Queens Meadow Care home

Care home given £30,000 to help residents with dementia

Queens Meadow Care Home

A HARTLEPOOL care home, Queens Meadow Care Home, has been allocated almost £30,000 to carry out improvements for residents with dementia.

Queens Meadow Care Home was awarded the funding from the Improved Better Care Fund (iBCF), allocated by Hartlepool Borough Council.

As agreed in the home’s original proposal, the money will be spent on enhancing the care home to benefit residents, as well as creating a more dementia friendly environment.

The home, on Stockton Road, received a total of £29,776.

Interior work and garden renovations have already been carried out and there are plans to create a 60s style café – as well as install a shed and greenhouse for green-fingered residents.

Colourful care home staff help at charity Colour Run

Colour Run

MULTICOLOURED wigs and fluorescent garlands greeted runners taking part in an Alice House Hospice Colour Run fundraiser in Seaton Carew.

The annual Colour Run saw hundreds of participants completing the 5km course along the sea front in Hill Care Group sponsored t-shirts.

Staff from two of the group’s homes were dressed in colourful accessories for the occasion – as they lent support on the water station, t-shirt and merchandise stalls.

Hill Care’s Queens Meadow Care Home, in Hartlepool, and Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, were both represented at the event.

Alice House Hospice cares for those with life limiting illnesses and their loved ones in Hartlepool and East Durham.

Newborn lambs brighten elderly residents’ day

Queens Meadow

LEAPING lambs brought smiles to the faces of elderly visitors, from Queens Meadow Care Home, during a trip to Saltholme Nature Reserve.

The reserve’s newest arrivals have been drawing in the crowds, including residents from care homes in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

Queens Meadow Care Home and Ingleby Care Home, both operated by the Hill Care Group, took their residents on a day-trip to the popular tourist attraction.

They were delighted to see the newborn lambs, some as young as three days, during their visit. 

Although Lambing Live took place between 30th March and 15th April this year, some of the reserve’s sheep are still giving birth in the lambing shed.