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The finer things in life

Dormy Care Communities has teamed up with the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer to ensure the ladies and gentlemen in our homes can enjoy even more of the finer things in life. The new partnership with Majestic Wine ensures that the wines on offer in our homes are on a par with many top re...

Find a job you love

January 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

“Find a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And when it comes to working at Brockington House, Keith Sullivan couldn’t agree more with the words of American writer Mark Twain who first coined this phrase. It took Keith a little longer to find the job he truly lov...

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Using his skills

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | News

Having spent the bulk of his career working in some of the most highly rated restaurants in the world, Alex Thomas is now using his skills in a different way by enhancing the experience of residents, staff, and visitors at our four homes. Alex works in Regional Business Support for Dormy Care Commun...

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National Trivia Day

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

Today is National Trivia Day, a day when we can celebrate our knowledge and a chance to get our ‘thinking caps’ on. Playing brain games and staying mentally active can significantly help to reduce and slow down the potential negative mental effects brought on by growing older, and can potential...

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Animal magic

January 2024 | Brockington House | Brockington House Links

Animal magic came to Brockington House with residents able to enjoy close contact with a wide range of beautiful creatures. Local company Animals Interactive brought a menagerie to visit our ladies and gentlemen, which extended far beyond the usual therapy dogs. Rabbits, tortoise and meerkats, an ow...

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National Safeguarding Week

November 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

It’s National Safeguarding Week, an opportunity to highlight this hugely important subject and one we take incredibly seriously at Dormy. Across our Dormy Care Communities, safeguarding and protecting the ladies and gentlemen who live with us is our absolute priority every day of the year. Their w...

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A recipe for success

October 2023 | Brockington House | News

Combining a team bonding exercise with fundraising proved a recipe for success for the kitchen team at Brockington House. Lead by Head Chef Cihan Wiltshire, the fab five took on the challenge of the Race for Life in Birmingham and set a fundraising target of £250 for cancer research. They smashed t...

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Awards season

October 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

It cannot have escaped your notice that we are well and truly in the midst of awards season with not a day going by without an organisation or awards ceremony being highlighted on social media platforms or in the sector press. Competition within the care sector is well known – you only have to loo...

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Pumpkin Carving

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our pumpkin carving competition is certainly hotting up! Read more

A Garden Centre Visit

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

And one trip was not enough so in the afternoon we visited the Blue Diamond garden centre to see the start of the Christmas decorations and the grotto they are preparing. Our group loved looking in the garden area at the trees and plants and also looking at all the decorations for the coming festive...

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A Trip to Hereford Cathedral

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely trip to Hereford Cathedral today, looking at the chained library and Mappa Mundi. Our ladies and gents enjoyed seeing the medieval map with all the illustrations of Pegasus and other mythical creatures, as well as looking at the chained library. An amazing piece of history. Read more

the Dormy Awards

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories What a wonderful afternoon of celebration at the Dormy Awards 2023! It’s been fantastic to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion of our colleagues across Dormy. Huge well done to all of our finalists and winners! Read more

The Cider Museum

October 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely trip out to the Cider Museum in Hereford today. We learned all about the history of cider marking which was very interesting. Read more

The real love of his life

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

A year spent in a laboratory experimenting with rapeseed was enough to convince James Thomas that a career in biochemical engineering was not for him. Instead, he decided to pursue the real love of his life, hospitality and catering, and this eventually led him to his current role as Executive Chef ...

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A picture paints a thousand words

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so in Derek Foster’s case that must amount to millions and millions of words! That’s because in his working life, Derek was a professional photographer. He set up his own photography business with a partner in Hereford 1954 and it was major success, wi...

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Feel at home

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

Having worked in community care before she came into residential care, Tracey Doherty knows exactly how important it is for people to feel at home – and she says this is exactly what Brockington House does. “It doesn’t feel like a residential home at all,” says Tracey. “I remember when I l...

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Very creative

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

Whether it’s engraving dashboards, designing shop displays or working in photography, Tara Chatterly-Russell has always been very creative. Which is what made her the perfect choice to be our lead Activity Coordinator when Brockington House opened in 2019. Tara ensures that our ladies and gentleme...

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A luxury hotel with care

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

“It’s like a luxury hotel with care.” That’s how Home Director Shann Thomas perfectly summarises what it is like living and working at Brockington House. Shann should know what good care and good hospitality looks like, having spent her career in both sectors. She left school aged 16 to foll...

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The best of both worlds

September 2023 | Brockington House | News

As a Registered Nurse and Deputy Home Director, Alun Woodhouse says he has the best of both worlds at Brockington House. It means he gets to experience the home from every angle – with his clinical and non-clinical hat on. And having also previously worked in a private hospital where no expense wa...

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Falls prevention technology

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care Communities has become the first in the UK to roll-out a ‘revolutionary’ Scandinavian state-of-the-art falls prevention technology in a project which is already seeing impressive results. We have partnered with Norway-based Sensio, to install RoomMate, a revolutionary safety sensor. T...

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A Visit from Hereford FA

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories And we made the most of the lovely weather before Scott from Hereford FA came in for a reminiscence session. Read more

Halloween Crafts

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories It is just over a month away so we used our arts and crafts session to begin our preparations for Halloween. Read more

A Trip to Oakchurch

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories A nice trip to Oakchurch garden centre and shop trip this afternoon. Julia liked the fox! Read more

Elvis Day!

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Look who was in the building today! Read more

Macmillan cofeee afternoon

September 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Macmillan cofeee afternoon, raising money for a charity close to our hearts. Read more

Our Four Legged Friends

August 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

Across our Dormy Care Communities, some of the most popular visitors we welcome into our homes have four legs and wagging tails. Today is National Dog Day and we wanted to say a huge thank you to our four-legged visitors who truly brighten the days of the ladies and gentlemen who live across our com...

