Stonehaven Background

Training the Care Team

At Stonehaven, we take team training extremely seriously, to ensure we are providing the very highest standard of care to our residents. A comprehensive training package is provided for all our staff. We ask that all mandatory courses are completed within the first year of employment with us, with ad hoc and refreshers courses continuning throughout their Stonehaven career. Here are some of the Primrose House team, on a recent Safegaurding course with excellent trainer, Deborah Cox. read more →

New name for Donnington – ‘Bluebell House’

Westcountry based Stonehaven Care Group have announced the name change of Donnington House, on Atlantic Way in Westward Ho! to the new name: ’Bluebell House.’ Bluebell House stands immediately next door to Primrose House, which is Stonehaven’s latest new build care home with state of the art care facilities. Explaining the change, Stephen Stone, Managing.. read more →

Halloween fun at Kent House!

Manager at Kent House, Julie Smith having fun at Halloween with residents! read more →

Rat Pack Pete performs at Primrose House

Rat Pack Pete’s performance at Primrose this month attracted over 20 residents. One of our ladies got up and took the stage to sing Frank Sinatra’s hit ‘My Way’. The lady in question was a professional singer and has sang to huge audiences in venues as big as the Albert Hall! She definitely still has.. read more →

Let’s Get Physical

Primrose House in Westward Ho! have recently introduced Move It Or Lose it exercise classes to their weekly activity programme. These are extremely popular, and the benefits to the residents physical and mental well being are great! The residents have all got stuck in and really enjoy these classes which are set to music. read more →

Virtual Dementia Tour at Primrose House

As part of our ‘Dementia Awareness’ Open House at Primrose House on Thursday 1st November 2018, we have invited the Virtual Dementia Tour back to the home to provide guests and members of the local community the opportunty to get a glimpse of life as a Dementia sufferer. The VDT uses patented sensory tools and.. read more →

Ruth Celebrates her 100th Birthday at Donnington House

Ruth, one of our residents at Donnington House in Westward Ho! celebrated turning 100 years with a big birthday party at the home. Friends and family gathered together to enjoy live music from Bideford Massed Pipe and Drum Band – a real treat! Ruth loved receiving a letter from the Queen – all in all.. read more →

Little Blackie visits our Westward Ho! homes

‘Little Blackie’ belongs to one of our carers, Tracy, and was a huge hit with the residents at Donnington & Primrose. One of our residents, Shaun,  use to be a jockey and absolutely loved meeting the horse and reminiscing about the days when he use to ride and work in the stables. For another resident,.. read more →

Cardboard Boat Race! Westward Ho!

Over the summer, our Westward Ho! homes, Donnington and Primrose, took part in the Cardboard Boat Race as part of the Bideford Regatte. The boat did amazingly well, completing over two-thirds of the course before it began to sink! Terry did a fantastic job with the design and the construction of the boat. We came.. read more →

Intergenerational Learning at St Petrocs

Many of our residents love spending time with young people – drawing, colouring, playing dominoes, etc . We can really see the benefits of intergenerational learning at work –  learning with each other and from one another. You are never too old to enjoy colouring in! At St Petrocs, our home in Bodmin, one of.. read more →