Green fingers
Green fingers
Jul 8, 2019

Our Glenholme House Care Home run a regular gentlemen's club, which always goes down a treat with our gents. Great to see everyone working together to plant basil, coriander, garlic chives, dill and radishes, whilst also enjoying a well-deserved beer!

Special friendships
Special friendships
Jul 5, 2019

Over the past 2 years, our Ryton Towers home have developed a fantastic relationship with local nursery, The Willows Montessori. Our residents always look forward to the children visiting, and so decided to throw them a special party for the children graduating this summer. It was so lovely to see all the children before they move into primary school in September!

Day tripping
Day tripping
Jul 4, 2019

Marion, who lives at our Garden House Home, was always a member of the @nationaltrust, but the one place she had never been was @NTcragside, up until today- when we made it happen! We love person centered day trips like this!

Winning team
Winning team
Jun 28, 2019

We’re thrilled that we were the recipients of both awards which we were finalists in at this years #carehomeawards! The first for best architecture, interior design or communal space for The Pantry at our Ryton Towers Home, and the second for best marketing, PR or advertising for The Wellburn Post. A very proud moment for us all at Wellburn! Cheers!

Summer fun
Summer fun
Jun 22, 2019

We had an absolutely amazing time today at our Wellburn House’s annual summer BBQ. Thank you to everyone who came to support us, to all of our amazing staff who came along to help on their days off, and to Shirley Mac and Alfie Dobson for entertaining us all! All the money raised from today is going to Dementia UK- so once again, a huge thank you! We will hope to see you all again for another BBQ next summer!

A wheely good time!
A wheely good time!
Jun 20, 2019

Today, Maud was delighted to go on a surprise trip to Redcar to test out our new all terrain, beach ready wheelchair! It has been 2 decades since Maud enjoyed the beach in Portugal. We were able to go right up to the waters edge! Safe to say it's a huge success!

True dedication
True dedication
Jun 17, 2019

This month marks the 25th year that our Riverhead Hall Care Home Home Manager, Sallie Aitken, has worked for us here at Wellburn. Thank you for your unwavering loyalty and dedication to Wellburn and to Riverhead Hall! 

A piece of cake
A piece of cake
Jun 13, 2019

It’s one of our favourite days of the year today, as we support the Alzheimer Society’s cupcake day! Audrey and Nora from our Riverhead Hall home, had a lovely morning supporting the day, by helping out at a community event, held at the Bell Hotel in Driffield. It was absolutely packed- wonderful to see our town supporting and bringing awareness to this charity!

Life's a beach
Life's a beach
Jun 13, 2019

Our Nightingale Hall Care Home Home Manager, Mike, has been having a sneaky go on our brand new beach easy and all terrain wheelchair this morning. Here at Wellburn, we constantly want to push the boundaries in regards to the trips that we offer our residents, and want to provide them with the opportunity to experience the great outdoors as much as possible!

The custom made wheelchair has very large rounded tyres, which helps it to glide across the sand and different terrains more easily, meaning it can get right up to the sea and in the shallow waters at the beach. This chair will be the first in the North East and we’re really looking forward to being able to enjoy the beach, and usually more difficult destinations, even more with our residents across our homes!

Volunteering for tiny lives!
Volunteering for tiny lives!
Jun 1, 2019

Last week was #NationalVolunteerWeek, so to mark the occasion, residents and staff from our Craghall Care Home helped collect donations at the Newcastle Theatre Royal for their chosen charity of the year, RVI Tiny Lives (Special Care Babies). They helped to raise a brilliant £233.39 for the charity. We're so proud of you all! Well done!

wine matters
wine matters
May 30, 2019

Today, we launched #workmatters at our Riverhead Hall Care Home, with David going wine tasting at Flourish and Prosper. David started working for the prestigious Justerini & Brooks of St James Street in London, in 1968, until he retired in 1988. David was employed as their warehouse manager, and so his knowledge of wine was, and still is, very extensive. David loved his job and has very fond memories of working here, and so a work matters visit to Flourish & Prosper, was perfect.

Shaun, the owner of the store, was fantastic and has a mine of knowledge, making David's visit even more brilliant! Thank you to everyone at the store for their warm welcome and for helping us in arranging this placement for David

Giving back
Giving back
May 29, 2019

We love being able to give back to our local communities, and so residents from our Nightingale Hall home were thrilled to visit the Dog Trust Centre in Darlington today, to present them with a cheque from our Easter raffle proceeds. A lovely day for a fantastic cause.

Party time!
Party time!
May 23, 2019

Today, our lifestyle coordinator at our Wellburn House home, took our lovely Kathleen to their community high school for their summer party. We love to get involved in community events here at Wellburn, almost as much as our residents love going to them. We had a blast, thank you to Prudhoe Community High School for the invite!

BBQ Season
BBQ Season
May 19, 2019

To celebrate National BBQ day, our Grimston Court home decided to throw their Summer BBQ! They had a fantastic turn out and would like to thank everyone for their support. Here’s to many more BBQ’s over the coming months!

A trip to Scotland
A trip to Scotland
May 18, 2019

We'll never get tired of helping our residents to achieve their goals. Last week, Lizzie, our lifestyle coordinator from our Wellburn House Care Home, helped our lovely Carole to achieve her goal of going to Scotland to visit her daughter, Jo. A lovely day for all! 

A new experience
A new experience
May 17, 2019

We love trying new activities here at Wellburn Care, and so love when Reminscience come to visit. Reminscience allow our residents to experience virtual reality, which helps to stimulate conversation and allows our residents to reminiscence over old memories! We had a great time reminiscing at Wellburn House today!

Safety first
Safety first
May 17, 2019

Tonight we were invited to an awards evening held by Care Campaign For The Vulnerable, where our chairman, Rachel, won one of their Inspirational Leaders in Care awards for our safety monitoring system work. Thank you to Jayne and everyone at the charity for a lovely evening, and a huge well done to Rachel! 

Connecting generations
Connecting generations
May 14, 2019

Residents from our Craghall home have made some very special friendships with the children and staff from TMC Tynemouth Nursery recently. The children and the nursery staff regularly visit Craghall as part of our Sensory Connexions workshops, but today, we were lucky enough to be invited to spend the day at the nursery. Everyone enjoyed the sensory playdough, planted some Sweet Pea seeds and enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea before a singsong and story time. We had an absolutely lovely time!

Making waves
Making waves
May 10, 2019

We’d like to say a huge well done to our Deputy Manager, Freda, and Lifestyle Coordinator, Louise, who took part in the Radio Borders super-hero splash, for Cash for Kids today! Great work for a fantastic local charity!

The Pantry
The Pantry
May 3, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our wine and cheese evening last night at our Glenholme House home. It was lovely to see you all there and to be able to show everyone the results of our recent refurbishment work. We hope you all had a great time and love The Pantry!