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Residents’ Garden Fund – Car Boot Sale – 1st June 2014

Car Boot Sale - 1 Jun 14

Viv, Carol, Alex, Sally and Laura did a Car Boot at Oaklands near Grimsby for the residents garden fund and raised £131.02.

 

BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Care Homes – Wednesday 30th April 2014

A mid all the negative press about care homes, it is really refreshing to get a positive response. BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Melvyn in the Morning broadcast an interview with Jim Brennan whose aunt Gwen is one of our residents.

To listen to this broadcast click on the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01x05ny

Move the slider forward to 25.42  minutes and then press listen to listen to the broadcast.

 

CQC Inspection and Report

An unannounced inspection of Waterloo House took place on 24th September 2013. The inspection was conducted by Roger Harrison, Compliance Inspector.

During his visit he observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. He talked with people who use the service, talked with staff, reviewed information given to him by the
us and reviewed information sent to him by other regulators or the Department of Health.

His visit was very positive and the full inspection report should be published on the CQC web site www.cqc.org.uk in the next few days.

Summer Fete Photographs

We have published a selection of photographs of our very successful and enjoyable Summer Fete under the Leisure Activities section. The photographs were taken by Duncan Nichol.

This picture recreated the feeling of days gone by :

All our yesterdays recreated!

All our yesterdays recreated!

Record Breaking Summer Fete

The Waterloo House Summer Fete and BBQ was held on Sunday 4th August 2013.

A number of activities / attractions were designed by our residents and staff including  “how many balloons in the car?”, “hook a duck”, “skittles”, “how many sweets in the jar” and “name the flower” chosen by Ted Panter after his late wife.

We organised a very successful raffle with lovely prizes donated by Tony Ward garden furniture, 2 tickets to Market Rasen Racecourse, free MOT, lots of vouchers from the town, fish and chips for 2 ,£15 voucher from co-op and many more. We would like to thank everyone who donated the prizes (see full list below).

In addition a big thank you to our residents, their families and staff for supplying a superb mouth watering array of cakes.

The BBQ was enjoyed by all who attended.

The Summer Fete raised a record total of £668.94 for the Residents Fund.

 

Donations to this successful event were made by the following:

Tony Ward Garden Furniture                                                  B T Lancaster

Sunny Side Up Farm Shop                                                        Aston Arms

The Co-op                                                                                  Quinitisential Beauty

Dexel Tyres                                                                              Boots

Kings Head                                                                                Woldview Tea Rooms

Skipworth Arms                                                                       Tesco

Caistor Outdoor Pursuits                                                         Plough

We would like to thank the above for their invaluable support.

 

Father Christmas visits Waterloo House – December 2012

A special guest greets our residents.

 

New wet room – October 2012

Our staff asked for a disused bathroom to be converted into a second wet room so that our residents could enjoy a shower what ever their mobility.

Viv and our staff planned the project and the interior design.

Doreen’s Birthday Party

Doreen and her daughter show off her 90th birthday cake.

Doreen and our residents enjoyed an afternoon of choral singing by the Market Rasen Choral Society.

 

Snow hits Market Rasen – December 2011

Staff decided to make a snowman for our residents to appreciate after a blizzard hit Market Rasen.

 

Waterloo Chicks – April 2011

A local farmer lent us an incubator and supplied eggs for our residents to study them hatching and developing.

Our residents were taken with the little chicks, before they were returned to the farmer.