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Spring has sprung at Beaufort House

Chicks explore the sensory room

Residents at Beaufort House were in for an Easter treat when staff arranged for the home to look after eggs in an incubator over the holiday period. There was much excitement when the hatching began and soon the chicks settled in and explored the sensory room which had been newly decorated for Spring. The chicks were happy to be handled by residents who visibly enjoyed the experience and all were sad to see them go.

Inspection Successes across the Organisation

The Managers and Deputies of our CQC Registered Services

Congratulations to All our CQC Registered Services for achieving a GOOD rating at their recent Inspections.

Whitmore Vale House, The Pines, Haven House, Westlands, Beaufort House and Hindhead Supported Living Services were assessed as performing well and fully meeting the regulations and expectations of The Care Quality Commission.

Well Done to all the teams, we are so proud of you!

Macmillan Coffee morning at Whitmore Vale House

Didn't they do well

Whitmore Vale House in Hindhead held a marvellous Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Day Service on site.

What a brilliant morning this was with residents, families, friends and staff viewing arts and crafts created in the Day Service and tucking into delicious home made cake with a cup of tea.

The impressive sum of £114 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support on the day.

Thank you to everyone who came!

Terry Frankis sings John Lennon Tribute

Picture of Terry Frankis
Terry on Youtube

Check out Terry Frankis singing his tribute to John Lennon. What a great voice! He is thrilled that others can hear him sing on Youtube and now on WVHA's website.

Stuart's Swimming Success

Stuart wearing his medal

Stuart took part in the swimathon in April 2015 at The Herons Leisure Centre in Haslemere. He swam an amazing 60 lengths and raised the fantastic sum of £200 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Well done Stuart !

Surrey Care Awards 2015

Lisa Floyd Deputy CEO, Sam Cadmore, Caroline Sears and Ryan Kelley CEO
Lisa Floyd Deputy CEO, Sam Cadmore,
Caroline Sears and Ryan Kelley CEO

Congratulations to two of our staff of Whitmore Vale Housing Association who both made it to the finals of the Surrey Care Awards 2015.

Caroline Sears, Manager of Hindhead Supported Living Service was a finalist in the Manager of the Year Award in the Care at Home category. Sam Cadmore, Deputy manager of The Pines was a finalist in the Frontline Leader of the Year Award in the Care Home category

The seventh county-level awards ceremony was held on Friday 20th November at Epsom Downs Racecourse to recognise the hard work and dedication of staff and managers working in adult social care. The evening included the presentation of awards, a meal and dancing and we were there proudly supporting Caroline and Sam on the night.

Well Done to you both!

Turner Court Celebrates 20 Years

Jeremy Hunt and Patricia Ellis give their speeches
Jeremy Hunt and Patricia Ellis give their speeches

On 4th October 2013, Whitmore Vale Housing Association held a garden party to celebrate 20 years since the opening of Turner Court, our Supported Living Service in Godalming.

Tenants, their families, staff and guests enjoyed a sumptuous tea party in the garden followed by music and dancing.

Jeremy Hunt chatting to Tenants
Jeremy and Patricia with Tenants and Staff

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, Member of Parliament for South West Surrey and Councillor Patricia Ellis, the Mayor of Waverley were invited to Turner Court to join in the celebrations.

Jeremy said, ‘What Turner Court provides for its residents is invaluable. Not only is there superb accommodation but they benefit hugely from the regular support and unfailing dedication of Whitmore Vale’s team of staff, led by Chief Executive, Ryan Kelley. It is no doubt testament to their hard work that so many of the original tenants are still occupying the flats twenty years on and the community at Turner Court continues to thrive as it does. I wish all the current residents the best for the future and Whitmore Vale Housing Association continued success with their plans for further expansion.’

Update on our Supported Living Developments

A Tenant moves into his new flat

Whitmore Vale is continuing to provide more Supported Living Services in South West Surrey.
Four further one bedroom houses have been added to our new development. Work continues on a further flat for four people and a one bedroomed flat.