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Cruise Week Highlights

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Brockington House enjoyed our cruise week this month, here are some of the highlights from the places we visited!   Read more

Gardening Club

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories In gardening club the ladies continued with their project. They had to repot the plants into bigger pots ready for the autumn show next month. Read more

Out for a Pub Lunch

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our ladies really enjoyed their trip out for a pub lunch yesterday. Jean liked the look of the cocktail menu but decided to stick to the wine this time. Read more

Elvis Day Prep

August 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

We’ve been getting prepared for Elvis Day, creating some wonderful ‘back-drops’ for our celebrations. We were joined by Christa’s daughter and grandson who helped with some of the arts and crafts including painting. The ladies really enjoyed having the help and we think we...

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Parachute Exercise

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we used the parachute on Mortimer. A fantastic form of exercise and stimulation. They can’t wait to use it again. A very well earned cuppa was needed after. Read more

Cheese and Wine Day

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories To celebrate National Cheese & Wine Day we decided to taste a selection of cheeses & wines. Everyone enjoyed them and asked whether we could celebrate it every day! Read more

Banjo Brian

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We welcomed Banjo Brian today. There was lots of singing, banter and important reminiscing. A fantastic atmosphere & afternoon entertainment. Read more

Shuffle Board

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The shuffle board returned today and Shann couldn’t resist joining in and teamed up with Janet to help her score a 36 great job the winner today though was Gareth with 45. Lots of fun! Read more

Scarecrow Building

July 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful colouring followed by Scarecrow building. Jean and Frances assisted with the build and Frances has named the scarecrow Popeye! Read more

In The Press: Portrait of the Year

June 2023 | Brockington House | News

A HEREFORDSHIRE care home recently hosted a ‘Portrait Artist of the Year” competition, a collaboration which brought together its residents and aspiring young artists from local colleges. The event, believed to be the first of its kind held by a care home in the UK, was hosted by Brockington Hou...

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A Visit from the Guides

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday we had a visit from a local girl guides group. The girls enjoyed using the Tover interactive table and then they helped our ladies and gents play giant snakes and ladders. A lovely afternoon! Read more

Alex the Memory Man

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a visit from ‘Alex The Memory Man’ this afternoon. We reminisced about song lyrics, TV theme shows and so much more. Read more

Mini Tennis

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories As it’s Wimbledon this week we decided to have a ‘mini’ tennis match. There was a few outs, and there was talk of a possible streaker !!!!! In the end Janet & Gareth, who were umpires, called the final decision – they concluded it was a draw. Read more

A Comment from one of our Volunteers

June 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Stories

“Why do I volunteer? Mainly because I like sharing and luckily for me I’m time – rich.  I began at Foxhunters having been trained by a charity known to Monmouthshire Libraries called The Reader. I love books, I love reading, and I especially love reading aloud.  So when I was given ...

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Volunteers Week

June 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

IT”s Volunteers Week, a wonderful opportunity to mark the fantastic and positive contribution volunteers make across the country.   At Dormy Care Communities, we particularly value to contribution of volunteers both from within our homes and from the local communities around them.   Many...

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The Coronation and VE Day

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

To celebrate VE Day we watched a documentary hosted by Tony Robinson and then enjoyed a slice of this lovely coronation cake. Janet and Joyce are ready and Nora loves her little coronation themed planter and plant. Some of our ladies and gentlemen are watching the ceremony in their rooms and others ...

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The Brockington Bakers

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories On your marks, get set, bake. The Brockington Bakers were hard at work making chocolate marble cake which you will see came out perfect. Now our star bakers are looking forward to trying it tomorrow over a cuppa. Doris has asked for a large slice as it was hard work stirring! Read more

Banjo Brian getting us all dancing!

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We had a lovely visit from Banjo Brian this afternoon with lots of great songs from yesteryear. He played to a packed room and got our ladies and gentlemen to join in by giving out instruments for them to play. A very interactive, engaging and fun session all round! Read more

Planting ready for summer

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories And with the sun shining carer Karen took Cate outside to enjoy the rays and at Growing Point Gardening Club with Sian we did some planting ready for summer. Read more

Tending to our Garden

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories On a sunny Saturday morning Pat helped to water the plants. She asked how she would be paid for all her hard work so we promised her a good cuppa at the end and she was happy with that. Thank you Pat. Read more

Meet Frances Hancock

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

Frances Hancock is one of a select group of people who truly deserve to be referred to as a ‘Pioneer’. In fact, that was the name given to her and the 14 other women who were the first women to be ordained priest in Hereford almost 30 years ago. Frances, who is aged 88 and now living in Brocking...

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Wioletta and Cookie deserve a round of ‘a-paws’ for charity walk

May 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

A DOG is a man’s best friend certainly does not apply to Wioletta Guzy and her beloved dog Cookie and between them they recently raised £670 for a charity very close to her heart. Wioletta and Australian Labradoodle Cookie walked 100 kilometres during March as part of Dementia UK’s Walking Chal...

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Easter at Brockington

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We are ready for Easter. Read more

Duck Pond!

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our two visitors Donald and Daisy Duck enjoyed a dip in our pond! Read more

Easter Bakers

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers have been busy making Easter nests. Read more

Magic Table Games

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and laughter using the magic table today. Read more

Potting at Brockington

April 2023 | Brockington House | Stories More potting today and Jean was keen to clean up after. We ended with a communal crossword which our ladies and gentlemen successfully completed. Read more

The importance of Nutrition and Hydration

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Good nutrition and hydration are vital to everybody’s health and well-being, but as we continue to age, this is not always as easy to maintain. It is believed that 25% of elderly people experience mild chronic dehydration and 10% are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Older people are more l...

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Activities for people who walk with purpose

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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The Puuurfect Companions in our Homes

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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Brockington House in Luxury Care Home Guide

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

A HEREFORD care home has been named as one of the top 100 luxury care homes in the UK for the third consecutive year. Brockington House, which is situated on Hafod Road, is featured in the Knight Frank 2023 Luxury Care Home Guide. The 70-bedroom home is owned by Dormy Care Communities, a company whi...

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International Women’s Day

March 2023 | Brockington House | Stories

International Women’s Day saw us celebrating the women we admire most. We spoke about women who had left a mark on history, with a photo quiz including famous women in politics , science and other professions . We also chatted about family members who we admired; Eileen spoke about both gra...

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Animal Therapy

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

Animal or pet therapy has long been proven to have both positive physical and mental benefits on people and this why it has become an integral part of the activities programmes at Dormy’s four homes. It’s particularly beneficial for people living with dementia because it’s a way of unlocking h...

