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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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The 2019 Dignity in Care Awards

The 2019 Dignity in Care awards were held on 14th May 2019 at the Oculus in Aylesbury. The awards celebrate outstanding examples of how carers demonstrate dignity and respect across Buckinghamshire, and we were elated to have been shortlisted in two categories and invited along to the award ceremony!Awards were given for Collaboration, Learning, Community Engagement, Most Improved Service, Best Team, Innovation, Putting People First, Fulfilling Lives and also a Judges’ Special Award.Well, we are proud to announce the Swarthmore team were highly commended in working together to ensure residents’ needs and wellbeing were paramount. Well done to our amazing staff!But that’s not all…We’re incredibly proud to have an award-winning member of staff in our midst, Kelly Richards - Kelly, our very own Senior Night Care Assistant, was declared as the overall winner at the Buckinghamshire Dignity in Care Awards 2019 from Buckinghamshire County Council!Kelly is a credit to Swarthmore and to the care profession, as is evidenced in the countless staff and relative recommendations regarding the fantastic standard of end-of-life care she has delivered over the past 20 years.It was great to see so many wonderful people and fantastic homes in the local area being recognised for the amazing care they provide - and we couldn’t be prouder for Kelly to have been given the very top award. Thank you to all our wonderful residents, their friends and family members who took the time to nominate and congratulations to all our fellow nominees and award winners. We really do have some amazing carers in Buckinghamshire! And Congratulations once again to our very own Kelly.

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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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The 2019 Dignity in Care Awards

The 2019 Dignity in Care awards were held on 14th May 2019 at the Oculus in Aylesbury. The awards celebrate outstanding examples of how carers demonstrate dignity and respect across Buckinghamshire, and we were elated to have been shortlisted in two categories and invited along to the award ceremony!Awards were given for Collaboration, Learning, Community Engagement, Most Improved Service, Best Team, Innovation, Putting People First, Fulfilling Lives and also a Judges’ Special Award.Well, we are proud to announce the Swarthmore team were highly commended in working together to ensure residents’ needs and wellbeing were paramount. Well done to our amazing staff!But that’s not all…We’re incredibly proud to have an award-winning member of staff in our midst, Kelly Richards - Kelly, our very own Senior Night Care Assistant, was declared as the overall winner at the Buckinghamshire Dignity in Care Awards 2019 from Buckinghamshire County Council!Kelly is a credit to Swarthmore and to the care profession, as is evidenced in the countless staff and relative recommendations regarding the fantastic standard of end-of-life care she has delivered over the past 20 years.It was great to see so many wonderful people and fantastic homes in the local area being recognised for the amazing care they provide - and we couldn’t be prouder for Kelly to have been given the very top award. Thank you to all our wonderful residents, their friends and family members who took the time to nominate and congratulations to all our fellow nominees and award winners. We really do have some amazing carers in Buckinghamshire! And Congratulations once again to our very own Kelly.

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106th Birthday Celebrations

Kitty celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends, staff and residents. Kitty has lived in Gerrards Cross since 1949. She has a large family consisting of a son, 2 daughters. 5 grand children, 11 great grand children and 3 great-great grandchildren. Quote from Kitty how to live to such a wonderful age – “live an ordinary life and don’t overdo it”.  Click here to see Kitty's birthday celebrated in the local newspaper.

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Dignity in Care

Buckinghamshire County Council has asked Healthwatch Bucks to look at the way that dignity is shown in Buckinghamshire care homes. Their aim is to give those who live in and visit care homes a voice about their views and experiences of dignity. Highlight what is done well and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement. We then publicly share information to help people make choices about the care they may need. This was an unscheduled visit; we were given up to 2 weeks’ notice but not the time or date. Healthwatch Bucks thanked the residents, visitors and staff at Swarthmore for their contribution to the Enter and View visit as part of the Dignity in Care project in January. Click here to see our ratings.Claire Allsopp, Home Manager - Well done. Teamwork at its best. Something to be very, very proud of!

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The 2019 Dignity in Care Awards

The 2019 Dignity in Care awards were held on 14th May 2019 at the Oculus in Aylesbury. The awards celebrate outstanding examples of how carers demonstrate dignity and respect across Buckinghamshire, and we were elated to have been shortlisted in two categories and invited along to the award ceremony!Awards were given for Collaboration, Learning, Community Engagement, Most Improved Service, Best Team, Innovation, Putting People First, Fulfilling Lives and also a Judges’ Special Award.Well, we are proud to announce the Swarthmore team were highly commended in working together to ensure residents’ needs and wellbeing were paramount. Well done to our amazing staff!But that’s not all…We’re incredibly proud to have an award-winning member of staff in our midst, Kelly Richards - Kelly, our very own Senior Night Care Assistant, was declared as the overall winner at the Buckinghamshire Dignity in Care Awards 2019 from Buckinghamshire County Council!Kelly is a credit to Swarthmore and to the care profession, as is evidenced in the countless staff and relative recommendations regarding the fantastic standard of end-of-life care she has delivered over the past 20 years.It was great to see so many wonderful people and fantastic homes in the local area being recognised for the amazing care they provide - and we couldn’t be prouder for Kelly to have been given the very top award. Thank you to all our wonderful residents, their friends and family members who took the time to nominate and congratulations to all our fellow nominees and award winners. We really do have some amazing carers in Buckinghamshire! And Congratulations once again to our very own Kelly.

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Community links

We are proud of the long-standing relationships we have built within our community here in Gerrards Cross and further afield.

We work closely with Jordans, a world-famous local Quaker village with a 16th Century meeting house.

Jordans Quaker Centre

We have a link with St. James’ Church here in Gerrards Cross.

St. James' Church

Care Home Friends and Neighbours (Care Home FaNs) is a national project that is helping care homes to connect meaningfully with their local community to enhance the quality of life of older people and those that support them.

Care Home FaNs