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Park House Partnership boosts Occupancy
 Marilyn Andrews in the lead role as Care Home Manager partnering with Kate Fox, is working well and has created outstanding occupancy at Eastgates Park House Care Home.     Marilyn has worked for Eastgate for a number of years, most recently as a successful training manager, helping to progress many Eastgate careers & carers with their qualifications. A return to a 'hands on' role as Care Home Manager seems to be a rewarding change. 
 Pictured, Marilyn - Care Home & Training Manager, Kate Fox - Acting Manager, Caroline Downing - Administrator and Recepton    
Posted on 01 Sep 2011
Top Time at Alexandra House with Top Brass

Some say the best Summer Fayre Yet! The music made a real party atmosphere as residents, relatives, staff and Top Brass got swinging!



Opening (right) with Local Eastwood Mayor -Ken Woodhead , Sue Paxton Carer and Lorraine - Activities Coordinator

 As usual the Cake Stall was a huge success as people queued up for a ‘slice of the action’, fruit & banana cakes nearly had to be auctioned to prevent fights breaking out!    

Thanks to all who got baking for us. Guess the Weight of the Cake also contributed successfully to the fund raising activity, especially when the cake was won by a  relative who then donated it to the fund.


The Tombola run by Wendy Chamberlain, daughter of resident Ella Wilson, who helped out too, got a lot of attention.

Books and Music helped boost the reading & listening habits as local residents got stocked up with their summer reading.


Pictured right - Sally  (Care Home Manager) Dorothy (Carer) & Suzie – looking for bargains!

The Mayor of Eastwood – a regular visitor over the last few months – joined in the occasion and offered his support to the home.


Bric a Brac and Candles were popular too.

 Pictured Marie and her Candles

  Thanks go to all the staff, friends & relatives who baked and donated  to make this a successful fund raising event for the relatives fund

Alexandra House, 191 Nottingham Road, Wroughton Court, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3GP

Posted on 20 Jul 2011
Crowds and Clouds gather at Melbourne House Summer Fayre

The weather did not deter friends and relatives joining us for our Summer Fayre at Melbourne House.


Curry & rice followed by cream teas 'went down well' as we moved inside to be safe from the predicted weather front


The range of stalls and attractions were well received. The raffle was a huge success with prizes galore & everyones a winner!


Louse Rimmer, Melbourne House Care Home Manager helped a resident to select the prize draw for the raffle.


HR Manager Sue Young and daughter Chloe stopped by to see what was going on.

Thank you to all participants for supporting us, including our Staff, Residents, friends and relatives!


Melbourne House, Grannis Drive, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5RU

Posted on 11 Jul 2011
Belle Vue Lodge Opens for Bertie - First Resident

Belle Vue Lodge Opens for first Resident - Bertie  Brown

Mapperley, Nottingham

Friday saw the successful launch, when a mix of Midlands professionals gathered as the doors opened for the first time on this new care home and the ‘cutting of the ribbon’ at the Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley.  From purchase to completion of a 55 bed facility in just over a year, the specialist home will help satisfy the requirement for dementia and residential care in Nottingham.


The theme was Old and New throughout, as the first resident Bertie Brown teamed up with pupils Joseph and Iyesha, from the next door Walter Halls Primary School, for the official opening celebrations. The newly built home is on the site of the old Belle Vue Pub and the modern facilities are up-to-date, to aid with the comfort and daily lives of the residents, while the décor in the 6 lounges reflects past times, with memorabilia adding to the homely feel.

Bertie Brown with Jo & Iyesha from Walter Halls Primary School

Ian Brown, from Santander Corporate Banking – Healthcare Lenders to Eastgate said ‘We have seen this project from initial site visit through to the satisfactory completion today and I can comfortably say it is another positive achievement for both business parties. It has been a pleasure to work with Mr Day and his wife on this and we look forward to the continued success of Eastgate. ’

Ian Brown & Susan King


The cement was set, the last tree planted only last week and staff worked long hours  to ensure all was complete, clean and ready for the first guests. The 2 new Chefs were keen to display their skills and were up early preparing freshly home cooked produce, to ensure a popular opening event for Eastgates fourth Care Home in Nottinghamshire.

