, Lincolnshire were treated to a surprise visit from Red Arrows engineer, Corporal Louis Jelley last week.

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BLOG: Coombe End Court’s Summer Fete

A wonderful sunny day shone on Coombe End Court’s Summer Fete on Wednesday 1st August.

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Kim Hewitt, General Manager at Edwardstow Court Care Centre, Stow on the Wold

New General Manager appointed at Edwardstow Court Care Centre

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Hewitt as General Manager at Edwardstow Court, a newly opened 48-bedroom home in the picturesque town of Stow on the Wold.

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Fish Fryday Lunch Club is a huge hit at Grace Care Centre

On Friday the 27th July residents, families and friends gathered at Grace Care Centre to enjoy the homes Fish and Chips Lunch Club, taking place on the last Friday of the month.

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BLOG: The journey from tragedy to legacy at Goodson Lodge

When carer Amy, 19 and her partner Scot tragically lost their baby, Mia, to Strep B in May this year the sad news rocked the home. But Amy could never have envisaged the impact that tiny Mia would have on her community and the legacy she would leave.

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Games, dancing and entertainment galore at OSJCT’s Athelstan Houses Summer Fete

It was a perfect day for a Summer party on Saturday 14th August at Athelstan House.

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OSJCT Gloucestershire care home receives Outstanding rating from CQC

Inspectors from independent regulator of health and social care, CQC, have awarded Monkscroft care home in Cheltenham the highest possible ranking of ‘outstanding’, following its latest surprise inspection.

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Hartsholme House, Lincoln

OSJCT Lincolnshire care home rated as Outstanding by CQC

Inspectors from independent regulator of health and social care, CQC, have awarded Hartsholme House care home in Lincoln the highest possible ranking of ‘outstanding’, following its latest surprise inspection

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Langford View’s summer fete set to be an afternoon of fun in the sun

If you’re thinking about how to spend your Saturday afternoon this weekend, Langford View Care Home in Bicester has the answer! Go along to the home between 2pm and 4pm to join in with the fun and games planned for its annual summer fete.

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Gloucestershire care home celebrates its 40th birthday

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s Henlow Court care home has this week celebrated its 40th birthday.

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Trust in Care - Summer 2018 edition

The new issue of Trust in Care Summer 2018 edition is now available.

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Paro the robotic seal

Robotic seal Paro visits OSJCT’s Langford View Care Home in Oxfordshire

It’s not every day a baby seal visits a care home.

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Residents rock out at Brookside Care Home in Wiltshire

Every resident who joins Brookside Care Centre gets their own personal rock, brightly painted, it sits proudly on a rockery in the front garden, adorned with their name.

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Summer fete rolls into town at The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day on Saturday to host a traditional English summer fete in Cirencester. The Lakes Care Centre, welcomed over 100 members of the community into the home, to see the facilities, meet the team and enjoy some delicious treats.

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OSJCT Care Leader fights cancer with the aid of Henlow Court colleagues

Steph Hill is a very special member of The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) family. The dedicated Care Leader has been with Henlow Court care home in Dursley for two years.

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Mary Falmilton

BLOG: OSJCT resident recalls her career as a midwife, as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

Mary Familton is a resident at The Orders of St John Care Trust's (OSJCT) Athelstan House in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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See-Saw Nursery children descend on OSJCT’s Goodson Lodge

On this sunny summers morning the 3rd of July some of the children from See-Saw Nursery arrived in high-vis vests and sunhats at Goodson Lodge.

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Pedal to the metal in the fight against Group B Strep infection

It’s a battle no parent should ever face. Amy was overjoyed when she learned she was having a baby girl.

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Kerry Dearden appointed as Deputy Chief Executive

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Commercial and Marketing Director, Kerry Dearden, has been appointed as the organisation’s first Deputy Chief Executive.

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#Hatchwatch chicks from #OSJCT’s Stirlings Care Home are all grown up!

Chicken update: the Stirlings chicks are all grown up!

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Summer has arrived at #OSJCT’s Langford View

Langford View Care Home in Bicester, Oxfordshire has embraced the warm weather over the past few weeks and has kicked off the summer with a host of sunshine-filled activities.

