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Exemplar sponsors Huntington’s Disease Association’s family weekend
As well as exhibiting at the event, Exemplar Health Care proudly sponsored The Huntington’s Disease Association’s (HDA) annual family weekend...
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Anthony’s story
Thanks to the help and support from Rotherham specialist care home Greenside Court and a new partnership with a South...
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Willowbeck proud to announce specialist music therapy programme
Specialist care home Willowbeck has partnered up with a unique music therapy organisation that works with residents to help with...
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Exemplar appoints new consultant psychiatrist Dr Pete Marshall
Service users and clinical teams across all of our homes are set to benefit from Exemplar’s new psychiatrist and qualified...
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Unique drone footage of Lakeview
Exemplar’s newest home Lakeview opened its doors last month, and we can now share exclusive video footage of both the...
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Exemplar host ‘Managing challenging behaviours in dementia – a different approach’ event
Birmingham based social care and NHS colleagues attended Exemplar Health Care’s Best Practice networking event, hosted by consultant Dr Ben...
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Kyle’s story
Ever since Kyle was little he loved anything to do with cars and bikes and he has always been interested...
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Advocacy at Ravensdale with Advonet
To highlight Exemplar Health Care’s commitment to promoting advocacy for our service users, West Yorkshire home Ravensdale works closing with...
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Exemplar share best practice at NCCTC conference
As part of the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference (NCCTC), Exemplar Health Care will be sharing expertise around delivering...
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Scotia Heights’ Michelle and Kyle take part in About Me video project
Service users from Stoke-On-Trent home Scotia Heights, have taken part in a unique project that has seen individuals tell their...
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Mark’s incredible journey thanks to Quarryfields ‘The Platform’ project
When Mark moved to Exemplar’s Quarryfields care home in 2015 he was reserved, spoke very little and spent most of...
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All the latest from our Service User Council
For the latest Service User Council, members met at Exemplar’s Stoke-On-Trent home, Scotia Heights to discuss the latest developments from...
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Exemplar Health Care’s dementia awareness pledge for World Alzheimer’s Month
As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, Exemplar Health Care have shown an incredible commitment to raising awareness, understanding and education...
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Mayor of Wigan opens Lakeview
Exemplar Health Care opened the doors to its brand-new care home, Lakeview, on 13th September 2018. Following a successful community day...
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Quarryfields awarded for The Platform
Service users from specialist care home Quarryfields, in Doncaster have enjoyed a special night to celebrate their achievements of creating...
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Swim Serpentine
On September 22nd, two daughters of an Exemplar service user are taking part in Swim Serpentine, a two day open...
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Three Exemplar nominees for 2018’s Care Home Professional: Leaders in care awards
Exemplar are pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Euan Craig, Service User Engagement Manager Sophia Feurtado and Home Manager...
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Become a Dementia Friend with Exemplar this September
Exemplar Health Care has pledged to train 100 new Dementia Friends during World Alzheimer’s Month by providing free training sessions...
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A new direction: Alzheimer’s
Ed Rhodes is Clinical Nurse Manager, at Exemplar’s specialist nurse-led care home, Greenside Court.  Dementia care is very close to...
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Free learning event: Managing challenging behaviours in dementia – a different approach
Join Exemplar Health Care for an informal evening of learning and networking on Thursday 4 October, at the Radisson Blu Hotel...
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Care Home Professional: Leaders in care
The Care Home Professional Leaders in Care Report spotlights individuals that make a positive difference to everybody around them with their attitude,...
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Kavanagh Place rated Good in all areas by the CQC
A Kirkdale nursing home which provides care for adults living with very complex disabilities has been rated as Good in all...
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Ollie enjoys an experience of a lifetime
27-year-old Liverpool fan Ollie, who lives with Huntington’s disease, got an experience of a lifetime when he was surprised with...
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About Me: Exemplar’s new video project led by service users
Exemplar’s Service User Engagement Manager, Sophia Feurtado introduces a new video project featuring service users from Exemplar’s homes I work...
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Steps in to work at Havenmere
In 2005, Darren had a car crash which resulted in a serious brain injury. Darren was in a coma for six...
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A new Gardening Club for National Allotment Week
Service users at Maypole Grove, in Birmingham, have embraced National Allotment Week by creating their very own Gardening Club. The...
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Havenmere’s latest project
Specialist care home Havenmere, in Hull, have recently announced plans to convert an old minibus into a mobile shop. Speaking of...
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Ravensdale rated Good in all areas by the CQC
Exemplar Health Care’s West Yorkshire home Ravensdale has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) –  and has been highlighted...
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Just Different
People living in care settings following a severe illness or life-changing injury may find recovery difficult as they adjust to...
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Work out at Work – with Kavanagh Place
Promoting exercise at work and throughout daily life is becoming increasingly important as it has positive effects on both health...
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Exemplar’s biggest ever Service User Council meeting
Earlier this week, Exemplar’s Service User Council got together for their latest meeting. Every two months, council members from care...
