Christmas Fayre at Monkscroft Christmas Fayre

BLOG: OSJCT Monkscroft Care Centre Christmas Fayre raises money for Live Music Now project

Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham held their annual Christmas Fayre at the weekend and it was well attended by residents’ family, our volunteers and the local community.

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BLOG: Brian the Bear’s third week at Goodson Lodge

Hi everyone, Brian again. This is my third blog detailing my second week as a new resident at Goodson Lodge.

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BLOG: The Lakes Care Centre host it’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney held their Very Victorian Christmas Fayre on Thursday 29th November with over 120 attendees!

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Grace Care Centre, Thornbury

OSJCT Gloucestershire Care Home facilitates new community purpose-built nursing unit

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is a provider of initiatives to help promote and support care pathways in the community.

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BLOG: Community Dementia event successful at Edwardstow Court Care Centre, Stow on the Wold

Local companies and families attended the dementia day on Wednesday 14th November and were able to listen to our expert speakers. They also had an opportunity to speak with people who have had similar experiences

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BLOG: Successful Autumn Dementia Day at The Lakes Care Centre, South Cerney

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney hosted their Autumn Dementia Day on Friday 9th November. Local organisations attended our event to discuss the support they can offer to families of those living with dementia.

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Grace Care Centre Halloween

BLOG: Residents enjoy Halloween Magic at Grace Care Centre

Residents, staff and the community celebrated Halloween at Grace Care Centre yesterday with a fantastic party where everyone was invited to come and join a host of ghoulish activities with a treat to a Magic & Ventriloquist show.

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Halloween at The Lakes Care Centre

BLOG: Halloween rolls into town for OSJCT Gloucestershire homes

We celebrated Halloween here in Gloucestershire with some spooky goings on and some scary great costumes to match.

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Official Opening Ceremony at Grace Care Centre, Thornbury.

BLOG: Grace Care Centre, Thornbury officially opens!

OSJCT Grace Care Centre in Thornbury was officially opened on Thursday 25th October by the President of Gloucestershire Cricket; Mrs Marie Journeaux.

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Respite Care at The Orders of St John Care Trust

BLOG: Short breaks, peace of mind with Respite Care at OSJCT

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) provides a person-centred approach to Respite Care, ensuring that every resident can relax in the knowledge that our dedicated team are there to support them for the duration of their stay.

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Ewa Cwiklak, with Live Music Now.

BLOG: The power of Music felt at Monkscroft Care Centre

Ewa Cwiklak, Activity Coordinator and Charlotte Turville, Care Leader from Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham attended and presented at The Power of Music in Health and Social Care conference at the University of Nottingham.

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NEWS: OSJCT Edwardstow Court Care Centre officially opens!

OSJCT Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold was officially opened on Thursday 27th September by HMEH Fra’ Giacomo DALLA TORRE del TEMPIO di SANGUINETTO Prince and Grand Master of The Order of Malta.

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BLOG: Holy Catholic Primary School Choir visit #OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre

Our residents at Grace Care Centre were treated to a visit from our friends at the Holy Catholic Primary School when they brought their pupils choir to perform for us.

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BLOG: Grace Care Centre residents take part in Hatherley Manor

Our residents and staff had a fantastic time attending the Harvest & Craft show held in Gloucester’s Hatherley Manor.

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#OSJCT Monkscroft celebrates ‘Last Night of the Proms’

Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham have been working with Louis Bingham and David Insua Cao since November 2017 to create a choir at Monkscroft Care Centre as part of the ‘Live Music Now’ project.

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BLOG: Diamond wedding anniversary surprise party for two OSJCT’s residents

This week, The Orders of St Johns Care Trust’s Chestnut Court celebrated the first diamond wedding anniversary of residents, Les and Deidre.

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BLOG: Yate Ukulele Band Visit & WWII Remembrance Day arrive at OSJCT’s Grace Care Centre

Residents and colleagues at OSJCT Grace Care Centre welcomed the local ‘Yate Ukulele Band’ with friendly smiles and laughter. Grace’s Café bar was turned into a viewing concert ‘amphitheatre style’.

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BLOG: Magical Volunteer Michelle works wonders at The Lakes Care Centre

Michelle Mason has been a volunteer at The Lakes Care Centre since July 2017, bringing with her not only laughter but a vast amount of experience.

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monkscroft ranked within the top 20 for the South West

The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2016 highlight the most recommended Care Homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000 Reviews & Recommendations received from Residents and Family/Friends of Residents.

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Gloucestershire Care Homes Celebrate Dignity Action Day

The Orders of St John Care Trust, one of Gloucestershire’s leading care home providers, will celebrate this year’s Dignity Action Day by hosting a range of events designed to provide a truly memorable day for residents and their families, care staff and communities throughout the county.

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Older People Deserve a Voice - Your Vote Counts!

We're making sure our residents have the opportunity to have their say on issues that directly affect all of us. Make sure you exercise your right to vote at the General Election. REMEMBER, your vote really matters!

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Vintage Tea Room Opens

The Residents at Millbrook Lodge in Brockworth are very excited to unveil their plush new vintage tea room.

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