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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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Local MP Sings Stowlangtoft Hall’s Praises

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
To celebrate Stowlangtoft Hall’s ‘Outstanding’ rating we held a celebratory reception for our staff, residents and local professionals to enjoy together. We are extremely proud of all of the hard work by all which helped us achieve this rating and it was a perfect opportunity for everyone to celebrate together. Although she was unable to […]
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School and Nursing Home Combine Outing

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
Following our postal display and our discussions about the mail system, we joined children from Norton Primary School on a visit to the Royal Mail sorting office in Bury St Edmunds to learn what goes on behind the scenes and how our letters arrive at our doorstep. Over 20 children from Norton Primary School’s Reception […]
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Pop it in the Post – a tour of Post History

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 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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Diddi Dance Brings Joy to Residents

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
We have been embracing the opportunity to get to know some new friends with our weekly diddi dance class as part of a wonderful intergenerational project. Nicola Box, class organiser said: “I am very excited about bringing diddi dance to Stowlangtoft hall, I am very passionate about getting children moving whilst also having fun and […]
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Guinea Pigs Join us for their Holiday!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 13, 2019
During the Easter holidays we had some special visitors come to stay at Stowlangtoft Hall. Cookie and Caramel the guinea pigs came to visit us for a week’s holiday while their family went away. They enjoyed a week in the sensory garden with lots of visits from staff and residents extra cuddles and treats. Cookie […]
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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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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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Long Service Awards for Dedicated 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. Local MP Jo Churchill attended celebrations to present the awards to staff in recognition of their long Service. In total, 6 staff at Stowlangtoft Hall received awards […]
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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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A Fabulous Christmas Fair

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
On the 10th November, Stowlangtoft Hall opened its doors for the annual Christmas Fair with over 25 stalls ranging from handmade crafts and jewellery to children’s toys and games as well as demonstrations from the local model railway club; it really was a day for all the family to enjoy together. The highlight of the […]
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Partnership working with local School

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
In November, we hosted students from Thurston Community College as part of their Health and Social Care course. They worked with members of the nursing, care and domestic teams to complete their unit on Infection Prevention and Control looking at how this is used in a real-life setting. The students’ particularly enjoyed practical activities including […]
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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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Beach Weeks sees Donkeys Visit

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
This year saw over 20 residents join staff on their annual trip to Felixstowe as part of Stowlangtoft on Sea’s Beach Week. Residents enjoyed seaside fish and chips and ice cream as well as dipping their toes in the sea. There was plenty of fun to be had back at Stowlangotft Hall with a visit […]
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Partnership Working with the Fire Service

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
As part of September’s Fire Awareness week, we have been championing fire safety in conjunction with Suffolk Fire and Rescue teams from Ixworth and Elmswell, who have conducted a simulated evacuation exercise from Stowlangtoft Hall. The exercise involved two fire engines and crews and a dozen staff from Stowlangtoft Hall who took the simulated roles […]
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Saddle Up for a Trip to the ‘Big S’ Ranch!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
Excitement continued for residents at Stowlangtoft hall which for the first week of September doubled as “The Big S Ranch” as residents and staff saddled up, held onto their hats to have lots of Country & Western theme fun. Residents and staff sang along and dosey-doed to live music from ‘Country Roads’, created some fabulous […]
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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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Sports Day Success for our Residents

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
After last year’s success we hosted our second Stowlangtoft Hall Sports Day on the 29th May. Residents and staff took part in our fun sports day participating in wheelchair races, obstacle race and of course the egg and spoon races all cheered on by their fellow residents. After a welcome ice-cream break, the afternoon finished […]
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Celebrating a Royal Wedding in Style

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
On the 21st April we took party in National Care Home Open Day and celebrated the Queen’s birthday with live music, afternoon tea and a visit from Local fire fighter Brian Hawes who is a recipient of the Queen’s Fire service Medal. In May the celebrations continued with a British style street party with take […]
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Our Local MP stops by to say ‘Hello’!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
Local MP, Jo Churchill joined resident’s at Stowlangtoft Hall for morning coffee and a piece of cake in the sensory garden. Jo Churchill who is the local conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages said she very much enjoys a visit to Stowlangtoft Hall to see the fabulous gardens and grounds and […]
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Hatching Fun with our Chicks!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
It was an eventful Easter at Stowlangtoft Hall with an array of Easter activities arranged by the team. A highlight was the hatching of our family of chicks from ‘The Living Chick Company’. Residents waited in anticipation for the first beak to appear and after the arrival of the first chick, who was named Charlie, […]
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Acquisition of Halstead Hall Care Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Stow Healthcare has expanded its premium care brand into Essex with the acquisition of Attwood’s Manor care home in Halstead. The home is an elegant 19th Century country manor house that retains many of its original features and is located on the edge of the historic north Essex […]
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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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Busy Times at Stowlangtoft Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We have had an incredibly busy few months at Stowlangtoft Hall, with open day preparations and wedding celebrations. Summer is on its way, and with longer days and warmer weather, there has been plenty of opportunity for our residents to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Things have certainly warmed […]
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Sister home Ford Place is ‘Outstanding’!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are delighted to report that our sister home Ford Place has been awarded the coveted ‘Outstanding’ rating by CQC following an unannounced inspection in November. The inspectors said in their report: “We observed kind, compassionate staff spending time with people and their families to ensure peoples’ well-being and offering support around their individual needs.” […]
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Dance performance