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Our Magic Tables

March 2023 | Brockington House | News

At Dormy Care Communities, improving the quality of life for people living in our homes is one of our key goals and we are continually investing in new technology to enable us to realise this goal. An example is the introduction of a Magic Table in two of our care homes – Brockington House and Fox...

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Valentines Day

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Our Valentine’s celebrations carried on all day! There were delicious heart-shaped biscuits and a visit from Eddie Graham who performed fantastic songs including Love Song and hits by Cliff Richard and Tom Jones. Read more

Mindful Colouring

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful colouring is not only fantastically creative, it’s also very relaxing. It can help with allieviating anxiety, can lift our mood and help us feel calm. After competing her wonderful creation, Doris said: “I really enjoyed that!” Read more

Pancake Race

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories The Shrove Tuesday celebrations were lots of fun! There were pancake races in the garden – including this match between Tony and Abbey. Abbey emerged victorious, even if she did lose a shoe in the process! Read more

An afternoon of music

February 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Wonderful music this afternoon with Wolfren Riverstick playing favourites from Doris Day, Elvis, Fats Domino and Buddy Holly. Read more

Making Bird Feeders

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Thank you to Sian from Herefordshire Growing Point who visited today. The ladies make some bird feeders and then added some bird pictures using layers of different coloured and patterned card Read more

National Winnie the Pooh

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalwinniethepoohday so we got creative! Read more

Chinese New Year Crafts

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Chinese new year decorations Read more

Scrabble Club

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Time for a scrabble club challenge Read more

Chinese New Year Crafts

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy getting crafty! Preparation under way for Chinese new year Read more

Deal or No Deal

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Deal or no deal. Sadly we didn’t win much! Read more

New Year Dominoes Challenge

January 2023 | Brockington House | Stories Dominoes challenge this afternoon Read more

Brockington Bakers at Christmas

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers were busy today baking some festive treats. We love warm mince pies – delicious! Read more

A Christmas Craft Session

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies and gentlemen have been creating tree decorations and Gonks! Read more

Making Wreaths

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we had Sian visit from Growing Point and a few of the ladies made some festive wreaths for their doors Read more

Christmas Jumper Day

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It was #christmasjumper day today! The team all showed off their favourite knit wear! Thanks to the kitchen team for all the delicious treats Read more

When generations come together

December 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely when generations come together! A big thank you to Beech House Nursery School who visited our home. Accompanied by Emma and Georgie they sang songs and shared stories with us all. Please come back and see us soon! Read more

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Our two volunteers Amelia and Natalia have been busy today helping the ladies and gentlemen decorate some of the home! Read more

A Christmas Trip

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Doris and Irene have been busy this weekend! They enjoyed a trip out to Dunelm to look around the store before returning to start on our festive decorations! Read more

A Christmas Bake

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This morning we completed the next stage of our Christmas cake. The dried fruit mixture has been soaking for several weeks – the brandy smell was a little strong ! Read more

A visit from Herefordshire FA

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Herefordshire FA Dementia Reminiscence Group visited us today and we had a fantastic group meeting with lots of great memories and some chocolates! Read more

A Trip out to Town

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon a few ladies went to visit Radway Bridge Garden Centre. We enjoyed wandering around the shop and of course stopped for a cup of tea! Read more

Remembrance Service

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We held a special remembrance service delivered by reverent Nick Armstrong from the local parish. Read more

Mindful Colouring

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A mindful colouring session Read more

Our Christmas Project

November 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Christmas project! Read more

Autumnal Art

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Autumnal art session Read more

Tin Can Alley

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Good old fashioned tin can alley was a favourite this afternoon! Joyce had a mean right throw Read more

A visit from a furry friend

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of our favourite furry friends popped in yesterday for some extra love and attention! Read more

Water colour painting

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Water colour painting session this afternoon   Read more

Tover Table Fun

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely afternoon session using our magic table from Tover We love the interactive games! Read more

Halloween arts and crafts

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on some decorations for Halloween Read more

Did you know we have a shop?

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Did you know our home has its very own shop? It gives the ladies and gents the opportunity to pick up some extra bits and pieces – from stamps to sweets, we stock lots of essentials! Read more

Planting on our Balcony

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of our lovely care team donated some plants to the home. We have been busy this afternoon planting them on our balcony Thank you Caroline! Read more

Our New Art Project

October 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Who can guess the theme of todays art project? Read more

A Trip to: Thailand

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Final visit of the week on our armchair travels found us discovering beautiful Thailand! We enjoyed some delicious mango cake, a ride around in our Far Eastern-inspired transport and designed our own head wear! Fun day had by all! Read more

A Trip to: New Zealand

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Today we visited New Zealand! We had a quiz and enjoyed some homemade New Zealand Anzac biscuits, they went down a treat. The boys learnt the Haka for us and visited everyone to show it off! We also watched a travel documentary all about the nature & culture of the island! ...

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A Trip to: Hawaii

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Today we embarked on a trip to Hawaii! Our home was decorated and themed in all the communal areas! We played games, ate delicious exotic summer food and all tried hula dancing! Everyone loves our themed days and there is always plenty of laughs! Keep an eye out for where we go next! ...

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Roald Dahl Day!

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Creative drawing session inspired by #roalddahlday We were inspired by the stories and created our own characters with funny names! Read more

A Day of Pampering

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Bit of pamper time for some of the ladies Read more

Our Dormy Rose

September 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our beautiful Dormy Care rose is starting to bloom! One of our prizes from the recent Dormy Care garden competition! Read more

Word Games

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories One of Mike’s favourite tasks of the day is finding extra words in our daily challenge! 437 to go… Read more

Giant Connect Four

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Time for a bit of connect four!! Read more

National Cup Cake Day!

