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  • World Book Day – Rachel’s book nook

    World Book Day – Rachel’s book nook

    What better way to enjoy World Book Day than to snuggle up with a good book in our book nook at our Alan Shearer Centre. That’s exactly how Rachel, who lives in our adjacent specialist residential home, chose to spend some time. Not only has Rachel enjoyed dipping into her …Read More »
  • Sun brings promise of more garden days

    Sun brings promise of more garden days

    At the first glimpse of warm, spring sunshine residents at our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle couldn’t wait to get outside to revisit their gardens. Our sheltered kitchen garden and courtyard garden are both sun traps, giving all the protection our residents need to enjoy an early spring jaunt …Read More »
  • Tablet gift keeps Debra in touch

    Tablet gift keeps Debra in touch

    Despite lockdown, Debra, who lives in one of our independent supported living houses, is keeping up with her classes and her friends, thanks to a very special gift. The Hub, which Debra usually attends in person for drawing lessons and to meet up with friends, has provided her with a …Read More »
  • Food for thought during Real Bread Week

    Food for thought during Real Bread Week

    It may be Real Bread Week and, while many of our services are enjoying baking and eating their own bread, one of our children’s residential homes has gone gluten free. Understanding and respecting other people’s differences is a topic that’s often explored at our home so, when staff member, Jayne, …Read More »
  • Green room is perfect mix for Emily

    Green room is perfect mix for Emily

    Residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home are making the most of their exclusive time in our Activity Centre. Emily has grown to love our green sensory room with its mix of calming colours, bubble tubes and interactive light box. While she’s waiting to enjoy the Centre’s gorgeous grounds …Read More »
  • Baking with Phil and Gill

    Baking with Phil and Gill

    Philip, who lives in one of our independent supported living houses, has revived a favourite pastime thanks to his sister and the local postie. When a special package from his sister dropped through his letterbox, Philip was overjoyed to find it contained a cookery book with lots of his favourite …Read More »
  • Sharing and caring

    Sharing and caring

    Our services often exchange thoughtful little gifts, so, when craft and cookery sessions at our Alan Shearer Centre produced some goodies to spare, they were quickly dispatched to our nursing home in Sunderland. Cheery bird sculptures, made during a focus on bird watching at the Alan Shearer Centre, were soon …Read More »
  • Poppy lights ups the room

    Poppy lights ups the room

    Our Holy Cross Nursing Home residents in Sunderland were delighted when operations Manager, Michelle, brought in a surprise visitor. Michelle’s gorgeous dog, Poppy, certainly lit up the room, from playing fetch to having cuddles, she provided lots of fun and laughter. “When it was time to go home, Poppy didn’t …Read More »
  • Showcasing the positives for Care Day

    Showcasing the positives for Care Day

    Young people in our Auton residential children’s homes have been marking today’s global celebration of children in care by getting creative with their feelings and achievements. Acknowledging Care Day, each young person in our home in Sunderland has chosen to make a poster featuring, in their own words, what being …Read More »
  • Feeling good and keeping active with Mexican Day

    Feeling good and keeping active with Mexican Day

    Young people living in our Auton residential children’s home in Newcastle love a themed day – especially when it’s as colourful and expressive as their recent Mexican Day. Being able to express how they feel is something our young people can find difficult, so it can be really helpful when …Read More »