Pictured right - Bertie with Care Worker in the Potting Shed


Popular it was as Bertie Brown the first resident on the register enjoyed his celebrity status for the day and rose to the occasion. He was welcomed to his new home with a celebratory drink and treated to live music from a string trio, which all added to the ambience of the occasion. Bertie who appreciates music and used to sing in the operatic choir, tapped his stick vigorously to the music, he  really wanted to have a dance and didn’t want to leave. Bertie, is about to turn 85 and was a keen vegetable grower, he  loved it out in the garden, with the potting shed and water feature and looks forward to returning to the Belle Vue Lodge soon!


Some of the first visitors enjoying a look round said ‘We like the whole lightness of the building  and the good quality fittings and furnishings, you can see a lot of attention has been paid to making this a comfortable home with lots of interesting aspects for the residents. There are varied views of the surroundings, the gardens have great features and it is not isolated - there is plenty to keep the mind active. All the staff we met were friendly too, with the right blend of thoughtfulness and consideration, the Belle Vue gets our seal of approval’  John and Judy - pictured on swing



Places are available now at the Belle Vue Lodge Care Home, speak to our staff to find out more, arrange a visit or discuss your needs;


Call Sue Clifford – Customer Liaison Manager on 0790 6576369

or the direct line to the Belle Vue Lodge 01159 607706


 Eastgate Care has 21 successful years in the family run Care Home business and offers a safe secure, long term facility from an organisation that understands the provision for dementia residents. 

    Bertie enjoys the music
Posted on 20 Jun 2011
Belle Vue Now Open - Call 0790 6576369 - To Book

The New Belle Vue Dementia Care Home, Mapperley welcomed visitors at the official opening on Friday.


To make a booking now; Call Sue Clifford – Customer Liaison Manager on 0790 6576369




Direct line to Belle Vue Lodge

0115 960 7706

Speak to our staff to find out more details,

arrange a visit and discuss vacancies

 0843 216 2843 - Head Office    





















Direct line to Belle Vue Lodge 0115 960 7706





Posted on 18 Jun 2011
‘Care Home Residents Take Over Lord Nelson Pub’

Residents, Relatives and Friends Lunch - June 1st

 No they have not moved their beds in! – but in response to the national Care Home crisis, they have gone along to get familiar with local community life, with the benefit of lunch and bingo.

Land Lady Jenny welcomes many senior citizens for sandwiches, hot food, company and chat, as they often don’t want to cook and eat alone.




Dennis enjoys his pint


Alice wins the Big White Bear in the raffle

 Different activities will be featured over the coming months, including other bar games, but Bingo usually goes down a treat, especially when prizes are involved. Landlady Jenny said;

‘It was great to see the older folks out in the community enjoying themselves, it makes them feel a part of public life again and great that their relatives can join in too'


Christine relishes a change of scene

 As many local community facilities suffer from the recent ‘cutbacks’ this new venue has been uncovered by Eastgate Care for the residents, relatives and friends from the Melbourne and Park House Nottingham Care Homes. Very much a local pub, the Lord Nelson at Old Basford opened up for its monthly luncheon with a difference.

The Lord Nelson, Percy Street, Old Basford, Nottingham NG6

0115 978 1262


Mary Walker puts pearls on to go to pub

Responding to a requirement to get people ‘out and about’ in the community the Residents & Relatives lunch includes a two course meal, refreshment and a raffle all under control of  friendly land lady Jenny. An all in one fixed price of £6.00 enabled a total of 32 individuals to join in, for the June ‘get together’ for the residents, relatives and friends lunch.


Rosa, Patricia  and Irene awaiting lunch


Quality private nursing Care Homes in Nottinghamshire

Contact Head Office on 0843 216 2843

Website at www.eastgate-care.co.uk






Posted on 19 May 2011
Uplifting Choir visit Alexander House

Residents and relatives were treated to the pleasure of live music, when the a choir complete with their own musicians visited Alexander House recently.

   'There is nothing like live music to lift the spirits and it was a real treat for us all when relative Elizabeth Clark arranged for the choir to visit, they even had their own harpist, violinist and pianist to bring extra depth to the performance, which was an added bonus. We all felt privileged to hear them play' said a staff member

 Thanks go to the choir and musicians for their skills and the pleasure that they bestowed.



