North East Business Awards

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Ascot Care have been entered into the North East Business Awards for Company of the Year, which are being judged through January and February, and we will be attending the awards ceremony in March. Ascot Care are proud to be nominated as the North East Business Awards are the biggest and best of their kind.

Held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce, these awards give the chance to showcase businesses of all areas, whether large or small, highlighting success, innovation, and show that the North East is an inspiring place to live, work and do business. Over 2000 people will be attending the regional awards in March and the Grand final will be held in May.  We are hoping for great success during the awards.

A look back at 2018

2018 has been another fun filled year for the residents and staff at Ascot Care, here’s a look back over what has happened in the last 12 months.

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Care homes such as Springfield Lodge, Castle View, The Lawns and Westoe Grange have all undergone refurbishments giving them new conservatories, some with salons, re-decorated rooms giving bright spaces for residents to relax and enjoy the day.

Residents throughout the year have been treated with entertainment, such as having music days, to play instruments, listen to professional singers, trips to the beach, tea dances, food and drink festivals, a visit to South Shields museum, the Discovery museum, Beamish, Alnwick Gardens and visits to our other care homes to socialise with other residents, along with our residents getting behind the England team during the World Cup earlier this year.  

Along with the entertainment, residents have been entering competitions and helping to raise money for charities.  Competitions included, best Guy Fawkes, best pumpkin for Halloween, Elf for Alzheimer’s, Memory Walks and many more.

Ascot Care also have been helping other charities throughout the year.  Gareth and Gavin Nesbit played in a charity golf day to raise money for the ‘Beefy Foundation’, founded by Ian Botham, helping young people with chronic illness.  We also held our very own charity golf day, played at Close House, raising money for ‘Hire a Hero’ helping those who have served in the forces getting back into employment.

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Ascot Care have been nominated in many awards this year.  We were finalists in the ‘National Learning, Disability and Autism Awards 2018’.  Then we went on to receive through the Armed Forces Covenant, the Silver Award for ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ for continuing to be a business that strives to help ex-servicemen and their families after leaving the forces.  Along with these awards we were nominated in several categories at the ‘Great British Care Awards’.

We are pleased to say for another year we have maintained our high standards in care and have received a rating in all our care homes of GOOD, awarded by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Later in the year came Remembrance Sunday which is an important time of year for our residents and staff.  Local schools made displays of poppies and residents also created their very own masterpieces, which were put on display for the public to see.  Our residents were able to visit the ‘There but not there project’, watch the procession and attend the service of remembrance.

Christmas has been an entertaining time for all at Ascot Care.  Our care homes have been highly decorated giving a fun and happy atmosphere.  The residents have visited fairs, listened to choirs and watched pantomimes put on by the North East Production Company.  It has been fun to watch our residents taking part in Christmas Jumper competitions and seeing the hampers being awarded to the winners.  Also at this time of year, Ascot Care have helped raise money for ‘Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids’, helping underprivileged children in our region, have a safe and happy time and receive a present.

Again Ascot Care would like to thank everyone who has helped 2018 be so successful and wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

30 Years in Care

Ascot Care are delighted to be able to say that this month we are celebrating 30 years in care. We began Ascot Care 30 years ago to provide high quality residential care to those who needed it.  We are exceptionally happy that over the years we have succeeded and Ascot Care has grown from one care home to 6 care homes across the North East of England from Alnwick to Darlington.  Alongside the care homes is our agency, enabling us to source and train staff to the highest of standards for the best service our residents require and deserve. 

We are extremely proud of the success of Ascot Care and would like to thank our staff, old and new, some who have been with us from the very beginning, for helping make Ascot Care what it is today.

We are looking forward to another 30 years of providing high quality care to our residents.  All the staff at Ascot Care wish everyone well for a great 2019.

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Ascot Care Raise Funds for ‘Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids’

Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities.  Operating in 22 regions across the country, their mission is to provide sick and underprivileged children in our communities a better and brighter future, living life to the full and achieving their full potential.  The charity raises millions each year for children who may have suffered abuse, neglect or in need of extra care or guidance.

There are many fundraising events both on and off the air, which encourage many areas of the local community, from individuals to companies, to get on board and support in any way they can.

Ascot Care have been busy raising money for Cash for Kids along with generous donations and support from Durham University Rugby Club, and local businessmen Andrew Muat and Damian Wall played in a fundraising golf match. 

At this time of year, a Christmas gift may be all it takes to put a smile on a disadvantaged child’s face. As well as money raised by Ascot Care and its supporters for children in our area, a vast selection of fantastic toys have been bought and generously donated, which we hope will bring happiness and hope into their lives.

We would like to thank everyone involved from the Ascot Team and our supporting local businesses for their time, help and donations, in this important and worthwhile cause.

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Ascot Care Sponsor New Cade

The Army Cadets is a great place for young people to find adventure, action, fun and friendship.  With many locations across the North East of England, the Army Cadets is something many young 12-18 year olds embark upon.  The Cadets gives young people life skills they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Cadets enjoy the opportunity to challenge themselves, reach their goals, become more independent, confident, enjoy an adventure and step up to the challenge.

This is what 13 year old Kyle Tomlins is going to be enjoying now he has joined the Army Cadets in Darlington.

Kyle is excited for all the fun and challenges that await him.

Good luck Kyle!