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Exemplar Health Care to open new bespoke service in Castleford
Exemplar Health Care is pleased to announce a new service will be opening later this year. Development works have begun...
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Star baker at The Platform in Doncaster
The Platform pop-up shop is developed and staffed entirely by service users from Quarryfields, part of Exemplar’s Making It Happen programme....
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Exemplar’s Service User Council reviews new home, Lakeview
Following a year’s build, Lakeview in Leigh has become Exemplar Health Care’s 26th specialist care home. Today, the doors will open to...
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Pet chickens at Neville Court
Service user Liam may only have been at Neville Court for a few weeks, but he is already having a big impact....
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Fairwinds coffee caravan
In early summer, Rotherham care home Fairwinds began a new project with their service users – Fairwinds Fancies, a unique caravan coffee...
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Service user blog: meet Helena
My name is Helena, and I have lived in Maypole Grove for a while now. Originally from Newcastle, here is my story…...
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The next journey begins at The Platform
Service users at The Platform have been developing their skills and fast becoming more confident with excellent customer service. The...
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Michelle makes a difference
Living with complex mental health needs, seizures and anxiety, Michelle has lived in care for the past five years. Originally...
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Longley Park View – the digital care home
Throughout 2016/17, approximately 3000 A&E attendances in Sheffield alone, were from care home residents – 40% of which were admitted...
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New developments at Willowbeck
Major redevelopment works are in place at Sheffield care home, Willowbeck. Already providing care to adults with complex needs, the specialist...
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Making moves at Maypole Grove
Throughout the summer, service users at Maypole Grove will be working closely with Exemplar’s engagement teams, shaping their future within their home....
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Celebrate Me: Evidencing the impact and securing the future of Learning Disability Nursing
The Foundation of Nursing Studies, an organisation dedicated to working with nurses and health and social care teams, have looked...
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Longley Park View host vintage motorcycle event
On Sunday 3 June, Sheffield care home Longley Park View held a vintage motorcycle event with Triumph Motorcycle Association. A...
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Greenside Court raise £4,000 thanks to their Summer Fayre!
Rotherham care home Greenside Court recently held a summer fayre for service users, families and the public which saw them...
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Exemplar sponsor Spinal Injury Association Award
The Spinal Injury Association are set to host their annual Rebuilding Lives Awards on Wednesday 6 June, and Exemplar Health...
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Service user blog: meet Patrick
My name is Patrick, and I live at Maypole Grove, in Birmingham. When I was 11, I attended a grammar...
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World MS Day 2018
#BringingUsCloser – World MS Day. A day to further promote awareness on multiple sclerosis, campaign with and for all those...
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Happy holidays
People in care have the same rights as anyone else to go on short breaks and to take holidays. At...
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Case study, Kavanagh Place
Following a long stay in hospital following a spinal injury, Jim needed specialist support to make progress. Whilst touring the...
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Dementia Action Week 2018
All this week is Dementia Action Week – the time for small actions, which will have a big impact. Dementia...
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Driving improvement at Kavanagh Place
Following a recent CQC publication on ‘Driving improvement across mental health’, the Physiotherapy Team at Kavanagh Place has developed a...
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Journey into education
Service user Adam at Rotherham care home Greenside Court has begun his journey into education. Last week, Adam, who lives...
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Service user council
Earlier this month, Maypole Grove in Birmingham hosted the latest Exemplar Service User Council meeting. A new initiative created by...
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World Parkinson’s day
Millions of people around the world are living with Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disability which progressively damages parts of the brain...
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Interactive sensory board at Pathways
Service users at East Midlands learning disability home, Pathways, are now benefiting from a state-of-the-art interactive sensory board projector –...
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Stress awareness month
Most of us will experience stress at one stage or another throughout our life – it’s often seen as a...
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Autism awareness week 2018
There are some 700,000 individuals in the UK living with Autism. A condition which is lifelong and common amongst young...
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An exciting MS resource by an Exemplar service user
Before moving into Bridgewood Mews, Lux was living at home and struggling with his progressive, life-changing condition – multiple sclerosis....
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Bed for life at Exemplar Health Care
End of life care can be hard for families who may struggle to provide the bespoke and often challenging demands...
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Longley Park View, open day
Over the last 18 months, Longley Park View has been transformed in every way. With a £1m investment in staff,...
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Excellence in social care from Exemplar
Following the recent Great British Care Awards final, Exemplar Health Care’s very own Sophia Feurtado is still celebrating her success. Having previously...
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Dearnevale is Outstanding
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Exemplar Health Care’s Dearnevale home as Outstanding, putting it in the top 1%...
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Search for a care home
January 2018 showed a record number of individuals searching for care homes, with over a million of these being on...
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Dearnevale – carehome.co.uk Top 20 Award
Dearnevale, Exemplar’s specialist home in Barnsley, has been recognised as one of the Top 20 care homes within Yorkshire and...
