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Find out more about life at Yorkare Homes by reading the latest news from across the group. If you wish to search for news from a particular home please select that home from the drop down menu below.

Our resident poet!

Fred Crosswaite, one of the residents in the nursing home, has written this wonderful poem about Westfield Park we wanted to share with you: If you’re ever near Hook, just take a look at Westfield, for it’s not far away, the residents there are mostly old people in care, who still make the most out…

Making wishes come true

After the successful introduction at Westfield Park, Magdalen Park Nursing Home is proud to announce our new “Make a Wish” scheme. This gives residents the opportunity to let us know what they would really like to do, which we will then try and make come true.   We have already made two wishes come true.…

Christmas celebrations at Westfield Park

We celebrated Christmas and New Year in style at Westfield Park. Santa came with presents to see all the residents in the Nursing Home, while Lady Santa delivered presents to everyone in the Haven. This was lots of fun for all involved and as you can see from the photographs even some of the carers…

Christmas at Magdalen Park

We have had a lovely time at Magdalen Park celebrating Christmas and seeing the New Year in. A group of residents went to Sandhills, the local garden centre, to watch a flower arranging demonstration, a cake decorating demonstration and a performance by a Royal Accordion society. We have also had visits from Gillshill Primary, Hedon…

Residents throw staff a Christmas Party

The residents and staff have recently enjoyed a Christmas party which the residents put together, with a little help, to say thank you to all the staff for their hard work.   Steph Ashton, activity coordinator, said “during a recent residents' meeting it was discussed how the residents wanted to do something a little different to thank…

Regional Finalists in Great British Care Awards!

We are pleased to announce that Yorkare Homes has reached the final round of the Yorkshire and Humberside region of the Great British Care Awards in the “Employer” category. Paul Theaker has also reached the final round for “Best Ancillary Worker”. As handyman at Westfield Park Nursing Home everyone relies on him, working steadily in…

Magdalen Scarecrows win a prize

In September, residents and staff joined in the Hedon Scarecrow Walk by making Magdalen Park one of the stops. Judges were greeted by a number of scarecrows – Farmer John at the entrance looking after his pigs and sheep, Rapunzel letting her hair down over the balcony, a carer taking a walk with a resident…

Katie’s Wish – A trip to the circus

Westfield Park Nursing Home is proud to announce our new “Make a Wish” scheme. This gives residents the opportunity to let us know what they would really like to do, which we will then try and make come true. Our first resident has already had a wish come true. Katie Coates had always enjoyed going…

Memory Walks for Alzheimer’s Society

Residents and staff at Westfield Park, from both the Haven and Nursing units, took part in a sponsored walk in the gardens of Westfield Park in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 19th September. Organised walks were held across the country during September and October to raise funds for the Society.  We rounded our walks off with some…

Summer Fun!

Magdalen Park recently held their first Summer Fayre, and it was a resounding success. The residents really enjoyed the afternoon and they raised £531.27 which will go into the residents fund to help pay for trips out and entertainment in. The Fayre was attended by residents, family members, staff and friends who enjoyed playing summer games…