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Brockington House win first prize at Pinder Healthcare Design Awards

Brockington House is delighted to have won an award at the Pinder Healthcare Awards. Recognising the very best in care-related properties, the prestigious accolade seeks to acknowledge the contribution these properties make to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in their care. The panel of j...

Getting the garden ready for summer!

19th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have all been helping in the garden today! From weeding to painting, whole home approach as we enjoy the nicer weather with our ladies and gentlemen Read more

A day in the Wareham sun

18th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s a beautiful day here in Wareham and we are loving the sunshine! Making the most of it in the garden Read more

Crazy Golf!

18th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Time for crazy golf! Read more

Friday Fizz in the sun

18th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Time outside in the spring sunshine followed by Friday fizz! Cheers Read more

A morning of Yoga

18th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Live streamed yoga this morning was enjoyed by all Read more

Margaret loves to sketch

17th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Margaret enjoys time to sketch in our arts room Read more

A beautiful day!

17th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Beautiful day so we enjoyed some time in our garden Read more

A bit of a pamper!

17th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Who doesn’t love a bit of pampering? Spa afternoon today! Hand soak, hand massage, manicure with relaxing lighting, scents and soft piano music Read more

A morning of pictionary

17th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Fun Pictionary challenge, always lots of laughter when we play this game Read more

Happy Birthday Ron

17th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating Ron’s birthday! Read more

The funeral of Prince Philip

17th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen are paying their respects as they watch the funeral today of Prince Philip Read more

HRH Prince Phillip

17th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we commemorated the passing of HRH Prince Phillip. We have been watching documentaries and we have also found a place for him on our memory tree Read more

See you again Glenda!

17th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we said farewell to Glenda who is moving to her brand new apartment now it’s ready. Her close friend Viv presented her with another of chef Kyles masterpieces! We will miss you Glenda Read more

Enjoing a puzzle

16th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time! Read more

Papier-mâché

16th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Working on a special project with papier-mâché Read more

Quoits!

16th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fabulous game of quoits! Read more

Titanic Remembrance Day

15th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today was Titanic Remembrance Day. We enjoyed a talk followed by the film “a night to remember” which was all about the titanic. Read more

Enjoying some new poetry

12th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We would like to thank Sandi from our shared reading group (Abergavenny library) for our new poetry book Read more

A morning of darts

12th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun game of darts this morning! Doreen was the highest scorer this morning with 93. Pauline played for the first time with her left hand and her highest score was 46. Read more

A Sunday of memories

11th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Sunday papers and coffee whilst reminiscing Read more

Raising a glass to Prince Philip

11th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Friday fizz with a difference. Tonight we said a few words and raised a toast to Prince Philip Read more

A lesson about Pit Ponies

11th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today Alan kindly gave us a talk on pit ponies. It was very interesting and sparked a lot of memories of when we, or our families, worked in the pits Read more

John looking after his new plants

11th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John started the day by checking our plants and watering them Read more

Our vegetable patch

8th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Planted seeds of runner beans, sweet peas and courgettes ready for this year’s vegetable patch Read more

National Zoo Day

8th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National zoo lovers day! So today we looked at the zoo in India – The Mysuru Zoo and also a day in the life of a zoo keeper. We also virtually visited the Smithsonian national zoo in America where the focus is on conservation and breeding to ensure species don’t die out. Read more

A few Easter games!

7th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed lots of fun games over the Easter weekend – plenty of laughter and a bit of healthy competition Read more

An afternoon of fun and education!

7th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of games followed by a documentary about the world’s largest library in Alexandria Greece as its national library day! Read more

Easter fun and games

6th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed lots of fun games over the Easter weekend – plenty of laughter and a bit of healthy competition Read more

Finishing off our easter treats

6th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Still enjoying our Easter treats Read more

A spot of gardening in the sun

6th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Busy day watering and looking after our plants followed by a walk around the garden! Read more

Working off those Easter treats!

5th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Morning gym session after a day of chocolate Read more

Easter Sunday at Bramshott Grange

4th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Easter Sunday has been lovely – an afternoon tea with simnel whilst we opened our Easter letters written by the children of Grayshott Primary School to all our ladies and gentlemen Read more

A creative Easter session!

4th April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting creative this afternoon and we made some fun Easter hats followed by home made hot cross buns and chocolate treats Read more

An Easter service at Pine Martin Grange

4th April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you Lianne for our uplifting Easter service this morning Read more

Easter Sunday at Foxhunters

4th April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories What a fabulous Sunday! Easter craft session following our Sunday morning service. Now the Easter bunny has arrived and has chocolate treats for us all and Thank you Kyle for the amazing treats today!! Read more

Easter at Brockington House

4th April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The Easter bunny visited us! Read more

Motorbike memories

3rd April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories One of our team members rode in on this today. Judy was thrilled, as she remembered all the adventures she had shared in the past with her husband on their motorbike. Read more

Easter bonnet judging time

3rd April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter bonnet judging time Read more

An afternoon of flower arranging for Easter

2nd April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Easter flower arranging this afternoon Read more

Easter bonnet making

2nd April 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A fabulous good Friday Easter bonnet parade having decorated our own hats Read more

A Foxhunters wedding anniversary!

2nd April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating John and Barbara’s 65th Wedding Anniversary   Read more

Easter is coming at Brockington House!

2nd April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Easter treats from out kitchen and getting ready for the easter bunny’s arrival Read more

Taking care of our new friends

1st April 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Hilary loves her new job! She has taken on the role of feeding and bathing our new residents… Read more

Nora the Newt

1st April 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We had a little visitor to our garden today who we named Nora! We then ventured out to the nature reserve behind our home and safely released the newt back in to his natural habitat. Read more

Easter Bonnets in the sun

1st April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we made our Easter bonnets. John decided to make a car bonnet instead! Read more

A spot of gardening in the sun

31st March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies enjoying the sunshine whilst we plant roses in our new flower beds – under their watchful eyes! We then enjoyed a cup of tea and a natter together Read more

A day in the sun at Brockington House

31st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun filled afternoon! Lots of games and laughter as well as enjoying the beautiful spring sunshine – just glorious today! Read more

A concert and dancing

31st March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fun afternoon thanks to Oomph Wellness! From seated exercises to a fantastic on demand concert! Read more

Sunshine and icecream!

31st March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Lovely afternoon in the sunshine enjoying an ice cream Read more

Potting some sunflowers in the spring sunshine

31st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying the sunshine as we re-potted the sunflowers Read more

Working on our spring project

30th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Coming to the end of our spring art project – we can’t wait to show you our finished master pieces Read more

Learning how to felt

29th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A taster session of felting Read more

Easter craft sessions!