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OSJCT employees succeed at BASMOM awards

25 employees from The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) have received a BASMOM award at a ceremony in London.

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OSJCT’s Patchett Lodge treats community to Cupcakes for #CupcakeDay

Residents and colleagues from Patchett Lodge Care Home treated the Holbeach community to some sweet treats on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake Day.

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OSJCT Carer celebrated for 20+ years service

OSJCT Carer is celebrated for 23 years of service at Gregory House, Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre to host Dementia Support Day

Following on from our hugely successful Dementia Awareness Event back in February, we are hosting a Dementia Support Day on Wednesday 8th August 2019 from 2-7pm.

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OSJCT Coombe End Court resident reveals his sporting past

Resident turned Jockey resides at OSJCT's Coombe End Court

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OSJCT’s The Lakes Care Centre all set for Care Funding event

Throughout June, many homes across OSJCT are running helpful advice sessions to provide you with guidance around Paying for Care. We have invited SOLLA accredited Later Life Advisers to come and talk to those who are looking into care for a loved one.

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Monkey business at OSJCT’s Coombe End Court

It’s not every day our residents get to hang out with a monkey, but for those living at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Coombe End Court home, that was exactly what they did

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Dementia Action Week Event – Moorside Place

Moorside Place opened its doors to the community for Dementia Action Week, to discuss attachment therapy and sensory stimulation.

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60 seconds with OSJCT’s Head of Volunteering for #VolunteersWeek

This week is #VolunteersWeek, and our guest for 60 seconds is OSJCT’s Head of Volunteering, Kit Lendon. We spent some time learning more about Kit and her role.

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Cirencester care home celebrates ‘Good’ CQC rating

OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre celebrates with colleagues and residents following Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report, rating The Lakes ‘Good’.

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Cheltenham care home celebrates ‘Good’ CQC rating

Windsor Street’s Home Manager, Michelle Hearn, has spent 23 years in care.

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Paro the seal is a hit at Dementia Awareness workshops in Wantage

There was a good turnout at the free Dementia Awareness workshops held at Stirlings Care Home in Wantage last week.

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The Lakes Care Centre Open Day!

The Lakes Care Centre opens its doors for Care Home Open Day on the late May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Spa Week at Athelstan House, Malmesbury

Dementia Spa Week at Athelstan House, Malmesbury

In support of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Action Week from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May, Athelstan House opened its doors to the community and residents’ families and friends to enjoy a week of spa treatments and relaxation.

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WIFI in Care Homes

Residents, relatives and employees at The Orders of St. John Care Trust (OSJCT) have been able to readily access the world wide web for some time, thanks to the wi-fi service.

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OSJCT Care Homes in Cheltenham get involved in Dementia Action Week

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Windsor Street Care Centre is getting involved in Dementia Action Week.

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OSJCT Care Home in Stamford gets involved in Dementia Action Week

Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford is getting involved in Dementia Action Week. There will be a Residents and Families Bake Off event on Tuesday 22nd May, followed by a coffee morning open to all on Wednesday 23 May from 10.30 - 11.30am. Residents will then host a karaoke event on Wednesday afternoon.

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OSJCT Care Homes in Cirencester get involved in Dementia Action Week

The Lakes Care Centre is getting involved in Dementia Action Week. Dementia Action Week kicks off on 21 May to 27 May, and encourages the community to take actions, big and small, to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

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OSJCT Care Home in Wantage get involved in Dementia Action Week

Stirlings Care Home gets involved with Dementia Action Week by running free Dementia Awareness Workshops.

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OSJCT Care Homes in Trowbridge get involved in Dementia Action Week

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) home, Goodson Lodge in Trowbridge, is aware of just how many families suffer with not only coming to terms with the news their loved one is living with dementia, but understanding how they can help.

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OSJCT Care Home in Stow on the Wold gets involved in Dementia Action Week

Edwardstow Court Care Centre at Stow-on-the-Wold is getting involved in Dementia Action Week.

