Archive for March, 2015

The Care Act

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Care Act brings care and support legislation together into a single act with a new well-being principle at its heart. It introduces major reforms to the legal framework for adult care and support in England – to the duties of local authorities, to the rights of those in need of care and support and their carers and to the funding system for care and support.

What does it mean for you?
Implementation of the Care Act will have significant implications for the adult social care workforce in England.

The changes will impact the way councils do business and the roles of their workforce. They will have an impact on care providers and user organisations and their roles in the delivery of care, and the expectations and duties placed on them by the new legislation.

Please click the link below to view a short video…

What is the Care Act?

Red Nose Day success!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Red Nose Day was a huge success! We are really pleased to announce that we have raised £82.62. Thank you to all those who came along to support the event, it was a great success! If you would like to view more photos, please visit our Facebook page!


Maisie’s Skydive for Parkinson’s

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Our very own Maisie Rattenbury is doing a skydive to help raise money for Parkinson’s UK! The jump will take place at 10am on the 24th April.

Money can be donated via the front desk at Fairfield House to April, or via the JustGiving page (Link below)

Please contribute as generously as you can for such a worthy cause.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.



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A real Great Escaper’s tunnel vision

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Our very own Alan Bryett tells Martin Hesp of the the Western Daily Press how he survived being shot down over Berlin and his part in building the famous POW tunnel!

“Laying on his stomach on the Fairfield care-home floor, Alan inched his way slowly across the room towards the door where he craned his neck back to look up into the barrel of a gun…”

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