29th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy preparing for Easter! Lots of fabulous creations Read more

Some word association

29th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we put our thinking caps on and worked together to do some word association games.. 135 words thanks to great team work! Read more

Spring flowers and sunshine

28th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John is enjoying the sunshine and a walk around the garden and taking photos of the flowers while our ladies have a well-earned cup of tea in the sunshine! Read more

Painting to music

25th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Music on and we are getting creative. We enjoy painting whilst singing along to our favourite tunes – our project will soon be revealed! Read more

Planting sunflowers

25th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy planting sunflower seeds now spring is here Read more

Getting competitive!

25th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are all enjoying our new ladder game – lots of fun and laughter Read more

Wire bird making

25th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We recently enjoyed a wire bird workshop. We all had lots of fun learning a new skill. A big thank you to Alan for hosting the class, our team really are sharing their talents with us all Read more

Pine Martin Grange Day of Reflection

24th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we made a reflection scrap book to remember our time during the last year #DayOfReflection Read more

Bramshott Grange Day of Reflection

24th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We have had a very special day of reflection. We enjoyed a special informal worship, a visit to our remembrance garden and spent time writing letters to our volunteers who we haven’t seen for the last year. Read more

Foxhunters Day or Reflection

24th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories

We held a very special memorial service yesterday and lit our memory tree. Our ladies and gentlemen helped pick out poetry and readings to share. The artwork displayed is the one we created in the lockdown with all our hands. We then hung names on our tree to remember those we have lost. ...

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Tree drawing session

23rd March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A sprint art session. We are enjoying getting creative Read more

Fun and games

22nd March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and games this morning Read more

Sunday sunshine

21st March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the sunshine Read more

Sunday gym sessions

21st March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Sunday gym sessions keep us active and moving Read more

Scrabble

20th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This morning we played a game of scrabble. Betty said she hadn’t had a game for a number of years. No winner yet as we had to stop for lunch! Read more

Horse racing

20th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories An afternoon of horse racing Read more

Getting the gardens ready for Spring

19th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We always enjoy a challenge and love getting creative! Today we focussed on a wild area of our garden that needed some additional love! This little corner is going to become a special place where our ladies and gentlemen can plant their choice of plants and seeds. We even managed to use a...

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Crafting session

19th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Working on making bunting for our Alice in wonderland dining room project Read more

Spring art project

19th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beginning our spring art project. Read more

Spring art competition

19th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Spring art session afternoon! We have been drawing and painting followed by a cup of tea and a doughnut at break time. Read more

Spring art challenge

19th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories All set for our spring time challenge!! We had a practise session today ready for our spring time masterclass tomorrow! We have enjoyed reading poetry related to spring and looking at pictures to inspire us. Read more

Spring poetry

18th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Poetry group – theme was spring Read more

Happy St Patricks Day

18th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St Patrick day celebrations now watching river dance after lots of fun and games Read more

St Patricks Day

18th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Happy St Patrick’s day Chef Kyle had made us some amazing treats to enjoy Read more

Art sessions

17th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories St Patrick’s day art session today Read more

Postcards from the Guides

17th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Thank you Wool and Lulworth guides for our beautiful postcards. It’s lovely that we can be pen pals with you all. Read more

Card Making

17th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Card making today, with one of our team leaders, Tatiana. Read more

A stroll in the sun

17th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Following a service from St Paul’s we enjoyed a stroll around the garden in the spring sunshine Read more

An afternoon of game

15th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Puzzle time on a rainy Friday and learning UNO Read more

Foxhunters Mothers Day

15th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Amazing Mother’s Day cakes thanks to chef Kyle Read more

Bramshott mothers day

14th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Mother’s Day celebrations Read more

An afternoon of games

13th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and laughter this afternoon as we played various games! Read more

Armchair football!

12th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Taking inspiration from Oomph Wellness with armchair football fun Read more

Spring art project

12th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Starting on our spring art project Read more

Getting creative

12th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Getting creative today as our ladies started working on a patchwork table runner Read more

National plant a flower day!

12th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National plant a flower day! We have been out in the sunshine planting our sunflower seeds Read more

Bingo!

12th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories George was our bingo caller this afternoon! Lots of sweet treats to be won as prizes – Viv was a winner today! Read more

Knit-a-thon

11th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we began our Knit-a-thon in aid of arthritis. Brenda has made lots of chicks which we filled with chocolate eggs and will sell to raise money for charity Read more

The first signs of spring!

10th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the spring weather in our garden. We have started painting our shelves ready for our next project Read more

Hyacinth cards

10th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we used Oomph Wellness on demand to make hyacinth cards Read more

Foxhunters Poetry Club

9th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Lynn hosted poetry club today with her favourite – Pam Ayres Read more

Spring is almost here

8th March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories A busy day out in the fresh air spent planting and creating a fairy garden with our freshly painted tyres Read more

International Womens Day

8th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories International women’s day quiz Read more

New Gym Routines

7th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Another gym session with new routines being added in by our trainer Read more

Bramshott Time Capsule

7th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We decided to create a lockdown time capsule and have buried it in the Bramshott Grange garden. Some memories there to be discovered in years to come Read more

An afternoon of Art!

6th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories James has been working on his own art project creating an animal collage and we had fun sessions finishing off the faces in our art session! Read more

Where couples can stay together

6th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Where couples can stay together. We welcome married couples to our home, we understand it’s important for people to continue to be together even if their needs change. Today John and Yvonne are enjoying a table for two and will have a lovely three course lunch together Read more

Spring is in the air!

5th March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Spring is in the air and George is enjoying the blue skies and sunshine Read more

Our 3rd Birthday!

5th March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Birthday celebrations – cheers to three fabulous years! Read more

Oomph Wellness and some games!

4th March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun exercise session thanks to Oomph Wellness on demand and an afternoon of games! Read more

Our 3rd Birthday

3rd March 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our 3rd birthday is approaching so today we have been making cards to celebrate. Read more

Our Flower Wall

1st March 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We continue to develop our beautiful wall art with flowers. Our ladies have been busy creating more to add on Read more

St David’s Day

1st March 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Celebrating St David’s Day Welsh Cawl, Caerphilly and leek tart and Welsh rarebit are all on the menu today Read more

St David’s Day

1st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St David’s day celebrations with a quiz, Welsh music and poetry Read more

Keeping Everyone Safe

1st March 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We are keeping everyone safe. Proud to be vaccinated and keeping everyone safe. #DormyTeamVaccine Read more

Quiz and Fizz

27th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Weekend starts with quiz and fizz! Read more

Puzzle Time

27th February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying some puzzle time Read more

Spring is Coming!

