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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
Art Gallery Opening - Sherry & Social at Park House Bulwell

A commemorative Mini Art Gallery is opening on Wednesday 7th October, 4pm-4.30pm – with a sherry and cheese reception, for residents and guests, to celebrate the artist Horace Smith who was a resident at Park House.  


The Park House Reception area is transformed into mini-art gallery, utilising this great space to display the variety of watercolours produced by past resident and amateur artist Horace.

Amongst the range of pictures Horace has painted; local scenes, people, animals and even  an ocean liner. There is a plaque commemorating Horace Smiths work and his life.



Horace was born on the 10th August 1937, he lived in Sneinton, St Annes. He never married or had any children.

He worked for the city council as a gardener for 30 years.

He  lived at Park House for almost two years. 

He painted form a young age as a hobby.


Park House is known for a variety of activities which often involve artistry of some form.

Care Home Manager Linda Britain welcomes community interaction and artist visits.


The home has a range of art adorning the walls and acting as 'signposts' for residents.




Posted on 03 Oct 2015
Melbourne House 'Imagine Art' Engages Residents

Music, singing, story-telling, and puppetry - timeless entertainment forms were brought to Melbourne House by the City Arts Imagine project.

Artist Amanda Smith enthralls our residents with her great story telling skills.



 The variety of art forms appealed to different individuals and this was part of the objective - to see what worked best for the residents.



'Lots of people smiled and laughed and focussed on the  storytelling and other planned exercises.  We also had some very special moments with individual residents, in particular with Anton, who was drawing on his etcher sketch. I took the Starchild puppet over and he held her hand and encouraged her to draw the picture with him. I felt that we had really reached him and her remained focused for some considerable time.'

 Activitiy Coordinator Tracey engages resident Ethel with the music box.

The programme Imagine is one of only four nationally to be awarded money from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation’s Arts and Older People in Care fund. The 3-year project will use the arts to enrich the lives of older residents, better involving them in the wider community and supports residents to connect with people of all ages.


The consortium consists of , City Arts, Nottingham City Council,The Abbeyfield Societyand the University of Nottingham. Wider partners include partner care homes and Nottingham’s arts venues, galleries and museums services.

Posted on 03 Sep 2015
Robin Hood Challenge - Joanne Runs for Park House Residents

 'This is my first half Marathon since a fall earlier this year, I have been training now for 6 months and I am raising money for the residents fund at Park House where my Gran happily lives and has loads of friends, I will be running for all the residents there.' Said Joanne Wilson

Joanne visits her Gran - Mary Ball -  at Park House Care Home, Bulwell, frequently and even brings her little dog - Barlow, as Mary loves to see him.


Mary has been a resident here for over four years, one of our longest residents and this is her home where she has many friends and interests.


The Robin Hood Marathon starts and finishes at Victoria Embankment, Trent Bridge on the 27th September.

Please support Joanne in helping with the residents fund by sponsoring her.


Contact Caroline Downing at Park House; caroline.downing@eastgatecare.co.uk

and pledge your support for our runner Joanne.



We look forward to seeing Joanne in her Eastgate running vest and offer our support for her in this event. All at Eastgate are 'rooting' for Joanne and appreciate all the training and effort she is dedicating to this event.


Joanne says; This is my 2nd half marathon. My first was last year but I had not been training long and cried most of the way round! This year I plan to enjoy it. I started training in December but then had a nasty fall down the stairs and broke two ribs. So re started the training at the end of April.


Mary loves the outings, arranged by Katie the Activities Coordinator and Joanne having seen the enjoyment of the residents, decided to raise money running the Robin Hood half marathon for the residents fund.

'I love my gran very much and would do anything for her. She was always there for all of us when we were growing up'


Posted on 31 Aug 2015
Inspired Inspection Results for Belle Vue Lodge

August 2015 - Congratulations go to Lisa Crewe and her team at our Mapperley Care Home for their recent inspection achievements.

The CQC results were very good, with the last word on the report ''Wonderful''

How good is that for team work - creating this wonderful environment for residents to safely enjoy!



Posted on 21 Aug 2015

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