Category Archives: Service User Engagement


Holiday to Cyprus

Earlier this year, Parkside service user Ian requested a review of Exemplar’s service user holiday policy. Wanting to make sure he was entitled to a holiday, Ian has recently returned from a sunny trip to Cyrprus, along with Parkside colleagues …

The Platform celebrates Halloween

To celebrate Halloween, The Platform at Quarryfields has transformed itself in to ‘The Spooky Platform’ and to get in the mood for the spooky day, are offering customers lots of different Halloween themed treats!

The Platform, Quarryfields’ very own coffee

Scotia Heights first home to launch service user library

Exemplar’s Service User Engagement team are pleased to launch a brand new company-wide initiative – a completely service user led library in each home.

In its early stages, the first home to launch their very own library is Stoke-on-Trent home …

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 development, rehabilitation and general well-being.

Sheffield nurse-led home Willowbeck will be working with national organisation Chroma via music therapy which …

Kyle’s story

Ever since Kyle was little he loved anything to do with cars and bikes and he has always been interested in the way they work. When he moved to Scotia Heights, Kyle talked about his passion for cars and …

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 own story through a specially made video.

The video project, ‘About Me’, is led by Service User Engagement Manager, …

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 his time on his own.

Now, three years later, thanks to the expert care and support at Quarryfields and his …

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 each home.

Michelle, who lives at Scotia Heights, revealed the completed template of the new Service User Guide. Michelle worked …

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 and running a pop-up coffee shop over the past three months.

The night, held at Woodfield Road Community Club, …