26th February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Beautiful spring day enjoyed in the garden. Read more

National Bread Week

26th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s national bread week so we have been enjoying trying different types. Read more

Dominoes

25th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of dominoes for our ladies Read more

Foxhunters Pampering

24th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A morning of pampering – who doesn’t love looking and feeling good Read more

An Afternoon of Games

23rd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of lots of different games, lots of laughs and healthy competition Read more

Foxhunters Mobile Library

22nd February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We love choosing new books from our mobile library Read more

Magic Table Sessions!

22nd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely morning session using our magic table! Read more

Making Daffodils

22nd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have started making our daffodils for St David’s day Read more

Puzzles with Friends

20th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Friendship, puzzles and a cup of tea, good times together Read more

Getting Creative!

19th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Getting creative! We have been painting old tyres to create a special garden area Read more

Pancakes to Order!

18th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Pancakes to order – thanks to our chef Kyle they were flipping great! Read more

Pancake Day!

16th February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We were “flipping” excited today when we realised it was Shrove Tuesday and there were pancakes on the menu! Delicious Read more

Valentines Day

15th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A day full of love! We enjoyed our morning worship accompanied by chocolate coated strawberries! Our couples enjoyed a special romantic lunch with roses and chocolates happy Valentine’s Day Read more

Spinning Alpaca Wool

12th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today one of our team leaders gave a demonstration on spinning alpaca wool. Read more

National Teddy Bear Day

12th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed an afternoon tea to recognise national teddy bear day! Read more

A Little Bit of Decoupage

12th February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by glueing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and other decorative elements. Today we started on our bear.. Read more

Zoom Calls With Family

10th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We encourage our ladies and gentlemen to keep in touch with loved ones by using zoom. Margaret enjoyed being able to chat to her son and daughter about what she’s been up to! Read more

Pen Pals

10th February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying our pen pal letters from Grayshott Primary School   Read more

Chinese New Year Decorations

10th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Making Chinese New Year decorations Read more

Morning Exercise Session

10th February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Morning exercise session! Read more

A Dance to ABBA

10th February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a session on our magic table whilst listening to John’s favourite ABBA tunes! Read more

Bread Baking

8th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today we baked our own bread! Read more

Points Win Prizes!

8th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories What do points make? Prizes! A fun afternoon of bingo and quizzes where everyone’s a winner! Thanks to Oomph Wellness on demand! Read more

Send a Card to a Friend Day

7th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Tomorrow is “national send a friend a card day” so we have have been busy making our own messages to send to those we are thinking of. Read more

Feeding The Birds

5th February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories National feed the birds day! So we cleaned out our bird feeders and added some fresh seeds and nuts. We then tidied our flower beds and enjoyed some fresh air in the garden! Read more

Colourful Drawing

5th February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Mindful colouring by one of our talented ladies Read more

Morning Exercise

4th February 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Exercising this morning to our favourite music! Group sessions or gym time, we have something for everyone! Read more

National Soup Day

3rd February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

It’s National Homemade Soup day in the USA and there’s nothing more we enjoy on a cold winters day! In every cuisine, soup provides a rich basis of flavour and history. From family favourites to those with medicinal properties, soup is definitely a hug in a bowl! Our chefs always use fresh,...

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The Great Bird Watch

3rd February 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Enjoying the great bird watch again organised by the RSPB Love Nature Read more

Birthday Celebrations!

3rd February 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Another birthday celebration! Judy is enjoying her day with her Pine Martin family. Read more

Water Colour Art Session

1st February 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed an art session – Mixture of water colours, paints and pencils whilst listening to some of our favourite tunes . Finished off with a classic ABBA hit! Read more

Our Mobile Library!

31st January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Choosing our next read from our in home mobile library Read more

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

28th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Happy birthday Elizabeth! We are all enjoying your cake! Read more

National Puzzle Day

28th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Today is National Puzzle day so we had puzzles and a sing a long! Read more

Creative Crafts!

27th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We always enjoy getting creative in Bramshott Grange! Read more

National Chocolate Cake Day

27th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories It’s national chocolate cake day so we absolutely had to taste these delicious creations thanks to our chefs!! Read more

Ball Games and Badminton!

26th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Exercising our arms and legs and with lots of fun ball games and a round of seated badminton! Read more

Burns Night Celebrations

25th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Thanks to our head chef Frank for our Burns night dinner – cock a leekie soup, haggis neeps and tatties and Typsy Laird Trifle with a wee dram of whisky Read more

Getting Creative with Paint!

25th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Experimenting with paint in a cup Read more

‘Snow’ much fun!

25th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories “Snow” much fun today!! we love a snow day! Read more

A Day of Baking

24th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Baking Scottish flapjacks! Read more

Oomph Wellness Session

24th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness into our day with some seated exercises Read more

Fidget Boards

24th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Sensory therapy or fidget toys are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. These are simple touch-based activities that help someone keep hands busy in safe, soothing ways. No matter what the activity the goal is to engage ladies and gentlemen in something fun...

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Exercise Classes

23rd January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Great fun as part of our seated exercise class Read more

Cheese and Wine Afternoon

23rd January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed recognising national cheese lovers day! Cheese, wine and some facts around this delicious food made it an enjoyable afternoon! Read more

Its National Cake Baking Day

23rd January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories It’s national chocolate cake baking day! So we are baking all things chocolate! Delicious! Read more

Seated Ballet Lessons

19th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Another seated ballet session. We look forward to our sessions with Bex via zoom! Read more

A Morning Crafting Paper Roses

18th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A creative morning making our own flowers Read more

Welcome to our New Guests!

15th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Our new guests enjoyed a bath today! Read more

Oomph Wellness Session

14th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying our Oomph Wellness Make a Wish session Read more

Morning Exercise

14th January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Exercise can be fun! We used a balloon for today’s session Read more

Origami Trees

14th January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Jean and Ray are busy making origami trees Read more

Milkshake Party!

11th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories In recognition of national milk day we hosted a special in house milkshake party! Read more

Knit and Natter!

9th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Our ladies enjoy the weekly knit and natter sessions and it’s great to be able to pick up past hobbies snd create new things. Read more

Starting the New Year with an exercise class

8th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting the year off with our exercise classes! Read more

A Day of Activities!

