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.
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 […]Read more »
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. […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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, […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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. […]Read more »
The chemistry at Spencer Road is just right. Everyone works together and supports each other when needed. I am proud to work here …"
Measurable outcomes are a standard feature across all of our supported living and residential services."
The people we support reach their full potential, progressing in their rehabilitation journey."
Moira collaborated with the team to develop a recovery star and plan and was able to take ownership of her recovery steps."
Optima Care is an expanding healthcare provider where innovation and quality for our staff and those we support form the core philosophy."
Joe now attends a course at college 3 days a week and staff are supporting him in his relationship with his current girlfriend."
I joined as a carer, did all the mandatory courses and NVQ Level 2. I have now progressed to senior carer and will be doing Level 3 in April. My confidence levels are now very high."
I love working here", "…best job I’ve ever had", "if you have an issue you can speak to someone."
Our overall aim is to promote a culture of hope and recovery within a framework of positive risk management."
We are fully committed to ensuring quality outcomes for the people we support, delivered by our highly motivated and trained staff teams."
Our highly accomplished Nursing and Care team have a proven track record of supporting individuals affected by dementia and issues related to end of life care."