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Today the Brockington bakers celebrated #nationalcupcakeday with our own baking session! The smell was wafting down the corridor and everyone who came by said they smelt lovely and asked if there were spare! John came as chief taste taster and they passed the test! Delicious! Read more

Continuing our Art Project

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The art project continues for our next surprise adventure Read more

Our 3rd Birthday

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s our 3rd birthday!! Let the celebrations begin! We have been joined by families and friends for an afternoon of music, bubbles and of course some fabulous cake! Read more

Arts and Crafts

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Crafts this afternoon, busy working on something exciting! Read more

Mindful Colouring

August 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Mindful colouring followed by an art appreciation session. We learnt about Vincent Van Gogh. We had a discussion about his legacy and what inspiration he gives to others. Frances liked his rustic style and Sue liked the fact he painted in a style that must have seemed unimaginable at that time ...

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Cheese And Wine Afternoon

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a cheese and wine afternoon, what better way to spend a Monday! Read more

A Game of Pictionary

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Fun game of Pictionary had us all laughing as we all attempted to draw Read more

Crafting Paper Flowers

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Can you believe we had rain yesterday? So we enjoyed some time indoors creating flower bouquets. These will be used for something special soon! Read more

Banjo Brian!

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon with Banjo Brian! Fun interactive musical session which we all enjoyed Read more

Hedgehog House

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Doris helped set up a little hedgehog house in our garden, food and water ready and now we wait Read more

Celebrating the 4th July

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Celebrating 4th July with American themed bbq and Mississippi mud pie Read more

A Little Water Colour

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A creative session for one of the gentlemen in our home. Water colour painting. Read more

Home Grown Always Tastes Best!

July 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Home grown is best and Doris and Irene helped the team pick the peas we have been growing! Doris said she had never done this before and enjoyed sampling them! Read more

Some Morning Pampering

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Who doesn’t love a good pampering? Some of us spent the morning have our nails done Read more

Fudge made by the Brockington Bakers!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers have made some no cook fudge! We can not wait for later when it’s ready for us to sample! Thanks to all the team who helped out! Read more

A Beautiful Day in the Garden

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories What a glorious day! We enjoyed time in our garden admiring the wildlife and flowers. What a lovely place to live Read more

Wimbledon Themed Hats!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Creating some #wimbledon themed arts and crafts Read more

Play Your Cards Right

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Fun game of play your cards right Read more

A Few Morning Games

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Following a visit to the hair salon, Betty joined Jean for some fun game challenges! Read more

A New Word Challenge

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Attempting the word challenge Read more

Jubilee Bingo

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday afternoon we had a few games of jubilee bingo. When the big 70 came out of the bag, everyone shouted jubilee. Lots of winners and Mike shared his winning prizes with the ladies! What a great weekend we have had celebrating #platinumjubilee2022 Read more

Baking Celebration Cakes

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers have been busy all week baking special #jubileecelebration cakes Read more

Jubilee Celebrations

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Jubilee celebrations in full swing Read more

Trooping the Colour

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our guards are ready for #troopingthecolour and the start of the #platinumjubileecelebration Here’s to four days celebrating HRH Dormy Care Read more

Jubilee Cake and Games

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Pin the diamonds on the crown! An afternoon of fun as well as tea and cake royal style #platinumjubilee #royal Read more

Planting our Jubilee Tree

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We planted our special #platinumjubilee tree today and unveiled our plaque. The start of our commemorative weekend celebrating HRH Read more

A Very Royal Visitor

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Meeting a special visitor today Read more

Our Platinum Jubilee Corgi!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Our #platinumjubilee corgi enjoyed some attention today! We also played a fun new game called feed the dog! Read more

A Jubilee Scarecrow!

June 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Giving our garden scarecrow a jubilee makeover ready for the weekend Read more

Jubilee Arts and Crafts

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Jubilee is approaching and our arts and craft sessions are filled with ideas to make the weekend a success We have been very busy today prepping further! Read more

A Little bit of Gardening

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Home director Shann Thomas has been gardening today. She’s gathered a selection of home grown plants ready for the raised beds to be prepared this week Read more

World Tea Day

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday was #worldteaday so we sampled a selection with home made biscuits. It’s safe to say some flavoured teas they were not impressed with! Read more

Jubilee Fountain

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The ladies at gentlemen have been busy creating a special jubilee fountain. Read more

Pictionary

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories A game of Pictionary this afternoon with some interesting drawing attempts! We did all laugh though! Read more

Jasper Came to Visit

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories When you get a surprise visit from a team member with their adorable dog Jasper. He sure was happy to smile for the camera! Read more

Enjoying the Sunshine

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely to enjoy the sunshine with friends and family Read more

Sunny Day in the Garden

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Watering the greenhouse plants as it’s going to be warm day Read more

Jubilee Preparation

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working had on our jubilee project We all laughed when some of the ladies said they would go on strike unless they received payment in tea and biscuits! Such a fun afternoon! Read more

Weekly Word Challenge

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Sue is enjoying our latest word challenge Read more

Relax and Pamper!

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying some pamper time! We are so lucky to have a beauty salon where we can enjoy regular visits, as well as the wonderful care team who always ensure we look fabulous   Read more

Jubilee Art Project

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our Jubilee project Read more

A Little Pampering

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Did you know we have our own beauty salon? Nothing better than a bit of pampering to start the day! Read more

A Jubilee Craft Project

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Staring work on our jubilee craft project with stone painting Read more

Super Hero Day!

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #superheroes day! Read more

National Pet Month

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalpetmonth so our Deputy Home a director Alun Woodhouse came in with his beautiful dog Willow who is one year old today The ladies and gentlemen enjoyed lots of cuddles and making a fuss! Read more

An Afternoon in the Sun

May 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Another sunny spring day here in Hereford so we took our exercise class outside! Starting the day off right with gentle stretching and seated yoga whilst others enjoyed a walk around the grounds. Read more

Easter at Brockington House

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We had an amazing Easter full of fun and smiles. We crafted our own decorations and there was lots of hilarious fancy dress! Read more

National Scrabble Day

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Its National Scrabble Day so we sat down in our bar for a few good games of Scrabble! Lots of great words and very close scores. We also have some Scrabble art in our garden that we created last year! Read more

Easter Baking

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington bakers started making Simnel Easter cake today. There was a little too much taste testing going on! Read more

Drawing Class

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s “Draw a bird” day so we put pen to paper and tested our artistic skills and learnt how to draw birds, starting with basic shapes and then adding details! Read more