7th January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories A fun day doing lots of different things! James enjoyed sharing his knowledge on nature and showed us his collection of books. We also enjoyed some colour therapy and a game of scrabble! Read more

A Day of Baking

6th January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott baking day! We made some delicious shortbread which we all enjoyed tasting! Read more

A ‘puzzling’ start to the new year!

2nd January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories Starting on our new puzzle! Read more

New Years Yoga

2nd January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories New year new challenge with a morning yoga class Read more

A Concert from Vienna

1st January 2021 | Foxhunters | Stories We enjoyed the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna this afternoon. Read more

Our New Years Resolutions

1st January 2021 | Bramshott Grange | Stories New Years resolutions from the ladies and gentlemen Read more

Nora Scrabble Champion!

1st January 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Well done Nora on winning this very intense scrabble game! Read more

Carpet Boules!

1st January 2021 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories An afternoon of competitive carpet boules! Read more

New Years 2020

31st December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating the end of the year! Read more

An afternoon of Tai Chi

29th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories We started the day with tai chi followed by a look back over the year with our Oomph Wellness activity packs Read more

New Years Eve at Bramshott Grange!

29th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories End of year celebrations happening! Read more

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

29th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Word of wisdom from our ladies and gentlemen to welcome 2021 Read more

New Years Fun and Games!

28th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Some fun and games on New Years Eve! Read more

Christmas Bingo!

27th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas bingo with chocolate prizes! Read more

A Very Merry Christmas

26th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories He’s been… time to open our gifts and enjoy a glass of bubbles with some festive treats. Happy Christmas! Nadolig Llawen! Read more

A Very Merry Christmas

26th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Opening our Christmas presents after a visit from Santa! Read more

Santa at Brockington House

26th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories He’s been!!!! Santa and his friends have delivered us some gifts! Read more

A visit from Santa!

26th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We had a lovely surprise visit on Christmas Day and our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed opening their gifts from their friends and family. Read more

Christmas Day at Bramshott Grange

25th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Happy Christmas from us all at Bramshott Grange! Read more

Mulled Wine, Carols and Christmas!

24th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols and a Christmas Queen’s speech! Read more

Christmas Cards from Pupils

23rd December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Thank you to Bohunt School for our Christmas cards Read more

A Christmas Pampering!

22nd December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories But of pampering as we had our nails done ready for a Christmas concert, followed by cake and mulled wine! Read more

Christmas Baking

22nd December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Busy decorating our Christmas cake we made Read more

A Christmas welcome to Santa’s helpers!

22nd December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We are getting festive today welcoming some Christmas helpers to our home Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies

22nd December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Baking chocolate chip cookies Read more

A Creative Art Class!

22nd December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our ladies and gentlemen have been taking part in art classes during December, we use a range of mediums and techniques to get some brilliant results! Read more

Dominoes in the afternoon

20th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories On this cold December day what better than a cosy afternoon indoors playing dominoes Read more

Carols and Cake!

19th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Enjoying a German inspired Christmas afternoon as we listen to German Carols whilst eating stollen and gingerbread! Let’s not forget a glass of mulled wine too! Read more

Getting festive with mince pies!

16th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Next batch of mince pies to be enjoyed with a cup of tea! Read more

Home-made nativity!

15th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories How talented are our ladies and gentlemen? We made and painted our own clay models for nativity scenes around the home!   Read more

Home-made decorations

15th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Making our own decorations again! This was fiddly but the end result we were very happy with. Home made is always such a great achievement Read more

Using our Tovertafel

14th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Great fun using our magic table today from Tovertafel by Active Cues for some game time Read more

Festive flowers!

14th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories We enjoyed creating table decorations for around the home today, these lovely flower arrangements will go onto the tables in the dining rooms Read more

Christmas Decorating!

14th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas is coming.. and we love making more decorations to display around the home. Today we made our festive wreaths to hang on doors and don’t they look fabulous?   Read more

Ding Dong!

14th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Bell ringing practice today, no videos as we are preparing for a special Christmas performance.. all will be revealed soon ! Read more

Winter Village!

13th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Our talented Chefs made this beautiful gingerbread village! Our ladies and gentlemen decorated gingerbread people and reindeer to add to the scene. Read more

Christmas arts & crafts!

13th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories We have started making our Christmas wreaths, our ladies and gentlemen have made baubles with messages and our home is decorated with trees and angels. Definitely feeling festive!   Read more

Christmas Games!

13th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We have laughed this morning as we played “guess what’s in the stocking” the mince pie proved very tricky and it was very entertaining trying to work out the items! Read more

Christmas Arts & Crafts!

12th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Today we made oranges studded with cloves! Pomander balls are a fancy term for oranges decorated with cloves that make your home smell amazing for Christmas! DIY pomander balls can be hung as ornaments, used in garlands, or arranged as a part of a festive centrepiece. Read more

Calming Sensory Sessions

11th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

We enjoy our morning sensory sessions. They are a calming way to start the day. There are lots of benefits of sensory stimulation including increased levels of concentration and improvement of daily function and cognitive symptoms. They also help improve communication through several differ...

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Christmas Cones

11th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories After collecting cones from the garden we made these lovely Christmas trees, we love getting creative and adapting things we can find. Read more

Christmas Decorations

11th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Christmas has arrived at Bramshott Grange! We had the festive music playing and enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies as we decorated our various Christmas trees! Read more

Gingerbread Baking!

11th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies made gingerbread men today which smelt (and tasted) amazing! They created a special fish shaped one for John who loves his fish and chips supper!   Read more

Christmas around the world.

11th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

We thought it be interesting to sample different traditions, at Christmas, around the world. Yesterday was Japan. Did you know that the traditional Christmas meal is a KFC? We enjoyed sampling fried chicken followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert! Merry Christmas from everyone at Foxhunt...

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Christmas Baking!

10th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Bramshott bake off! Today we started making our Christmas cake and what a team effort! We all helped mix the ingredients and make a wish! Looking forward to decorating and eventually tasting!   Read more

Keeping Active!

10th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories Up bright and early for a daily gym session! It’s so important to keep moving, after all an active life is an active mind! Read more

You make me feel like dancing …

10th December 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Enjoying some gentle movement after our morning exercise class with Oomph Wellness, We enjoy our daily sessions with Oomph and have a range of different exercises and fun challenges to complete. It’s good to keep on moving and we look forward to getting together for these sessions. Get in tou...

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Mulled Wine and Pastries

10th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Mulled wine and pastries.. what better way to spend a chilly afternoon! Read more

Art Time!

