Stop the press!............ Hot news just in.......... The Close Care Home wins more awards! At the 2018 Care Home Awards we have picked up yet more awards for the home. Best Individual Care Home 2018 I would like to thank every member of staff in the home, all of our residents, stakeholders and anyone connected with the home for helping to make The Close such a fantastic place to be. Highly commended award for Outdoor Spaces for the 3rd time in 2 years so a massive well done to Mr Adam Wallace our groundsman for his outstanding work in making the grounds of the home look so amazing for our residents. Highly commended award for Sports, Social and Activities for the 2nd time in 2 years our award winning team have been national finalists and picked up the highly commended award so another massive well done to the activities team for all their hard work The awards are fantastic for the home and true recognition of all our collective hard work. Thank you all again! Sanjay
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Linda’s Blog


Hi everyone, it’s been a lot cooler this month thank goodness.

Well I have made lots of progress since my last blog.

I’ve lost 9 stone and I am walking everywhere giving up my walking frame and wheelchair around the home also in the garden walking using only crutches.

With lots of physio since my operation and determination

I’m getting there.

I had my first trip to the dentist without my wheelchair and sat in the normal van seat to travel I was so happy and all the staff where so proud of me which made me feel good.

Also managed to sit in the dentist chair for the first time in over 10 years so I was so proud of myself.

I also got a taxi to celebrate my granddaughter 1st Birthday party which was amazing.

 To Visit my Sons home independently to spend time with my family this was a massive achievement as this hasn’t been possible for over 10 years without support.

Thank you reading my Blogs

Love Linda






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