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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‘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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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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