Last Monday a farmer from Cornwall brought us 8 duck eggs and by Tuesday 8 tiny (and very cute!) little ducklings had arrived, in perfect time for Easter! 5 of the ducklings hatched successfully and the other 3 had to be helped along. Pop in and say hello to our new feathery friends!


To find out more about the Firs Residential Home please visit our webpage HERE or our Facebook page HERE.


We have a couple of upcoming events next week – please join us if you are around!


11th April: Easter Holy Communion Service – 2pm in the lounge


13th April: Easter Raffle Draw

Prizes: Easter Eggs & Flowers
Donations would be greatly received
Draw on Thursday 13 April at 2.30 pm
All proceeds will go to the Residents Fund


We had a lovely visitor last week in the form of a fur ball! This little beauty has yet to be named but was very happy sitting on resident Barbara’s lap!

Please join us for Christmas fun and festivities at the Firs Residential Home  on Saturday 17th December. We will have a buffet lunch, raffle and entertainment! Any donations for the raffle will be much appreciated.

Do let us know if you are able to attend – we are looking forward to seeing you there!


For the last few months we have been working hard on revamping our website. You are now looking at the finished product!

We have filled the site with plenty of information about each home, a great News & Events page which we will use to update friends and relatives on the weekly goings-on at each home and lots of lovely new photos of our residents, staff and homes.

In addition, we are able to accept job applications via the site so please have a browse if you are interested in working for us and don’t hesitate to fill out the form.

With summer just around the corner and the sunshine beginning to make regular appearances, there are lots of fun activities going on at many of the Buckland Care homes.

Woodland Court residents have been delighted with their weekly ice cream van which comes around on a Friday to give out ice creams and lollies for everyone to enjoy in the sun.

Over at Kingland House, residents have taken every sunny opportunity to take a stroll around the lake in neighbouring Poole Park, stopping for a coffee and to admire the lake wildlife.

Merry Hall has just extended its dining room to include a lovely bright and airy conservatory – finishing just in time for summer!

At Willow Bank, our residents have their Spring Fête to look forward to on the 21st May – please come along and join in the fun!