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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Lincolnshire Residents’ Fun Day

At the Lincolnshire homes’ annual fun day, residents were treated to afternoon tea and a sing along to some golden classics at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.

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Trust in Care Summer 2017 Issue

News of what's going on around OSJCT

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Wiltshire Employee Awards 2017

Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards Ceremony 2017

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HRH The Princess Royal opens The Lakes

HRH The Princess Royal visited The Lakes Care Centre to perform the official opening on 20 July.

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Duke of Gloucester Visits Lincoln

​Boultham Park House in Lincoln welcomed a special visitor on 6 July when HRH The Duke of Gloucester dropped in during his day of engagements in Lincoln.

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Cathedral Trip for Ermine House

Residents visit Lincoln Cathedral

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Gardening at Gregory House

Residents enjoy some gardening in the lovely sunshine

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Vegetable planting at Eresby Hall

Eresby Hall residents start their vegetable planting

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Eresby Hall - Bike Night

Eresby Hall residents attend the local 'Bike Night'

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Patchett Lodge have a visit from Zoolab

Zoolab visit Patchett Lodge with different kinds of creatures

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Jubilee Celebrations at Apple Trees

Apple Trees celebrate The Trusts Jubilee

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George the ‘Pat Dog’ visits Gregory House

George the labradoodle 'pat dog' visit Gregory House on a weekly basis.

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Gregory House enjoy the Sunshine

Residents enjoy the sunshine in the garden while eating ice lollies.

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Gregory House

Gregory House enjoyed a day celebrating 25 years of The Orders of St John Care Trust

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Ermine House

Ermine House celebrate The Orders of St John Care Trust 25 years

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Skirbeck Court Celebrate Silver Jubilee

Skirbeck Court celebrate The Orders of St John Care Trusts' silver jubilee

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OSJCT Achieves Top 20 Award

We are proud and delighted to have again achieved a Top 20 Award from carehome.co.uk.

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John Osgerby of Eresby Hall turns 100

John Osgerby turns 100 and celebrates in style

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Easter at Skirbeck Court

Skirbeck Court welcome the Easter bunny

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Skirbeck Court Volunteer turns 80

Volunteer Maureen Bray celebrates her 80th birthday

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Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

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The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire officially opens The Poplars new extension

On 5 April, Mrs Jill Hughes, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire cut the ribbon to open the home's newly-built dementia care household.

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Birds of Prey at Fosse House

Fosse House enjoy a visit from some birds of prey

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OSJCT lends support to John’s Campaign

The campaign has been set up to encourage hospitals and care homes to welcome and work with family carers for the benefit of their loved ones.

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Skirbeck Court celebrate Vera Lynn’s birthday

At Skirbeck Court they celebrated what would have been Vera Lynn's 100th birthday

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Dennetts Ice Cream visit Eresby Hall

Eresby Hall were lucky to have a visit from Dennetts Ice Cream

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Pat Gibson Celebrates her 90th Birthday

Pat from Eresby Hall celebrated her 90th birthday this month

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Skirbeck Court - Nutrition & Hydration Week

Skirbeck Court enjoy fish and chips and a choice of various drinks

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Skirbeck Court - Old Toys

Skirbeck Court reminisced over old toys

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Eresby Hall Day Trip

Eresby Hall day trip to Skegness

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Getting On automaton on display at First International Research Conference on Arts & Dementia, held in London on 9-10 March 2017

“Getting On” automaton on display at International Dementia Conference

"Getting On", the automaton created in 2015 by sculptor Robert Race as part of the "Exploring Ageing through Art" project, has been exhibited at the First International Research Conference on Arts & Dementia in London.

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Your Vote Counts - Don’t Miss Out

Everyone's vote is important so make sure you don't miss out on your opportunity to have your say at the local elections on 4 May 2017

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Skirbeck Court Knitting Circle

Skirbeck Court Get Knitting

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Trust in Care Winter 2017 Issue

News of what's going on around OSJCT - never a dull moment!

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England’s Chief Nursing Officer visits Millbrook Lodge

Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer of England, visited Millbrook Lodge in Gloucestershire last week (Friday 13 January) to talk to Home Manager Robin Willmott and his team about their work on the Teaching Care Home project.

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Paro the Robotic Seal

At OSJCT we’re always looking at different ways to enhance the well-being of our residents so we were thrilled when we were introduced to Paro, the robotic seal by Agnete (Aggy) Petersen, an MSc student of Anthropology at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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Wiltshire Residents visit Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Excursions

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Oxfordshire’s Winter Wonderland

Residents and employees danced the afternoon away at this years' Christmas Party.

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Festive Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Festive Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

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Eresby Hall Enjoy a Pub Lunch

Residents from Eresby Hall enjoy a Christmas Lunch

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OSJCT Annual Report 2015-16

OSJCT Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16

We are delighted to publish our Annual Report & Accounts for 2015-16

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Royal Opening for Chilterns Court Care Centre

HRH The Duke of Gloucester performed the official opening of Chilterns Court Care Centre in Henley-on-Thames on 15 November.

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Cllr Dorcas Binns unveils Foundation Stone for new Stow Care Home

On 19 October, Cllr Dorcas Binns, Cabinet Member for Older People at Gloucestershire Council, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Edwardstow Court Care Centre, OSJCT's newest development on Fosse Way in Stow on the Wold

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First Harvest Festival in Oxfordshire

Around 60 people joined us for Harvest Festival in Oxfordshire which turned out to be a real success.

