Ascot Care recognises the Armed Forces

In support of Armed Forces Day 2018 on June 30th, we at Ascot Care want to pledge to continue to support them.

In tribute to the occasion, we plan to host a range of celebratory activities throughout our six North East Homes.

Many of residents once served in the Armed Forces or knew someone who did this. It is an honour to be able to remember and recognise this special occasion with them.

We look forward to continuing to support charities such as Hire a Hero, we help ex Armed Forces personnel once they have served. 

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Castleview renovation updates

This year Castleview is undergoing renovations to improve our offer and experience to current and new residents. 

So far brand new windows have been installed throughout the building and they are awaiting the next phase of improvements. 

This will include an extension hosting four bedrooms will be created, two brand new conservatories, rebuilding an existing conservatory and finally move the staff room to the first floor for an even faster response time to clients.

To find out more about Castleview, contact castleview@ascotcare.co.uk

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St Anne's autobiography project

St Anne’s Care Home in Whitley Bay is taking part in an exciting project where everyone can tell their story.

Care staff, residents and their families are invited to discuss their connection to St Annes in order to build an autobiography of the Home.

The story will be produced by Shana who holds an MA in Creative Writing and wishes to explore  the power of the spoken word to enhance self-esteem and self-worth, and the benefit of speaking and being listened to in terms of mental health.

We’re sure this project is going to be an exciting opportunity for all our residents to have their say in their journey and we can’t wait to see the finished piece.

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Ascot Care shortlisted for an Award

We are pleased to announce that Ascot Care has been shortlisted as a finalist for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2018.

We're excited to represent all the amazing work the team of Ascot Care do in terms of supporting our true values of respect, equality and accessibility for all.

This year's awards will expand across four regions including Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. We will be attending the Awards on June 29 in Birmingham.

If we are successful in our category, the next stage will take us to the National Final in Autumn 2018. 

We have our fingers crossed for being recognised for upholding our excellent values. 

To find out more about the Awards, visit the National LD Awards website. 

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Darlington Food & Drink Festival

Darlington is set to host a Food & Drink Festival this bank holiday weekend.

Our residents will be venturing out to the event that prides itself on being fully accessible for everyone with lots of cafes and stalls on offer. 

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The Indoor Market will host cookery demonstrations, which our residents will be able to watch live followed by a relaxing afternoon tea.

We love getting our residents involved in community events especially when it'll give them a sense of nostalgia from the old days when the outdoor market used to based in Darlington's Market Square. 

To find out more about what trips out our residents get up to, contact us on agency@ascotcare.co.uk