Way Ahead Care News

Eyes Down at Gibb House

Published on June 17, 2019 1:44 pm

It was eyes down for some old fashioned Bingo at Gibb House on Friday.   Two little ducks was the call they were all awaiting for, although ‘dabber’s’ weren’t needed in this games as tenants used recycled bottle lids to mark their cards Interestingly the game itself, was not originally called Bingo. It is thought to have had its roots in Italy in the 16th century, specifically, around 1530. Bingo originates from the Italian lottery, Il Gioco del Lotto d’Italia. From Italy, the


Flexacise!

Published on June 13, 2019 11:53 am

Scheme Managers and Trainers attended an event this week to learn about, and train to provide, Flexacise within our Extra Care Housing Schemes. Way Ahead Care are keen to add to the portfolio of activities that can be provided within the schemes. Being able to offer Flexacise within the schemes has a number of benefits. Active living is vital to retaining independence. We are keen for our tenants to remain as independent as possible without the need of engaging with


Ice Cream Delivery

Published on June 10, 2019 12:28 pm

Although the weather in Taunton over the weekend was very in different, Scheme Manager Val May at Tennyson Court found a window of sun to make the most of the visiting Ice Cream Van! By the looks of the queue to the van, this was a welcomed idea! No flakes though???? Surely not!


Staff selected as finalists for Care Awards

Published on June 10, 2019 12:07 pm

Way Ahead Care are very pleased announce that 3 staff have been chosen as finalist for the 2019 Care & Support West’s Care Awards. Our finalist are: Rachael Adams – shortlisted within the care trainer award, and both Linda Sawicki and Chris Hern – shortlisted within the Live-in Care Workers award.   Care & Supports West (CSW) are a representative body for companies, charities, organisations and individuals involved in the social care, support and health sectors in the West of


National Doughnut Day at Tennyson Court

Published on June 10, 2019 11:36 am

Tennyson Court took the opportunity to celebrate National Doughnut day on Friday 7th June. Although only really celebrated in the United States, National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June of each year. It succeeds the Doughnut event created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honour those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. However, who doesn’t like a doughnut. Like many ‘holidays’ or events that are slowing making their


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