St Martins

News

We love good news. Whether it's a birthday, fundraising event, award or achievement, we like to celebrate it. We're proud of our staff and this is our way of promoting their accomplishments. If you would like to know more about who we are and what we do, you can read all about us here.

April 2017

training 1.pngCornwall Care employee trekking the China Wall for Alzheimer's Society

24th April 2017

Joanne Cauchi, Assistant Operations Director, has taken up the Alzheimer's Society challenge and will be trekking across the Great Wall of China in October, to raise money for dementia research.

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Redannick Easter Bonnets (800w) 4.jpgCornwall Care Celebrates Easter

21st April 2017

We had a brilliant time last weekend, celebrating Easter with our care home residents. There were Easter egg hunts, bonnet making competitions, raffles and more. Not to forget, a lot of chocolate!

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Redannick Retirement March 2017 (800w) - 9.jpgSurprise Retirement Party at Redannick

20th April 2017

Staff and residents at Redannick, our residential home in Truro, had a wonderful time recently celebrating the retirement of one of our carers, Ela Holc, who was part of the team for 14 years!

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Karen Best - My Moment (600w) 3.jpgMy Moments Award - Karen Best

7th April 2017

We were delighted to present Karen Best, one of our Flexicare workers, with a My Moments Awards recently, for her fantastic positivity and dedication to caring.

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Our News Cover - Spring 2017.jpgCornwall Care Magazine - Spring 2017

5th April 2017

Our News is a quarterly publication that looks at the news, views and interviews of staff and residents from across Cornwall Care’s homes and services.

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Trengrouse Vera Lynn 4 (800w).jpgTrengrouse Celebrates Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday

5th April 2017

Residents and staff at Trengrouse, our nursing home in Helston, had a great time celebrating and remembering Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday.

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Woodland St Patricks Day 2 (edited).jpgSt Patrick's Day at Woodland

 5th April 2017

 Our residents at Woodland, our care home in St Austell, had a lovely day celebrating St Patrick's Day on Friday 17th March, where they were offered a traditional Irish pint of Guinness!

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March 2017

Chyvarhas - 68 anniversary Glen & Valerie (800w).jpg68th Wedding Anniversary at Chyvarhas

14th March 2017

Valerie and Glen Kellow had a beautiful day celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary at Chyvarhas, our nursing home in Callington, recently.

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Trewartha - Anniversary Peter & Joan (800w).jpgDiamond Wedding Anniversary at Trewartha

 14th March 2017

 Peter and Joan Manley had a wonderful time celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at Trewartha, our nursing home in Carbis Bay, recently.

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Cedar Grange Time for a Cuppa 1 (800w).jpgTime for a Cuppa with Cornwall Care

10th March 2017

Residents and staff of Cornwall Care had a wonderful time over the last two weeks, enjoying ‘Time for a Cuppa’ events across our homes in aid of Dementia UK.

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CC Redannick Video Still.jpgCornwall Care video series - Redannick

 6th March 2017

 We are delighted to share with you the first in a new video series about our homes across Cornwall Care, where we ask relatives for their thoughts on our services. This is a video from Redannick, our care home in Truro.

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Headlands Pancake Day 2.jpgFlipping pancakes with Cornwall Care

3rd March 2017

Residents had a wonderful time in our homes this week, getting involved in Pancake Day/ Shrove Tuesday celebrations. Hundreds of pancakes were made and flipped!

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February 2017

Hygiene Rating 5 stars The Green - Feb 2017 v2.jpgCornwall Care celebrates 5 star food rating at The Green

28th February 2017

We are delighted to announce that our kitchen staff at The Green, our residential home in Redruth, have been awarded a 5 star Food Hygiene Rating from PPC.

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Will & Tania pointing (wide).jpgCornwall Care employees cycle to Paris

27th February 2017

Tania Williams and Will John are training to take part in the London to Paris cycle, raising funds for Alzheimer's Society in recognition and celebration of Cornwall Care's 21st birthday this year.

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Trengrouse Celebrates Romance on Valentine's Day

15th February 2017

There were tears of joy this Valentine's Day, when residents at Trengrouse, our nursing home in Helston, enjoyed a delicious three-course lunch and romantic themed decorations.

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My Moments - presentation pose (600w).jpgMy Moments Award - Paula Reynolds

14th February 2017

On Monday 13th February we were delighted to present Paula Reynolds with one of our My Moments Awards, for her dedication and leadership in our Supported Living service.

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Jason My Moment - Jason recieving flowers.jpgMy Moments Award - Jason Tuck

14th February 2017

We were delighted to present Jason Tuck with one of our My Moments Awards on Monday 13th February, for his exemplary dedication to our Supported Living service.

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CO Dementia Friends May 2016Cornwall Care's 500 Dementia Friends

8th February 2017

We are delighted to announce that last year 500 members of staff attended our Dementia Friends sessions, learning how to support those with dementia in our communities.

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January 2017

Cynthia clapping - Trewartha drums (600w).jpgDrums Up at Trewartha

 31st January 2017

 Residents and staff had a wonderful time at Trewartha recently, where they enjoyed an afternoon of rhythm therapy from Paul Vermette of Drums Up.