Getting Crafty This Afternoon

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Working on our next project during our craft session Read more

Indoor Skittles

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Skittle challenge today saw some Impressive scores of over 500! Read more

A lovely spring day in our gardens

April 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Lovely spring day and we have enjoyed some time in the garden reminiscing about hot air balloon trips and then catch up with friends over a cup of tea Read more

Outdoor Arts and Crafts

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Crafting and chatting in the afternoon sunshine. Making a start on our Easter cards Read more

A Little Bit of Gardening

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a walk around the garden today, taking in the sunshine and the beautiful views from our home. Afterwards we watered our new plants that have just started to shoot Read more

Outdoor Book Club

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We took our book club out into the garden today. Coming to the end of The Ribbon Weaver by Rosie Goodwin Read more

A visitor on International Day of Happiness

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We had a special furry visitor for #internationaldayofhappiness Rollie was loved by everyone! Read more

Watercolour Painting

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Pam has always loved painting and today enjoyed a watercolour session Read more

The Brockington Bakers are back!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers are back! Zesty lemon drizzle cake has been prepped ready to be iced for afternoon tea tomorrow! The ladies had a good chat about the cakes they plan to bake for the jubilee weekend too! Read more

St Patrick’s Day!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Happy St Patrick’s day from us all Read more

A Spring Quiz Outdoors!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We decided to take our garden quiz outside today and enjoy the spring sunshine Read more

Nutrition and Hydration Week

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week “Tasty Tuesday” with a focus on snacks. Not everyone wants a big meal and we offer a variety of nutritious and tasty snacks for everyone to enjoy. Particularly beneficial for those who prefer to graze throughout the day. #nhweek #carehomefood Read more

Plant a flower day

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Its #plantaflowerday so we came together and got creative. Together we started potting up our seeds and achieved over 50 pots!! Ranging from sunflowers, sweet peas and meadow mix. Can’t wait for them to bloom! Read more

Some Irish arts and crafts

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories With St Patrick’s day approaching, we got creative and started making leprechauns   Read more

A Surprise for John!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Johns favourite meal is fish and chips! He was thrilled when we popped out and picked up the traditional take away wrapped in paper! Read more

International Womens Day!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We celebrated #internationalwomensday by thinking of all the words to describe women! Courageous, inspirational, determined and gracious to mention a few (as well as bossy! ) Read more

Cruise Week!

March 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We visited so many amazing countries on our Cruise Week, including Egypt, India and China! Read more

Egyptian art!

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Egyptian crafting this afternoon for something special next week Read more

Crafting Blossoms

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Crafting blossoms this afternoon Read more

Random Acts of Kindness!

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories For #randomactsofkindness day the Brockington Bakers made some special cookies to share around the home Read more

Creative Art!

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We have something special coming up soon so we got creative.. more will be revealed soon! Read more

Neuro Graphical Art

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we had a short session on neuro graphical art. This enables one to work through the subconscious mind and to have the freedom to draw and relieve stress by creating art Read more

Celebrating Love

February 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Wonderful afternoon celebrating love! We enjoyed a live cello performance followed by our own special awards ceremony for those with extra big hearts! Followed by tea and cake! Read more

Parachute Exercise

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Up up and away! How much fun did we have with our parachute? Great interactive activity Read more

Scrabble Club

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Scrabble club time! Lots of new words today so we had to keep checking the dictionary! Read more

Up The Ladder Challenge

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy a bit of healthy competition and the ladies stepped up to the ladder challenge this afternoon! Lots of fun! Read more

International Flower Day

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories For international flower day we recycled our Christmas cards and created special floral gifts cards to send to family and friends. Doris had enjoyed a visit to the salon earlier today and throughly enjoyed an afternoon of compliments. We think she looks very glamorous! Read more

Individual Exercise Sessions

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories Irene enjoyed a one to one Oomph Wellness exercise session this morning Read more

A Weekend Quiz

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories

Over the weekend, the ladies & gentlemen took part in a quiz! All were asked individually the same 10 questions and the winner with the highest would win a prize. When we presented Doris with her prize, she was very excited and couldn’t wait to tell her grandchildren when she next spoke to the...

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A Relaxing Start to the Year

January 2022 | Brockington House | Stories We encourage our ladies and gentlemen to be independent and involved in life at our home. Jean enjoys lending a hand and helping us take down the final Christmas decorations. The festive season is now behind us and it’s time to get busy with some new activities! Watch this space! Read more

Christmas at Brockington House

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Well what a wonderful Christmas Day we had! We all received some wonderful gifts, a special visit from Santa and his elves and all celebrated together! We hope you all had a wonderful time too! Read more

Baking Shortbread

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The Brockington Bakers regrouped today to make shortbread. The home smelt amazing as they were cooking and we enjoyed sampling with a cup of tea!! Read more

Scrabble Decorations

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories You all know we enjoy a scrabble challenge but today we made Christmas decorations using the times! We haven’t shared all of the picture as there were some cheeky worlds appearing!!!! Read more

Cheeky Elves!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We had a new arrival, a cheeky little elf! Read more

Making Christmas Decorations!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Festive preparation continues! Making more decorations for around the home followed by a well earned cup of tea! Read more

A Winter Wonderland

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our Nordic themed coffee lounge is coming together nicely .. it’s beginning to look and feel very festive! Read more

Chocolate Bingo!

December 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fun afternoon of bingo with our favourite chocolate prizes! Read more

Remembrance Day at Brockington

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Last week we held our Remembrance day service in our beautiful gardens. We had a net of hundreds of poppies and everyone came out to the service. Our ladies and gentlemen had been making poppies for a few weeks in various arts and crafts groups and they were all on display today around Brockingto...

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World Science Day!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Yesterday afternoon we celebrated world science day by having a mad scientist experiment afternoon! We tested out the floating egg experiment. One jar had salt added to the water and this is the result, popping a balloon with the use of an orange peel and kitchen paper with water & food colourin...