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World Encephalitis Day 2018
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by an infection, or attack on the brain. This World Encephalitis Day,...
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Living well at Exemplar
This Monday marks National Longevity Day; a day for people to start thinking more about their health and well-being. Looking...
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Dignity in Care
All this week, nurse-led care homes across the Exemplar Health Care group have been celebrating Dignity in Action. While we...
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Lakeview preview event – 15 March 2018
Exemplar Health Care is pleased to invite local health and social care professionals to a preview event at Lakeview, the...
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Responding quickly to continuing healthcare assessments
New research has revealed how one third of NHS continuing healthcare assessments take longer than 28 days for funding to...
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Telling stories at Maypole Grove in Birmingham
Storytelling week takes place every year for people across the country to share their story. Taking place in pubs, clubs,...
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Dementia remains a mystery
Recent studies carried out in the USA have found there is no proof leading a healthier lifestyle can delay or...
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Understanding brain injury at BABICM Sheffield conference
On Thursday 8 February, Exemplar Health Care is exhibiting at the Life of P seminar for case managers in Sheffield....
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Good in all areas at Greenside Court
Rotherham-based care home, Greenside Court, was recently rated ‘Good’ in all areas by the CQC. Following an unannounced inspection in October...
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Transitioning – young to adult care
Exemplar Health Care is a leading nurse-led care provider for adults with complex needs. Adult care services are more often...
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Preview event at Lake
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No hospitals for challenging behaviour
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently released new draft guidelines, which show individuals with challenging...
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Parkinson’s disease doubles
Scientists have warned of an imminent pandemic of Parkinson’s disease. Cases of the neuro-disability have more than doubled in just...
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Sarah’s progression towards independence
Following a long history of epilepsy and behavioural issues, Sarah moved into Exemplar’s home, The Lodge at 19 years old. Sarah...
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Huntington’s disease – a breakthrough
In December, scientists at University College London announced a major breakthrough in the treatment of Huntington’s disease. Naturally, this led...
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Third unit opens ahead of schedule at Maypole Grove
Maypole Grove, Exemplar Health Care’s newest home for adults with complex disabilities, is opening its third unit ahead of schedule....
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Service user blog: meet Paul
My name is Paul – I am originally from Carlisle, and have been living in Dearnevale care home for the...
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Service user blog: Meet Ged
I’m Ged, and I live in the OneCare service at Dearnevale care home, along with a couple of friends I...
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Dysphagia with Exemplar
Exemplar Health Care understands the importance of good, nutritious food. Providing healthy, balanced meals is just one part of providing...
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International Day of People with Disabilities
There are currently 1 billion individuals living with a disability worldwide. A disability is a condition or function which significantly...
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Time to celebrate for award-winning Exemplar staff
Three Exemplar Health Care staff are celebrating their wins at the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Great British Care Awards. Exemplar...
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Disabled adults in elderly care
Recent figures show that more than 3000 disabled adults in the UK are living in residential homes built for the...
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Self-care week
Birmingham’s Maypole Grove is focusing on health, well-being and independence for 2017’s Self-Care Week. A local Indian yoga group paid a...
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Service user blog: Meet Ben
My name is Ben, and this is my story: Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease; my eye...
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How wellbeing boxes are making every day better at Exemplar
What is a wellbeing box? What is wellbeing? Wellbeing is a state of being comfortable, happy and healthy. No matter...
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The Bridgeway to community living
North Lincolnshire care home, Havenmere, has recently developed a new range of services which provide a pathway into the community. The...
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Ready, steady, BAKE
The Great British Bake Off is in full flow and serves as a reminder that home baking is more popular...
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Black History Month
For Black History Month 2017, Birmingham care home Otterburn have run a series of activities and lessons with service users....
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Ian’s Bloomin’ Lovely Evening
At Exemplar we recently asked our followers to vote for Ian – a resident at Parkside whose watercolour painting was submitted into...
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Longley Park View – Good
Earlier this year, one of Exemplar’s larger homes, Longley Park View, began a major refurb. The entire home was to...
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Neville Court the Chocolate Factory
Did you know that ‘Theobroma Cacao’ (the name of the cocoa plant used for making chocolate) is Greek for ‘Food...
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Scotia Heights re-opens sensory room
Scotia Heights in Stoke-on-Trent, has recently developed their sensory room to include better facilities for service users. Service User Ambassador...
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World Mental Health Day at Exemplar
Tea & Talk – what better way to break down the barriers that mental health illnesses can put up? For...
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HDA Family Weekend
Exemplar Health Care is looking forward to joining the Huntington’s Disease Association at their AGM and Family Weekend, taking place...
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Navigating the Mind Field
On Thursday 12 October, Exemplar Health Care will be exhibiting at the ABI Solutions and Re:Cognition Health conference, Pullman International...
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Service user blog: Meet Kyle
My name is Kyle Ward and I’m 29 years of age. Some years ago, I had a bike accident which...
