Making a small wish a reality

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Pilgrims View care home in Snodland, recently took resident Yvonne swimming after learning she was a keen swimmer. One afternoon Yvonne spoke to Vicky about her love for swimming and her face illuminated at the thought of one of her favourite interests, said Vicky O’Neil, Activities Coordinator. From that moment on Vicky with the help from other carers were determined … Read More

Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace 2019

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The event was held by The Not Forgotten Association (NFA) for ex-servicemen and women. The event was hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Not Forgotten Association, who welcomed over 2,500 guests from over 120 military organisations to Buckingham Palace.  The Royal Family has a long-standing association with the charity which was established in 1920, ‘To provide comfort, … Read More

Afternoon tea charity fundraiser in aid of Myositis UK

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. The event was held in memory of colleague and friend Amanda Gibbs who had worked with Avante Care & Support for over 10 years in the payroll department and sadly passed away last September. The Myositis charity was close to Amanda’s heart.  The afternoon tea included an abundance of homemade cakes, scones and sausage rolls all kindly baked and … Read More

Weybourne included on the Eden Registry

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The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.   The evaluation went well with staff demonstrating how they are working to the principles of Eden Alternative through their care delivery. The assessor commented on what she was impressed with … Read More

Northbourne Court included on the Eden Registry

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The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.   The evaluation went well with staff demonstrating how they are working to the principles of Eden Alternative through their care delivery. The assessor commented on what she was impressed with … Read More

All care homes Eden Accredited

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The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.   Northbourne Court in Sidcup and Weybourne in Abbey Wood both received their Eden Accreditation last week joining Avante’s seven other homes on the Eden Register. The Accreditation is recognition that … Read More

Amherst Court’s 50 mile sponsored walk

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Ashley Haydon, Home Manager at Amherst Court said, ‘The Saxon Shore Way is a long distance path that traces the South East coast as it was in Roman times. It starts in Gravesend and finishes 163 miles later in Hastings. We have chosen the route as it passes through many areas of significance for our residents, most of whom have … Read More

Your Care Rating 2019

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The results, launched 25th March 2019, show Puddingstone Grange home was given an Overall Performance Rating (OPR) score of 937 out of 1,000 by residents, which is excellent in comparison to the national averages of 882 for residents, and last year’s score of 897. The home also achieved a score of 900 by their family members and friends, exceeding the … Read More

Bridge Haven included on the Eden Registry

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The evaluation went well with staff demonstrating how they are working to the principles of Eden Alternative through their care delivery. The assessor commented on what she was impressed with and spoke with staff, residents and visitors during her visit to fully assess everyone’s views on embedding the Eden Philosophy within the home. Staff were positive about starting their Eden … Read More

Supporting Norah’s independence

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Before moving into the home Norah was already familiar with Riverdale Court as her husband had moved in two years previously. Norah would travel to the home every day to visit him – nothing would come between Norah and her visits, although it could take up a large part of her day.  Norah is an independent lady for whom age … Read More