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A great singing session

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We had a great sing-a-long in Mortimer this afternoon with all our ladies and gentlemen’s favourites! It was a fantastic afternoon of song, thank you to everyone for getting involved which makes it more magical! Read more

Yoga but with a twist!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we tried something a little different! It was laughter yoga which was great fun, however, all of our sessions have a lot of laughter! we then switched the pace of the session and finished with some mindfulness. Read more

The Brockington Bakers bake again!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Brockington bakers made white chocolate chip cookies today, we may of accidentally added a few more chocolate chips (they fell in the bowl!) and they came out a little bigger than expected but no one complained! Verdict lovely can I have another!? Read more

Halloween at Brockington House!

November 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

To celebrate Halloween we had a mummy wrapping contest! 2 teams had to wrap one of our lovely carers up as fast as they could! The mummy that was the best wrapped after the time limit won! Pumpkin judging took place this week! The staff had carved pumpkins, no names were attached and our ladies and...

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A drive in the country

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon we went on a beautiful country drive in our Brockington House mini van! Its great to get out into the Herefordshire countryside, however no ice creams served until March now! Read more

A relaxing moment!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Sometimes it’s just nice to find a quiet corner and enjoy a cup of tea, a sing-song, a good chat and…. maybe a little cake! #itsthelittlethings Read more

Parachute Exercise!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We used an indoor parachute today for fun and exercise and lots of laughter! It’s a real favourite of our ladies and gentlemen! Read more

Scrabble Club, Book Club and some entertainment!

October 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This weekend we had a musical duo that performed for our ladies & gentlemen. Corrine & Stephen ‘Upside Down’. They played many different songs, from opera, musical hits and well-known pieces, even a few pieces freehand with no sheet music. Some ladies sat outside their rooms and in the g...

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Crafts, Volleyball and the Hope Gospel Country Band!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This week we had an energetic game of indoor volleyball. Even the spectators were getting involved on occasions! The ladies continued with our community patch-work crafts. John was more than happy to supervise us all, the patch-works are looking fantastic! And we had the Hope Gospel Country Band pla...

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Books, Quizzes and Teddy Bears!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

It was ‘Literacy Day’ this week, we reminisced about the ages that we started to read, which were between 4-9 years old and the books that impressed us. Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare comics like the Beano and Dan Dare. Children classics like Black Beauty and the Chalet Schoo...

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Getting Busy in the Garden!

September 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Here at Brockington House, we are based in a wonderful location with a huge garden and spectacular views. Our ladies and gentlemen love the peace and quiet and enjoy taking in the local landscape of Hereford. We were out in the garden all this week, John was helping by watering the tomatoes and pick...

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Pampering, Darts and Some Special Requests!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

This week at Brockington House: Ann who lives here at Brockington House wanted to be involved and has become a home ambassador helping us with our library books! Today she visited other ladies and gentlemen in their rooms! Florence used to be a nurse and wished to help our team today, so she put on ...

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Activity art appreciation

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoons activity art appreciation. We viewed the top 100 famous paintings and then we decided to draw a portrait of each other. Despite being nervous as we didn’t want to offend anyone with our drawings we eventually had lots of laughs once we settled in to the activity Read more

Picking our own veg!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Who doesn’t love home grown vegetables? Today we were thrilled to be able to pick our beetroot and the first crop of runner beans. Read more

A little pampering

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories One of our lovely carers takes the time to come in on her day off to do our ladies nails Read more

Whiskers the robotic cat

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning of singing with whiskers out robotic cat. Florence has been singing a song by Doris Day, If you were the only girl in the world Read more

Baking Club

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The baking club made delicious jam tarts today Read more

Quoits

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Enjoying a game of quoits, well done Doris for scoring 310! Read more

World Elephant Day

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Later this afternoon we made a large elephant for world elephant day in mandala design paper using coloured patterns Read more

Potting!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Potting our Oomph Wellness seeds Read more

Pressing flowers

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Spending time in the garden today collecting flowers for a project! We are creating a nature diary that will include pressed flowers. Doris and Irene enjoyed singing the buttercup song and helping choose the flowers Read more

Oomph gymnastics

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s gymnastic week at the Oomph Wellness Olympics so we had a go at some Olympic inspired movements! Read more

An afternoon of quizzes and prizes!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Quiz time with fun prizes Read more

Puuurrrrfect pictures!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National cat day so we spent time sketching our furry friends.. how purrrrfect are our pictures? Read more

One to one Ballet

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Pauline enjoying a one to one ballet session   Read more

Brain Training

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We always enjoy a bit of brain training, crossword and a cuppa followed by finding word of the day! Read more

Gents Club at Brockington House

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s time for Gents club. Lots of football chat and no ladies allowed!! Read more

BBQ and Ice creams

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories After our bbq in the sunshine what’s better than a visit from the ice cream van! Read more

Brockington House Turns 2!

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Birthday celebrations! The sun is shining and time for a bbq Read more

Oomph Olympics

August 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s the start of the Oomph Wellness Olympics and today we enjoyed synchronised swimming for our movement session Read more

An afternoon of Bingo!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed a game of bingo with a delicious ice cream interval. Then a surprise visit from our deputy Alan with his new puppy! Read more

Mermaids

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The mermaids of Tenby visited us today whilst on our Dormy Care holiday! Read more

Sandcastle Building

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Our Dormy Care summer holiday is having fun at the beach today! Read more

Brockington House’s Summer Holiday Day Two!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

We are visiting Barry Island today! The garden is full of laughter as we enjoy lots of sea side activities #dormyvacation #dormysummertime Our Dormy Care holiday wouldn’t be complete without a Punch and Judy show, visit to the fortune teller and of course a quick surfing lesson! ...

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Brockington House’s Summer Holiday Day One!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

First day of our Dormy Care holiday and we are busy sand sculpting! #dormycarevacation This afternoon we went to our cinema after a morning in the sunshine! We enjoyed the folklore of Cornwall by the institute of Cornwall Studies We heard about the tales of the mermaids , literacy o...