Posted on 19 May 2011
Wedding Tea Parties Abound

Long term resident at Alex House, Brenda enjoys the Royal Wedding Day Celebrations &Toasts the Newly Weds


   Wedding decorations festoon the lounges and dining areas adding to the party atmosphere.    
    Elizabeth Clark, a frequent visitor to Alexandra House, helps husband Brian join in the Wedding Festivities and other residents with a little bit of 'Cheers' too!  
Posted on 06 May 2011
Successful Launch & Recruitment Fair for Belle Vue Lodge


A hugely successful Eastgate Event took place at a great city venue - The Old Council House, Nottingham -  Market Square. Lots of interest from a massive amount of people (in excess of 200) made it a very lively time for the launch and recruitment fair for the new Belle Vue Lodge Specialist Care Home, Mapperley.

A big team effort by a range of Eastgate personnel and city partners covered the outlets for those seeking work in Care, in Nottingham, generating a big buzz of enthusiasm - it was truly amazing to see the quality and diversity of candidates who crowded into the upstairs of the council building.

In excess of 200 applicants were interviewed over a three hour period, ready for the shortlist to fill 70 jobs at the purpose built, specially designed Care Home - opening in June this year.



The buzz of the event was enhanced further when Eastgates chosen charity - Nottinghams Royal Society for the Blind - Michael Conroy (Chief Executive) came along to receive a donation, the Lord Mayor joined in and the Nottingham Evening Post photographer arrived simultaneously!

Pictured L to R

Julie Elliott (Eastgate) The Lord Mayor of Nottingham – Councillor Grocock, Michael Conroy (NRSB), Lydia Bishop (NRSB), James Day (Eastgate)




The Council House, Old Market Square - Thursday 21st April 2011, from 11am - 2pm

The newest venture from Eastgate Care is the development of a purpose built specialist Dementia Care Unit to accommodate 55 residents, carefully planned in conjunction with the Sutherland Craig Partnership - a Nottingham Architectural company used successfully by Eastgate on several projects.

The building work is now completed and the scaffolding removed, internal decoration and landscaping will be the next phases of development, in preparation for the official opening, which is set for June 10th, with public opening dates of June 11th and 12th.


We will be looking to recruit over 60 staff for the new unit at this Event.



Day & Night Carers


Kitchen staff



See our web page Belle Vue Launch;

Eastgate Care - Launch Event
For Belle Vue Lodge Nursing Home

The Council House, Old Market Square,
Thursday 21st April 2011, from 11am - 2pm

This Event is designed to introduce Eastgate Care and the 4 nursing homes, including the launch of our exciting new purpose built home in Mapperley, the Belle Vue Lodge.

We will be looking to recruit over 60 staff for the new unit at this Event.


To see for yourself visit;  Belle Vue Lodge, Woodborough Road,NG3 5FS 




Day & Night Carers


Kitchen staff



Activities Co-ordinator

Posted on 06 Apr 2011
‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!


‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!

Great Gardening with 80 Year Old at; Melbourne House Care Home, Nottingham

 82 year old resident at Melbourne House, Dennis has no time to sit around, he loves to be ‘on the go’ and getting out in the garden planting is one of his favourites. Dennis has planted bulbs, which are blooming now and he is planning ahead and growing cabbage, lettuce and onions from seed. Should you visit Melbourne House, just off Aspley Lane, you will notice the entrance area is part greenhouse too!  It is hoped that the produce will eventually be used by the Chef at Melbourne, who likes to cook with fresh produce being an avid grower herself.

Dennis shows how to Ice

   Dennis, originally from Hyson Green is very much a multi-skilled octogenarian, and although his background is engineering, he is a competent cake maker and icer, having been in the catering corps. Dennis is pictured creating delicacies during an activities baking session and helping other residents with their baking.
 Dennis’s next gardening project is to grow different potato varieties and with the help of local volunteers that will soon get underway. Sometimes ex-police controller Roy joins Dennis in the garden, although Roy likes to have quiet time reading, he also likes to get outside in his wheelchair and do some directional instructions, called Super- pointing!


Pictured - Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering


Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering


If you are able to help with the Melbourne Gardening Club, we are always looking for volunteers or if you have unwanted gardening equipment, tools, plants etc. please get in touch with Melbourne House Care Home on; 0115 929 4787






Posted on 04 Apr 2011

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