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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TPIC Does Strictly Come Dancing – Annual Care Awards 2016

The Partnership In Care held its annual awards ceremony on the 5th of October 2016 at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

This year’s theme was Strictly Come Dancing where each home performed their chosen dance with residents, relatives and staff taking centre stage.

Our yearly awards ceremony is held to celebrate the truly wonderful work that goes on within each of our homes every day and to give appreciation to those who have gone that extra mile to make a real difference for the residents that they support.

Congratulations and thank you to you all.


 Here are a few images from the day:


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Suffolk Care Awards 2016

The Partnership in Care and three of our homes have been selected as finalists for five different categories by The Suffolk Care Awards 2016.

Culture, Creativity and Activities AwardThe Partnership in Care Ltd

Team AwardPrince of Wales Residential Home

Innovative Dementia Friendly EnvironmentsBeech House Residential Home

Food and CateringPrince of Wales Residential Home

Student PlacementSherrington House Residential Home


We are all very proud and hope to share the good news with you all after the awards ceremony later this year.



Congratulations to all our 2016 Suffolk Care Awards winners

This is the first year the Suffolk Care Awards have been run, and organisers received more than 200 entries

when they were launched in March 2016. There are 11 different categories recognising the huge variety of care

settings and skills on offer in the adult social care sector which employs around 20,000 people in Suffolk.

After shortlisting the entrants in each category, a team of care sector professional judges – from private and public sector organisations – carried out verification visits.

Winners of the Suffolk Care Awards 2016 were announced at a celebratory evening event at Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, on September 29th 2016


We are pleased to announce that Prince Of Wales House won the Suffolk Care Awards Team Award.

Well Done to Maxine, Leanne and the POW team. 

The judges said that 'There is a culture of everyone helping one another.

And the team take great pride in their work.

Regular staff meetings concentrate on the positives and not moans and groans.

There are many volunteers in the home, including relatives of people who no longer live there.'

We would also like to congratulate  Beech House and Sherrington House for getting through to the finals.


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Raising awareness of Dementia and reducing the stigma attached to it.

During Dementia Awareness Week (15 – 21 May) The Partnership in Care invited local pupils from Brookes Cambridge School (formally Cherry Trees) to meet with our residents and learn about how Dementia affects people and their loved ones. The pupils aged between 7 and 11 performed three songs from their upcoming stage production of 'Olivier', recited poems from Spike Milligan and told jokes; which was greatly received by our residents and staff.

Moira Clare (Quality Services Lead) delivered a training session on Dementia Awareness to the pupils explaining the disease, how it can affect our loved ones and how we can help. The pupils finished by signing up to become Dementia Friends and making their pledges to help those affected in our community and family circles.

A big thank you to all at Brookes Cambridge school for such an enjoyable day. 

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A renewal of wedding vows.

Thursday 12th May was a very special day for everyone at Risby Park nursing home as they all got to witness the renewal of wedding vows of Dilly and Bryan Tuck after 56 years of marriage.

The day was chosen by the bride and organised by the engagement team. The home was decorated inside and out with a white and pink theme which was complimented by the beautiful sunshine they were lucky to have. Dilly arrived at the home in a Mercedes Benz driven by Mark Smith (maintenance team) who also walked Dilly down the aisle. Bryan started the day with his best man Nick Fulger (support worker) sipping on champagne and getting himself suited for the occasion. The ceremony was led by a local vicar and was watched by residents and staff members of the home. Afterwards, Dilly, Bryan and their guests sat and enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by the home’s catering team.

Bryan came to us at Risby Park nursing home in May 2015 for long term support with his care, who lives with dementia. Since then both Bryan and Dilly have become well valued and loved members of our family. Dilly comes to visit Bryan every day and contributes a great deal to all. The bond they have between them is so strong it empowers everyone in our community and it inspires us to love each other as a family, as we believe it should be within a long term care environment.

They met whilst Dilly had come to London from France to work as an au pair for a family that lived in the same building as Bryan. A year later Dilly moved back home to France and she soon realised Bryan was the one for her. He flew to St Malo in France to be with Dilly and meet her family, and a year later they were engaged and then married in October 1960. They then moved to Bury St Edmunds where they set up a life together.

This week is Dementia Awareness Week and we believe this story reflects how important love and support is no matter what life throws at you. 

Congratulations to Bryan and Dilly and the amazing team.

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TPIC Community News – Spring 2016

To read our Spring 2016 The Partnership in Care Community Newsletter please click the below link.

If you would like to receive a copy of all future TPIC newsletters please email 

TPIC Community News Spring 2016

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Doggy Fun Day – Thursday 14th April

The TPIC family has many furry, four legged friends and we are spending the afternoon on Thursday 14th April celebrating them with an afternoon of fun. The event will include an agility course, prizes for waggiest tail, best groomed, best trick etc.

Dogs, residents, friends, family and staff from all six of our homes will be coming to join in the fun from 2pm. 

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TPIC and Sport Relief

Residents of The Partnership in Care took part in Sports Relief during March to show that people of all ages and abilities can be involved with raising money for charity and more importantly be ACTIVE. Residents in all six of our care homes took part in activities such as cycling on an exercise bike, hoola hoop, playing catch and keepy-uppy with a ball, walking around the gardens, relay races, and skittles.

Daily activity is really important as it improves cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone and functional health as well as reduces the risk of noncommunicable diseases, depression and cognitive decline.

The Partnership In Care donated £500 to Sports Relief to support the good cause.

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