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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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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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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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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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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 […]
Read More

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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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
Read More

Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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 […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

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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Valentine’s Brings Love at Ford Place

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Valentine’s Day was always going to be celebrated well at Ford Place, a home that signs with love and joy every day! We celebrated with cards, gifts, a musical performance and even a special heart themed cake. We love the love. Hope it was a special day for everyone!
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Santa comes late to Ford!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Well this has been quite the winter for nasty viruses, and Ford Place tried to escape but didn’t quite make it when a small number of residents got flu just before Christmas. Staff worked hard to ensure that residents were protected and the spread was minimised, but it did mean that lots of our Christmas […]
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Stow in the Snow Means Festive Joy

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 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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Thank you From Alison…

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
As many of you know, our Home Manager Alison was really poorly in December and very fortunately, and in no small part due to all the support she received from all of you at Ford Place, she has returned to work, initially part time, as she builds up her strength to return full time. Alison […]
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Miss and Mrs Ford – A Beautiful Competition!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Wow – what a special day our home had in November, with our very own Miss and Mr Ford contest! An amazing opportunity for residents and staff alike to don their finery and compete in a number of different categories, as they strut their stuff through a beautiful arch of balloons in the home. Resident […]
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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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Perfect Pooches Abound at Ford Place!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
It was ‘yee-hahs’ all round at Ford Place this summer when the summer fair came to town! Cowboys and cowgirls looked glorious in their get up, accompanied by great music and dancing for all to enjoy! As if that wasn’t entertainment enough, the dog show saw lots of gorgeous canine friends come to visit and […]
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Bill is a Swimming Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
At Ford Place, our aim is to keep residents connected with the things they love to do. Most recently the team supported resident Bill to connect with the Blind Veterans who arranged a 6 day holiday to Brighton for him. Since his holiday, his confidence is grown and staff have maintained this by organizing fortnightly […]
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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 […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

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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Here’s to our Fabulous Nurses!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 22, 2019
We love to recognise our valued staff at Ford Place! Sunday 12th May was International Nurses’ Day and we marked the celebration with an afternoon tea party for the whole nursing team who took some time out to reflect on what it is they enjoy most about being a nurse. “As a nurse I love […]
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Awards Success at Ford Place

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 22, 2019
Our award success continued in February with a win at the Norfolk Care Awards. We beat off tough competition to scoop the ‘Effective Coordination in End of Life Care’ Award at the ceremony. We were praised for our holistic end of life care that was unlike any other that the judges had seen. We are […]
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Our first Resident Seminar at Ford Place!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On May 22, 2019
As part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, one of our residents hosted an event to raise awareness about the disease and living with it. Alan Bateman’s excellent seminar helped raise awareness among staff, visitors and fellow residents. There was great feedback about the session with comments about the interesting facts and personal anecdotes that made the […]
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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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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 […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

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: […]
Read More

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. […]
Read More

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 our Long Service Award Scheme to recognise and reward staff for their considerable length of service dedicated to the home and its residents. Home Manager Alison, presented the awards to staff. In total, 9 staff at Ford Place received awards for reaching service milestones including 10, 15 and 20 years […]
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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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Our special Celebration of Remembrance

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
On New Year’s Eve, we held a special service of remembrance to remember all the special people we have said ‘Goodbye’ to in 2018. Alison and Silvia led a memorial service with a special video, readings, poems and the reading of names of all of those who had passed away in 2018. We were joined […]
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A Spook-tacular Hallow’een at Ford…

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
We can’t forget Ford Place’s fabulous Hallow’een party in October, complete with homemade masks unique to each resident. Together with the staff, Matt and Karen held a very special Masquerade Party full of Halloween treats and decorations and fancy dress for both staff and residents to enjoy. No party would be complete without a Hallow’een […]
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Our Inter-Generational Partnership

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 21, 2019
The benefits of children and the elderly having the opportunity to send time together are currently a hot topic in the media. We have been embracing the opportunity to get to know some new friends with children from the local nursery ‘Tranquinas Childcare’ visiting residents at the home on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday, Ford […]
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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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Award Finalist Places for Home and Staff

