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Brockington House receive paper aeroplane messages flown in by children

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...

Brockington House win first prize at Pinder Healthcare Design Awards

13th March 2020 | Brockington House | News

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...

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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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