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Exemplar at NCCTC
On Monday 2 October, Exemplar and NHS Vanguard will jointly present a workshop at the National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference – ‘Sharing...
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Bloomin’ Lovely at Parkside
As with many of Exemplar’s homes, the team at Parkside are dedicated to enabling service users to indulge their passions...
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New Models of Care
Exemplar Health Care will be exhibiting at the New Models of Care Conference on Tuesday 26 September in Manchester. New...
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Getting to know Exemplar’s OneCare services
Exemplar OneCare services are extended pathways of care, providing a home for those who have met rehabilitation goals and are...
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Sheffield Job Fair
Job-seekers of Sheffield are invited to meet Exemplar Health Care at the Shiregreen Careers Fair at Firth Park Library on...
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Service user blog: Meet Lux
My name is Lux, I am 47 years old and living with MS. I was diagnosed with the condiditon in...
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Building work progress at Lakeview in Leigh
Works at Exemplar’s newest specialist nurse-led care home, Lakeview, continue in Leigh. When complete, Lakeview will provide care for up...
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Lakeview, Leigh – opening in June 2018
We are pleased to announce the opening of Lakeview, Exemplar Health Care’s 26th specialist nurse-led care home for adults with...
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Work out at Work week at Kavanagh Place
Each summer, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy gets people moving with their annual Work Out at Work event. Lead by Physiotherapist...
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Focus on: Service user experience
At Exemplar Health Care, every part of everything we do has service users at the centre. We are committed to...
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Now open: Maypole Grove, specialist home for adults with complex needs
Maypole Grove, Exemplar Health Care’s newest home for adults with complex disabilities opens in King’s Heath today. Today’s official opening...
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Opening in June: Maypole Grove, Birmingham
Maypole Grove, Exemplar’s newest home for adults with acute physical disabilities and complex mental health needs is opening in May....
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Meet Exemplar at the RCN Congress 2017
Exemplar is joining more than 4000 nurses from across the UK at the Royal College of Nurses Annual Congress 2017...
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New horizons in Huntington’s Disease
Exemplar is pleased to be supporting the 6th International North Staffordshire Neuropsychiatry Conference in June, as they explore Huntington’s Disease:...
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Let’s Talk About It at Dearnevale
In 2017, Dying Matters Awareness Week runs from Monday 8 May until Sunday 14 May. Dying Matters is made up...
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Children in Need
Residents and staff in our homes were challenged to find the wackiest way to raise money for Children in Need....
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Art Month entries
This month all of our homes are taking part in an Art Month as we feel that everyone has the...
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Coffee morning at Bridgewood
Bridgewood Mews got involved in in Macmillan’s biggest coffee morning to help raise money for the charity, by baking cakes...
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Art at Exemplar
This month all of our homes are taking part in an Art Month. Which is designed to help those who...
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Great British Care Award Success
This year 51 members of staff have been shortlisted for The Great British Care Awards regional galas. We nominated all...
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Neville Court Braves the Shave
Catherine Winder, a care assistant at Neville Court in Barnsley, has Braved the Shave to help raise money for Mcmillian...
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Disney for all
Tracy Smith, the Occupational Therapist at Quarryfields, has spent the last week trekking across the Alps to complete the Tour...
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Sponsored head shave for the HDA
Staff and residents at Otterburn raised over £1,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Association by taking part in a sponsored head...
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Workout at Work
Kavanagh Place have been encouraging staff and service users to stay active in the workplace. Staff and residents have been...
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Tracy’s fundraising adventure
Occupational therapist Tracy Smith who works at Quarryfields is taking part in the Tour Du Mont Blanc, to raise money...
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Making A Difference Awards
As a company we like to recognise the good work our staff do and how they ‘Make a Difference’ to...
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National Care Home Open Day 2016
Residents and staff opened up their homes on June 17th to invite local communities to their celebrations as part of...
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Quarryfields fire safety film
Residents at Quarryfields were presented with a £500 cheque for producing a short animated film about the importance of fire...
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Thames House resident poem
Residents at Thames House have been using poetry to express their feelings about their various care needs, as part of...
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Huntington’s Disease Awards night
As part of ongoing work we do with the Huntington’s Disease Association we attended the HDA’s volunteer night. We were...
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Making a Difference Regional Awards
Exemplar’s Making A Difference Awards are designed to help celebrate all the amazing work the staff do every day to...
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Our Great British Care Awards Success!
Shelia Walker, a catering manager at Longley Park View, has become the first Exemplar Healthcare staff member to win a...
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Parksides lunch with the Mayor
Staff in our homes often invite local Mayors  to their parties and events, last week staff at Parkside received an...
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Summer fun in Exemplar’s residential care homes
Summer is fast approaching so staff and residents at Exemplar’s residential care homes are getting ready to take part in...