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Ford Place has scooped prestigious finalist places in several national care awards. The home has been selected as a finalist in the Care Home of the Year category in both the National Care Awards and the Caring UK awards with the home’s End of Life Care also being shortlisted […]
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Stow in Bloom Success!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
This summer we encouraged 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 was something for […]
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Teddy Bear’s Picnic Provides Great Fun!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
After last year’s success, the annual Teddy Bear’s picnic returned to Ford Place for 2018. Residents, families and staff were invited, along with their teddy bears, to an afternoon of food, games and fun. The weather was perfect which allowed us to make great use of our outdoor space on the lawn and down towards […]
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Birds of Prey drop into Ford Place

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
Residents were excited to welcome some feathered friends from the Phoenix Birds of Prey centre visited Ford Place on the 3rd September. Residents were invited to hold the bird of prey using the special gloves. This was a well-received afternoon by all. The Phoenix Birds of Prey group is a group of volunteers who rely […]
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Harvest Festival with the Salvation Army

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 31, 2018
We welcomed the Salvation Army to Ford Place to host this year’s Harvest Festival Service for residents and their families. Members of the local Salvation army band played traditional harvest hymns as part of the service on the 7th October. A huge thank you to all at Ford Place for the Harvest festival donations gathered […]
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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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Awards for Stow Healthcare & Ford Place!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that as a company, Stow Healthcare has been named Care Employer of the Year at the inaugural Caring UK awards held in York in December. This is Stow Healthcare’s 1st company award and an achievement which we are hugely proud of. These awards also saw the Management Team at sister […]
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Ford Place Achieves ‘Outstanding’ Rating!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 20, 2018
We are delighted to report that 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.” They noted that […]
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A Date for your Diary…

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
On Saturday 17th June Ford Place will be participating in Care Home Open Day from 11am till 5pm, including: • Native American Indian performers • Thetford Hapkido • Star Wars characters • Sean Moyes “The Banjo Man” • Craft Stalls • Clairvoyants • Tombola • Bottle stall • Guess the weight of the cake • […]
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Easter ‘Eggs’travaganza at Ford Place!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
On Easter Saturday, the Easter bunny visited Ford Place to hide eggs throughout the home and the grounds of Ford Place, eggs were even hidden in the Forgotten Garden. The event was a huge success with staff, residents and their family and friends all came together to take part. There were was also a refreshments […]
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Nutrition and Hydration Week at Ford Place

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Nutrition and Hydration week highlights the importance of good nutrition a hydration to residents in the social care setting. Throughout the week of the 13th March, residents enjoyed a variety of food and drink based activities to help promote and encourage positive health and wellbeing through good nutrition and hydration. Children from Norwich Road school […]
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Jane’s Sponsored Swim!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
The residents of Ford Place would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to Domestic team member Jane Burke who recently completed a sponsored swim for Ford Place. Jane managed to raise a grand total of £122.00 for the Residents’ fund to put towards activities and entertainment. Thank You Jane!
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Spring at Ford Place

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 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. Over the past few months Karen and Graham have continued to work hard to create an exciting activities schedule to keep residents busy and entertained. There have been a […]
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Stow Healthcare Nurse Maureen Tilbrook Reaches National Awards Final

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 21, 2017
Friday 31st March saw the Great British Care Award Final with Nurse Maureen Tilbrook from Stowlangtoft Hall 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 […]
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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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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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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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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Team achieve recognised activities qualification

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
Many of you have noticed Claire and Lynn’s NAPA activities badges. The badges marks the completion of their Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision in Social Care which they have completed through NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) This course is aimed at Activity Coordinators with responsibility for leading and coordinating activity provision within a care […]
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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. Popular categories returned from last year including best ‘Winter Wonderland’, best table decoration and festive floral arrangement, there was something for everyone […]
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Long Service celerations for Phyllis

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
Stow Healthcare’s Long Service Award Scheme aims to recognise and reward staff for their considerable length of service dedicated to the home and its residents. This year we were delighted to celebrate the contribution of Phyllis Nodding in Recognition of 15 Years’ Service to residents at Stowlangtoft Hall. Thank you Phyllis! You are a very […]
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Christmas fair raises over £800!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 13, 2020
On the 16th November, we opened our doors to the public for the home’s annual Christmas Fair. The local community joined the home’s staff and residents to kick start the festive season in style. Each year the event grows in size and this year the home in Stowlangtoft welcomed nearly 30 stall holders selling items […]
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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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Vintage Vehicles Stop at Stowlangtoft