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Gardening in the sun

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Gardening this morning with our ladies helping us pot our remaining plants. Lovely time in the sunshine! Read more

Meeting our new guest

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Deputy manager Alun introduced his new family member to us today.. welcome Willow Read more

A bit of a word game

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Irene, Doris and Dorothy enjoyed a word game challenge Read more

The book club meet again

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club time, continuing our Orphans Journey by Rosie Goodwin, Julia and Mike shared the reading which we all enjoyed Read more

Crafting for our next adventure

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Another fun craft session. Preparing for our next adventure! Read more

Its hot in Hereford!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Taking a moment to cool off as it’s hot today in Hereford!! Irene enjoyed the sprinkler whilst Doris enjoyed her cup of tea in the shade! Read more

A virtual Japan visit

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A bit of armchair travel this afternoon as we visited Japan! Certainly enjoyed learning about the history and culture of this amazing destination Read more

Bastille day baking

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon to celebrate Bastille day, Brockington bakers made some French butter cookies. They taste delicious! We’ve already discussed what we are going to bake next time Read more

Come on England!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun and games this afternoon, everyone is very excited for the football!! Read more

Feel good Friday!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #feelgoodfriday as part of #gladtocare week! All our homes have a gym with a focus on keeping active and promoting wellbeing. @AutumnaCare @PersonCentredSW Glad to Care Read more

4th of July Crafts!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We love a crafting session and yesterday was no exception – happy Fourth of July Read more

This weeks book club

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club this week saw us carrying on with Rosie Goodwin -An Orphans Journey. We were delighted to welcome two new readers Ann and Mike along with Julia and the activities team. They are really loving this story as it unfolds . Read more

A great art session

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Great art session today where we enjoyed freestyle painting Read more

Rollie comes to visit

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Rollie came to visit! Pet therapy helps boost the well-being of our ladies and gentlemen. Having a pet can help to alleviate loneliness, isolation, and depression. Produce a calming effect, slightly reducing blood pressure and heart rates! We loved meeting this gorgeous animal today! ...

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John is trying his hand at photography

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John enjoys life at our home and today he wanted to try a new skill – photography. He went around the garden taking pictures which he has shared with us.. good job John! Read more

Flowers from our garden

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Beautiful flowers from one of our ladies garden that we have arranged in vases for around our home Read more

An Oomph live stream!

July 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An enjoyable Oomph Wellness exercise session this morning which we live streamed via zoom for our family and friends to see and join in too as part of #carehomeopenweek Read more

Our new garden project

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This morning for #carehomeopenweek families joined us for a live zoom activity session! Lovely for them to be part of our morning fun Busy making scarecrows for our garden project! Read more

Keeping our minds sharp!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning brain challenge with a countdown session! Read more

A morning gym session

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning gym session to start the day, great to be able to encourage our ladies and gentlemen to keep active Read more

Virtual art gallery tour

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoyed a virtual tour of the Pablo Picasso art gallery this afternoon. A few of our ladies and gentlemen then chose to have a drawing session using their own interpretation of the one line face drawings. Read more

Creative drawning session

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Today’s creative drawing session. Our ladies and gentlemen enjoy the classes, a chance to be expressive and enjoy a new skill. Creating something through arts and crafts can give you a sense of competence and greater self-esteem. Our brains age, but creative abilities do not necessarily d...

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Brockington House Street Party

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We love a good party and today we are enjoying a very British style one with some special royal visitors! Read more

Scrabble challenge

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The scrabble challenge is on! Read more

An afternoon of baking

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon of baking diary cakes, enjoyed with a cup of tea afterwards! Read more

Yvonne’s wish

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

We granted a wish today! Yvonne shared a story with our activities team about her dancing days as a tiller girl. She had mentioned how she would love a new photo album to store all her cherished photos and dancing certificates in and so the team headed out to find the perfect one. She was...

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Live Oomph sessions

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have had some great live Oomph Wellness sessions this week! Read more

A day at the races in Brockington House!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We might not be able to go to Ascot for the horse racing but we can definitely enjoy some fun here instead! Drinks are ready, hats are on, and they’re off… Read more

A bit of sing song!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Song a long to all our old favourite songs Read more

Preperation for Ascot Races!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Getting ready for Ascot next week Read more

National Donald Duck Day!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday was National Donald Duck day! The ladies watched a short history documentary about when he was created and then we tried to draw him! Read more

Keeping fit with Oomph

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We enjoy our regular fitness classes with Oomph Wellness. Today’s was a great seated stretching and movement class leaving us all feeling energised Read more

A visit from Jasper

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Sarah and Jasper visited us today Extensive research has shown that the presence of a dog can have a positive impact on physiology and psychology and so help to reduce stress levels. Stroking a pet has been shown to lower blood pressure and the heart rate, bringing a calming effect. Read more

An outdoor book club

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Book club this morning continuing our novel “An Orphans Journey” by Rosie Goodwin. Read more

Carers Week at Brockington House

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s #nationalcarersweek and we want to say a big thank you to each and every single one of you who goes above and beyond to make such a difference. Enjoy some tasty treats today! Read more

Planting our raised beds

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Planting in our raised beds this morning of beetroot, lettuce and runner beans Read more

A little bit of baking

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Yesterday we enjoyed a baking session and made some delicious biscuits that we all enjoyed tasting! Read more

National Fish and Chip Day!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Fish and Chip day and John is enjoying his favourite meal #nationalfishandchipday Read more

Our New Bike!

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s world bicycle day so we tried out our new trike! Can’t wait for our helmets to arrive so we can head out on the road and explore Hereford Read more

Celebrating the Queens coronation

June 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today is the anniversary of the Queens coronation. We watched the iconic footage in colour and reminisced about what we were doing on this day Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: New Orleans

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today’s adventure, lots more fun and delicious food to be enjoyed on Bourbon Street! Day three of our coach trip is in full swing as we enjoy the ambience of vibrant New Orleans Read more

West End Adventure!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Preparations are underway for our west end adventure Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Hollywood!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Day two of the Dormy Coach journey .. the bright lights beckon We visited Hollywood and filmed a movie today whilst on our coach journey Read more

The Great Dormy Coach Trip: Nashville

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Cowboys downtown in Nashville followed by a documentary about Hank Williams. Perfect day in the USA Day one of our coach trip done Nash and Ville rode around the home today visiting all our ladies, gentlemen and team members! Great first day in the   Read more

Supporting our local Hereford FC!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories All ready to watch Hereford FC play Read more

Making a mask!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fabulous afternoon of mask making Read more

