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STATEMENT FROM STOW HEALTHCARE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 7, 2020
Thank you for your ongoing support for those being cared for in our homes and our wonderful staff, who are looking after all our residents so diligently, and keeping spirits high. Our homes remained closed to visitors unless they are essential medical or maintenance visits. Visits to those receiving end of life care will be […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On March 18, 2020
Stow Healthcare understands the role it has to play in the current Coronavirus pandemic. We are open to admissions across all of our homes to support frail and vulnerable people who need nursing or residential care, whether coming from their own home or a hospital setting. You will appreciate the need for us to take […]
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STATEMENT FROM STOW HEALTHCARE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 2

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On March 17, 2020
Thank you for the supportive way that you have responded to our communication of last week, as we do everything that we can to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible. Many of you will have listened to the news last night, and the Prime Minister and his health/scientific advisors talking about the […]
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STATEMENT FROM STOW HEALTHCARE: UPDATE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On March 12, 2020
It is very important to us that the health, safety and well-being of all those who live and work in our homes can be assured. This statement sets out the plans that we are making and measures that we are taking to ensure that we do everything possible to keep everyone who lives and works […]
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Alex Ball Wins Bury Free Press Employee Accolade

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Stow Healthcare Group employee Alex Ball was the proud recipient of the Bury Free Press Employee of the Year Award at a ceremony held at the Apex, Bury St Edmunds in October. Alex is a true unsung hero of our company, supporting every home behind the scenes and working hard every day to help them […]
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Ford Place hits National Heights

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Ford Place has had a fantastic awards season. Not only has it been shortlisted twice in successive years in the Care Home of the Year category for the National Care Awards, but it also reached the national shortlist for the End of Life Category in the Caring UK awards. To have reached national finals in […]
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National Success for Stow Healthcare Group

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Stow Healthcare triumphed at two national care awards in late autumn, scooping the Care Group of the Year accolade at both the National Care Awards and the Caring UK Awards. Winners of the National Care Awards were presented with their trophies by host Simon Brodkin at the high-profile Gala Night held on Friday, 29th November […]
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Regional Success for Stow Homes

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
The successes kept on coming in autumn 2019 as Melford Court, Halstead Hall, Ford Place and Stowlangtoft Hall all saw staff shortlisted as finalists in the East of England GB Care Awards finals. It was great to see so many Stow Healthcare staff cheering each other on as they enjoyed a night of success in […]
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Brandon Park’s Manager wins national award!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
In late autumn, the Directors of Stow Healthcare, and Brandon’s home manager Sam Gallagher were honoured to attend the Leaders in Care Awards hosted in Birmingham to celebrate the cream of the care industry. Stow Healthcare was shortlisted in the Care Group of the Year category, and Sam Gallagher was shortlisted in the Registered Manager […]
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Halloween and Bonfire Fun!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
We had a spectacular fun this Halloween with devilish decorations from spooky pictures to spider webs around the home. Phil Stutton came and entertained the residents with lots of old Halloween musical favourites followed by afternoon tea and cakes baked by Krysia with themed decorations made by the residents. On Bonfire Night, residents enjoyed a […]
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Stow in the Snow brings festive joy.

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
‘Stow in the Snow’ returned for its second year to help provide meaningful Christmas activities within the homes and engage staff, residents and their families all together at this special time of year. Categories were chosen by staff and residents ranging from best ‘Winter Wonderland’, to best table decoration or festive floral arrangement, there was […]
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Making your Vote Count!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
Residents at Halstead Hall were supported to cast their vote as part of Stow Healthcare’s company-wide ‘Your Vote Matters’ Project. In the run-up to the General Election on December the 12th, staff helped to cast their vote my displaying information on their local candidates and helped register to vote by post. One resident even attended […]
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Christmas fair raises over £600!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
On the 7th December, Halstead Hall welcomed visitors for it’s second annual Christmas Bazaar. This year saw an increased number of stalls thanks to the number of local volunteers and support groups. A special thank you to the WI who had been busy making cakes for us and ran the refreshments stall on the day. […]
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New Senior level support for Stow

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
We are delighted to announce that Helen Hill, RN has joined our company in January as the new Head of Care and Compliance. Helen has worked across a range of corporate and family run social care providers and is currently working with the University of East Anglia on two very exciting medicines management research projects. […]
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Do you love going to the Pictures?