10th December 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories Afternoon art session! We always enjoy getting creative and today we painted Christmas baubles   Read more

Scrabble Decorations

10th December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories Some of the ladies got together today to create some more Christmas decorations. We used scrabble tiles to make our own messages to hang around the home   Read more

Its time for Boules!

7th December 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories This is Leslie playing carpet boules. He had a tough time trying to beat the ladies. Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

1st December 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

Our ladies and gentlemen have enjoyed decorating our trees and creating some festive corners around our home. It’s been fun sharing stories and talking about our Childhood Christmas memories! We have some other festive plans ahead so watch this space for more pictures! Merry Christmas from everyon...

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Winner – The Best Remembrance Garden

30th November 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We were thrilled to win a prize back in the summer at the Dormy Gardening competition. Having got together with our ladies and gentlemen, we decided to create a very special remembrance garden here at Bramshott Grange. Our ladies and gentlemen wanted a quiet and special place where they can remember...

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Keep on moving..

22nd November 2020 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoy exercise and it doesn’t always need to strenuous, in fact our seated movement classes are always very popular.  We have regular live streams in to the home where we enjoy gentle exercise and start the day feeling energised! Read more

Keeping in touch..

2nd November 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories Communication is so important and we encourage our ladies and gentlemen to connect with loved ones on regular Zoom calls. They enjoy sharing stories and seeing those they love who aren’t always able to visit. Read more

Busy Baking!

30th October 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Ready, Steady, Bake! We enjoy keeping busy and our cookery groups are always enjoyable. We have made our very own bread from scrath which made the home smell amazing! We have also made a Victoria sponge cake which tastes delicious!! The best part is when everything is ready, we get to taste! Bake of...

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Scrabble challenge..

1st October 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

When its raining outside we love the chance to enjoy a little competition and scrabble is always one of our favourite games! A bit of healthy competition as well as laughter always goes down well (as does a drink in our bar for those who fancy one!). Keep and eye out for those X,Y and Z’s! ...

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The Brockington Bake off…

1st October 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

We have started on our special Christmas cake. Lots of us had traditional family recipes that we enjoyed sharing and comparing tips. A team effort with the stirring and preparing our cake. Next up will be the decorating before the final fun part of the tasting! The smell as they were baking was amaz...

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A little bit of Magic!

8th September 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

We have been enjoying our magic table from Tovertarfel. The interactive light projections entice people to get moving and have fun together. Today we projected the images on to the floor and caught the fish as well as using our feet to move the leaves and pop the stars. It,s a fantastic sensory expe...

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Getting Green Fingers at Bramshott Grange!

30th August 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Sourcing our produce locally has always been our priority however during the summer months we were thrilled to be able to pick our own home grown vegetables. It gave us a sense of pride watering our garden and tending to our special vegetable patch! We also held our own sunflower competition and had...

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Foxhunters – Best Patio and Best overall garden

2nd August 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

This summer we have had a Dormy Care gardening competition! With breath-taking views of the Welsh hills, everyone was involved in creating a magnificent garden for all to enjoy. Beautiful patios with abundance of colour, hanging baskets and raised beds, a greenhouse full of home-grown vegetables and...

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Pine Martin Grange – Best Hanging Basket

2nd August 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

This summer we had a Dormy Care gardening competition across all 4 of our locations! Pretty flowering baskets adorned the home and gardens which surround our home in Wareham. The green fingered team enjoyed adding some colour to the home and they thrived during the warmer days. We think they look ab...

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Bramshott Grange – Best Vegetable Garden

2nd August 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

This summer we had a Dormy Care Gardening competition! Adapting the Peter Rabbit theme, Annabelle and Becky the activities team worked tirelessly to create an amazing vegetable patch in the corner of the garden. The ladies and gentlemen had great fun creating models, planting seeds and nurturing the...

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Ladies & gentlemen at Bramshott Grange stay connected with loved ones via Skype

1st April 2020 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Staying connected with family and friends! Bramshott Grange has bought brand-new iPads so that our ladies and gentlemen can stay connected with loved ones at a time where we are sadly unable to accept visitors. Although our residents stay in regular contact with their family via the phones in their ...

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Brockington House receive paper aeroplane messages flown in by children

26th March 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

Our ladies and gentlemen were overjoyed to receive paper aeroplanes from children, filled with beautiful heart-warming messages. With visitors not currently allowed into the home due to the recent outbreak of covid-19, we were incredibly touched to find these aeroplanes which had been flown in over...

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98 year old ice hockey fan meets local team – The Cardiff Devils

24th February 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Robert’s Bucket List… Making precious memories! Robert is 98 and resides at our home Foxhunters Care Community in Abergavenny. Last Friday, he was up at 2am having a shave, filled with excitement. The home arranged for him to go to Cardiff and meet the Devils Ice Hockey Team. Before the...

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Pine Martin Grange host ‘cooking for dysphagia’ morning

10th February 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We are always looking at new and innovative ways to support our ladies and gentlemen and to develop the skills our teams have here at Pine Martin Grange! Recently, we hosted an informative dysphagia event in conjunction with one of our local food suppliers, Country Fayre. A condition that causes ind...

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Ladies & gentlemen offer wise words of advice to the younger generation

14th January 2020 | Brockington House | Stories

The ladies and gentlemen at Brockington House have taken to social media to share some kind words of wisdom for the younger generation. Using their years of experience, the ladies and gentlemen – ranging from ages 78 to 95 – each chose a key piece of advice they felt was an important lesson ...

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Ladies at Foxhunters knit pouches for animals affected by Australian fires

14th January 2020 | Foxhunters | Stories

Following the devastating fires in Australia, our ladies have been using their knitter natter sessions to knit pouches, blankets and hats to send to all the little joeys that have lost their mums during the fires. The knitted pouches offer comfort to the animals who have experienced such trauma, and...

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Care home magazine interviews Dormy CEO on next generation of care homes

14th January 2020 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care’s very own CEO, Helen Davies-Parsons, was recently interviewed by Care Home Professional magazine about her vision for the next generation of luxury care homes. Discussing everything from where Dormy started to how it has grown and all of the well thought-through design, interior and ca...

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Brockington House named as finalists for Pinders Healthcare Award 2020

14th January 2020 | Brockington House | News

Brockington House is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Pinders Healthcare Awards for 2020. The prestigious award recognises the very best in all care-related properties and seeks to acknowledge the contribution these properties make to the wellbeing and quality of life for those in t...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Bramshott Grange!

17th December 2019 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We’ve been feeling festive this December and our ladies and gentlemen have been taking part in lots of festive activities. We love Christmas time at Bramshott Grange and can’t wait to see what this year brings! Here’s what we’ve been up to so far in the run-up to Christmas… 22nd November ...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Pine Martin Grange!

