News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from South Downs Care as well as information on events and developments at both homes. 

OCTOBER 11 2018

Stroud visit the Zoo

After some residents had been talking about wild animals, Stroud House decided to take a step outside of Petersfield and visit Marwell Zoo in Winchester. There was quite a bit to see and do and a lot of walking for our lovely staff, who enjoyed the visit as much as the residents.

     

The Penguins where popular, it was interesting to see them swimming under water and watching them dive from the edge. A couple of residents were surprised by the great stature of the Giraffes, they spent quite a bit of time admiring them.

After stopping for a well-deserved coffee by Tigers they continued round stopping for photo opportunities and even staging some of their own, see the Shark attack!

At South Downs Care we are always looking for new and interesting places to visit, we will definitely visit Marwell again. 


SEPTEMBER 11 2018

Fruits of our labour

Our Petersfield in Bloom award winning gardening club at Downs House pulled their carrots out today. They were delighted with how well they had grown. 


JUNE 13 2018

Grow your Own

Thats what we are doing - our gardening club are growing all sorts Potatoes, Strawberries, Runner Beans and Herbs to name a few. This is our first little green tomato. 


JUNE 6 2018

Petersfield Heath

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the Heath Pond 


JUNE 1 2018

Slithers & Wriggles

Slithers & Wriggles popped in with some friends and not the fury kind!


MAY 23 2018

A breath taking view at the Spinnaker Tower


MAY 19 2018

Celebrating the Royal Wedding in Style!

We had a lovely day celebrating the Royal Wedding. The ceremony was wonderful, the homes were at a stand still, everyone glued to the screen as the happy couple took their vowles. Residents & staff celebrated wearing home made fascinators & holding flags, this was followed by a delightful lunch  and a traditinal cream tea.

   

 


MAY 8 2018

Today's Dessert yum!

Freshly made by our wounderful Chef Lawrence. 


APRIL 1 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from everyone at South Downs Care 


MARCH 9 2018

Pampered


FEBRUARY 28 2018

Alpaca's Visit

Dunreyth Alpacas vist South Downs Care 

 


JANUARY 9 2018

Cupa

Cupa anyone


DECEMBER 25 2017

Santa Claus Came to Town


DECEMBER 17 2017

Dec the Halls!

We had a festive time on the run up to Christmas making decorations. 

 


NOVEMBER 14 2017

Quick step

Residents and Staff at Stroud House enjoy a dance 


OCTOBER 31 2017

Happy Halloween

Residents and staff had a spooky time carving pumpkins for Halloween. 


OCTOBER 6 2017

Summer Party Puppet Show

After a delicious lunch we were delighted to welcome Carousel Theatre Productions back to our homes today. They put on a very funny puppet show which was enjoyed by all.  

        


SEPTEMBER 9 2017

Summer BBQ

" What a terrific party you all laid on for the residents and their families today. It was a really happy event and great to see everyone enjoying themselves. The food was excellent and so was the very professional entertainment enjoyed by every generation!"

" I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Saturdays summer party. It was lovely to be able to sit out on the new patio in the sun, eating a delicious barbeque lunch with a glass of wine- it felt like a very happy and relaxed occasion."

           


JULY 26 2017

Dementia friendly Petersfield

We are delighted to be a part of Dementia friendly Petersfield. Dementia Friends is building the knowledge of our community to help support people living with Dementia. The Alzheimer's Society is spreading 5 key messages -

1- Dementia is not a natural part of aging.

2-Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.

3- Dementia is not just about losing your memory-it can affect thinking, communication and doing everyday tasks. 

4- It's possible to live well with Dementia.

5- There's more to a person than the dementia. 

click here to find out more about Dementia Friendly Petersfiled or for information, support and advice about Dementia call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

You can find local services at alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect  

Vist dementiafriends.org.uk 


FEBRUARY 14 2017

Valentines Day

Valentines Day 2017

Happy Valantines Day 


JANUARY 28 2017

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Cock-a-doodle-doo!2017 is the year of the Rooster. 

We celebrated this week with themed activites including arts and crafts ( see one of our dragons made by some of our residents), chiniese music and movment and readings of Chinese stories and legends to name a few. We finished the week with a Chinese dinner party.  


DECEMBER 30 2016

Charity Christmas Raffle

Well done to all the residents and staff, we raised £165 for Cancer Research UK with our Christmas raffle.  


MAY 19 2016

Building the future - construction at Downs House

Building the future

The last year has been an exciting one that has largely been focussed on the planning and construction of the new wing at Downs House. This is a fantastic addition to the main house and has been a wonderful opportunity to improve the excellent facilities we already offer to our residents. The building has been designed with our residents needs at the forefront of our minds, ensuring that we continue to offer the highest possible standard of care and maintaining compliance with the Quality Care Commission (CQC).

The new facilities, which are due for completion in Summer 2016, include:

  • 12 new bedrooms, over two floors, all with ensuite wetrooms. Many of the ground floor rooms open out on to new patio areas.
  • A beautiful new dining room and coffee shop for residents and guests to enjoy.
  • New commercial grade kitchen and office administration space.
  • An inspiring new terrace and woodland walk. The garden has been designed to be fully accessible to all residents including wheelchair users, including raised, accessible flower beds to encourage them to take part in outdoor activities.


The biggest challenge has been to carry out the building work with minimal disruption to our residents and we hope that we have managed to achieve this as much as possible. 

We are planning on holding a garden party to celebrate and officially open the new wing, we are hopeful that we may also have a local celebrity come along to do the honours too so watch this space!


APRIL 29 2016

Digital dynamism!

South Downs Care New Responsive Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website.

At South Downs Care we are continually striving to ensure that we provide the most up to date and best possible service and care for our residents and their families. This commitment to ongoing improvement drives our planned long term programme of development which, to date, has been rolled out across many areas of our operation including the development of our new website and the construction of the new wing at Downs House.

The new expanded website has been designed to be as accessible, easy to use, attractive and informative as possible for all users. The site includes more information about our homes, our ethos and what we offer and we have endeavoured to offer answers to as many questions as we can.

However, we always value feedback so if you have any comment about the site or would like to see additional information added, perhaps in the form of extra FAQs please do let us know. You can contact us using the contact form on the website or by emailing us here.

We very much hope you like the site and enjoy using it, happy surfing!

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