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Welcome - Kirsty comes to Canal Vue

Welcome to our latest addition - Care Home Manager - Kirsty Carter - who has joined the Canal Vue Team in February,


   ..................................bringing with her over 16 years experience within the care home environment. Throughout her career Kirsty has always shown commitment and dedication to her vocation, which Kirsty feels is imperative in the running of a care home.

She believes that being sympathetic and understanding of the needs of the elderly and their families is a key part of running a successful home. We look forward to working with Kirsty and welcoming our new residents to Canal Vue.


.....................Now lots to do to get ready for the grand opening at the end of the month.


Opening February 28th 2014


Call 0115 979 1234

Or email Marie—marie@eastgatecare.co.uk

to arrange a visit



Canal Vue, Awsworth Rd, llkeston,

Derby DE7 8JF


Public Open Days

Saturday 1st—Sunday 2nd March

12 – 4 pm

Posted on 31 Jan 2014
Inspirational Singing & Drawing at Bulwell's Park House

Singing entertainer Alex Belfield inspired our residents to sing and dance and Activities Co-ordinator Tara inspired Irene to write a Christmas Card;


Left resident Pat joins in for a dance with Alex and below she shows she can sing too, pictured with our staff!

Below, resident Irene has a go at painting, which led to her writing her first Christmas card in years.

Activities Co-ordinator Tara gets the residents involved with a variety of enriching activities



Irene's son Stephen pictured receiving his Card from Mum. He was thrilled, for the first time she had managed to write 'Love from Mum'




Posted on 16 Jan 2014
Outings and Art For Melbourne House Residents

Lots of Trips and treats for our residents, followed by their own creativity;


Activity Co-ordinator Charise took residents to enjoy the Christmas Market in the City Centre.

Part of the outing involved getting the local bus, which they enjoyed as they were able to see lots of the local sites on the way 'to town'. Resident Maureen enjoys the attractions ofthe 'animal' stall and had her picture taken with this attractive Tigger!


One of the popular stalls to visit was inevitably the Fudge emporium. The flavours  help recall bygone days and there is no one doing portion control! Pictured resident Phillip.

The residents really enjoyed getting 'out and about' in their local city.

For 2014 our residents are embarking on an Arts and Crafts course run by Central College Nottingham.

Pictured below they have a go at drawing common objects and next week they will be doing some pottery.


Art gives individuals a great sense of purpose and being able to 'create' something gives them an enormous sense of achievement and pleasure.


Artwork created by resident Phillip above. He is creating lots and inspiring our other residents. He likes working with pens and is self taught.

Posted on 14 Jan 2014
Lots of Activities coming up .................

Don't miss out on the great inclusive activities we have coming up across our Care Homes.

Pantomimes, parties and presents.................its that time of year

Belle Vue - 30th November—Christmas Party

Melbourne House—14th December -Christmas Party

Alexandra House -16th December, Christmas Party

Alexandra House Jack &  The Beanstalk Panto 16th December- Northeast Productions.


Posted on 06 Nov 2013
Cycling Staff launched by Mayor at Melbourne House

The 'Cycle to Work' initiative got underway this week as Lord Mayor, Merlita Bryan came to help launch the step into greener transportation at Melbourne House;

"On your bikes, get set!!!" Carer Paul gets 'geared up' with his new Eastgate bike and hi viz jacket.

Following the successful launch of this programme at nearby Park House, staff at Melbourne House decided to give cycle to work a go and requested Eastgate  to provide bikes for them.

Eastgate go double green as Merlitta  cuts the ribbon.

Pictured Care Home Manager Louise Rimmer, Lord Mayor Merlitta Bryan, Pauline Zadwirny - Assistant Home Manager, Carers Christine  and Paul & Sue Clifford - Eastgate Operations Manager.

In the background Geo Green Power start their installation of PV roof panels to provide electricity from sunlight - clean safe and efficient - just like our cyclists!

Eastgate supports  programmes for reducing the carbon  footprint and our next recycling project is focusing on our paper and cardboard products across our homes.


 The virgin Melbourne cyclists set off 'round the block' to try out their new bikes - "Bradley eat your heart out"


Mayor Merlita tries Pauline's bike for size, unfortunately it cant be the mode of transport for civic functions, but she is whole-heartedly behind the cycling plan and encouraged our cyclists on their test ride and thought their efforts very enterprising.

 Our original 'virgins' - Park House Cycle to work staff, they are now feeling fitter, spend less time stuck in traffic and money on bus fares. The number of cycle to work participants is increasing with in excess of 7 cyclists now and more bikes on order.

 Fellow colleague at Park House, Activity Coordinator - Tara, smiles as she gets used to her bike and is pleased to be getting fitter too.


Posted on 28 Sep 2013

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