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Racing to the Queen
Staff at Dearnevale in Barnsley have set up a static bike ride for the distance from Dearnevale to Buckingham Palace...
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Thank you to the staff!
Our staff deals with difficult situations every day, but when a resident says thank you for the hard work and...
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Pallative Care at Exemplar
We know this is a difficult subject and a difficult time and we understand your desire to do the very...
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A good days work
Our staff deal with difficult situations every day, but when a resident says thank you for the hard work and...
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National Living Wage
The government will be enforcing the Living Wage for all workers aged 25 and over, from April 2016, with the...
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The Pink Collar Boxing Challenge
Sandra Rhodes, the manager at Greenside Court, has been in training for the past four weeks so she can take...
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A big thank you
Our staff deal with difficult situations every day, but when a resident says thank you for the hard work and...
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The nursing management of Huntington’s disease
Nursing people affected by Huntington’s disease offers us many challenges. It is a complex illness. People suffering from it will...
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Activity staff forum
Activity staff from all of our homes gathered in Rotherham’s Holiday Inn last week to take part in Exemplar’s first...
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Thames House fundraise for HDA
Raising Awareness of Huntington’s Disease. On 27th November 2015, Thames House nursing home in Rochdale held an auction evening at...
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Exemplar’s new teacher
Avril Watson is Exemplar’s newly qualified teacher after finishing her Certificate in Education (Cert ED) in September 2015. She said...
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Events at Exemplar
  All our homes offer a wide range of activities for their residents. See what activities our residents have been...
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Huntington’s Disease: Caring for generations
The Huntington’s Disease Association  is trying to raise £6000 by the end of February to help support their advisory service....
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Exemplar wins big at regional Great British Care Awards gala
Well done to all our nominees in the Great British Care Awards! Our regional gala winners included  Emma Armitage from Dearnevale,...
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Final count as charity headshave reaches £8000
Claire Moorhouse and friends presented a cheque for £8000 to Kirkwood Hospice at Kirkheaton Parish Centre after raising money with...
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Our Heroes
Staff at Willowbeck were thanked publicly for all their hard work when a relative of one of their former residents...
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Breaking the sterotypes: Quarryfields
  At Exemplar, we don’t just offer training to our staff. All our residents have the opportunity to take part...
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The Great British Care Awards!
This Friday 14 of our care staff will be attending the Great British Care Awards. The Great British Care Awards...
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Otterburn’s breakfast club
Residents in Exemplar homes are able to join many clubs and groups which help them to socialize and make friends...
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Vote for Exemplar
At Exemplar, we like to showcase the talents of our residents and staff. There are events like Scotia’s Got Talent...
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RCN jobs fair
Looking for a job? Why not come and find us at the Manchester RCN Job on the 5th and 6th...
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Get ready for Movemeber
Neil Hufton from Eastland is taking part in Movember to help raise money for testicular cancer. Testicular cancer has a...
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Catering Manager Team Building Day
The catering managers were surprised to discover that their six monthly catering forum had been turned into a team building...
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Spooktacular Pumpkins
It’s that time of year again where we celebrate all thing spooky.  Exemplar is holding a pumpkin carving competition. Prizes...
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Carol’s Green Fingers
All of our residents are encouraged to pursue or find new hobbies whilst they are in our care. From baking...
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Training Success
Everyone who joins the Exemplar staff family has to take part in a seven day training course held at our...
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Wedding at Willowbeck
The wedding bells have been  ringing at Willowbeck as they hosted  the wedding of our resident Paul Rivers (AKA Jonny)....
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The Great British Care Awards
We are proud to announce that 12 of our care staff have been shortlisted for the Great British Care Awards...
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Training Hero
We would like to say a big thank you to James Barber  from Churchwalk for helping our training team at...
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Well done Scotia Heights
Well done to Gaynor and her team for the overall ‘Good’ rating in their CQC Inspection Report from their inspection...
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The Great Dearnevale Cake Off
It’s not just our residents who like to get involved in activities- our staff get involved to! The staff teams...
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Pathways adventure hoilday
Four of the residents and two of the staff at Pathways have returned from an adventure holiday in the Lake...
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Themed Days at Greenside
Greenside Court holds a number of themed events and parties throughout the year. It’s a great chance for people to...
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Charity Headshave raises £5000
So on Friday, Claire Moorhouse, 36, and friends Jackie Ritchie, Heather Milner, Jean Baxendale, Elaine Cantrell, Yvonne Hirst, Michaela Hirst,...
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Parkside’s summer fete hits the papers
Parkside’s annual summer fete on the 13th August attracted the attention of the local media. Express & Star wrote a piece about...
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Time to start baking for Macmillian
On the 25th September Macmillian will once again be hosting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and our homes will be getting their...
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Meadowcroft’s Harvest Festival
Summer has gone- but not worry because it’s now harvest season. Here at Exemplar we always find a reason to...
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Lonnen Grove Brave the Shave for Mcmillian
Four of the men from Lonnen Grove took part in the Brave the Shave campaign for Mcmillian cancer support. It...
