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Alexandra House - Excellent for the Environment!


Gold Stars for Alexandra House

We are pleased to let you know that the Environmental Health Inspection maintained the Alexandra House five star rating.

Five Stars for tea time too, whern you can always rely on a good cuppa and home cooked cakes.

Not only are we good for the environment, we are also good for our residents. (Below) Some of the staff responsible for the friendly caring and healthy environment at 'Alex'



 What relatives really think of us.......

 ''The staff are extremely caring, hard working and cheerful. Alexandra House staff provide a clean "homely" comfortable environment for their residents. Many of the staff have worked there for many years thus providing a continuity of care which can only come from experience and an intimate knowledge of the individual residents. If I needed care I would choose to go there.''


Posted on 20 Jan 2016
Melbourne House Acheive Marvellous Results



“ We are very pleased and proud to achieve an overall rating of Good at Melbourne House following the recent CQC inspection. Melbourne House achieved a good rating for all five domains as a result of hard work, commitment and dedication from the staff team. It has been quite a journey over the last six months to implement new systems and to change practices across all our Eastgate Care Homes, these changes have been actively embraced by our staff teams and this is reflected in our most recent Melbourne House CQC report.

Well done and congratulations to our Melbourne House team.”



Residents enjoying activities at Melbourne House - pictured above

The Melbourne House team, working hard to meet targets and provide quality living for the residents.

Posted on 31 Dec 2015
Revamp for Christmas at Melbourne House

As well as the usual Christmas decorations, the communal areas at Melbourne House have been made even more cosy and 'user friendly';

 A cloakroom like area has been created where residents can use the hat stand and coiff their hair which is proving popular. A new seating area, for when friends and relatives visit, offers a cosy private area for chatting. New wooden chairs in the dining area, with padded seating, look good too.

Residents have already been enjoying beauty and aromatherapy treatments and a new retro wall is planned for 2016, displaying traditional black and white photographs from residents, relatives and friends.

Activities at Melbourne are driven forward by the enthusiastic coordinator Trayce Pullen - pictured right with residents and visitors at the recent successful card design event, sponsored by the Sherwood Group.

Music is likely to be prevalent on next years activities schedule, recognised as one of the best 'therapies' for older people. City Arts as part of their Imagine Programme, in conjunction with Lakeside Arts will be visiting early in 2016 to coordinate musical events.

Trayce has forged good links with the local college and following students recent voluntary work, they are planning to revisit in the summer. 'It is really rewarding all round when students participate at the home and the older people love it too' said Trayce


Posted on 18 Dec 2015
Residents Create Christmas Cards

Inspiration came from Melbourne's Activity Coordinator Trayce Pullen and The Sherwood Press Group for this recent creative activity;


Residents showed  their flare and skill as they got together with Sherwood Press to make their own Christmas Cards.

Head Designer from the Sherwood Press Group selected his favourite designs whilst creative leader Anna provided motivation and creativity. Pictured Above; Residents and staff get creative with Anna of Sherwood Press, resident Marjorie, Trayce Pullen - Activity Co-ordinator, resident Jean, Gillian (friend of Melbourne House) resident Ivy

The best designs were selected to go to print and be packaged for sale in order to raise money for the residents fund. As well as giving their time and skills, all materials were donated by the Sherwood Group, we thank them for their generosity.

Cards are on sale now at Melbourne House. Pictured the chosen designs

Posted on 04 Dec 2015
All the Fun of the Fair in Ilkeston

Residents got 'out and about recently' and visited the Charter Fair in Ilkeston Market Place

Violet Patricia and Sylvia partake if typical fare food and enjoy  tucking into hot dogs, whilst watching the rides. They remember their friends back at Canal Vue and take candy floss for them.

Violet,  with the help of carer Senga sampled all the joys of the fair such as Hook a Duck which was challenging and popular.



Pictured, Volunteer Georgia May, on work experience, with resident Patricia, making the most of the Charter Fare.

 A brisk walk back to Canal Vue, with a little break at the coffee shop, finishes the local trip off. . '

'Its good to get out in the local community and see what is going on and the residents love it too!' said activities co-ordinator Megan White, who arranged the visit.


