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Burnside care home couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

3rd October 2017

A resident at Burnside care home in Laurencekirk celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary with her husband at the weekend. Mary married Charlie Scott on 30th August 1952, and Charlie she says the secret to a long and happy marriage is ‘‘doing what he is told’. Ma...

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Linson Court Care Home launches tuck shop to reignite resident’s memories

15th August 2017

Linson Court Care Home in Batley has introduced an innovative weekly tuck shop for residents, run by the residents themselves. Even Linson Court’s oldest resident Queenie Bishop, who is 100, does shifts selling sweets and goodies to others at the home. The money rai...

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Special guests at Manorcroft Care Home’s summer fete

15th August 2017

Residents, families and the local community got in the summer spirit at Manorcroft Care Home’s annual fete last Saturday. Local company Real Donkeys bought some furry friends along to give children rides, and the donkeys were even allowed into the home to meet resident...

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Care Home Open Day a huge success at Newark Care Home

22nd June 2017

Residents, staff, family members and the local community celebrated Care Home Open Day at Newark Care Home in Port Glasgow on Friday (16th June). The home asked residents what they would most like to do to mark the day, and they decided on inviting local community groups ...

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The 1950’s comes to Burnside Care Home

22nd June 2017

Residents, their families and the local community celebrated Care Home Open Day at Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk in true 1950s style. On Friday (16th June), Burnside hosted a party, concert and open day of the home and the gardens. There was also an impressive theme...

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Newark Care Home summer fete raises nearly £1,000

9th June 2017

Residents, family and the local community got in the summer spirit this weekend at Newark Care Home’s summer fete. Despite damp weather, nearly £1,000 was raised for the Residents Comfort Fund, to contribute to day trips, entertainment and other fun activities for resi...

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Burnside Care Home awarded in Top 20 Recommended Care Homes in Scotland 2017

5th June 2017

Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has been included in carehome.co.uk’s Top 20 recommended care homes in Scotland 2017. The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 40,0...

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Birds of Prey visit to Linson Court

5th June 2017

Linson Court care home in Batley welcomed the Wise Owl Bird of Prey team in to meet residents this week. Bubbles the barn owl was a particular favourite with residents, who were able to enjoy seeing and holding the different birds whether they were in their rooms or the l...

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Newark care home residents get into musical swing

5th June 2017

Residents at Newark care home in Port Glasgow have enjoyed a month of different musical activities, organised by the home. The Magic of Musicals performed their show to over 20 residents last week, where performers change their outfit for each musical they portray on stag...

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Newark care home transform staff room after donation

11th April 2017

Newark care home in Port Glasgow has given its staff room a complete make over after Silverline Care support office gave each home money to redecorate. Angela Zahid, who is a care assistant at the home, managed the project and transformed the bare, plain room into a colou...

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Burnside promotes intergenerational activity with local school

11th April 2017

Burnside Care Home in Laurencekirk has welcomed children from nearby Poppies Nursery School to come and interact with residents and do activities together. The nursery will continue to visit residents twice a month, to read, draw, and chat together. As well as the sc...

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Linson Court resident given new lease of life

11th April 2017

Irene Hargreaves, a resident at Linson Court care home, has found a new lease of life after adopting a life-like cat, Topsy. Irene, who is 97, has Alzheimer’s and often declines to join in with activities at the home. But staff thought a ‘pet’ would help stimulate h...

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Couple at Manorcroft celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

11th April 2017

A resident at Manorcroft care home in Dewsbury celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary with her husband at the weekend. June Earnshaw says the secret to her happy marriage is letting her husband go to the pub. Her husband Eric thinks he deserves a ‘blooming medal’ ...

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Spiers Care Home invites local school to join activities

11th April 2017

Spiers Care Home in Beith has welcomed pupils from local Garnock Community Campus to participate in a number of activities to help towards their Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Certificate. The pupils have been visiting for the past four weeks and particip...

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Investing in staff and residents with Playlist for Life training

11th April 2017

Staff, residents and families at two care homes will benefit from a training day specifically designed to help care for people living with dementia. Eight staff members from both Cochrane Care Home and Ranfurly Care Home will take part in the day at the end of February. ...

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Linson Court resident celebrates 100th birthday

11th April 2017

Queenie Bishop celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week, with cake and a sing song with family and friends at Linson Court Care Home. Queenie, who is Linson Court’s oldest resident, was treated to songs from her favourite film ‘The Sound of Music’ and receiv...

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Burnside Care Home resident celebrates 106th birthday

11th April 2017

Mary Craig from Burnside Care Home has joined the handful of centenarians in the UK aged 105 and over, after turning 106 in December. Mary, who is Burnside’s oldest resident, enjoyed a party to celebrate the big day with family, friends and staff. They were treated to h...

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Spiers Care Home win Christmas cake decorating competition

11th April 2017

Spiers Care Home in Beith, North Ayrshire won a cake decorating contest for their impressive ‘Santa and Rudolph in bed’ cake. The competition ran across Silverline’s seven homes and residents and staff were encouraged to design and create a Christmas themed cake. ...

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Care Assistant looking forward to Christmas tipple after Sober November

11th April 2017

A senior care assistant at Newark Care Home in Port Glasgow is looking forward to a festive drink after successfully completing ‘Sober November’. Robert Lamont raised over £300 from giving up alcohol for the whole month of November. He kindly donated the money to the...

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Cochrane and Ranfurly Care Homes invest in staff with Developing Potential Programme

11th April 2017

Silverline Care has introduced a unique Developing Potential Programme across its homes, with the aim of empowering staff, increasing their confidence and developing their ability and potential to deliver the best care to residents. At Cochrane Care Home in Johnstone, fo...

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Redecoration starts at Manorcroft Care Home

11th April 2017

Manorcroft Care Home in Dewsbury has started a three year plan to redecorate the whole home, with the aim of creating a brighter, more modern space for its 40 residents. The project began two weeks ago, and the first area to be completed is the entrance hall where a new f...

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Burnside creating special sensory garden for residents

11th April 2017

Burnside Care Home in Borrowmuirhills is promoting the mental and spiritual wellbeing of residents with a special new sensory garden. The home wanted to create areas in their garden that all of it 57 residents, with varying abilities and needs, could utilise and enjoy. Bu...

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Barn-dance themed fete gets residents singing and dancing

30th August 2016

Residents, families and the local community donned their cowboy outfits to enjoy a barn-dance themed fete at Cochrane Care Home on Saturday.   Despite damp weather, over £1100 was raised in a fun filled day, which included face painting, a home baking stall and t...

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Silverline Autumn Newsletter

5th July 2016

September 2015 Silverline's Autumn newsletter: Welcome to the second edition of our new quarterly newsletter. Our aim is to provide a snapshot of the activities that take place across our care homes as well as a more practical insight into topical issues relating...

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Burnside - Gala Tea Dance

5th July 2016

July 2015 Burnside recently held a Gala Tea Dance where residents enjoyed dancing to old favourites, a cup of tea and a raffle. It was great for residents and members of the local community to socialise. The residents loved it. One lady described it as "amazing".

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Burnside - Dementia Friends

5th July 2016

July 2015 Members of the local community in Laurencekirk recently attended a Dementia Friends session held at Burnside. Burnside’s aim is to support their local community and ensure local businesses are dementia friendly. We received very positive feedback with one a...

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GOOD results score announced

5th July 2016

July 2015 Following a number of regulatory inspections by the Care Inspectorate (CI) and Care Quality Commission (CQC), Silverline Care is pleased to announce that all homes have received ratings of either GOOD or VERY GOOD. The CI / CQC inspectors announce the ratings...

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