Colten Care's New Forest carers appreciated during Carers Week

Recognising Carers Week - thanks for the Carers!

Carers across Colten Care’s 21 homes have been showered with appreciation during Carers Week 6-12 June

Kingfishers resident Joan Lakeman and Companionship Team Leader Rose Arcellana aka The 'Bee Friends'

"Bee" Friends

Appreciation including sweet treats for Colten Care's carers

Carers across Colten Care’s 21 homes have been showered with appreciation – and sweet treats – during Carers Week.

Carers Week, which runs from June 6-12 this year, is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK's 6.5 million carers.

At Colten Care, the week featured daily treats for colleagues and residents such as homemade cakes, ice lollies and doughnuts. 

At the company’s Bourne View care home in Poole, carers were also visited by an ice cream van.

Bourne View care assistants Faith Frances, Becca Grant and Rebecca Oliver said it was “lovely” to feel so appreciated.

Faith added: “Carers want to make people feel happy and secure and that’s why we do what we do. But it’s also nice when you are told you are special and are appreciated too. I think we have all felt really spoilt this week.”

Resident Molly Tarrant said: “I came to Bourne View after having a stroke and the carers here look after me so well and ensure I’m able to continue going out and living my life.

“They help get me get into my wheelchair, they take me out to the garden and with any other help I require - I know they are there for me anytime I need them.

“It’s been lovely to turn the tables and spoil them a little and tell them how important they are.”

At Colten’s Avon Cliff in Bournemouth, carers and residents enjoyed a tea party together.

At Kingfishers in New Milton, the home’s Companions and residents became the ‘Bee Friends’ delivering sweets to carers.

Resident Joan Hales commented: "A big thank you to all hardworking carers. Thank you for all you do and the positive impact you have on all the residents in your care. A salute to each and everyone!"

And at Outstanding rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, residents presented carers with their own homemade muffins and cupcakes and also crafted gift boxes which they filled with homemade fudge gifts.

Kingfishers Home Manager Zoe Mills,  Care Coordinator Kim Gritt, Companionship Team Leader Rose Arcellana, Resident Joan Lakeman, HCA Cherry Ramos, HCA Ruby Ranches, HCA Hayley Baxter and Senior Care Lead Haylie Carr.

Carers being appreciated at Kingfishers

Calming fears, lifting spirits and keeping families in touch

Colten Care’s Chief Operating Officer, Elaine Farrer, said: “We all know carers are a very special kind of human being, but never has their devotion been more evident than under Covid. Seeing our carers calm fears, lift spirits and keep families in touch, all whilst providing the very best care we have all come to expect, fills my heart with gratitude.

“Carers Week is a special time to step back and really show our thanks and appreciation for this and to tell all our carers – “We simply couldn’t do without you.”

Find out more about Colten Care

With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It owns 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex and offers a range of services spanning residential, nursing and dementia care. Seven of the homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and Colten Care earns a consistently high group score, currently 9.9 out of ten, on the public review site Carehome.co.uk. Based on such third-party advocacy, Colten Care is the UK’s highest-rated care home group for its size.

All Colten Care homes are registered for nursing care

All homes are registered for nursing care and four are dedicated dementia care homes with Admiral Nurse support. Unlike people who receive domiciliary care in their own homes, residents in Colten Care homes have the reassurance that 24/7 nurse-led care with companionship is on hand whenever they need it. Residents live in the highest standards of accommodation, enjoying homecooked food, fresh laundry and housekeeping services, and safe, peaceful and inspiring gardens. Colten Care also supports residents to raise thousands of pounds for charities of their choice every year. Founded more than 35 years ago, Colten Care has won multiple awards for the quality of its care and remains an independent, family-owned care home provider. For more information, visit www.ColtenCare.co.uk

Three Colten Care homes in the New Forest are rated outstanding

Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the New Forest, three of which are rated Outstanding and three of which are in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House (Outstanding). There are also homes in Brockenhurst -Woodpeckers (Outstanding), New Milton - Kingfishers (Outstanding) and Mudeford - Avon Reach. Click on the links to find out more about each home... 

Colten Care home Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst
Colten Care home Linden House in Lymington
Colten Care home Kingfishers in New Milton
Colten Care home Court Lodge in Lymington
Colten Care home Belmore Lodge in Lymington
Colten Care home Avon Reach in Mudeford


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