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10 reasons Cornwall is a great place to retire

27th January 2017

Are you thinking about moving somewhere idyllic for your retirement? Consider Cornwall; we enjoy beautiful landscapes, a fascinating and rich history and culture, as well as lots of great attractions and restaurants.

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my place cover (800w).jpg5 reasons we love working with the elderly

24th January 2017

There are many benefits to working with the elderly. Not only is it an important job for our society, caring for our elders can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling too.

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Betty 2 (400h).jpgBetty's 100th birthday

9th January 2016

Betty Oliver celebrated her 100th birthday at Blackwood, where staff made sure that the day was just what she had hoped for.

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December 2016

Edna Barnes and Mayor of Truro - Redannick (600px).jpgMayor of Truro visits Redannick

 29th December 2016

 Edna Barnes, one of our residents at Redannick in Truro, had a wonderful time meeting the Mayor this Christmas.

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28th December 2016

Staff and residents had a wonderful time over Christmas, listening to the 1st Gorran and Mevagissey Brownies carol service.

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Our News - Winter 2016 Cover.jpgCornwall Care Magazine - Winter 2016

28th December 2016

Our News (previously known as My Say) is a quarterly publication that looks at the news, views and interviews of staff and residents from across Cornwall Care’s homes and services.

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Mountford - Stewart (500x400).jpgChristmas with Cornwall Care

23rd December 2016

Christmas is a special time of year for many people, but not everyone is able to spend it with their families at home. That's why we try our very best to make the occasion that extra bit special.

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Alan, Robert, Philip (300x200).jpgCornwall Care Appoints New Chairman

 22nd December 2016

 Cornwall Care has announced the appointment of Philip Rees as new Chairman, who will succeed Dr Alan Stanhope, who is retiring after ten years.

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christmas jumper group (400x225).jpgOur Christmas Jumper Day

20th December 2016

Central Office staff enjoyed wearing their woollies for Christmas Jumper Day last Friday, raising money for Save the Children.

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Cheque photo (300x200).jpgCornwall Care's Donation to Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

 19th December 2016

 Cornwall Care is proud to support Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust as their charity of choice this year.

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redannick dean 3.jpgDean of Truro Cathedral visits Redannick

16th December 2016

Residents and staff had a lovely evening tucking into mince pies when the Dean of Truro Cathedral came to visit us.

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20161206_183542 v2.jpg Christmas Nativity at Trewartha

 13th December 2016

 A big thank you goes to Wendy and Di, our craft ladies at Trewartha, for creating us a lovely nativity display for our residents.

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elves.jpgBlackwood's Christmas Bazaar

8th December 2016

Residents and staff had a lovely time last Saturday, celebrating the start of Christmas at Blackwood's Christmas Bazaar, where we had some fantastic stalls and entertainment throughout the day

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DAWN.jpg Christmas Cards at Headlands

 1st December 2016

 Residents and staff enjoyed making Christmas Cards this week at Headlands in Carbis Bay.

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November 2016

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 Cornwall Care Shortlisted for Clutch of Awards

 28th November 2016

 We are very proud to tell you that Cornwall care has been shortlisted for a clutch of awards for the quality of our care and commitment to apprenticeships.

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Luke3.jpg Luke Bond Wins Great South West Care Award

 25th November 2016

 We are delighted to announce that Luke Bond, our Area Manager for St Ives and Penzance has won the Home Care Co-ordinator Award at the regional Great South West Care Awards this month

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c3.jpg Our Mince Pie Fundraiser at Pengover

 24th November 2016

 Resident and staff at Pengover enjoyed a mince pie and raffle afternoon  this month, raising funds for their residents' Comforts Fund.

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Penberthy long service awards smaller.JPG Long Service Awards at Penberthy

 17th November 2016

 Two long service awards were presented today.

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dementia video game.jpgDementia Research Game Release

17th November 2016

The world's largest dementia research experiment, which takes the form of a video game, has indicated the ability to navigate declines throughout life...

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DSC00015.JPGArmistice Day at St Breock

11th November 2016

On 11 November, St Breock and its residents commemorated Armistice Day by holding a 2-minute silence and reflecting on times past with visiting servicemen who attended the home to mark this significant day.

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Winning design 2016 by Mary Gregory at Cedar Grange RESIZED.jpgDesign a Christmas Card Competition

November 2016

Residents and clients had such fun designing Christmas cards for Cornwall Care.

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St Breock Halloween3 resized.jpgHalloween Party at St Breock

1st November 2016

We had a fabulous Halloween party yesterday which was thoroughly enjoyed by residents and staff who all joined in by dressing in their favourite Halloween outfit.

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Halloween party at Blackwood

1st November 2016

We had a fabulous Halloween party yesterday which was thoroughly enjoyed by residents and staff who all joined in with the Halloween spooky theme.

Great entertainment was provided by David Knightley and Martin Fowler.