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OSJCT Care Home in Thornbury get involved in Dementia Action Week

Dementia is a complex illness which not only affects the person living with it, but those who love and care for the person as well. Understanding exactly what dementia is and how to support someone living with dementia can be confusing and overwhelming.

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OSJCT Care Homes in Marlborough get involved in Dementia Action Week

Dementia is a complex illness which not only affects the person living with it, but those who love and care for the person as well. Understanding exactly what dementia is and how to support someone living with dementia can be confusing and overwhelming.

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Salisbury Care Home Peddles its way into Dementia Action Week

Cycling for 36 hours sounds like quite an overwhelming crusade, but when it’s done for a good cause, it was an easy decision for employees at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

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OSJCT Care Homes in Malmesbury get involved in #DementiaActionWeek

Dementia is a complex illness which not only affects the person living with it, but those who love and care for the person as well. Understanding exactly what dementia is and how to support someone living with dementia can be confusing and overwhelming.

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OSJCT Area Operations Director, Aaron Whitehead

60 seconds with Aaron Whitehead, Mental Health Nurse

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, and our guest for 60 seconds is OSJCT’s Aaron Whitehead, Area Operations Director for Wiltshire.

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Royally named new Day Care Centre opens at OSJCT’s Marston Court

New Day Care Centre royally opens at OSJCT's Marston Court, Oxford

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Oxfordshire Employee Awards

Oxfordshire Care Homes celebrated at Employee Awards

OSJCT’s Stirlings very own ‘sterling’ retires after 43 years

Wendy Moore retires after 43 years service with OSJCT.

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OSJCT introduces new catering initiative

The Orders of St John Care Trust has launched a new catering initiative using a software platform called Saffron.

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OSJCT Grevill House runs Advice Bites café

OSJCT's Grevill House launches its Advice Bites Cafe' providing guidance on paying for care.

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Care Home Open Day come rain or shine at Henry Cornish Care Centre

Despite the rain, the sun still shone through at Henry Cornish Care Centre in Chipping Norton when everyone came together to celebrate National Care Home Open Day.

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Brookside opens its doors to Care Home Open Day

On Saturday 21st April, Brookside opened its doors for Care Home Open Day

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Care Home Open Day at Goodson Lodge

On Saturday 21st April, the team at Goodson Lodge were busy making their final preparations for Care Home Open Day.

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Care Home Open Day at Stirlings

Care Home Open Day at Stirlings

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Is data the new oil?

OSJCT's Chief Technology Officer Rob Collyer shares his views on GDPR.

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Windsor Street Care Home celebrates Care Home Open Day 2018

Windsor Street Care Centre celebrates Care Home Open Day!

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Care Home Open Day 2018 arrives at Longlands Care Centre

On Saturday the 21st of April the residents, residents, their relatives and the community celebrated National Care Home Open Day at Longlands.

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Brookside residents experience dining on the Titanic

Residents at Brookside in Melksham have lived a day in the life of a passenger on the RMS Titanic, by tucking into a meal that has been replicated from the menu on the day the famous ship set sail.

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Care Home Open Day poster

National Care Home Open Day arrives this Saturday

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) care homes rarely shy away from a celebration, and on Saturday 21 April, it will be no different.

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Goodson Lodge Care Centre

OSJCT’s Goodson Lodge awarded for dementia friendly design

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is delighted to announce that Goodson Lodge Care Centre in Trowbridge, Wiltshire has been awarded the Dementia Design Gold Award.

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Dennis Cotton and CEO Dan Hayes

OSJCT residents celebrates 20 years at Lincoln home

Dennis Cotton has been a resident at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) The Poplars home for 20 years, and his loyalty to the home was celebrated in a very special event.

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The Lakes Care Centre celebrates its first birthday!

The Lakes Care Centre in Cirencester went to great lengths recently to celebrate its first birthday, and they certainly did it in style!

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OSJCT Larkrise Care Centre resident turns the grand age of 105

There are celebrations taking place today at The Orders of St John’s Care Trust Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury as one of their residents, Olive turns 105.