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Come to Scotia Heights summer fair
On the 31st August Scotia Heights will be hosting their annual summer fair from 1:30-4pm. Events will include wellie wanging,...
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Thank you training team
All our staff have to take part in a seven day induction before they can start working in their home....
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Activities offered to residents
Our homes offer our residents a wide range of activities from going on holiday to trips to the special Olympics. But that’s not...
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Parkside summer fete
The Mayor of Sandwell visited staff and residents at Parkside for their Summer Fair on the 13th August. There was a variety of...
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Pathways go to the special olympics
Three residents from Pathways took part in  special Olympics challenge day held in Sheffield on 6th August. Malcolm, Leanne and Richard Attended...
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Buzzwire goes to Parkside
Exemplar’s buzz wire travelled down to Parkside in Tippington for their annual summer fair. This is the first time the residents...
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Pathways Summer Fete
Friends and relatives of the residents at Pathways in Mansfield raised £220 for the home with their annual summer fete....
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Ferham’s cybercafe
Ferham House has opened its new cybercafé located in the dinning hall. There are two computers for anyone to come...
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Meadowcroft car boot raises hoilday funds
Residents and staff at Meadowcroft raised money for their home by holding a car boot sale on the 9th August...
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Running for a cure
Social worker David Wright is running the Great North Run with his wife Sally on the 13th of September 2015...
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Celebrating summer
It’s that time of year again, where the sun comes out and summer is well underway. At Exemplar we like...
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The circus is coming to Greenside Court
On the 24th August Greenside Court will be holding a circus day for the service users and their families. This...
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Ferham House’s new look
Last year we decided to give our central office an upgrade to make it more modern and stylish. We now...
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Congratulations Neville Court
Well done to Dawn and her team for the overall ‘Good’ rating in their CQC Inspection Report from their inspection...
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Pathways Summer Fete
You are all invited to Pathways Summer Fete on 12th August! Hopefully the sun will be shining so we can...
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Scotia’s Got Talent
Each year Scotia Heights invites all homes to come and take part in their Scotia’s Got Talent show. Which lets...
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Quarryfields Opening Day
Quarryfields celebrated the opening of their brand new flats for their Service Users in style. The Major of Doncaster cut the...
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Quarryfields bag success
    Service Users from Quarryfields took a trip to BIDBI (Bag It Don’t Bin It) see how the  bags they...
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Exemplar goes to the RCN Congress
The Exemplar team set up a stall at this year’s Royal College of Nursing in Bournemouth to raise awareness of...
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Greenside court trip to Norfolk
Eight service users along with staff from Greenside court have returned from their annual holiday to the picturesque city of Norfolk. During...
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It’s a knockout at Meadowcroft
Staff at Meadowcroft took part in the “it’s a knockout challenge” to raise money for Nottingham City Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. On...
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Ravensdale charity night raises money for Huntington’s diease
The team at Ravensdale have raised over £500 for the Huntington’s Disease Association with their charity night. Activities and life...
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Dearnevale gets pampered
Staff and residents at Dearnevale celebrated national care home day with coffee and pampering. They held a coffee morning for...
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Happy 20th birthday Longley Park View
Longley Park View will be celebrating it’s 20th birthday on the 1st August between 12-4pm and they need your help....
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Ravensdale’s trip to the seaside
Service users at Ravensdale have been soaking up the summer sun in Scarborough and exploring under the sea at The Deep. Everyone...
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New Operations Director
Congratulations to Amanda Lighton who has recently been selected for the role of Operations Director. Amanda joined the company in...
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Parkside seaside summer fete
The Mayor of Dudley will be attending Parkside’s beach themed summer fete on 13th August from 1pm. There will be...
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Thames House eats cake for charity
Thames House held a mini summer fair and cake auction on the 12th June to raise money for the Huntington’s...
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Trudy takes on Tough Mudder
Human Resources Director Trudy Duke has signed up to take part in one of Britains toughest assault courses , Tough...
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Hair today, gone tomorrow!
Claire Moorehouse; the Clinical Nurse Manager at Fairburn Vale along with 8 friends are shaving their hair to support Claire’s partner, Jill,...
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Victoria’s Memory Walk
Victoria Collins the administrator at Fairburn Vale will be joining in the Memory Walk Leeds 2015 on the 5th September. Victoria...
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Athorpes Gold Rating
Athorpe Lodge (Dinnington) has recently been awarded a GOLD RATING by Rotherham Borough Council and Age UK from their home from...
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Making a difference awards… in more than one way!
In November 2014 we held our first ever “Making A Difference” awards ceremony. At these awards the overall winners for...
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Fairwinds go to the dogs
Fairwinds Service Users really enjoy our Tuesday Evening visit to Owlerton Dog Stadium in Sheffield. On the first Tuesday of...