Decorative planters!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Decorative planters for our Oomph Wellness competition Read more

A crafty afternoon!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories An afternoon of crafting Read more

A bit of baking

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon a group of ladies made some shortbread. John was the chief taster and his verdict was “they are excellent “ We chatted about what they would like to make next. So here’s to the start of the Brockington Bakers. Read more

Some live exercise!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Live exercise sessions streamed by Oomph Wellness we really enjoy keeping active and having fun. Our Home Director joined in too! Read more

1940s wooden spoons!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Today a new challenge was set to make wooden spoon ladies from the 1940s. One of our team members, Caroline, helped Gwen and they had great fun! They are proudly displayed in the window! Read more

National Nurses Day

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Ahead on international nurses day our ladies are making something special Read more

Growing our seeds for the garden

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories The team have grown all these plants from seed ready for planting in the garden. Looking forward to seeing the garden in bloom in the warmer months Read more

An afternoon of countdown!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Fun afternoon of countdown! Read more

VE Day

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories VE Day celebrations Read more

Creating some stamps!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A fabulous art session today following on from discussions about HRH Queen Elizabeth. We created our own stamps inspired by her majesty!   Read more

Doris is making a difference!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Doris is making a difference! Here at Brockington House,, Doris is busy knitting away daily making batches of beautiful cardigans, little hats, gloves and booties for premature babies. Doris stepped up to the challenge and has been knitting for the Neonatal Unit in Kingston Hospital Surrey,...

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Time to vote!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We encourage all our ladies and gentlemen to share their views and beliefs so we posted off our votes in the local election Read more

Exploring some puzzles!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Supporting our ladies and gentlemen with their hobbies is just one of the things we do to make life enjoyable in our home. Pauline has always loved jigsaws and is thrilled when she has a new challenge. She also loves horses so this puzzle was extra special! #meaningfulactivities #supporting...

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The purrfect companion!!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories

Social distancing has heightened the impact of social isolation and loneliness on our aging loved ones, leaving many looking for solutions to provide comfort, companionship, and joy in their physical absence. Welcome to Marmalade, our new robotic cat. #pettherapy #robotictechnology #compani...

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A little bit of gardening in the morning

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories John has been busy checking the plants and seeds in the greenhouse Read more

Indoor football

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories This afternoon the ladies had a mini game of football. Our host Ash was the named goalie. Ladies picked their Team names Liverpool, Wales, Cardiff & West Brom. Wales & West Brom won a round. Read more

Doris is quite the nature photographer!

May 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Doris wanted to take some photographs today of our garden and share her pictures with us all Read more

National Gardening Week at Brockington House

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories We have enjoyed the recent sunshine here in Hereford! It’s national gardening week and we have been working on our beautiful grounds – a great place to live! #NationalGardeningWeek #lovewhereyoulive #RHS Read more

National Super Hero Day!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s National Super hero day, so our Oomph Wellness was flying high this morning #NationalSuperheroDay Read more

Mindful meditation

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Mindful meditation with a walk through the forest. We have been enjoying these sessions. Techniques can vary, but in general, mindfulness meditation involves deep breathing and awareness of body and mind. A great way to help you feel calm and relaxed Read more

Pictionary!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Pictionary in the sunshine Read more

Jon’s Birthday in the sunshine

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories St George’s day quiz in the sunshine with our birthday boy John! Read more

World Earth Day at Brockington

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories It’s World Earth Day The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Read more

National Tea Tasting Day!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories National tea tasting Day! We tried a selection of 15 teas and some of the flavoured ones were definitely not a hit! We all voted and chamomile won by a score of 46. However, we unanimously agreed, the nations normal cuppa still wins hands down! Read more

A morning exercise class

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories Putting some Oomph Wellness in to the morning as we have our daily exercise class Read more

A competitive morning!

April 2021 | Brockington House | Stories A morning of game challenges.. the scrabble match is to be continued! Read more

Getting the garden ready for summer!

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 morning of Yoga

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

Happy Birthday Ron

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

The funeral of Prince Philip

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

Quoits!

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

A morning of darts

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

John looking after his new plants

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

National Zoo Day

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

An afternoon of fun and education!

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

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

A spot of gardening in the sun

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

Easter at Brockington House

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

Easter bonnet judging time

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

Easter is coming at Brockington House!

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

Easter Bonnets in the sun

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

A day in the sun at Brockington House

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

Potting some sunflowers in the spring sunshine

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

Working on our spring project

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

Spring flowers and sunshine

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

Getting competitive!

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

Tree drawing session

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

Fun and games

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

Scrabble

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

Spring art competition

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

Happy St Patricks Day

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

A stroll in the sun

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 games

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

National plant a flower day!

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

Hyacinth cards

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

International Womens Day

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

Where couples can stay together

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

Oomph Wellness and some games!

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

St David’s Day

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

Keeping Everyone Safe

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

An Afternoon of Games

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

Magic Table Sessions!

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

Making Daffodils

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

A Little Bit of Decoupage

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

Morning Exercise Session

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

A Dance to ABBA

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

National Soup Day

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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Water Colour Art Session

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

Ball Games and Badminton!

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

Fidget Boards

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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Seated Ballet Lessons

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

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

Morning Exercise

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

New Years Yoga

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

Nora Scrabble Champion!

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

New Years 2020

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

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

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

Santa at Brockington House

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

A Christmas welcome to Santa’s helpers!

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

Getting festive with mince pies!

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

Home-made decorations

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

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

Ding Dong!

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

Christmas Games!

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

Gingerbread Baking!

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

Scrabble Decorations

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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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Keep on moving..

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

Scrabble challenge..

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…

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!

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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Brockington House receive paper aeroplane messages flown in by children

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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Brockington House win first prize at Pinder Healthcare Design Awards

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

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

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

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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Dormy Care’s Commitment to being Environmentally Friendly

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!

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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SAS Hero Declares Brockington House Officially Open

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!

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

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

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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Brockington House Now Open!

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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Brockington House Marketing Suite now open!

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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Information Centre Officially Opened by Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral

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

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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A warm welcome to our new Home Director at Brockington House

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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Welcome to Brockington House, Hereford…

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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