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
On Saturday 19 October don’t miss a special sight at Stowlangtoft Hall as the Bardwell Tractor Run stops by! We are expecting the rally to pass by the front entrance of the Hall around 12.30pm after contact was kindly made by the organisers who thought residents, visitors and staff would enjoy a look at the […]
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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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MacMillan Coffee Morning

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
Stowlangtoft Hall has supported another great coffee morning for MacMillan this September raising [insert sum] to support their work. Residents helped promote the event on social media with their creative photos and lots of yummy cakes were baked for the event to mean that residents, visitors and staff could join in the fun. A big […]
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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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Visitor Protocol during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Stow Healthcare
  • On July 19, 2021
Information updated – 19th July 2021 Stow Healthcare continues to welcome visitors to our homes, in line with government recommendations, and following all steps required to mitigate the risks associated with visits, whilst welcoming the benefits visitors can bring. This Visitor Protocol provides some specific information to visitors to our homes and sits alongside our […]
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Moving into a Stow Healthcare Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On July 2, 2020
All Stow Healthcare homes welcome new admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have when making this decision for yourself or your loved one. You will be pleased to know that we are working very closely with hospitals, healthcare professionals, local authorities, and prospective residents […]
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**Stow Healthcare is Open to New Admissions**

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On April 22, 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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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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National Recognition for our Home Manager

  • 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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New Childminder Meet Up Supports Inter-Generational fun

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
We have really been enjoying the regular meet up at Brandon Park where local childminders catch up over coffee and cake and share some fun with our residents. You might have enjoyed watching the popular TV series ‘Old people’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, which showed just how important inter-generationla contact is for well-being of […]
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Festive Joy at Brandon Park

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
As usual, our Christmas preparations at Brandon Park were full of craft and cooking and our activities room was busy! Residents handmade decorations for the tree, which was also part of the public vote on social media for the company’s Stow in the Snow competition. The marzipan decorations went down particularly well, and residents also […]
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Sophie Joins our Activities Team!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
We are delighted to inform you that carer Sophie Gardiner has been formally appointed into the role of Activities Coordinator at Brandon Park. Sophie is an experienced carer, and knows our residents and the home well. Sophie will work with Joanna to create a fun and stimulating activities programme for our residents. This year we […]
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Interactive Table is a Big Hit with Residents

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On February 17, 2020
Here at Brandon Park we were delighted to received a hugely generous donation from a former resident’s family to support us to buy a very special Interactive Table, which is bringing huge excitement to the residents at the home. If anyone hasn’t yet seen it in action, please do pop into the activities room to […]
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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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Enjoying fun in Brandon Country Park!

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On October 14, 2019
It has been lovely this summer to see some of the great sights we have on our doorstep. Brandon Country Park has so much to offer. This summer the Country Park hosted an Alice in Wonderland theatre event, which we enjoyed supporting by making Alice in Wonderland themed crafts. Brandon Country Park has also hosted […]
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A Summer of Fun at Brandon Park

  • 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 hosted a really special Summer Fair in August – thank you so much to everyone who supported us! We raised over £200 for the residents’ activities fund. We also had some very memorable experiences […]
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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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Baby cuddles for our residents with Ronnie

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 15, 2019
It has been great to have some younger visitors popping in to see us recently. Care Home Assistant Practitioner Kayleigh pops in often with baby Ronnie, much to the delight of our residents. Kayleigh said of her baby: “Ronnie is approaching 5 months now – he sleeps amazingly well overnight and loves his milk. He […]
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Student Physios make an Impact in the Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 15, 2019
Resident Grace has been one of a number of residents benefitting from the input of two student physios from the University of East Anglia at our home in recent weeks. Grace told us how much progress the students have helped her make, increasing her ability to walk and be indepedent. Grace said of their exercises: […]
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Ducks make Egg-cellent Friends

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 15, 2019
Gwen Dodds, one of our residents, feeds the birds and ducks every day; a few weeks ago when out feeding the birds she found an abandoned duck egg. Worried about the egg, Gwen bought it into the home and spoke to carer Helen about what could be done to try and save the baby duck. […]
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Loving the Green Green Grass of (our) Home

  • Posted by Roger Catchpole
  • On June 15, 2019
In the garden, you will see we have been working on the re-seeding of the lawn after the dry spell last year left it in a terrible state. The first area has been reseeded and looks so lovely, we have decided to re-seed more of the lawn to give us a lovely outlook. Please help […]
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