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 19, 2017
One Sunday in March a group of dancers from Hazelwood Dance Studio came to perform for our residents. They performed a range of ballet, tap and other modern forms of dance, some of the performers even sang for us. Those residents that attended the afternoon in the entrance hall were very impressed with the level […]
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Nutrition and Hydration Week

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 19, 2017
Stowlangtoft Hall took part in the nutrition and hydration awareness week to promote and reinforce the importance of nutrition and hydration to residents in social care. Residents enjoyed a number of engaging food based activities throughout the week including a smoothie making afternoon with in house nutritionist Sarah Everitt. Sarah and the activities team prepared […]
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Nurse Maureen Reaches the Great British Care Awards Finals

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 19, 2017
Friday 31st March saw the Great British Care Award Final with our Nurse Maureen Tilbrook reaching the final 6 in the country in the good nurse category, which is an outstanding achievement. The awards were hosted at the ICC in Birmingham where Maureen went along supported by her family and colleagues to a wonderful evening […]
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Joan’s Easter Treats

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 19, 2017
Resident Joan has been busy of the past weeks knitting Easter chicks with a crème egg surprise inside as a fundraising activity for Stowlangtoft Hall activities department. The idea came from the activities coordinator Claire who found the pattern to test out and they turned out to be a huge hit. They decided to make […]
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Spring at Stowlangtoft Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 19, 2017
Spring has well and truly sprung and the warmer weather and the longer days means there is lots to look forward to in the coming months. We kick started the new year with a number of musical performances, including the ‘Rock Against Dementia’ Concert as part of a national event to increase people’s awareness of […]
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Acquisition of Melford Court Nursing Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 6, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Melford Court Nursing Home in Long Melford has been acquired by Stowlangtoft Healthcare. Melford Court, a beautiful grade II listed building, is a popular local home located at the centre of the historic wool town of Long Melford. We are very much looking forward to getting to know our […]
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Stowlangtoft Healthcare Group wins two National Awards!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On December 8, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare is celebrating after having seen two of its staff win accolades at the 2016 National Care Awards in London. Sam Cutts, Deputy Manager at Brandon Park Nursing Home was awarded the title of Best Registered Nurse in the UK, beating off stiff competition from four other finalists. The judges said that Sam was […]
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Acquisition of Ford Place Nursing Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that Ford Place Nursing Home in Thetford has been acquired by Stowlangtoft Healthcare. Ford Place, a beautiful grade II listed home on the outskirts of Thetford, is a popular local home with a Good CQC rating and is set in lovely grounds with a walled garden and riverside position. We […]
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A Festive Date for your Diary

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Our annual residents, families and staff Christmas party will take place on Sunday the 18th December from 2.30pm. More details to follow!
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Halloween fun at Stowlangtoft Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Our Halloween festivities begin on Friday 28th October with our residents Halloween Party from 2.30pm. Sunday 29th October will see our residents, staff and family pumpking carving afternoon. This will be followed by the judging for the staff ‘Best Guy Fawkes’ on Saturday 5th November ready for the Stowlangtoft bonfire!
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Supporting Macmillan & Raising £250!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
This year we have been very proud again to support the MacMillan coffee morning at both our homes. Staff spent the week baking a fabulous array of treats which were enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff. Stowlangtoft Hall raised a grand total of £250 for this worthwhile charity. Thank you to everyone who took time […]
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Another Quiz Success at Stowlangtoft Hall!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Friday 7th October saw another sell out quiz night at Stowlangtoft Hall in aid of Norton Primary School PTA. The night was a great success with fun being had by all. Final monies are still being counted but we estimate to have raised over £500 for the school which will go towards their school trips […]
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Greene King beer tasting for jeans for genes day

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
This year residents and staff supported the Jeans for Genes day campaign which works to improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder. £92.41 was raised through a bake sale, raffle and donations from staff who wore their jeans to work. The afternoon was also supported by Greene King who bought in a […]
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Activities Team at Stowlangtoft

