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Great News at Canal Vue - 5 star rating

Great News at Canal Vue!  - 5 star ratings and Good in all aspects; ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Safe, well-led, effective, responsive, caring"

'It is a fantastic result, I am so pleased for all the staff who put the hard work in'' said owner Mr Day

Noticeably the report states: Staff were skilled in understanding the needs of people and engaged them in meaningful activities. Staff knew them well and understood how to care for them in a personalised way.



Posted on 10 Jan 2020
Bumper Autumn Activities - its like a holiday camp at Melbourne House Aspley!

Animal visits, Art interventions, Fudge & Therapy! The scope is enormous at Melbourne House;


Mark, his wife Katherine and daughter Katy. Archer (fabulous name) is Mark's guide dog. The residents had a blast with him ......

The staff enjoyed the visit and Archer was entranced with the fish.

A very successful morning, the family mingled with the residents and the whole morning was a lot of fun 🐕🐶

A very busy day ahead, requiring concentration and dedication to the task in hand. Our residents get to grips with things sufficiently to produce a finished item and have some fun on the way .......

Activities Co ordinator Trayce spends a lot of time prepping for the Rag Wreath making, so the residents can get the most out of the activity, which they did, producing some intricate wreaths.

Other activies last month included fudge making, rather than toffee, this was delicious so they tell me, it certainly looks it, i didnt get to try it!

Rag Wreaths, a finished item, after a days work, giving satisfaction for a job well done.

The tranquil 'blue room' for relaxing therapy - instead of, or after activities - told you it was good here!

The Melbourne House Management team, who ensure the delivery of services and an enjoyable and varied lifestyle at their home in Aspley;


Posted on 08 Nov 2019
Five Stars for Food Hygiene Standards at Belle Vue Care Home, Mapperley


Hazel (pictured left) our Cook at Eastgate's Park House Care Home, Bulwell, brings along her expetise to help out at the recent Hygiene Standards inspections.

Experience matters and the input was invaluable ensuring a 5 star result for Food Hygiene Rating at Belle Vue, which we are all really pleased about.

'We can not under estimate the importance of the kitchen staff, their daily efforts in food preparation and serving a good varied menu to our residents. Achieving a 5 star result puts the icing on the cake for us'


Food safety officers from the local authority inspect businesses to ensure that they comply with food hygiene law. This applies to any type of business which serves food, including restaurants, cafes, take-aways, care homes,  hospitals, schools etc.

We do our best to ensure that everyone involved in the preparation of food has the appropriate food safety training. 

Pictured below, our Cook Trudy, at Belle Vue Lodge, who worked with Hazel to achieve hygiene results.

A place called home for our residents, where good home cooked food is served every day.


Posted on 06 Nov 2019
Double Success - Carers & Co walk & bake for Charity at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

A lovely autumn day greets carers and residents as they set out for a charity walk along the Erewash Canal;


Setting off, from Canal Vue on a fine day ......

Great to have access to the Erewash Canal and path right by the home.

Good collecting effort from all the team, before during and after....

Many Thanks to everyone donating 

We are lucky to have such a super spot here at Canal Vue and staff who are able to make the most of it with our residents.

Good to stop for a welcome cuppa, both looking a little happier here!

The group of troopers enjoy a get together and refreshment.

Before or after? You tell me .........

A lovely photo, caring and sharing ...... thats what we do at Canal Vue.

More to come as the top team get baking for charity next .............

Posted on 07 Oct 2019
Carer Gemma gets Creative as Coordinator - Park House, Bulwell


Carer Gemma Crookes moves on to take the activities role at Park House and engages the residents making 'Dream Catchers''this really took their interest' said Gemma and residents that dont always want to participate did for this' and the residents are now  looking forward to Card Making.


Pictured below, a brave Gemma with the snake visitor from Zoo Lab.


Crafting is very popular here at Park House and we know it is very good for interaction and a great stimulus which helps keep an active mind. Also residents are producing something which gives them satisfaction too. 

Lady residents concentrating and selecting to get their cards right.

Next week we are going on a walk to Bulwell with four of our residents 'we do need relatives to participate so that we can continue doing these outings' Gemma said

Cookie decorating is popular, but on my first try, Gemma tells us, we had a slight mishap as cook had made cakes to be decorated the previous day, and they got eaten as part of tea by accident. Cook to the rescue and a large extra batch were made for decorating .... Picture right Gemma in splendid cooks hat!

 Zoo lab was a popular afternoon with visitors comprising; a snake, tarantula, millipede, lizard, a delightful cockroach and a snail. The residents were marvellously brave, but there was concern for the cockroach as John has a habit of suddenly clapping his hands very vigorously!

We are pleased to say that cocky lives on to thrill many more residents!




A visit to the local Weatherspoon's is one of resident's favourite trips, our nearest one is really welcoming and staff make an effort securing a special area to accommodate us when we visit.


It is good we can get out localy and feel part of the community, that is a real benefit of Park House's location.


There's always something happening at Park House and staff make a real effort to engage the residents and make this a   home for them.



Posted on 24 Sep 2019
Courtney and Crew at Canal Vue - Walk for Dementia this week

The team are doing a great job raising funds and this week they will be walking for Dementia UK and our residents;

Support now please by going to the Just Giving page, click the link and every donation will be gratefully received.


Courtney 'We are supporting our residents and the dementia cause, please walk with us or just give...'

Posted on 13 Sep 2019
Thirst quenching Pub visit for Alexandra House Residents, at Eastwood, Notts

A very enjoyable outing to our local pub, as you will see......

And lots of forthcoming activities too......


Its always good to go out, especially for a fish and chip meal like this one.

A pint of beer is a real treat too....

Shall i shant I .......I think she did and it was good!

Always lots of activities going on to share and enjoy at 'Alex' We look forward to welcoming the children back soon......

Bingo is not to be scoffed at - great for identifying numbers, concentrating helping friends and some healthy competition too!

Activities Co-ordinator Matt always has lots planned for young and old. Whats coming up Matt? See the Alexander House Newsletter.

A mini makeover helps make better use of the precious outdoor space;

Posted on 06 Sep 2019
Staff Sponsored Dementia Walk,18 Sept along the Erewash from Canal Vue Care Home

Come and join us, Courtney and the Canal Vue Crew, at this scenic spot, and help raise money for Dementia UK and the residents fund; 10 am.18th September ................


Posted on 22 Aug 2019
Popular Summer Fayre, Friday 23rd August, at Melbourne House, Aspley

Dont miss our annual get together;



Posted on 16 Aug 2019
Hat Parade maintains the cool at Alexandra House, Eastwood

Hats help residents beat the heat and enjoy some outdoor time in the popular Alexander House Garden area;

Lady Residents looking relaxed and appreciative of a spell outside.

The summer fayre during some warm weather was a welcome change, residents enjoyed the songs of a visiting choir and the usual array of stalls and interactions.

Activities Co ordinator Matt and helper, engage our young school visitors in the around the world programme. Country anthems help engage the children and introduce some different words too. Passports have been made, so we look forward to hearing where the children have been over the summer. 

The intergenerational project between Alexandra House and Brookhill Leys School is a resounding success and now in its 2nd year, with both age groups benefitting.

Foliage and fountain do wonders for the outdoor space at Alexandra House.



Posted on 31 Jul 2019

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