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
Trips to the cinema are something you can enjoy with us here at Halstead Hall. Our local cinema, The Empire Theatre, holds special screenings each month to support people living with memory loss. It’s a great experience, with free coffee, tea, biscuits and cake and the cinema doesn’t charge you. We’re off to see Rocketman […]
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A Summer of Fun at Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
Wow, what a busy summer it has been! This is just a taster of what we have been up to…! We have sung and danced to Tania Honey – we could definitely see who used to be the life and soul of the party! We had a wonderful ‘Day at the beach’ – We filled […]
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Stow Healthcare’s Busy Autumn of Awards

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
We are really happy to announce that again Stow Healthcare has punched well above its weight as a small company to have been awarded a significant number of finalist places in national care awards to be judged over the course of this autumn and winter. Stow Healthcare Group has been selected as a national finalist […]
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Stow in Bloom sees Budding Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
The second annual floral and craft extravaganza that is Stow in Bloom took place in July, with judges bowled over by the standard of entries. We were delighted to welcome back judges Pam and Bob Jackson from Woolpit Nurseries and Julie Martin and Georgie Stevens from the Suffolk County Council Aduly Community Services, who enjoyed […]
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Afternoon Tea at the Halstead Ritz

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Residents enjoyed the return of our ‘Tea at the Ritz’ event as well as extending the invitation for residents from our sister home in Long Melford. Residents joined forces to enjoy posh High Tea in vintage crockery. The kitchen team prepared a fabulous selection of cucumber sandwiches, savoury treats, a selection of iced buns and […]
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A new Four-Legged Friend joins the team

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Many of you have heard the pitter-patter of tiny paws at Halstead Hall. We are pleased to announce the newest member of the management team, Jack. Jack is a four year old toy poodle that has moved in as a permanent resident at Halstead Hall. Jack used to live on a farm, but has adjusted […]
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Awards Success for Stow’s Homes

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Stow Healthcare’s award success continued in March at the Great British Care Awards with three finalists from across the company after they won their categories at the regional finals in November. Ford Place’s Denise Phipps was a finalist in the End of Life/ Palliative Care category as was Grace Watson of Melford Court in the […]
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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
After the fun of last year’s celebrations, residents enjoyed getting into the Irish spirit to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Everyone was busy cutting and sticking shamrocks and pots of gold to decorate the dining room for a St Patrick’s day lunch. Residents wore their best green outfits and homemade masks to lunch and were joined […]
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Birds of Prey make a Flying Visit

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
We recently welcomed some feathered friends to Halstead Hall. Owls from ‘Birds of Prey Rescue’ a local rescue centre to rehabilitate birds of prey, came to the home along with their handlers to visit residents. Residents were treated to 1-2-1 meetings with a tawny and barn owl and were learning fun facts about the species. […]
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Pop it in the Post – a tour of Post History

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 30, 2019
Many of you may have seen the ‘Pop it in the Post’ exhibition which we were lucky enough to have been loaned by the National Postal Museum. The display told the history of the postal system, including banners with fun facts about the history of mail and authentic uniforms for everyone to try on. The […]
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Stow Healthcare Awards Success – 2018

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Congratulations to all of our staff who were nominated and received awards and finalist places last year. We are extremely proud of all of you! Laing Buisson National Awards 2018 • Winner- Residential Care Provider – Stow Healthcare Bury Free Press Business Awards 2018 • Winner- Business Leader of the Year, Ruth French, Stow Healthcare […]
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Incredible Turnaround for Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
There was a special Christmas Present for staff and residents at Halstead Hall as it was rated ‘Good’ by CQC in their inspection report published on Christmas Eve. Inspectors noted the significant change” seen under the new ownership in the last 12 months as the home was rated Good overall and outstanding in the ‘Well […]
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Stow Healthcare’s Outstanding Hat Trick!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
They say that things come in threes, and that certainly was the case when we received the fabulous news that Stowlangtoft Hall had been rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC after their inspection in October 2018. Inspectors rated the areas ‘Caring’ and ‘Responsive’ as Outstanding, resulting in an overall ‘Outstanding rating.’ The inspectors said in their report: […]
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Brandon Park is Doubly Outstanding!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Staff and residents of Brandon Park Nursing Home are jumping for joy after CQC visited the home and gave it it’s second ‘Outstanding’ rating. Following the CQC’s unannounced visit in September, the inspectors said in their report: “There was an exceptionally strong family ethos within the home of treating people as individuals and with respect. […]
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Lovely first Christmas Fair at Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
On the 24th November, Halstead Hall opened its doors for its very first Christmas Fair with stalls ranging from handmade crafts and jewellery to homemade cakes and jams; it really was a day for all the family to enjoy together. The highlight of the day was a visit from one of Santa’s special representatives, resident […]
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Stow in the Snow brings Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
Following the success of our summer competition ‘Stow in Bloom’, we launched our very first winter competition ‘Stow in the Snow’ to get everyone into the festive spirit. This competition was designed to provide meaningful Christmas activities within the homes and engage staff, residents and their families all together at this special time of year. […]
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Partnership Working with Diddi Dance

