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Latest News

We love telling the world what we’re up to, so keep checking back for new articles about our goings-on, activities, events and outings. To stay up to date with everything going on in our residential care home in Gerrards Cross, be sure to follow us on Facebook!

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Instagram Story

As part of a national recruitment campaign, the Department of Health & Social Care were advertising for people between the ages of 16 -20 working in adult social care to come forward and share their experiences. Jess was fortunate to have been chosen and here’s her story: click here

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ITV News – Warm wishes from around the World

Making the decision to restrict access to the home because of COVID-19 means that families, friends and any other visitors cannot enter the home.Lying in bed one evening unable to sleep and thinking how we can keep our residents' spirits high during these difficult times, I decided to place a post on Facebook asking people to email or write letters to our residents. As a result, we have been inundated with warm wishes from around the world! I was approached by ITV News and the story unfolds from here... see video.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager

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Letters from Highcrest Academy

Students from Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe wrote letters of warm wishes during this period of isolation.  Once again the residents were overwhelmed.  Click here to see the article in the Bucks Free Press.

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COVID-19 - Important Information

Please be advised we have restricted access to our home as a precaution. We ask you do not visit at this time but feel free to call us to speak to a staff member who will be happy to speak to you.

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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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Instagram Story

As part of a national recruitment campaign, the Department of Health & Social Care were advertising for people between the ages of 16 -20 working in adult social care to come forward and share their experiences. Jess was fortunate to have been chosen and here’s her story: click here

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ITV News – Warm wishes from around the World

Making the decision to restrict access to the home because of COVID-19 means that families, friends and any other visitors cannot enter the home.Lying in bed one evening unable to sleep and thinking how we can keep our residents' spirits high during these difficult times, I decided to place a post on Facebook asking people to email or write letters to our residents. As a result, we have been inundated with warm wishes from around the world! I was approached by ITV News and the story unfolds from here... see video.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager

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Letters from Highcrest Academy

Students from Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe wrote letters of warm wishes during this period of isolation.  Once again the residents were overwhelmed.  Click here to see the article in the Bucks Free Press.

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COVID-19 - Important Information

Please be advised we have restricted access to our home as a precaution. We ask you do not visit at this time but feel free to call us to speak to a staff member who will be happy to speak to you.

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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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Instagram Story

As part of a national recruitment campaign, the Department of Health & Social Care were advertising for people between the ages of 16 -20 working in adult social care to come forward and share their experiences. Jess was fortunate to have been chosen and here’s her story: click here

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ITV News – Warm wishes from around the World

Making the decision to restrict access to the home because of COVID-19 means that families, friends and any other visitors cannot enter the home.Lying in bed one evening unable to sleep and thinking how we can keep our residents' spirits high during these difficult times, I decided to place a post on Facebook asking people to email or write letters to our residents. As a result, we have been inundated with warm wishes from around the world! I was approached by ITV News and the story unfolds from here... see video.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager

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Letters from Highcrest Academy

Students from Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe wrote letters of warm wishes during this period of isolation.  Once again the residents were overwhelmed.  Click here to see the article in the Bucks Free Press.

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COVID-19 - Important Information

Please be advised we have restricted access to our home as a precaution. We ask you do not visit at this time but feel free to call us to speak to a staff member who will be happy to speak to you.

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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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Community links

We are proud of the long-standing relationships we have built within our community here in Gerrards Cross and further afield.

We work closely with Jordans, a world-famous local Quaker village with a 16th Century meeting house.

Jordans Quaker Centre

We have a link with St. James’ Church here in Gerrards Cross.

St. James' Church

Care Home Friends and Neighbours (Care Home FaNs) is a national project that is helping care homes to connect meaningfully with their local community to enhance the quality of life of older people and those that support them.

Care Home FaNs