Fairwinds care home celebrate their 20th anniversary in style

12 June 2024

Guests gathered outside a care home

Last week, Fairwinds care home in Rotherham marked its 20th anniversary with a celebration party attended by residents and colleagues along with their families and friends.

The care home was the third to open for Exemplar Health Care and was the companies first to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC. Three colleagues based at Fairwinds have worked at the complex needs care home since the day it opened 20 years ago.

Celebrating 20 years with loved ones

The event hosted at the home included an afternoon full of activities and fun. An ice cream van provided sweet treats for guests in the sunshine, while the home's Catering Team worked hard on a tasty buffet for everybody to enjoy.

Guests also enjoyed cake, dancing and entertainment from local singer, Donna Bell, who partnered with residents throughout the afternoon to perform classic songs to the crowd.

To celebrate their success in the local community, the home invited the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Sheila Cowen, who shared that she thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent at Fairwinds and plans to visit again later this year.

Central Support Services colleagues and the Leadership Team also joined in the celebrations, and Kath Dye, Home Manager, delivered a speech reflecting on the home’s journey and expressing gratitude to everybody for their dedicated support.

She shared, “I’m the very proud manager of Fairwinds complex needs care home and I’m delighted to celebrate this milestone with so many wonderful people.

“Fairwinds has always been about creating a home where everyone feels valued and loved and it’s a privilege to be lucky enough to work in our residents’ home.”

Glowing recommendations for Fairwinds

Celebrating the milestone anniversary with the home, Shelagh, daughter of resident, shared, “My Mum has lived at Fairwinds for the past 10 years. During that time, I’ve found all the staff to be very friendly and understanding of my mum's changing needs.

“I have a great relationship with the staff caring for my Mum and the management team and I know that she is in a safe environment. It’s a comfort to me to know that all her health needs are being attended to.

“I would recommend Fairwinds to any family considering care for their loved one in this care setting.”

Anusha, Physiotherapist, also shared what it was like to be a part of the team at Fairwinds, she said, “The staff at Fairwinds care home are some of the most dedicated and compassionate professionals I have ever worked with.

“Their dedication towards residents wellbeing created a supportive and nurturing environment that greatly enhanced our ability to deliver effective physiotherapy treatments in a timely manner.”

Future plans for Fairwinds

Looking to the future, Fairwinds next goal is to make their garden more wheelchair friendly so everyone can enjoy more celebrations and events together. The team have put together an action plan and have made progress to make it happen!

If you’re looking for a career in care and want to join a fun and friendly team, check out our latest vacancies on our online job search.