12th December 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

We’ve had lots going on this December in the run-up to Christmas! From activities in the home to events in the local community, we’ve certainly been getting into the swing of things this festive season. From Christmas concerts, to decorating the home, there’s never a dull day at Pine Martin Gr...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Foxhunters!

12th December 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

It’s our second Christmas in Foxhunters this year and we are already feeling festive! Our ladies and gentlemen have been getting into the Christmas spirit, with lots of seasonal activities and festive cheer to go around. With a few new faces in Foxhunters this year, we’ve been thinking back to o...

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Dormy Care’s Commitment to being Environmentally Friendly

11th December 2019 | Bramshott Grange | News

  Dormy Care is passionate about caring for the environment in everything we do. We are always looking for ways to minimise our carbon footprint across our portfolio of homes and believe that it is equally as important to look out for younger generations as it is to care for our older ones. Her...

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit at Brockington House!

11th December 2019 | Brockington House | Stories

  We’ve been feeling festive at Brockington House and can’t wait to spend our first Christmas in the home. Our ladies and gentlemen have been getting into the Christmas spirit with seasonal activities, arts and crafts, Christmas decorations and festive day trips out. Here what we’ve been ...

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Care advice experts experience typical day at Bramshott Grange

10th December 2019 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

We recently had a special visit from trusted care advice and information experts, Autumna UK. Debbie Harris, who is the founder of Autumna UK, spent the afternoon at Bramshott Grange, experiencing a typical day in the life of our home. She wanted to find out if boredom in care homes was a thing of t...

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Residents share their experiences of Foxhunters during home’s 1st birthday celebration

13th November 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

We celebrated our 1st birthday last week here at Foxhunters – and wow – what a year it’s been! We’ve welcomed so many wonderful residents, won the UK’s Luxury Care Home of the Year award and launched our own internal Dormy awards after witnessing many of our colleagues go above and beyond....

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SAS Hero Declares Brockington House Officially Open

13th November 2019 | Brockington House | News

Brockington House was officially unveiled last Thursday by former SAS hero, Bob Curry. The event, which took place on 24th October, had more than 150 people attending and was a wonderful and heart-warming afternoon. With such close ties to the area following years of training at Hereford’s SAS hea...

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Brockington House Adopts a Gorilla!

13th November 2019 | Brockington House | Stories

Brockington House is proud to have adopted two gorillas named Mugaruke and Chimanuka through the international Born Free Foundation. Dedicated to ensuring that all wild animals are treated with compassion and respect, The Born Free Foundation carry out amazing and important work to protect endangere...

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Brockington House Named One of the Top-Rated Care Homes in Hereford

13th November 2019 | Brockington House | News

Brockington House is delighted to announce that we have been named one of the top-rated care homes in Hereford by leading online care guide, carehome.co.uk. Although open just a few months, we have already received an impressive review score of 10 out of 10 from the ladies and gentlemen who live wi...

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Foxhunters Becomes First Welsh Home to Win Prestigious Luxury Care Home Award

13th November 2019 | Foxhunters | News

We are thrilled to announce that Foxhunters Care Community has been named the first in Wales to win the Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Award (2020). The prestigious award recognises excellence in care homes across the UK and announced its winner at the Health & Senior Property dinner at the Marri...

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Foxhunters Selected as Finalists for Prestigious Knight Frank Award

27th September 2019 | Foxhunters | News

Foxhunters Care Community has been selected as one of four finalists for the Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards 2020. The prestigious award recognises excellence in care homes across the country. Finalists were handpicked following a UK-wide tour of luxury care homes, with judges taking into consi...

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Inspiring Attitude of Foxhunters Resident who says “I Can, and I Will” Everyday

9th September 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

This lovely gentleman who lives at Foxhunters in Abergavenny has started enjoying the gym twice a day and has taken to saying “I can, and I will” throughout his sessions! Not only does he enjoy his time in the gym, his body is fitter and stronger, and his wellbeing has improved. At his grand age...

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Ladies at Pine Martin Grange make people smile with their singing

6th September 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

This Tuesday, some of the lovely ladies at Pine Martin Grange spent the afternoon singing, with a beautiful rendition of the popular Louis Armstrong song, ‘When you’re smiling’. Staff and residents were full of praise, commenting that the song certainly made them smile! Singing and dancing is ...

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Dormy Care install award-winning ‘magic tables’ to help tackle dementia

6th September 2019 | Brockington House | News

Dormy Care is thrilled to have the innovative Tovertafel ‘Magic Tables’ installed in two of our homes. Providing fun, calming and interactive games, Magic Tables are proven to positively impact those living with dementia. The award-winning product projects a series of stimulating light games ont...

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Famous Welsh singer Bryn Yemm visits Foxhunters Care Community

5th September 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

Famous Abergavenny-raised singer, Bryn Yemm, paid a visit to Foxhunters Care Community this week to see his favourite schoolteacher and Foxhunters resident, Miss Brown. Since attending King Henry VIII Comprehensive School in Abergavenny, where he was taught by Miss Brown, Bryn went on to become an a...

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Foxhunters named one of the top-rated care homes in Wales!

14th August 2019 | Foxhunters | News

Foxhunters Care Community is proud to have been named as one of the top-rated care homes in Wales by online care guide, carehome.co.uk. We received an impressive review score of 9.9 out of 10 from residents, families and friends since officially opening last year, in November 2018. Helen Davies-Pars...

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Brockington House Now Open!

5th August 2019 | Brockington House | News

After years of hard work and planning, our latest Dormy Care Communities home is now open. Brockington House in Hereford is a luxury purpose-built home and is the fourth addition to our luxury care home group. With 70 fully furnished ensuite bedrooms, the home has been professionally designed throug...

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A day of fun at care home open day

28th June 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

C are Home Open Day is in full swing at Pine Martin Grange, with activities, cake, singing and dancing already taking place, with more to come this afternoon! So far, our ladies and gentlemen have made the most of the glorious sunshine, taking part in outdoor art classes in the beautiful landscaped ...

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A fantastic day had at Foxhunters’ care home open day

28th June 2019 | Foxhunters | Stories

The ladies and gentlemen of Foxhunters have been having a ball today at Care Home Open Day, with a fantastic performance by the pupils of the Deri View Primary School choir. Residents also gave their own performance, singing the 1956 classic Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be, will be) to the smiling p...

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Birthday celebrations in the sunshine

27th June 2019 | Pine Martin Grange | Stories

T his week, a few of our ladies and gentlemen took advantage of the sunshine and got involved with our Gardening Club as well as celebrating one lady’s birthday with delicious tea and cake in the beautiful landscaped gardens of Pine Martin Grange. Staff and residents alike thoroughly enjoyed the a...