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The Shock of a Lifetime
Exemplar Health Care have recently placed an advert on Hallam FM to advertise our Nursing positions available within South Yorkshire. These adverts have not been playing...
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Pathways – National Care Home Open Day
You are invited to join staff and service users at Pathways for the National Care Home Open Day 2015. The Italian...
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Fairwinds “Full House”
Service users joined in the 20th Anniversary party celebration at Gala Bingo. We enjoyed a free glass of Bucksfizz and...
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Tremendous Training Team
Ferham House is the central support services for the 30 homes within the Exemplar Health Care group. There a many...
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Fairwinds go to “Skeg-vegas”
So its not the bright lights of the USA but Skegness always proves a popular choice with Fairwind’s service users....
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Pathways on wheels
Pathways (Sutton-in-Ashfield) have recently purchased a vehicle to be used for home activities and general getting around. The home are...
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It’s A Knockout
On the 27th June 2015 at 09.00 Tara Hallam (CNM at Meadowcroft) and 9 team members from the Meadowcroft staff team (The...
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Fairwinds on Tour 2015 – Wirksworth Railway
Leaving the cities in the background we headed to the breath-taking countryside of the Derbyshire Dales. We were escorted by...
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Fairwinds VIP trip to Wortley Hall
Fairwind’s service users were feeling like royalty at the annual spring fayre near Barnsley as they were greeted by the retired...
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Bridgewood Mews – Sensory Garden
Bridgewood Mews have been working very hard to get their garden ready for the Great British summer and have recently installed all...
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Stephen’s Surprise
The Glades is a very traditional country manor style home and as part of the décor the home likes to...
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Exemplar Buzz Wire
Exemplar Health Care have recently held an internal competition to design a buzz wire to be used at exhibitions and...
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White Collar Boxing Fundraiser
Victoria Fox an employee at Meadowcroft (Sutton-in-Ashfield) is taking part in a white collar boxing event on 7th June 2015 in Mansfield to raise...
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Elvis Today, Tomorrow & Forever!
Heidi who works for Ravensdale has organised a charity night at her local social club – Seacroft on the 20th...
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Fairwinds On Tour 2015 – Bakewell Show
Here’s what Fairwinds had to say about their latest day our – “Setting off early to miss some of the...
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Accounts by day – Burlesque by night!
Julie Shevells works within Support Services and took up Burlesque dancing after illness, she’s now entering competitions and raising money...
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Eastlands prepare for Summer!
SUMMER FAYRE !!!!! Eastlands are holding their Summer Fayre  on the 18th of July 2015! They will be having stalls varying...
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Gardening Club
Cherry Trees (Rotherham) staff and service users, have been working together to get their gardens ready for the lovely summer...
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Fairwinds at Chatsworth House
Service Users at Fairwinds recently visited Chatsworth House in Derbyshire calling at a quaint little coffee shop which has an...
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Autism Awareness – Sponsored Walk
Staff and Service Users from The Lodge (Swallownest) have recently taken part in a sponsored walk in order to raise...
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Go big or go home!
As part of a new recruitment campaign for Exemplar Health Care the recruitment team have decided to scale up the...
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Hannah Cockroft’s Blog
This year has seen the opening of the new “Athena Unit” at Fairburn Chase. To help celebrate the opening of...
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Chinese New Year Celebrations
Residents and staff at Fairburn Chase (Castleford) have recently enjoyed a Chinese New Year celebration. The residents were very busy...
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Ravensdale – Chinese New Year
The whole home got together and celebrated Chinese New Year. The homes chefs made a whole host of Chinese buffet dishes...
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British Heart Foundation- Red Day
Parkside’s (Tipton) staff and residents took part in the national Wear it, Beat it campaign for the British Heart Foundation....
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Dedication Award 2014
The winner for the dedication award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Jacqui Ross (Eastlands – Sutton-in-Ashfield) Jacqui...
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Achievement Award 2014
The winner for the Achievement award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Kerry Lawrence Havenmere (Immingham) Prior to Kerry...
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Excellence Award 2014
The winner for the Excellence Award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Adele Hunton Dearnevale (Barnsley) Adele received many...
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Inspiration Award 2014
The winner for the Inspiration Award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Karen Richards Bridgewood Mews (Tipton) Unfortunately Karen...
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Innovation Award 2014
The winner for the Innovation Award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Karl West Willowbeck (Sheffield) Karl has...
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Nurturing Award 2014
The winner for the Nurturing Award at the 2014 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ was… Len Webster Greenside Court (Rotherham) Leonard...
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The Making a Difference Awards 2014
Exemplar Health Care has recently held own very first ‘Making a Difference Awards’. These awards were developed to allow everybody...
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Fairburn Chase – Grand Re-Opening: Athena Unit
HANNAH COCKROFT TO OPEN REFURBISHED UNIT AT FAIRBURN CHASE Fairburn Chase, a specialist facility which is part of Exemplar Health...
