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April 19th, 2017 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to everyone @ Willan House as it has just been awarded a ‘Top 20 Recommended Care Home 2017′.

The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 40,000 reviews from residents and friends/families of residents. All the 2017 Award Winners can be seen on the following link:

https://www.carehome.co.uk/awards/

February

February 24th, 2017 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Over the last few months we have been using social media, specifically Facebook to keep families and friends up to date with news and photos. On Wednesday this week we had an afternoon of dancing and singing with residents up and dancing and the afternoon was enjoyed by all. We displayed a Valentine mural in the dining room made by residents and  they wrote their own messages on hearts as they chatted about things in general.

 

CQC Rating ‘GOOD’

July 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Following a recent CQC inspection we have now been rated GOOD across all the areas. Click on the link on this page to go directly to the report.

Keen to ensure our staff have an empathy as well as understanding of the condition of dementia ALL Willan House staff took part in a learning experience that enabled them to experience some of the impact of dementia. Virtual technology – glasses, headphones and a knowledgable trainer ensured that staff got an insight into how dementia residents have to cope with day to day challenges. So succcessful was the experience that the training was booked for the remainder of the staff. Somewhere in the middle of the course there was a huge clap of thunder with some staff convinced that they had narrowly missed the flash of lightening that appeared to come down close to the kitchen door.

In recent weeks we have provided respite for families needing a break from caring. As we approach the summer please contact us about short stays. We currently have two rooms vacant

Vacancy

May 20th, 2016 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Willan House is looking for a part-time cook to join the staff.  We are looking for someone who is able to produce home cooked food from fresh ingredients catering for 18-20 residents on a daily basis. Hours are 8-4pm on a rota serving breakfasts, lunch for residents and preparing tea for later.

The ability to understand and maintain food hygiene practice and to work within a team is essential. Knowledge of special diets would be an advantage and experience in a care environment desirable but not essential for the right person.

Do you like working with people, have you an interest and respect for the elderly person who may be frail and may have dementia? For full details please contact us on 01526398785 or email willanhouse@outlook.com

 

 

The Environmental Health Department have confirmed that we have retained our 5 star rating for catering and the kitchen team are pleased that their work and standards have been recognised. The kitchen team are a vital part of our home, working with carers and residents and their families to ensure that food is enjoyable suitable for everyone.

We now have a Facebook page – just look for Willan House. We have slowly increased our followers and likes over the weeks. Photographs are shown with permission and Val keeps the page up to date with the latest happenings,

After many months of hassle Google Maps has at last been updated to show our location correctly in Stainfield. Hopefully the technology will save the edit, and apologies to the neighbours! Deliveries and visitors will now no longer stop short or be taken past us by their sat navs.

We currently have vacant rooms if anyone is looking for places

Pancake day!

February 11th, 2016 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

With Easter coming early this year, Pancake Tuesday was marked this week. One of the residents helped Lynne and Larriane to make the pancakes- check out the video on Willan House Facebook page. There were chocolate and orange pancakes, banana and toffee and other sauces that I have forgotten but suffice to say there was no waste! One resident recently arrived, reported to his visitors that they were lovely.

The seated exercise classes with Scott from Lincs Bodyfit are producing benefits. He is a local athlete, with World Champion Kickboxing titles and has worked with Willan House since the summer, providing seated exercise classes for residents. Benefits include improved flexibility and the residents enjoy the classes.

We currently have one ensuite room vacant. Short term respite is available.

Christmas once again

December 16th, 2015 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Val completed the Santa Fun Run in Lincoln on Sunday with her daughter Kelly and Scott our exercise coach. Well Done You!

The Jack of Diamonds Duo became three as they rocked the lounge with seasonal music and residents bopped the afternoon away. Thanks to Lynne in the kitchen for the party food – hopefully all involved had a good time.

We are looking forward to Christmas next week, Sunday saw the annual Christingle service. It is always a landmark in the year and the residents help create the atmosphere by singing carols and preparing their own Christingle. This year we had led candles which were ‘beautiful’ and carried on flickering for many hours. One resident who has little speech sang the carols, confirming that music has the ability to help those with dementia, and also that those long established memories stay strong. Hark the Herald Angels sing and Away in a manger are carols that trigger responses, and certainly will be retained on our Christmas list for a few years to come.

Remberance

November 9th, 2015 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized | Visits - (0 Comments)

One of our residents laid a wreath on the war memorial in Bardney village on Remembrance Sunday. He attended the main service as he has done for many years and then participated in the ceremony. Luckily the rain held off long enough for him to walk to the memorial. Clare later held our own Service and a wreath from Willan House was taken to the war memorial at Stainfield church.

Colin was one of the veterans of Bomber Command who attended the unveiling of the Spire in Lincoln in early October. It was a glorious day, blue skies and warm temperatures. He watched the ceremony, saw the Vulcan sweep overhead and described it as ‘a lovely, lovely day’.  Since moving in to Willan then he has been enabled to visit RAF Conningsby where the crew and engineers of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight posed for photographs with him in front of ‘Thumper’ the Lancaster and also had a trip down memory lane in the Heritage Centre at RAF Scampton.

 

 

Spring

May 17th, 2015 | Posted by Willan House in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The weather is warming and the housemartins are back on the house. The return of the house martins is always an important milestone in the calendar as we can now look forward to warmer days and lighter nights. I noticed this morning that they are repairing last years nest, which hangs above the windows at the front of the house.  The residents have been out planting seeds for the raised beds. I know the beans are sprouting and growing so we will have fresh vegetables in a month or two.

Salads have been popular at lunchtime in the last few weeks, and Wendy and Lynne have been producing some delicious variations for tea.  Both Wendy and Lynne have completed their qualification, as have care staff Nicola, Sammy and Gail. the compulsory maths and English component of the current apprenticeship was the least popular element of all, but they can all be commended for the effort they made to complete. Nicola’s assessor described her as ‘an amazing carer’