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Reception for frontline nurses at Buckingham Palace

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) very own Admiral Nurse, Angie Williams, was personally invited by Her Majesty to attend a reception for frontline nurses, held at Buckingham Place on 14th March 2018.

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OSJCT celebrates positive Your Care Rating results

The Orders of St John Care Trust is celebrating today after many of the Trust’s homes performed strongly in a nationwide survey of care home residents and their family members and friends.

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Janet and Karen

A celebration of 30 years of volunteering for one of OSJCT’s longest serving Volunteers

Janet Collins has been volunteering at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s Ridgeway House, Wootton Basset since 1988

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Nutrition and Hydration week is a special guest at the Lakes 1st Birthday Party

Wednesday 14 March is the day the world puts nutrition and hydration first. OSJCT's The Lakes held a worldwide afternoon Tea event to support.

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Wiltshire Wanderers tackle the Beast from the East

The Orders of St John Care Trust fielded its very own Wiltshire Wanderers to tackle the Beast from the East that arrived in the UK last week.

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Love is in the air at Tonwsend House

Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a romantic dinner for two. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no time quite like the present for Ann and John Gomm to celebrate their long romance.

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Miniature ponies visit OSJCT Lincolnshire home

There was plenty of horsing around when miniature shetland ponies, Tinkerbelle and Lollipop, trotted their way to The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Whitefriars care home in Stamford, Lincolnshire, to visit with residents.

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Dementia Awareness Event Success at The Lakes Care Centre

On Wednesday 28 March, The Lakes Care Centre held a family awareness event for those caring for loved ones with Dementia.

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St David’s Day at Larkrise

St David's day celebrations were underway at Larkrise Care Home in Banbury today.

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Welcome to Your New Home Card - Competition Announcement

In January we launched a competition for residents to design a Welcome to Your New Home card that would be used across the Trust to welcome in new residents.

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Stirlings' Family event

Success for Stirlings’ Family Engagement Event

Taking that first leap from home into care can be a daunting and overwhelming experience

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SSKIN graphic

‘Stop the Pressure’ success for OSJCT

The Orders of St John Care Trust is celebrating 34 homes across Lincolnshire and Wiltshire being pressure ulcer free for 100 plus days.

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Trust in Care Winter 2018 issue

The new issue of Trust in Care Winter 2018 edition is now available.

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Grace Champagne evening

Champagne evening for new OSJCT Care Centre

The town of Thornbury was treated to a very special evening, with the community invited to celebrate the long-awaited opening of Grace Care Centre.

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Cake arrangement at Edwardstow Court's Tea and Cake event

Tea and Cake success at Edwardstow Court

Edwardstow Court Care Centre is on the cusp of opening its doors to residents – recruitment is in full swing, furniture is in place, and excitement is bubbling.

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OSJCT appoints General Manager for Grace Care Centre

It’s set to be the first care home in South Gloucestershire. Grace Care Centre, is on track to open on 19 February 2018.

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Burns Night at Brookside

It’s not every day a troop of Scottish dancers have a Scottish knees-up at a care home in Wiltshire, but Burns Night is a tradition OSJCT's Brookside home has celebrated for the past five years.

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Annual report 2017

The 2016-17 Annual Report for The Orders of St John Care Trust has been publish, click to download a copy.

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OSJCT’s Employee Awards 2018

The voting for The Orders of St John Care Trust annual employee awards is now open. The awards celebrate the success of employees.

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Gregory House Awarded Outstanding in Latest CQC Report

Gregory House care home is OSJCT's second home to be awarded an outstanding CQC report.

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A choir in Every Care Home

Residents take part in a national intiative, aimed at bringing music and singing into care homes across the UK.

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Postcards from Abroad

Residents at Brookside care home managed to see the world with each other, but did it all without boarding a single plane.

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Christmas Elf at The Meadows

19-year-old Courtney Hughes delivers Christmas gifts to the residents at The Meadows for a sixth year.

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OSJCT’s 95-year-old Shining Star

Meet Marjorie Dunford, OSJCT's oldest volunteer at 95 years of age.

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Charlie and Pringle

Penguin Visit

Two furry friends brightened the day of our Madley Park residents when they waddled into the home.

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