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Havenmere Adopt a Donkey
Staff and residents at Havenmere have been looking to sponsor a local charity and after researching the options it was...
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Congratulations Cassandra
Quarryfields resident Cassandra Wright has been volunteering in the local salvation army charity shop, for over a  year now. with...
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Parkside – Mental Health Awareness Week 2014
The Exemplar group hold an annual competition in line with the National Mental Health Awareness Week, in which all homes...
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Greenside Court – Mental Health Awareness Week 2014
The Exemplar group hold an annual competition in line with the National Mental Health Awareness Week, in which all homes...
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Eastlands Sing-a-long
Eastlands residents and their families were invited to be entertained by a female vocalist. The purpose of the days entertainment...
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Music Mayhem
Eastlands staff and residents have recently started to enjoy a music mayhem session within the home. This activity was designed...
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Thursday’s fun and games
As part of their weekly activity program Yarningdale have begun to include a Games Thursday. These activities and games were...
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Seaside Daytrip
In order to raise money for the homes activity fund within Yarningdale, staff and residents planned and executed a “clear your closet”...
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Feeding the ducks
Yarningdale staff and residents take a trip to feed the ducks in the local park. The day was said to...
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Quarryfields and ‘The Wider World’
The residents at Quarryfields are currently taking part in an ASDA module called ‘The Wider World’. For the Qualification they...
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Pathways – Mental Health Awareness Week
The Exemplar group hold an annual competition in line with the National Mental Health Awareness Week, in which all homes...
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The Lodge – Mental Health Awareness Week 2014
The Exemplar group hold an annual competition in line with the National Mental Health Awareness Week, in which all homes...
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Mocktail Evening at Eastlands
Residents and families were all invited to attend a mocktail evening at Eastlands. The evening was planned to bring residents...
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STRIKE!
Residents at Eastlands regularly attend the local bowling alley to enjoy the music and active environment. The residents attend the...
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MS Support Website
Resident Lakbir Pamma at Bridgewood Mews has created a website which he is extremely passionate about. The website has been...
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The Glades Easter Celebrations
The Glades held their own Easter party. Buns and cakes were made by both staff and service users.   An...
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Neville Court – Grow their own
Neville Court have recently purchased a greenhouse and had some raised beds created for them to start using to grow...
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Hydration and Nutrition Week
This year Exemplar has held a Hydration and Nutrition Competition, which was a great success with lots of homes taking part.   All...
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Yarningdale Fund Raiser
Yarningdale have recently held a ‘clear your closet’ fundraiser within the home to help raise money for resident activity funds....
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Meadowcroft Sponsored Walk
Meadowcroft staff and a resident also took part in a fund raising event recently in which they did a sponsored...
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Athorpe Lodge – Annual 1940’s Party
Athorpe Lodge have recently held their annual 1940’s themed day to help promote Dignity action day. The day was planned...
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Greenside – Bird Show
Greenside Court enjoyed a birds of prey show within the home on 27th March 2014. The show was described as...
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Christmas Party
This year all of the Learning disabilities homes got together to have one of their regular get parties, this time...
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Cinderella at Willowbeck
Congratulations to everybody involved in the Cinderella pantomime performed on 19th December 2013  at Willowbeck (Sheffield).  The performance included roles played by...
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Exemplar’s Got Talent 2013
Scotia Heights have recently held, the first ever Exemplar’s Got Talent… The show was an opportunity for staff and residents...
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Krissy’s Walk for Charity
Congratulations to Krissy Stewart who walked 6 miles to help raise money for the charity of her choice. Krissy Stewart,...
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Getting to know Quarryfields
Quarryfields have recently attended a promotion event to give the local community an opportunity to get to know the residents,...
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Neville Court – Generous Donation
Neville Court have recently received a generous donation from a member of staff working within the home. As a recreational...
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Loxley Court Party with the Mayor
Loxley Court have recently held a party, for a visit from the Mayor or Rotherham. The Mayor has family connections...
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Bridgewood Mews Prom 2013
Bridgewood Mews have held their first American style prom for residents and staff to attend. Steven King, Home Manager said:...
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15 Year Celebration
Alpine Lodge are celebrating their 15th Anniversary on 25th July 2013. To mark the occasion, a 60’s inspired event will...
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Residents Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary!
Joyce and Ernest Muffett, both residents at Cherry Trees have just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple celebrated their...
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Tour de Exemplar
The Tour de Exemplar is a 507 Mile static bike ride that was completed by Yarningdale staff, residents and relatives to help...
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Greenside Court 10th Anniversary
Greenside Court celebrated their 10th Anniversary on 29th April 2013. Staff and residents from the Exemplar group were invited to join everybody who...
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Kavanagh Place Promote Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness Week, May 13th – 19th, 2013: Physical activity and wellbeing “The aim of this year’s Mental Health...
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That’s the Exemplar spirit!
Exemplar Health Care have recently gone through a re-branding which has brought with it introduction of many new things; for example...
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