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Wiltshire Care Home Volunteers Annual Recognition 2016

Wiltshire Volunteer Appreciation Event 2016

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Gregory House - Harvest Festival

Gregory House resident, Jen Bromley, with her pumpkin for the Harvest Festival

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Patchett Lodge receive a letter from The Queen

Residents from Patchett Lodge received a letter from The Queen

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Fosse House - Macmillan Coffee Morning

Fosse House held a Macmillan coffee and cake sale morning

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Lincolnshire Harvest Festival 2016

Lincolnshire held its Harvest Festival on 5 October

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Volunteers Appreciation Day - Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire held their Volunteers Appreciation Day on the 8 September

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Volunteer Long Service - Skirbeck Court

Volunteer receives 10 year long service

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Long Service Awards - Skirbeck Court

Skirbeck Court - long service awards

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The Mayor of Marlborough Opens Coombe End Court Renovation Project

On 22 September, Councillor Noel Barrett-Morton, the Mayor of Marlborough cut the ribbon to open the home's newly-built 'destination area' and refurbished dementia care household.

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Beckside Visit Lincoln Cathedral

Beckside, North Hykeham visit Lincoln Cathedral

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Cllr Erica Williams Lays Foundation Stone for new Thornbury Care Home

On 8 September, Cllr Erica Williams, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, laid the Foundation Stone for the Grace Care Centre OSJCT's new state-of-the-art care centre on the Midland Way site in Thornbury.

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Produce galore at our seventh annual Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

Produce galore at our seventh annual Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

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Wish Tree Fund grants wish for Seymour House resident.

Wish Tree Fund grants wish for Seymour House resident.

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Automaton ‘On Tour’ in Wiltshire – Exploring Ageing through Art.

Automaton ‘On Tour’ across the Trust – Exploring Ageing through Art.

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OSJCT Volunteer News August 2016

OSJCT Volunteer News August 2016

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Oxfordshire Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

Results of Oxfordshire's Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

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90 Glorious Years Oxfordshire Summer Party

Over 180 people attended this years Summer Party including residents, employees and volunteers. A great day was had by all and we are now looking forward to the next event!

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Lincolnshire Residents Fun Day

Grease is the word for this years Residents' Fun Day!

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Lincolnshire Trust in Bloom Competition 2016

Once again the judging of Trust in Bloom has been very difficult. So much hard work and goodwill goes into making the gardens beautiful for our residents to enjoy.

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Summer Issue of Trust in Care

The Summer issue of Trust in Care magazine is now available

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Wiltshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition 2016

Wiltshire 'Trust in Bloom' Garden Competition 2016

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Dorothy Wright - Land Army Girl

Dorothy Wright from Skirbeck Court receives medal and certificate

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Skirbeck Court - Summer Fete

Skirbeck Court held their annual Summer Fete on Saturday, 16 July

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The Order of Malta Awards 2016

Huge congratulations to medal recipients who received their awards at The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which was held at Brompton Oratory in London on 24th June

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Mavis and Freda attend the Patrons Lunch

Mavis and Freda from Fosse House, Lincoln attend the Patrons Lunch

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Southfield House resident met ‘The Greatest’

In 1978 resident Rita Scholes from Southfield House in Lincolnshire met the three times world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

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The Poplars Queens 90th Birthday

The Poplars enjoying their day celebrating the Queens 90th birthday

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Queens 90th Birthday

Queens 90th Birthday at Skirbeck Court

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Lincolnshire Annual Employee Awards 2016

Lincolnshire Annual Employee Awards 2016

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90-inch Birthday Card

Residents and staff at Trevone House were excited and honoured to sign a rather large birthday card for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

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Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards

Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards 2016 - Recognising Outstanding Achievements

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MasterChef at The Poplars

We have our very own MasterChef working in the kitchen at The Poplars

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Butlins vists Ermine House

Ermine House - Butlins visit the home

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Summer House

Skirbeck Court - Dementia Garden

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Teaching Care Home Project

OSJCT is delighted to be participating in this ground breaking, nurse led pilot to improve the learning environment for employees working in care homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes. The home selected for this purpose is Millbrook Lodge, in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

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Royal Opening for Avonbourne Care Centre

HRH Princess Alexandra performed the official opening of Avonbourne Care Centre in Salisbury on Thursday, 4 May.

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Residents Celebrate the Queens Birthday

Residents Celebrate the Queens Birthday at Skirbeck Court

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Lake House resident celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Eileen Fisher lives at Lake House and her husband Maurice visits her every day. They were married in 1956 and staff kept the plan for their surprise celebration a secret.

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1940s Vintage Tea Dance

Wiltshire residents enjoyed a 1940s themed Vintage Tea Dance

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Langford View one of first in country to help residents fight off dementia by gathering memories

Therapy which sparks the memories of those living with dementia has been hailed a success for the residents of our Bicester care home. Langford View has become one of the first care homes in the country to introduce a course to get residents thinking back.

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Residents at The Meadows become super sleuths for Lizzy McBain’s storymaking sessions

A beloved music hall performer has been murdered and 93-year-old Audrey Chalmers may be the only person who can solve the mystery. It is only pretend, but this project is designed to stimulate the same “little grey cells” as a real-life mystery and keep residents’ neurons firing on full power.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Vintage Tea Party

Gloucestershire residents waltzed back in time as part of a Vintage Tea Party designed to bring residents from across the county closer together.

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Election Time Again!

It's election time again and we're re-energising our "Your Vote Counts" campaign.

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Trust’s Got Talent

Dr Ralph Stephenson, Gloucestershire Trustee presented Henlow Court resident, Daniel Granger, with an iPad Air 2 and trophy during a ceremony on 7 April to celebrate his victory in OSJCT’s first-ever ‘Trust’s Got Talent’ competition.

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