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
The benefits of children and the elderly having the opportunity to send time together have recently been a hot topic in the media. We have been embracing this opportunity to get to know some new friends of pre-school age with our weekly diddi dance class. The classes started in October after Charlotte Foxley, organiser of […]
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Long Service recognition for Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
This year Stow Healthcare launched their Long Service Award Scheme to recognise and reward staff for their considerable length of service dedicated to the home and its residents. In total, 3 staff at Halstead Hall received awards for reaching service milestones including 10 and 15 years. Congratulations to the following staff: Recognition for 15 Years’ […]
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Stow Healthcare wins National Award!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Stow Healthcare was named Residential Care Provider of the Year at one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the LaingBuisson Awards 2018. More than 1,000 people were present at the glittering awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge which celebrated the best in health and social […]
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Stow in Bloom Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
This summer we have been encouraging residents to get creative in the garden with the launch of our inaugural ‘Stow in Bloom’ competition, to engage residents, families, staff and volunteers to contribute to the effort to find ‘Best in Stow’! With categories ranging from tallest sunflower, to best hanging basket or vegetable crop, there has […]
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Getting into the Caribbean Swing of it!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
Resident and staff enjoyed some Caribbean fun with our special Caribbean afternoon in August. The team organised a wonderful schedule of events for the day including a special Caribbean Menu including Caribbean Chicken Kebabs and Curry sauce! This was followed by an afternoon of music and dancing with Caribbean punch and mocktails. Staff dressed in […]
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Tea at the (Halstead) Ritz!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
Residents enjoyed a ‘Tea at the Ritz’ afternoon with a posh High Tea in vintage crockery. The kitchen prepared a fabulous selection of cucumber sandwiches, savoury treats, a selection of iced buns and make shift pink champagne (raspberry lemonade). One resident said, “It reminded me of the days of Lyons Tea Rooms and the Nippys […]
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We Could be Heroes!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
There are so many heroes at Halstead Hall, we wanted to give people the opportunity to recognise someone who has helped you, or done something special for you. We have launched a new heroes board at Halstead hall which is located outside the dining room with lots of blank hearts and instructions on how the […]
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Sister Home, Melford Court, rated ‘Good’

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
We are delighted to report that Melford Court has been rated ‘as good overall and also good in all five categories by CQC following their May inspection. The inspectors said they found: “a welcoming, open and uplifting culture at the home.” as well as commenting that “the entire staff team worked cohesively together.” We are […]
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Halstead Hall Refurbishment News

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 21, 2018
Work is continuing apace on the refurbishment of Halstead Hall. We thank you for your patience as we progress our work to make a fantastic new entrance lobby and adjoining Coffee Lounge for you all. The new Coffee Lounge will occupy the space where the Office previously was. We now have a new Office just […]
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Student Fundraiser brings joy to our Residents

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 21, 2018
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Natalie Buck for her fantastic fundraising efforts for our residents. Natalie, a student from Southend on Sea, has been fundraising for the home as part of her school citizenship project and has made over £300 which she chose to spend on activities equipment for residents at […]
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Celebrating a Royal Wedding in Style

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 21, 2018
On Saturday 19th May Royal Wedding celebrations came to Halstead Hall as we held a true British Street Party to mark the special occasion of the wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. Our residents loved watching the celebrations and the staff made such a wonderful effort to make the day really memorable […]
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Our new Management Team at Halstead

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 21, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Heather Choat has been appointed as Home Manager. Heather is a passionate and dedicated individual who enjoys delivering high standards and quality care. Heather has worked in the care sector since 1990 and has been a registered manager since 1993. She has worked alongside the Care Quality Commission […]
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Welcome to Halstead Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 21, 2018
We would like to welcome all of our residents, families and our staff to Stow Healthcare. Founded by the Catchpole family in 2010, Stow Healthcare owns and manages Melford Court, Brandon Park and Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Homes in Suffolk, and Ford Place Nursing Home in Norfolk. Offering truly first-class care for elderly residents, all our […]
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Go Green-Fingers for Stow in Bloom!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are really excited to announce the inaugural Stow in Bloom competition! Residents and others across out five homes have suggested ideas for categories, which include Best Hanging Basket, Tallest Sunflower and Best Edible display, as well as opportunities to create a craft or miniature garden! Judging will take place in the week starting 23 […]
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Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for your ongoing support for those being cared for in our homes and our wonderful staff, who are looking after all our residents so diligently, and keeping spirits high.