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
In the coming weeks we will be saying farewell to Kirsten who is moving on to a training role within the care industry. We wish her all the best and thank her for her hard work and dedication during her time with us. We are currently recruiting for a new member to join our lovely […]
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National Awards judging for our Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare is delighted to announce that we have a bumper year of shortlistings in the National Care Awards and the Great British Care Awards, both prestigious national care competitions. Our appeal for residents, families and staff to nominate colleagues who they felt went the extra mile saw many quality candidates suggested at our homes […]
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Awards Success for Stowlangtoft Hall Staff!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
Suffolk Care Awards: Stowlangtoft Healthcare homes celebrated a wonderful night at Kesgrave Hall in September, seeing their teams receive ‘Highly Commended’ awards in three categories. Stowlangtoft Hall was selected as a finalist in both the End of Life Care and Food and Catering categories with Brandon Park being lauded for its work in ‘Dignity and […]
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Acquisition of Ford Place Nursing Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 24, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that Ford Place Nursing Home in Thetford has been acquired by Stowlangtoft Healthcare. Ford Place, a beautiful grade II listed home on the outskirts of Thetford, is a popular local home with a Good CQC rating and is set in lovely grounds with a walled garden and riverside position. We […]
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Stowlangtoft Hall Open Day – June 17th

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 17, 2016
This will be our fifth consecutive open day and it continues to go from strength to strength. This year for our royal street party we are working in support of Age UK Suffolk who have kindly let us borrow two beautiful Rempods (reminiscence pods) – you might have seen them on Dragon’s Den. These pop […]
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Sweet Retreat opens at Stowlangtoft Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 17, 2016
Our new sweet shop ‘Sweet Retreat’ opened at Stowlangtoft Hall on 6 June. Open twice a day from 11.30-12.30 and 2-2.30pm, the shop provides the opportunity for residents and their families as well as staff to make purchases. The shop has proved hugely popular already with sales increasing by over 200% in the first week […]
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Suffolk Care Awards Shortlistings

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 17, 2016
Stowlangtoft Healthcare homes have succeeded in securing 15% of the shortlisted entries for the whole county in the inaugural Suffolk Care Awards. The awards, put in place to highlight the fantastic care provided in care homes and in people’s homes across the county are currently going through the judging process. Both Stowlangtoft Hall and Brandon […]
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Success at Awards for Stowlangtoft Carer

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 17, 2016
Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home is celebrating after having seen one of its carers win a national accolade at the Great British Care Awards on 20 May. Roxanne Kenton, a night carer, won her Regional final and then beat off stiff competition from eight other nominees to win The Care Newcomer Award 2016. It was a […]
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Welcome to Stowlangtoft Hall

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
The buds are starting to open on the trees and our glorious magnolia on the south facing wall of the Home is in full bloom, so Spring has officially sprung! It has been a very busy start to the year at Stowlangtoft Hall as we welcomed the Care Quality Commission inspectors to our Home in […]
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Refurbished Dining Room Goes Down a Treat!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
We are thrilled that our newly refurbished Dining Room is now up and running. Not only is the décor gorgeous, but the furnishings really make the room warm and inviting and the new table linen has proved to be a big hit. Our chefs are now personally serving hot meals in the Dining Room every […]
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Annual Outing to Felixstowe

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
This year’s annual trip to Felixstowe will take place on Sunday 29 May – a bit earlier than usual. We plan to enjoy fish and chips in the sunshine, walks on the promenade and take in the lovely sights and sounds. If the weather is wet then we can still have fun in ‘The Hut’ […]
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Award Winning Staff at National Finals

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
On Friday 20 May two of our staff and a number of their colleagues will be attending the Great British Care Awards National Finals at the ICC in Birmingham. Shirley Talbot won first place in the Ancillary Worker category at the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards for her work as head of […]
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CQC Gives Stowlangtoft Hall Glowing Report!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
On Monday 11 January 2016 we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission, which is the body that regulates the activities that we provide at Stowlangtoft Hall. We are delighted to announce that Stowlangtoft Hall has been rated as a ‘Good’ home overall, and in every area in which we were inspected. What is very […]
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Quiz Success to Support Norton Primary School

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
Thanks again for your support at our latest quiz night, which was held in aid of our local Primary School in Norton, raising close to £600. We were very pleased at how fast our tables sold out and will be holding another quiz before long as they are proving so popular!
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Second Activities Coordinator Joins the Team

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
A note from Kirsten Walker: I am really very pleased to be working with such a great team and wonderful residents at Stowlangtoft Hall and Brandon Park Nursing homes. I have been working as an Adult educator and providing activities for adults in Nursing homes, colleges and hospitals since 1999. I have worked with all […]
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New Home Manager

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 2, 2016
We were thrilled to welcome Sally Chilvers, RN, as Home Manager at Stowlangtoft Hall at the start of March. Sally has been a nurse and manager for over 35 years and brings with her a wealth of management experience across nursing and residential home settings. Sally is passionate about raising standards and providing quality care […]
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