 

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1.11.16 192.JPGHalloween Celebrations at Chyvarhas

1st November 2016

The Callington Community Gospel Choir sang for our residents on Halloween night. We all had so much fun joining in with dancing and singing!

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October 2016

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Trevern two raise tally for telly

October 2016

Two tuned-in staff members at Trevern in Falmouth have brought a smile to residents faces by fundraising for a new television.

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Halloween fancy dress competition

31 October 2016

Staff at central office were asked to dress up in their favourite Halloween costumes for the chance of winning two free cinema tickets. We raised an amazing £111.19 to go towards the residents' comfort funds!

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Regional-Finalist-2016.jpg Cornwall Care has been shortlisted for a clutch of awards!

Cornwall Care has been shortlisted for the Great British Care Awards, the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards and the Inaugural Care & Support Awards later this year.

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The Green Halloween teaparty-8.jpg Halloween tea party at The Green

25th October 2016

Tasty cakes were made by the residents and the day care coordinator Sue Connon for our tea party.

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Wear it pink first image resized.jpgWEAR IT PINK day in support of Breast Cancer Now!

Friday 21st October 2016

Today the staff in head office wore pink in support of breast cancer. The girls looked pretty, the boys looked even prettier!

Donations were collected, cakes were made and sold, and each had a chance to take part in ‘pick a number game’ to raise even more funds. We raised an amazing £60.00!

All proceeds will go to charities in aid of Breast Cancer Now! Thank you to all who took part!

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September 2016

gramophone resized.jpg1940s and 1950s Day

30th September 2016

Our home in Helston took part in a 1940s and 1950s celebration day. A wonderful day was had by all and we even managed to raise £30 toward our comfort funds!

 

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August 2016

Our News Cover - Summer 2016.jpgCornwall Care Magazine - Summer 2016

30th August 2016

Our News (previously known as My Say) is a quarterly publication that looks at the news, views and interviews of staff and residents from across Cornwall Care’s homes and services.

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Trewartha Gardening Club

August 2016

The gardening club has been a huge success again with flowers, fruit and vegetables in abundance!

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Tilley's Tea Room at Trewartha

August 2016

Tilley's tea room was opened by Betty Tilley in honour of her husband Rex.

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July 2016

Neon Day Trengrouse 2.jpgOur Neon day for Neonatal Unit at RCH Treliske

29th July 2016

Staff at Trengrouse and across Cornwall Care had a wonderful time recently, dressing up in Neon for the babies in the Neonatal Unit at RCH Treliske.

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M26A1917.jpgBlackwood Garden Fete

Summer 2016

Our Summer fete was a great success. We raised a total of £1,588 which is amazing!.

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Charity Bike Ride.jpgCharity Bike Ride for Blackwood

18th July 2016

Everyone had a wonderful time at Blackwood’s Charity Bike Ride, where staff and relatives joined together to raise money for our residents.

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June 2016

Queen's.jpgQueen's 90th Birthday Weekend 

30th June 2016

Many of our homes across Cornwall took part in the celebrations for the Queen’s birthday this year, organising tea parties, dances, street parties, entertainment, buffets and more.

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Our Care Home.jpgOur Care Home Open Days

23rd June 2016

2016 is a big year for us. Not only have we had national events such as the Care Home Open Day to enjoy but we have also been celebrating our 20th anniversary of being an independent Cornish charity.

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Grand Opening.jpgGrand Opening - Mountford Garden Makeover

20th June 2016

After months of hard work following our campaign to win The People’s Millions prize, we're delighted to reveal our Mountford Makeover sensory garden!

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Our News Cover - Spring 2016.jpgCornwall Care Magazine - Spring 2016

15th June 2016

Our News (previously known as My Say) is a quarterly publication that looks at the news, views and interviews of staff and residents from across Cornwall Care’s homes and services.

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car wash resized image.jpgCrazy Crew Car Wash at Blackwood

9th June 2016

Today we took part in a car wash dressed in crazy costumes to raise funds for the residents of Blackwood.

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May 2016

Spring.jpgSpring at Pengover

31st May 2016

At Pengover, our nursing home in Liskeard, residents and staff have been enjoying the start of Spring.

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78d4d7d0-76ad-11e6-9811-ff2915beb2fc.jpgCedar Grange Home Improvements

25th May 2016

We are committed to making our world a better place for people with Dementia and one way we do that is by learning more about it and by raising awareness.

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Dementia.jpgOur Dementia Friends

20th May 2016

We are committed to making our world a better place for people with Dementia and one way we do that is by learning more about it and by raising awareness.

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Spring.jpgSpring at Penberthy

18th May 2016

Residents and staff at Penberthy have been having a lovely time recently, enjoying lots of fun activities and events in the sun.

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April 2016

Lizzard.jpgLizard Stallions visit Trewartha

30th April 2016

We had a delightful time at Trewartha recently, where the Lizard Stallions Pony group popped in for a visit to entertain our residents.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD (800x568).jpg Cornwall Care Outstanding Staff Awards 2016

 6th April 2016

 With our 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, we decided to hold an awards ceremony, celebrating all our staff training and fantastic care achievements.

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