High Tea at HMS Drake

Stonehaven Residents take high tea at HMS Drake

On the 13th May staff and residents from Chollacott House in Tavistock, were invited to High Tea by Commodore Graeme Little, who is Naval Base Commander, Devonport. Commodore Little said ‘We are delighted to act as host to such an interesting group of people. Many Naval personnel have relatives who are in residential or care homes so it is an area of expertise which is of great interest and importance to us.’ After a delicious cream tea, the residents were driven home in the Stonehaven spcially adapted minibus, The Wanderer. Stonehaven Director Ralphe Stone, who attended the tea, said ‘We are most grateful to the Royal Navy for such a wonderful experience.’

Lynne Ware Abseils for charity

Kent House Carer Lynne Ware Abseils for Charity

Lynne Ware Abseils for charity

On Sunday 24th March Lynne Ware, Carer at Kent House in Okehampton will be abseiling down the Meldon Viaduct to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Some of the residents are hoping to go and watch Lynne, in the Stonehaven mini-bus ‘The Wanderer’. We wish Lynne lots of luck and hope the sun shines for her!

Stonehaven present Best Chef Award

Stonehaven present Best Chef Award at Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2012

Stonehaven Care Group were proud sponsors of the Best Chef category at the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2012. Stephen Stone, Chairman of the group presented Ben Bulger of The Magdalen Chapter in Exeter, with his much deserved award. A great evening was had by all.


Fireworks and Sherry at Chollacott House

Fireworks and Sherry at Chollacott & Drake!

The residents and staff of Chollacott and Drake in Tavistock enjoyed a fabulous fireworks display on Saturday evening! Elaine and Dianne’s husbands kindly took charge of the explosives, to the sound of ‘Last Night of the Proms’, while residents enjoyed their hard work from the comfort of the conservatory while sipping sherry and enjoying some delicious bonfire night grub. Sounds like a wonderful evening was had by all!

Conservatory at Kent House

Stunning New Conservatory for Kent House

Residents at Kent House are thrilled that the unique extension to their home is complete and ready to enjoy! The £80k project began some 4 months ago, with planning permission the first challenge given the grandeur of the original building and its’ location in a conservation area. The extension was designed in close consultation with the conservation officer in Okehampton, and the results speak for themselves. It’s a beautiful space that appears as though part of the original building, with the external granite wall being brought inside! We are so pleased we took the time to find not only the most competitively priced building contractor, but the most conscientious team. Thank you to J&S Construction. One of the features of the design is the skirting-board radiators, which not only look stylish and allow for furniture against all walls, but is also one of the most efficient heating systems. The room seats 12 comfortably and lends itself perfectly to reading, relaxing or simply watching the world go by.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Chollacott House

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Chollacott House

Chollacott House Coffee Morning in memory of Ken and Maggy

Chollacott House held their Coffee Morning in memory of Ken and Maggy, and managed to raise £173.20 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Nicola Jeffries of St Lukes Hospice, Plymouth joined us and did a short talk on end of life planning. Thank you Nicola!Tea, coffee and an abundance of delicious cakes were enjoyed by all, while listening to live music. The morning was rounded off with a fantastic raffle. Well done all at Chollacott and Drake!

Director at Stonehaven cycles the Tour de Moor

Stonehaven Director to Cycle the Tour de Moor for St Luke’s Hospice

Ralphe Stone, Director at Stonehaven will be cycling the Tour de Moor across Dartmoor on Sunday 14th October 2012. The event is organised by the fundraising team at St Lukes Hospice, Plymouth. Ralphe hope to raise £750 for the charity he believes does a truly incredible job. If you would like to go and cheer Ralphe on, he will be setting off from Coypool Carpark at 8.45am! Or you could just sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/ralphe-stone

Stonehaven earns ISO9001 award

Stonehaven earns ISO9001 award

We are very proud to have achieved the ISO9001 award, an internationally acknowledged mark of excellence and quality. The management standard is controlled and granted by IMSM and is reviewed on an annual basis thus ensuring the maintenance of the highest standards. We received the award from Roger Preston of IMSM. Stonehaven Director, Nathan Stone said: ‘It’s always great when the hard work and professionalism of the teams operating within the company is recognised both internally and externally. We are delighted to have been awarded this well respected accreditation.’

Jack Slack - Carer of the month

Jackie Slack, Carer of the Month

Jackie Slack, Deputy Manager at Cross Park House in Brixham has been nominated as Carer of the Month by the St Lukes District Nursing Team. In a letter to us, they say of Jackie ‘It is always a pleasure to work alongside carers who display a devotion to patient care and Jackie not only did this but did it to a high standard in relation to her care for residents. Often credit for hard work and devotion is overlooked but we would like to pass on our praise for the quality of care Jackie gave and I am sure you will agree she is an asset to your team.’ Congratulations Jackie – a well deserved award.

Christmas at Chollacott House

Christmas at Chollacott House

Residents and their families tucked into a Christmas feast at Chollacott House, our home in Tavistock. Traditional Christmas turkey was served with all the trimmings and washed down with a nice glass of wine or two. Thanks to the Chollacott team for making it such a wonderful Christmas day.