Mrs Kirk lives at Erith House, and this is her life story so far …

Mrs Kirk

Mrs Kirk was born in December 1921 in Cheshire, but shortly afterwards she moved to Shropshire. Her Father was Head Farmer for Lord Harlech (Conservative Member of Parliament) and her mother didn’t work outside the home. Mrs Kirk was the ‘baby’ of the family, youngest of 7 children. Her eldest sister was 21 and married […]

Sceats Care Home News – Something for Everyone

Sewing Afternoon

In the front entrance at Sceats, our Activities Co-ordinator puts on display a creation that a resident has completed by themselves. This display is changed every month. Shelves have been put up to show other artwork or crafts made by other residents. Every month there will be new items on display for families and visitors […]

Cressingham House News – Remembering National Occasions


At Cressingham House we love marking national calendar events as they unfold throughout the year, and we encourage everyone in our home to join in!  For our St.George’s Day celebrations on 23rd April we used cut-outs for bunting and lots of pictures to add a splash of colour to our dining room. There were appropriately-themed […]

Rosemary Mount News – 46 Years’ Service!

Retirement Speech

At the end of April Rosemary Mount celebrated the retirement of Carol, Deputy Manager after 37 years and Pam, Receptionist after 9 years. Between them Carol and Pam served at Rosemary Mount for an astonishing 46 years!  A party was held in the afternoon for them both. Staff and residents came together to say thank […]

Romans News – Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends

Team Leader June Stringer (on the left in the photo) is encouraging all the staff at Romans to be Dementia Friends. It’s free and simple to join: just type “Dementia Friends” into Google on the Internet and sign up. June is also encouraging local businesses to join as together we can make a difference. June […]

Walmer House News – Celebrating with Cakes!

Barbara Beer blowing out the candle on her birthday cake on 6th May – 91 years young!

A cake enhances every occasion and is often the centrepiece of the celebration.  This is very much the case at Walmer House, where one of the cooks, Hazel West, specialises in cake-baking and cake-decorating.  Her wonderful creations for various occasions are enjoyed and appreciated by residents, visitors, relatives and staff – here are some examples.  Part of […]

Rose Lawn News – Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden

The sensory garden at Rose Lawn is a bright, paved courtyard space that is accessed from the conservatory or via a gate from the front entrance. It has a large, glass-topped table and comfortable garden chairs as well as two pretty water features, decorative garden ornaments and colourful plant borders. It was created to make […]

Romans News – First Ever Easter Egg Hunt!

“That was a lot of fun - I don’t know who enjoyed it more, me or you!” Mary said to Hayley.

On Maundy Thursday we held our first ever Easter Egg hunt and it was hugely successful. Members of staff each teamed up with a resident who was taking part. Residents answered the questions posed and their allocated staff member went to the location to claim the eggs. It would be fair to say that it […]