We are very proud to be featured in the Hastings Independent Press. Please see the link below.
£10,000 coastal project brings creative boost to people living with dementia in Hastings.
TALES of fishing, sea-faring and the town’s famous Winkle Club will inspire a year-long project aimed at bringing a community together.
Living on an Island at Ambleside Care Home, which specialises in dementia care, sees residents exploring a raft of creative activities each week supported by creative ageing charity Equal Arts.
The group in Bexhill-on-Sea will take part in weekly creative sessions with their families and grandchildren led by professional artists experienced in using the Imagination Model with people living with dementia.
Prashant Navaratnarajah, owner of Ambleside Care Home, said: “Residents had been enjoying musical activities and we noticed their confidence grew, they were more engaged and interacted with one another.
“Seeing the difference it made, we were keen to do more and develop a year of varied sessions that residents’ families could join them in. What’s fantastic is that Equal Arts will be supporting our staff, sharing their knowledge to help us to continue the creative work once that day’s session ends.”
The group will try their hand at music making, gardening and visual arts with visits to Hastings Old Town carnival and local museums inspiring their work.
Equal Arts’ Lucy Groenewold said: “Living in a care home can feel like living on an island with a sense of being alone. Exploring your creativity together and learning alongside one another can really help reduce loneliness and build that sense of being a part of a community.
“There’s a real enthusiasm from all those at Ambleside to get started and get involved. Sharing ways creativity can support communication for people living with dementia will further benefit staff, residents and their families.”
Awards for All have funded the year-long project supporting The Amblers’ Friends of Ambleside Care Home group.
The residents and relatives also enjoy being part of HenPower, a pioneering initiative combining hen-keeping and creativity to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation.
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CQC 2016 Rating
We are proud to announce after our latest Care Quality Commission Inspection we received “Good” in all areas. We are very proud of this as many homes in the area have not been able to achieve this. We would like to thank all our staff for their hard work and our friends and family of the home for all their continued support.
We would like to thank everyone that came to our Summer BBQ and generously donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. We were able to raise £205. 84 which made a special little boy very happy. Please see the letter below.
Once again thank you to everyone that came and made it an amazing event.
Ambleside’s Summer BBQ
We will be having our annual Summer BBQ on 8th August from 14:30 -17:00. All money raised will be going to The Make a Wish Foundation. Much more details to follow.
Ambleside Residential Home joins Bexhill Fairtrade
Ambleside Residential Care Home recently joined the Bexhill Fairtrade community. It is an honor to be a part of the group, and to be able to make a difference in people lives just by changing our purchasing habits. We are also very proud to be the first Care Home in the community to be a part of Bexhill Fairtrade.
On Tuesday 18th November Bexhill Fairtrade celebrated its 20 year anniversary. The event was held at No 48 Cafe on Devonshire Road. Our Chef made a delicious Jamaican Ginger Banana cake using Fairtrade ingredients. The event had an terrific performance from renowned master drummer and storyteller, Nana Tsiboe. The Town Mayor Brian Kentfield presented us with our certificate and thanked us for joining. Bexhill Fairtrade is a great cause, and we urge all companies in the area to join. Please see the link below for more information.
Ambleside Food Examples
Some examples of the delicious home cooked food prepared are below.
Left to right: Homemade Beer Battered Fish with hand cut Chips, Game Pie with Bubble and Squeak, Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cake with fresh fruit, Strawberry and Pistachio Cheesecake, and Chicken Ratatouille.