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Celebrating 30 Years At Our Summer Party!

Celebrating 30 Years At Our Summer Party!

We recently welcomed the community, friends and family members to our home as we celebrated 30 years of care in style!

The sun was out, BBQ fired up and our fantastic singer joined to serenade us with some classics.

This is our second summer party and it was very much enjoyed by all who joined...

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Monday 16th July 2018 9:24pm

Visiting Leeds Castle!

Visiting Leeds Castle!

Last year, residents took a trip to Leeds Castle which is also known as the loveliest castle in the world and it was so popular that we decided to book to go again this year!

The group of residents hopped onto the minibus and headed over in the sun to enjoy a day having a tour, enjoying some food...

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Friday 6th July 2018 9:33am

Lisa's Story

Lisa's Story

We are celebrating 30 years of care at our home this year and proud to share a number of stories from our staff about their time working at our home.

We recently spent some time with Care Assistant Lisa, for whom our home has a fond place in her heart. Lisa explained:

I started work at The Isl...

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Tuesday 26th June 2018 10:16am

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

We are delighted to announce that Care Assistant Sarah has been recognised as our hero of the month for May!

Sarah is an outstanding member of staff who is passionate about ensuring our residents receive the best care and support possible.

As a bank member of staff, Sarah is relied on to cover...

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Tuesday 12th June 2018 12:50pm

Taking A Trip Out To Dobbies

Taking A Trip Out To Dobbies

We recently took a group of residents out in the sun to enjoy some time together with a coffee and cake at local Dobbies Garden Centre.

The group headed down from our home to the centre in Rochester and had a great time. They enjoyed the sun and one of a large selection of cakes!

The garden ce...

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Thursday 31st May 2018 2:50pm

Supporting Dementia Action Week 2018

Supporting Dementia Action Week 2018

Many of our residents experience dementia and we are proud to be supporting Dementia Action Week 2018 from 21 - 27 May.

Dementia Action Week is a week long campaign run by the Alzheimers' Society to help raise awareness and bring focus to the difference that people can make to support someon...

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Sunday 20th May 2018 11:12pm

Visit To Howletts Wild Animal Park

Visit To Howletts Wild Animal Park

We have worked with residents to develop a programme of events and outings this year and residents recently enjoyed a trip out to Howletts Wild Animal Park, which was a popular choice.

The group of residents jumped on the bus, enjoyed the sunshine and made the most of the many animals that r...

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Thursday 17th May 2018 9:24am

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Care Assistant Nicola has been awarded our Hero of The Month award for April!

Nicola is an unsung hero here at our home. She is very flexible and always happy to step in to help when is needed. She particularly provides support covering cooking shifts!...

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018 11:13am

Sue's Story

Sue's Story

2018 marks our 30th anniversary and we recently caught up with with Sue, who is one of our longest serving members of staff to hear her story:

"I started with The Island Residential Home in 1990 as a bank staff, but soon became permanent.

I chose to join the team here because it was short...

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018 10:46am

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

Announcing Our Hero Of The Month

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Care Assistant Dawn has been awarded our Hero of The Month award for March!

Dawn covers our night shifts and is an extremely passionate, dedicated member of staff. She loves her role and we are proud of her for achieving this award.

Our Hero of The...

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Friday 20th April 2018 1:38pm