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Banksy Artwork Exhibited at Foxhunters

26th June 2019 | Foxhunters | News

Artwork by one of the world’s most controversial and celebrated graffiti street artists was on show at Foxhunters Care Community in Llanfoist. The Banksy print was exhibited at the £12 million state-of-art care home as part of the Abergavenny Arts Festival to be held later this month (June 29th-3...

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Bramshott Grange awarded ‘good’ rating across all five domains by CQC

2nd May 2019 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care Communities’ luxury care home, Bramshott Grange in Liphook, was recently inspected by the independent regulator of health and social care in England and awarded a ‘Good’ rating after opening in March 2018. CEO of Dormy Care Communities, Helen Davies-Parsons, said; “We are ...

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Brockington House Marketing Suite now open!

25th April 2019 | Brockington House | News

Members of the public got their first glimpse behind the scenes at a new luxury care home – Brockington House, Hereford which will fully open Summer 2019. The Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Sue Boulter, officially opened the Brockington House marketing suite on the 25th April, welcoming visitors in...

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Sir Martyn Lewis officially opens Foxhunters ‘world beating’ care home

24th January 2019 | Foxhunters | News

Sir Martyn Lewis CBE officially opened our Foxhunters luxury care home in Abergavenny, declaring it as “world-beating.” The legendary television news presenter, who famously delivered the first bulletin on Princess Diana’s death, said the state-of-the-art home, situated on the town’s Westgat...

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Information Centre Officially Opened by Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral

7th January 2019 | Brockington House | News

Dormy Care Communities has officially opened its information centre for Brockington House on West Street, Hereford, to help people find out more about the home and the nursing, ancillary and administrative roles available. The information centre is for anyone interested in the home to drop by for a ...

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New Care Home Opening in Hereford Summer 2019

27th December 2018 | Brockington House | News

Our latest luxury care home, Brockington House, will be opening in Hereford in Summer 2019. Becoming the fourth addition to the Dormy Care Communities family, it will provide the same standards and services as our other homes, offering luxury living with quality care. Types of care we will offer in...

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Foxhunters Local Hero

10th December 2018 | Foxhunters | News Do you know someone who selflessly gives so much to the community but does not get the recognition they deserve? Or perhaps someone who always goes out of their way to help those in need? Nominate them for our Local Unsung Hero award! Read more

New Dormy Care Communities Home in Abergavenny is Open

27th November 2018 | Foxhunters | News

The latest addition to the Dormy Care family opened on the 19th November. Foxhunters Care Community in Abergavenny is a luxury purpose-built home and is the first care home development for Carter Lauren, Cardiff. With 70 fully furnished ensuite bedrooms, including four companion suites to encourage ...

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A warm welcome to our new Home Director at Brockington House

8th November 2018 | Brockington House | News

Welcome to Shann who joins us as the new Home Director of Brockington House, Hereford. Shann originally qualified as both RMN and RGN and went on to join the Private Sector in 1992. She then moved to live in Africa for 17 years and ran a successful business before returning to the UK in 2014 where s...

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Lucy, our singing carer, has been shortlisted for Care Awards 2018

8th November 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

This is Lucy Frost, Lucy has been shortlisted for Care Home Worker of the Year in the Bournemouth Daily Echo Proud to Care Awards 2018! Lucy is our very own ‘singing carer’! Lucy is so proactive with activities, particularly anything musical.  It might be arranging a sing-a-long in the lounge o...

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Welcome to Brockington House, Hereford…

1st November 2018 | Brockington House | News

There is nothing more exciting than starting the New Year announcing we have another new home under construction! Dormy Care Communities have planning permission for a 70 bedded nursing home in the beautiful location of Hereford. With views of the Malvern Hills, our next home will offer the same sta...

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Keep warm and well this winter at a Dormy Care Community

26th October 2018 | Stories

Winter is fast approaching and for elderly people, this is the worst time of year. Keeping a property warm, maintaining a garden, cooking a nutritious meal and even getting out and about in your local community – all things that bring more worry. Subsequently, people can become isolated and lonely...

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First section of new £12 million care community opens to public

27th September 2018 | Foxhunters | News

More than 100 people took a behind the scenes look at a new £12 million luxury care community as Foxhunters in Llanfoist officially opened its marketing suite earlier this week (Monday 20th August). Work started on Dormy Care’s flagship home in Iberis Road, Llanfoist, last September. As well as p...

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Local Care Home Wins prestigious Industry Award!

27th September 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Pine Martin Grange Care Home in Wareham, Dorset part of Mayflower Care Communities has been confirmed as the winner of the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award 2018 in the ‘Best New Elderly Care Home Category’. The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards are an important part of the care industr...

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Let’s talk about lifestyle…

11th September 2018 | Stories

What is the definition of a “lifestyle choice?” According to the English dictionary its “a choice a person makes about how to live and behave, according to their attitudes, tastes, and values.” That’s what our homes are about. Choice. We appreciate that this can be a huge d...

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Welcome to Debbie Powell – our new team member for Foxhunters!

7th September 2018 | Foxhunters | News

A big warm welcome to a new member of our team! Debbie joins us in a variety of roles – she will be the first point of contact when visitors come to our home in reception and will help guide and support people with any query they may have. Debbie will also be supporting Lucy with the administr...

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Welcome to Lucy Morgan, Foxhunter’s Home Administrator

31st August 2018 | Foxhunters | News

The Foxhunter’s team is growing and we are delighted to welcome Lucy to the team. Lucy has been involved in the care industry for the last ten years and brings a huge amount of experience with her. Lucy will be supporting our Home Director Marie with the recruitment of our new staff and be res...

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Foxhunters Marketing suite is open!

22nd August 2018 | Foxhunters | News

More than 100 people took a behind the scenes look at our new £12 million luxury care community as Foxhunters in Llanfoist officially opened its marketing suite earlier this week (Monday 20th August).  Work started on Dormy Care’s flagship home in Iberis Road, Llanfoist, last September. As well ...

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It’s all about the food!

22nd August 2018 | Foxhunters | News

We are delighted to welcome James Thomas to the Dormy Care team as our new Executive Chef. James will be responsible for supporting all the homes and ensuring we offer a fine dining experience to our residents and their visitors. We asked James to share with us a bit about his work history and what ...

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5 ways Dormy Care Communities will help you stay active and independent

16th August 2018 | Stories

At Dormy Care Communities, we believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive wellbeing, whatever your age or ability. We believe that an active life means an active mind, and we work with our residents to help you stay as active and independent as possible. Even if you’re not quite as mobil...

