Risby Park at the 2017 Suffolk Care Awards

In September 2017 Head Chef Jaimie and his team won the HIGHLY Commended award in the Suffolk Care awards in recognition of the high quality catering 


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We would like to welcome one and all to this years TPIC Winter Wonderland

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Sidney’s Trip to Blackpool

Prince Of Wales House is going all out to fulfill their resident’s wishes:


When Sidney Haddock was a young man he saved money to go to Blackpool, this was his life- long dream.

Maxine, Sara and Adey made this happen for him in October 2017.

When Sidney Haddock was a young man he saved his money to go on holiday to Blackpool, this was his life long fream.

Unfortunately Sidney's mum became ill and died so Sidney used this money to pay for her funeral; and he was never able to build up his holiday fund to quite make it and fulfill his dream.

They booked on a trip via coach to see the lights and on the way back to go to Cadbury World.

Sid was up bright and early and waiting at the door when Sara and Maxine arrived to take him to the coach. A long journey and a bacon sandwich and a coffee later we arrived at the hotel in Wigan. After a quick unpack they then got back onto the coach to Blackpool. They spent a few hours sightseeing and then back onto the coach to see the lights. Sid was awe struck at the array of lights not only across the road but also along the pathways. What a joy to see the pleasure this gave Sid.

The next day they were all up early and after a hearty breakfast they took to the road again. Not too long after they arrived at Cadbury world. Where they all enjoyed the exhibitions but more importantly the free bars of chocolate.

It was a wonderful experience that they will remember forever.





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Risby Park Is Outstanding!

Fantastic News for RISBY Park Nursing Home to share with you!

On the 4th of July three inspectors from CQC inspected our home over two days.

They spoke to staff residents families and visiting professionals.  They were very impressed and

Gave great feedback on the day

We have had the report it’s Official we have achieved OUTSTANDING status in three categories:

Well led



And good in safe and effective

We were so excited when we heard the news we were jumping up and down and hugging each other!

This could not have been achieved without a huge team effort from Staff as well as Families residents and friends including our furry friends. I’d like to thank everybody who made this possible please join us for a celebratory party on the 20th September at 2pm and afterwards at the Crown and Castle in Risby Village


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POW Fest 2017

POW Fest 2017


Prince of Wales House in Ipswich has held its first one day festival for its residents.

The Homes Management Maxine and Leanne have said:

'We all had a great time dressing up and having fun. We had a sensory room, Disco room with a DJ and lights and a dress up area. We had takeaway for lunch and lots of treats including a cocktail trolley which everyone loved.'

'A very enjoyable experience had by all'

Staff and residents helped create a festival atmosphere around the home by making decorations and dressing up in some fun outfits.

Here are a few pictures from the day:










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Hazell Court’s Summer Fete

Hazell Court Fete was a huge success raising £533.31 which was up on last year.  The weather was kind to us after a shaky start and fun was had by all. Phil and Kelly kept everyone happy with delicious burgers and hotdogs!

The Queens court from Sudbury carnival visited the residents and looked fabulous, we had a dancer, Pets corner, games, two raffles, craft stalls & a beauty stall. Everyone enjoyed soaking Dennis the Menace!

 Our residents enjoyed it very much so thank you all for coming.




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Risby Hall Nursing Home gets an Outstanding Review!

We would like to congratulate all at Risby Hall Nursing Home for receiving an Outstanding result from their recent CQC inspection. Well done to you all and keep up the good work.


A note from Risby Halls Management Noreen and Abby:


To all of our Residents, Relatives and Staff,


A big thank you for all of your hard work and community spirit which has really paid off with the recent result from our CQC inspection.

Thank you to our residents for your patience and friendship. For blessing us daily with the time you spend with us and allowing us to be part of your lives. For inspiring us, and teaching us the importance of living life to the fullest. For allowing us to go on your journeys with you and enabling us to grow and develop beside you.

To our relatives – for your honesty, and for trusting us to care for your loved ones. For being an integral part of the running of our home and supporting us to be the best that we can be for the ones you love.

To our team –  Risby Hall would not be the home it is without each one of you. Each one of you brings something very special to our home. Your unique approaches to show your compassion and love is inspiring. How you go the extra mile without being asked. How when our residents need you, you always do your best to be there for them.

Risby Hall feels like a home not a work place. Its a family, and a safe place to build friendships and be yourself without judgement or prejudice. Where you can be honest about your feelings and feel surrounded by people who want to support you.


A big thank you to you all, for being the reason why our home is 'outstanding'!


with love and thanks

Nor and Abs



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The Partnership In Care Spring Eggsperience

This Spring TPIC went Quackers!

From Risby Hall and Risby Park:

They had a visit from the local paper to spread the news of their visitors:


Residents of Risby Park nursing home near Bury St Edmunds had a nice surprise when a group of local toddlers and childminders descended on the home for an Easter Activity Day.

The toddlers were treated to a variety of activities dotted around various areas of the home manned by residents and staff. They made cakes, sang songs, fed ducklings and made sandcastles. The day ended with an Easter egg hunt in the gardens. The toddlers visit the home on a regular basis, the idea inspired by Emma Gibson. Engagement Co-ordinator who once worked as a childminder herself.‘Children are so non-judgemental at that age and accept people for who they are. Most people are living with dementia yet they have so much to offer these children especially love and laughter.’
There is a happy positive energy as soon as the children arrive, they take their coats off and dash to see their adopted grandads and grandmas.
Homes Manager Moira Clare said “this has been such an enriching relationship. It really adds to our homely atmosphere as we have pets running around and then the children come. Residents seem to be transported back to when they had children themselves, their nurturing side comes out and they instinctively know how to ‘play’. The best bit is when the children sing nursery rhymes. Those residents who may not be able to speak , somehow join in and know all of the words! Seeing that is very powerful and can bring a tear to your eye.

Risby Park named their ducks:Digby, Dotty, Daisy, Dilly,Ditzy and Dandy

Risby Hall named their ducklings:Jemima, Donald, Daisy, Daffy, Crispy and Hoisin















From Prince Of Wales House:


One of our spring activities this year has been to hatch some ducklings. 

The eggs arrived on a Tuesday morning and were kept them in their incubator in the activity area so that everyone could keep an eye on the progress.

The cage was set up nearby ready for the new chicks to go into. On the Thursday night the ducklings arrived and we had 5 new babies to look after. The residents have absolutely loved this experience.




From Sherrington House:


On the 21st of March our incredible eggs experience began! We were delivered 6 small duck eggs, an Incubator, a Brooder and Cage.


Over the next few days the residents were able to watch 6 beautiful ducklings hatch and watch them grow into balls of fluffiness. The residents really enjoyed looking after the ducklings and holding them and watching them learn how to swim.


The whole experience is one that everyone really enjoyed and we were really sad to see the ducklings go , however one of our residents family members did adopt two of the six duckling so we will look forward to hearing updates about how they are getting on. 


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You’ve Cat to be Kitten Me Right Meow!

Sherrington House has recently adopted two 11 month old cats from the Ipswich and District Animal Welfare center. The sisters were originally rescued from Spain and were taken to the Animal Welfare center to find their forever home. They are called Suki and Tabitha, Suki is the black cat and Tabitha is the tabby cat. Suki and Tabitha have both settled in the Sherrington House really well and residents and staff love having them around.






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Winter Wonderland 2016

Highlights From this years Winter Event:   The Partnership In Care 2016 Winter Wonderland Day 1 Highlights The Partnership In Care 2016 Winter Wonderland Day 2 Highlights The Partnership In Care 2016 Winter Wonderland Day 3 Highlights

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