We were very lucky to have 14 members of the Prince’s Trust at Woodland Court Residential Home over the past few weeks. The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week self-development programme for young people aged between 16-25, which helps develop motivation, confidence and life skills. The hard-working team brainstormed ideas with our residents and staff and came up with the project of making our back garden area more accessible and sensory. They firstly raised funds from sponsors by bag packing at ASDA, washing cars at the Gosport Fire Service and taking part in a 10km sponsored walk. They then proceeded to work extremely hard to make their plans a reality, using brightly coloured paints, strong-scented plants and flowers, creating a fish pond with fountain and making the garden generally more accessible.
The residents and staff very much enjoyed having the team around – each and every one of the Prince’s Trust have been fantastic – thank you all so much! The final day saw residents, staff and The Prince’s Trust enjoy a BBQ meal and celebratory cakes in the newly finished gardens.
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Congratulations to our carer Norma Parkin at Woodland Court Residential Home who has made us all extremely proud by coming top 5 in the South East at the Great British Care Awards. Well done Norma!
After winning two awards unexpectedly at the weekend at The News’ Best of Health Awards – the ‘Care Home of the Year’ award and the ‘Compassion and Care’ award, we had the local TV station in to interview us. Take a look at Woodland Court’s interviews with Solent TV.
Please save the date for Woodland Court’s Christmas Party on 22nd December 2016. Come and join us anytime from 2.30pm for Christmas Karaoke, tea and snacks, a raffle and a fayre! Make sure you bring your dancing shoes too!
Huge congratulations to all the team at Woodland Court for winning not one, but TWO awards at the Portsmouth Best of Health Awards!
The team won the ‘Care Home of the Year’ award as well as ‘Compassion and Care’ award. Deputy Manager, Charlotte Harman dedicated the awards to all the residents and staff.
This Halloween at Woodland Court lots of us got involved in face painting, games including ‘pass the witches hat’ and ‘dress the mummy’, then to top it off we had scary Halloween treats for tea! Hope everyone had a spooooooky night!
Woodland Court Residential Care Home near Fareham had a fantastic day with the visiting farm last week! We had ponies, ducks, pigs, goats and more visit us and everyone had a lovely day!
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To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday at Woodland Court, we held a 1940’s themed tea party with plenty of bunting, singing and dancing. We rounded off the celebrations by singing Happy Birthday to one of our own residents.
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!