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. www.suffolkcareawards.com

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 Felicity.day@tpic.org.uk 

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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TPIC Community News – Winter 2016

To read our Winter 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 Felicity.day@tpic.org.uk 

TPIC Community News Winter 2016

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TPIC Community News – Christmas 2015

To read our Christmas 2015 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 Felicity.day@tpic.org.uk 

TPIC Community News Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas 

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Winter Wonderland 2015

On 1st, 2nd and 3rd December The Partnership In Care welcomed the start of the festive season by holding our annual Winter Wonderland event. We were joined by local schools Culford and Cherry Trees, who sang christmas carols for our residents before enjoying a visit to Father Christmas' Grotto, a skate on the ice rink, carousel rides and a bouncy snow globe. Residents were also able to take part on the ice rink by using the skating chair, plus we had a Santa's Sleigh wheel chair swing. Warming hot chocolate and home made sausage rolls were served in our Christmas drawing room along with the delicious smell of mulled wine and mince pies. The Partnership in Care would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you at next years event.

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