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Belle Vue Lodge First Year Anniversary Party - A Big Hit

Residents, staff their friends & families, gathered for a celebratory 'get together' tea - with a huge cake, big buffet & lots of home-made baking, all accessible so that everyone could participate.


Activity Co-ordinator Becky made the event a musical delight, with her 'voice of an angel' singing a whole range of songs -tunes  that our residents could recall and sing along too, really lifting the spirits.

 It was so uplifting that it made you want to dance! & dance they did.


Pictured left Becky serenading, adjacent to the tombola,

which staff organised, boosting the relatives fund by £120.


Barbara, pictured above right with her walking frame said 'we can do that dancing lark' and moved her hips so well, both with and without her walker, in time to the music...then felt hungry and enjoyed a large jam and cream scone!

Another Belle Vue resident, despite having eaten a big tea, following on from all the activity was able to manage another slice of pizza (or two)


'It was truly amazing how many residents remembered the words to the old tunes & great to see the young and old ‘partying’ together'

The fine weather enabled visiting children to paddle in the water feature and play skittles in the sun, as residents watched with delight. Almost everyone joined in the fun and the glass reception room was packed with music and laughter.





During the party we were visited by representatives of our chosen local charity - Nottingham Royal Society for the Blind. Sue Ridout, who manages the local outlet in Mapperley took receipt of a cheque (on behalf of the society) from Belle Vue Care Home Manager, Sue Clifford.



Posted on 09 Aug 2012
Nottingham Forest in Our Care Home Community

Community Coaches used to dealing with developing youngsters' footballing skills had a new remit & chose the right Care Home for their first visit working with older people - Eastgate Cares Melbourne House at Aspley.


Tom Bray - Community Head Coach & Declan Barker -

Assistant Community Coach, joined

Eastgate Care Activities Co-ordinator Charise at

Melbourne House to engage 12 of our residents in some alternative Games.


Our Care Home residents ranging from 60 year olds through to their late 90's are used to getting active - following their recent in-house Olympics.


Above - Our Olympic Badminton Champions ladies doubles pair receive their Gold Medals.


Once again our residents arose to the challenge of some different 'sports'and were enthralled by their young athletic coaches helping them to participate!


 Bulls Eye for our residents as Tom and Declan show them the way.



Below - Select your ammo. madam please!

 Left -  Activities Coordinator Charise demonstrates her darts skillls!  

The Nottingham Forest Community Coaches Care Home activities culminate in a final activity at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in September.

Posted on 02 Aug 2012
Autumn Events

A whole range of events

are planned across the Care Homes for the Autumn,

So make sure you plan your visit to take in one of these occasions, check with reception;

At Park House there will be Fireworks and entertainment, with 40's- 60's music.

It seems a long way off, but......The Christmas Pantomine is booked and this will be accompanied by Sherry and Mince Pies.

A very successful fundraising took place at the end of the summer with a 2nd Hand Sale raising £170 for the residents fund. Thank you to all arrangers and participants for all the help, this enables those few extras to be indulged in by our residents!

Posted on 13 Oct 2011
Full House at Alexandra House

Alexandra House at Eastwood reached record capacity for 2011, when in September only 1 room remained vacant for a short while!

Staff at the home are one of the top assets, with their friendly ways and caring attitude along with 

strong ties to the local community and local health services.

This was borne out by the recent response to the Alexandra House Summer Fayre when the local residents joined in the festivities

with the Care Home residents.

Posted on 27 Sep 2011
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


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Posted on 19 May 2011

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