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Our staff and the people we support are involved in all sorts of activities and events throughout our services. Below we showcase just a few of them. For any more information about Optima Care please contact us.

Laing & Buisson Awards Finalists

The Chilterns, part of Optima Care, has been shortlisted in the Laing & Buisson Specialist Care Awards in the Care Pathways category. The award was submitted on behalf of Denise Banks, Clinical Services Manager at The Chilterns. Denise was responsible for designing and implementing a personalised pathway to fill a gap that she identified in […]

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New cookery course at Eastry Day Centre is a sell-out

Eastry Day Centre recently added a six-week cookery course to its extensive list of courses and other activities for the people we support across all of Optima Care’s settings. So popular is the course that a waiting list is already steadily growing. The day centre is an incredibly popular with many of Optima Care’s individuals. […]

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The Chilterns volunteers celebrate gardening award

Volunteers from The Chilterns recently attended a celebratory event for The Garden Gate project, which was awarded ‘Community Garden of the Year’ in the Kent Wildlife Trust’s annual Wild About Gardens awards. Garden Gate also received a special award for ‘Best Community Wildlife Project’. The Garden Gate project is an independent charity, one of the […]

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Eastry House fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospice

A Fun Day, organised by the Eastry House team, raised over £176 for the Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet. The event was run in memory of service user Marilyn Hope, who passed away earlier this year. Pilgrims Hospice provided invaluable help with regards to care and support to Marilyn and the Eastry House team during those […]

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Seahaven recreates ‘Come Dine with Me’

Seahaven recreates ‘Come Dine with Me‘ experience across a number of settings. Inspired by the infamous Channel 4 show, Yvette Hanlon, Senior Support Worker at Seahaven, decided to bring together four of the people in our care to recreate the ‘Come Dine with Me’ experience. Stephen from Seahaven, Ben from Spencer Road, Ian from Kingsdown […]

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Local ladies group organises an afternoon tea fundraiser for Seahaven staff and residents

The ladies of Deal Inner Wheel put on a perfectly British afternoon of strawberries and tea to help raise funds to support Seahaven’s sensory room project. An impressive total of £625 was raised by the event, which was attended by Home Manager Sharon Head, staff member Susan Bush and two of the people we support, […]

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National Care Awards 2014 Finalists

The Gate House team have achieved a triple whammy, reaching the finals in three categories at this year’s National Care Awards. The team are shortlisted in the Care Team category and also The Dignity & Respect Care Home of the Year, whilst Senior Support Worker Kate Smith is shortlisted in the Resident Engagement category. Winners […]

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The Chilterns reaches for the 5 stars

Following a recent environmental health inspection, The Chilterns in Westgate has been awarded 5 stars. Clinical Services Manager James Whittle paid tribute to the chefs Chris and Andy for all their hard work in earning the coveted 5 stars.  They are delighted as last year they were awarded 4! For more information about the service […]

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Care Innovator Sharon Head

Sharon Head, Manager of Seahaven, wins award at 15th National Care Awards

We were delighted at Optima Care that our very own Sharon Head,  Manager of Seahaven, was  recently chosen as the winner of the Care Innovator Award at the 15th National Care Awards in London (November 29, 2913). Sponsored by Alexandra, Sharon’s award recognised her innovative and forward thinking in solving a complex clinical issue leading […]

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London Anniversary Games 2013

Following on from the success of our visits to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games last Summer, we are delighted to have purchased tickets for our service users and staff to attend the London Anniversary Games taking place over three days at the end of July 2013 and featuring the return of many Olympic champions. […]

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