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Living a Dormy Care lifestyle

15th August 2018 | Stories

At Dormy Care Communities, we truly believe in giving our residents the very best lifestyle, which is why we have invested in the finest onsite facilities for them to enjoy. We understand that everyone leads different lifestyles, which is why we have included a wide range of luxury facilities to cat...

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Pine Martin Grange helps resident set sail for the first time in 6 years

14th August 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

After a life on the sea, Pine Martin Grange resident John Newbury has been unable to set sail for the past six years. Living with Parkinson’s Disease means that John – a retired Captain and Master Mariner – has been unable to pursue his passion for sailing. Pine Martin Grange desperately w...

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It’s all about the care

14th August 2018 | Stories

Excellent care is at the heart of the Dormy Care Communities. We like to think of it as our family caring for your family. No matter how complex the needs of our residents, we are here to offer support and ensure that we deliver the very best care possible. In most of our homes, we have highly train...

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A home for families to visit at any time

13th August 2018 | Stories

We understand that family is important and just because your loved one has moved into a home, it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to make precious memories. Whether you enjoy quality days out together, Sunday dinners, weekly games nights or a cup of tea and a chat, we can accommodate you and...

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MP visits Foxhunters!

30th July 2018 | Foxhunters | News

Monmouth MP David Davies says he is sure Dormy Care’s new £12 million flagship care community – Foxhunters – is “going to be a huge success.” Mr Davies was given a tour of the site in Monmouthshire by Dormy Care founder, Helen Maiello. He also spoke to other key people involved in the pro...

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Award-winning Wareham care home achieves ‘good’ CQC rating

16th July 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Pine Martin Grange in Wareham has been awarded a rating of good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Mayflower Care Communities’ luxury residential and dementia home was recently inspected by the independent regulator of health and social care in England, having opened in August 2017. Helen Maiel...

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Foxhunters update!

21st June 2018 | Foxhunters | News

We have been overwhelmed by the number of people who are keen to work at Foxhunters! We will be commencing our recruitment in August but you can register your interest now https://www.dormycare.co.uk//careers/ Our General Manager Marie is currently looking for a Deputy Manager and applications are o...

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Some Oomph at Pine Martin Grange

20th June 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We are delighted with our latest partnership with Oomph-Wellness, with a focus on creating and delivering a fabulous range of activities for our residents! Taking a whole-home approach to activities, staff at Pine Martin Grange have been trained in Oomph!’s Wellbeing Leadership programme. This wil...

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Some Oomph at Bramshott Grange

28th May 2018 | Bramshott Grange | News

We are delighted with our latest partnership with Oomph-Wellness, with a focus on creating and delivering a fabulous range of activities for our residents! Taking a whole-home approach to activities, staff at Bramshott Grange have been trained in Oomph!’s Wellbeing Leadership programme. This will ...

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A warm welcome to Marie Wood – General Manager, Foxhunters Care Community

16th May 2018 | Foxhunters | News

As our new care home progresses in Llanfoist, we are delighted to announce we have appointed an outstanding General Manager and would like to welcome Marie Wood to the team. We asked Marie to share with us her thoughts on joining Dormy Care and her plans ahead; “I am delighted to be appointed ...

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Engaging with the local Community

4th May 2018 | Foxhunters | News

Who has a brain? That is the question we asked 185 pupils at Llanfoist Fawr Primary School in Abergavenny. We were delighted when Mr Jon Murphy, invited the Dormy Care Team down to his school to deliver a dementia friends session. The number of people living with dementia is increasing and nearly a...

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Bramshott Grange VIP Opening

22nd April 2018 | Bramshott Grange | News

Thursday 3rd May saw the sun shine as our second home officially opened! Residents, families, friends, members of the local community and key Healthcare professionals attended our amazing event. Visitors toured our stunning new home whilst enjoying champagne and canapés to the sound of a local flau...

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National Care Home Open Day!

19th April 2018 | Foxhunters | News

Join us on Saturday 21st April from 11 – 3 for our vintage tea party and musical art therapy. Dormy Care Communities believe that life shouldn’t stop when someone moves in to a care home and our focus is on offering a range of enriching activities. This will be an opportunity to experien...

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Information Centre is now OPEN!

15th March 2018 | Foxhunters | News

What a week it has been! Monday 12th March saw us officially open our brand new information centre at 47 Cross Street, Abergavenny. The lovely Reverend Chris Walters arrived to cut the ribbon and bless our new shop, as we proudly opened our doors to the Community. Helen Maiello Managing Director wit...

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Information Centre Opening Soon…

23rd February 2018 | Foxhunters | News

After a busy few weeks, we are delighted to announce that our information centre will be opening early March. This will enable you to pop in and find out about our new Foxhunters Care Community. Staff will be on hand to discuss the build and share the plans of our exciting new home. We will also be ...

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Bramshott grange has officially opened

15th February 2018 | Bramshott Grange | News

We have officially opened! What an exciting week it has been. Our first few residents moved in to our beautiful new home and are already settling in well. We have always said that as stunning as the home is, it’s the people who live there who really make it special. We celebrated their arrival wit...

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Quality care comes to Abergavenny.

12th January 2018 | Foxhunters | News

Dormy Care Communities first home will be in Abergavenny, South Wales and construction is well underway. Nestling in the Welsh Valleys with views of the Blorenge Mountain, this stunning new care home will be a place our residents will be proud to call home. Our luxurious flagship home, “Foxhunters...

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Welcoming Foxhunters Care Community…

20th December 2017 | Foxhunters | News

We are delighted to announce our flagship home in Abergavenny has a name! ‘Foxhunters Care Community’ will be our first home to open in late 2018. The story behind our name came from a horse named Foxhunter ridden by Harry Llewellyn (who lived local to Llanfoist) in the 1952 Olympic Ga...

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Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Safe visiting procedures in place within our designated visitors suite. Visiting is subject to local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help reduce the risk of transmission
Highest standards of infection control throughout the home.
Activities Teams plan and host socially distanced activities
Socially distanced dining experience

Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Peace of mind at Dormy Care Communities

The health, safety and well-being of our ladies, gentlemen and team members remains our top priority.

We continue to welcome new residents with a safe admissions policy in place.

Safe visiting procedures in place within our designated visitors suite. Visiting is subject to local government restrictions
Abundant supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regular testing for all staff and residents to help reduce the risk of transmission
Highest standards of infection control throughout the home.
Activities Teams plan and host socially distanced activities
Socially distanced dining experience