Posted on 27 Nov 2015
Autumn At Alex House - Themed Fayre

Famed for their summer fayres, Alexandra House decided to make the most of the warm autum weather;


The pirate theme added to the atmosphere of the occasion and the Lord Mayor joins in;


 Cakes are always a big feature - great contributions and much enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff too!


Tea time is often a highlight paricularly on these special occasions, when 'cook' really excels.

All in a days work, for care home Manager Marie ........

We have great participation by all involved in our 'get togethers' at this popular venue.


Marie is famous for her dancing with the mayor and they always seemm to be so tall!


Posted on 09 Nov 2015
Thank You for 25 Years of Care to Staff

The staff are what really makes the difference on a daily and indeed yearly basis – this was recently borne out at the Long Service Awards Ceremony at County Hall, Nottingham.


It has been my pleasure to work with the great teams of people employed by  Eastgate, over the 25 years, with their hard work and dedication to the residents and the running of the homes, they are the real key to providing successful care, including; managers, nurses, carers, domestic and administrative staff.’ said James Day


A special book presented to Mr & Mrs Day on this momentous occasion.


Care Home Managers joined in the Awards, supporting their teams and nominating their current team members who 'go the extra mile' to support the residents and the home team.

Pictured; Cathy Brown - Canal Vue, Zara Moffit - Melbourne House, Lisa Crewe - Belle Vue Lodge, Sharon Di Maio - Operations Manager, Linda Brittain - Park House, Marie Duke Parker - Alexandra House 


Office Manager Janine Morgan replies to the accolades to staff and acknowledges that there is something about leadership which may have a part to play in the success of Eastgate Care.

'It takes passion, dedication and commitment from the staff team to be a success in this industry, however as in any organisation to achieve success we need a great leader. Mr Day over the years and to date has shown what it is to be a good leader by truly caring and showing a genuine interest in his staff team and the people who use the services.'

An additional 6 awards went to current personnel for their outstanding commitment, Susan assists James in presenting certificates, pictured with; Carol, Paula, and Martin.




Posted on 30 Oct 2015
A Special Occasion Celebrating 25 Years of Care

Eastgate 25 Years Providing Care, 1990 - 2015

Home for an estimated ¼ million people over a quarter of a century

 Celebrations took place for this landmark event at County Hall Nottingham

This special occasion was marked by the gathering of 100 personnel, many having in excess of 20 years service; The festivity was assisted by a cocktail reception and a string quartet accompaniment, easing into a dinner, gift awards and speeches.


The evening began with cocktails and a string quartet adding to the ambience at this 'local' venue.


Previous and current staff, some of the original suppliers and business partners,  numbering 100 personnel, joined to celebrate the 25 year business success


  The staff are what really makes the difference on a daily and yearly basis – this was borne out at these Long Service Awards

 17 Employees received long service awards, having contributed in excess of 300 years of care. The specially engraved cut glass gifts were presented by founder James Day and his wife Susan. Pictured Gill Hooton who retired this year from Alexandra House after 23 years of service.

 Care Home Managers; with Operations Manager Sharon Di Maio


Lots of sharing and fun took place at the celebrations for long service.

Selected nominations were received for current employees who were considered by their managers to be exceptional members offering their outstanding commitment to their care home teams 



 The overall award for outstanding performance was received by Caroline Downing - Administration Manager at Park House.

 Organiser Rashpal, from Eastgates White Swan Head Office pictured receiving her bouquet, havingsuccessfully organised this carefully thought out event.

Posted on 27 Oct 2015
Come and Join us for the Annual Belle Vue Hoedown



A wagonload of activities to accompany

Barn dance!

At Belle Vue Lodge on Saturday 17th October 2015

2.30pm Start


Live Entertainer and American style food


Yeeee Ha!

Off Woodborough Road, Mapperley, NG3 5FS

Posted on 16 Oct 2015
Joanne - a winner for Park House

We are thrilled that our very own Marathon runner - in the Robin Hood Marathaon, completed the course, enjoyed it and raised lots of funds for the residents at Park House, where Gran, Mary Bell is resident.

 Joanne with Gran Mary at Park House, she visits regularly and often takes her little dog as Mary loves to see her.  Joanne raises over £500.0 for the residents fund at Park House. She knows that Gran enjoys her home at Park and the outings.

 Joanne gets a placing after recovering from a fall earlier in the year and training hard.

Posted on 09 Oct 2015

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