A review of 2023 from the H&L Estate

We have had a wonderful year here at the Huntington and Langham Estate.

Join us in a review of the highlights, from fabulous food, to days in the sunshine and outings to our favourite places, we have shared fun days with friends and family, and are grateful for such a wonderful place to live!

Wishing you all a happy 2024.

November Newsletter from the H&L Estate

With the Christmas festivities about to get underway, it was time for some early gift shopping and to restock the decorations at Huntington House.  Charlie headed to Godalming College, to help the next generation of Health and Social Care Students expand their learning.

We honoured those who lost their lives in the line of duty this month, with displays of poppies around the grounds and the sales of knitted poppies, kindly made by Sarah.

The ladies of Huntington House enjoyed a morning of manicures and chat earlier in the month. Now the weather isn't so warm to explore the Estate the homemaking team have been planning a number of new indoor activities with the residents for the winter months.

Meaningful Moments in November

 

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Remembrance Sunday

November is always a month for reflection at the Estate with Remembrance Sunday an important date in our calendar. The team have once again outdone themselves with the poppy display, which Kevin captured so well in his night time pictures.

Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget

We honoured those who lost their lives in the line of duty this month, with displays of poppies around the grounds and the sales of knitted poppies, kindly made by Sarah.

A regular visitor to the Estate is Kevin Jacot, who took these stunning photos of our poppy display one evening, after a late afternoon singing rendition for the residents.

Using his car headlights, he has captured a poignant view of the fountain and sunset. Kevin has played and sang songs for us for many years and is lovingly enjoyed by all.

Remembrance display

October Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to indulge in their hobbies, passions or simply head out to their favourite day trip spot, is at the heart of our approach to care and we always extend this to include friends and family to create shared experiences and special interactions.

That's certainly been this case throughout October here on the Estate

Welcome to Mr Kipling

 

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September Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Our focus during September has been very much around continuing to invest in our team's ability to deliver personalised care, with training sessions hosted by the Rare Dementia Support Society, during which we learned more about the rarer forms of Dementia, backed up by the team at Meaningful Care Matters delivering session 2 of our Butterfly course.

Meaningful Moments (8)

 

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August Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Music is a great way to engage with those living with Dementia and with the 60's a favourite era for many living in Langham Court, we had a fun day of dressing up and reminiscing over tracks from the Summer of 69!

Meaningful Moments (4)

 

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Creating wonder through shared experiences

We are excited to be partnering with a new local childcare provider called Willow & Rose Nursery based in Grayshott.

Willow and Rose

Exploration education

Dedicated to caring for children up to 4 years old, Amanda and the team believe in supporting children to develop curiosity through the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

At the centre of their approach is creating opportunities to explore, question and discover nature as part of exploration educational learning.  Our collaboration gives Willow and Rose access to our beautiful estate, as their very own vibrant learning space filled with the best nature has to offer, whilst in a safe environment to explore and create wonder.

The partnership will include joint activities and events both in our homes and around the grounds, including an enchanted forest adventure, birdwatching, den building, storytelling session, nature craft sessions using treasures found around the forest floor and early learning about flora and fauna.

Find out more details here

Intergenerational experiences

Prior to the pandemic we shared how being part of our wider community we collaborated with a number of schools to bridge the generation gap.

Intergenerational interaction between the residents and children is a delight to see and most importantly the experience is beneficial for old and young, proving age is just a number!

Willow And Rose At The H&L Estate

Our collaboration with Willow and Rose, will in time offer residents on the estate a special opportunity to interact with the children during shared events and organically as they share our wonderful Estate enriching lives across the generations.

“The collaboration with Willow and Rose is a truly special partnership, as we share common values when it comes to caring for others.  Our shared aim is to enabling individuals whatever their age to express themselves, be “free to be me” and find endless possibilities to experience meaningful moments each day.”  Charlie Hoare MD.

For more information about Willow and Rose please visit their website: https://www.willowandrosenursery.co.uk/ 

 

Retro Reminiscence at Langham Court

Anyone who has visited Langham Court will have seen an array of themed areas along the corridors.  These include travel corner with old fashioned suitcase and keepsakes from Africa, the crafting area along with a Singer sewing machine, as well as our old fashioned sweet shop complete with jars of treats.

Each has been added to prompt conversation and reminiscence, which is especially important for those people living with Dementia at the Estate.

As part of our ongoing commitment to continually enhance our care at Langham Court we have added a new wall mural, featuring a village shopping scene and are now planning a new focus on adding memorabilia from the 50’s or 60’s.

Langham Court

We need your help!

We are asking for donations of any items from this era, particularly which are linked to the topics of pets, sport and music as we’ve identified them as common interests among many of our current residents.

Please let us know if you have any household items that can be displayed on walls and shelves, like old vinyl records, vintage album cover posters, football team shirts, we would love them!  We’ll use them to decorate areas around Langham Court to stimulate conversation and reminiscence.

Please call 01428 606 143 or drop us an email at langham@hlestate.co.uk 

Supporting our team develop in their careers

Two Healthcare Assistants from The Huntington & Langham Estate are the first to be enrolled in their new Nursing Associate Apprenticeship with Winchester University.

Justyna Green and Jean-Paul Rappe both currently work as Team Leaders in Huntington House and Langham Court respectively, having already obtained their NVQ Level 3 qualifications.

They will continue working in their existing roles during their two-year training while also undertaking part-time placements in other settings, from hospitals to prisons, to gain a wide variety of clinical skills.

The Huntington & Langham Estate, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, has a long history of supporting their staff in career progression. Charlie Hoare, Managing Director, says

‘I grew up in Huntington House and remember one of the Healthcare Assistants, who would also babysit my sister and I, leaving to train as a nurse at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and going on to become a Theatre Nurse assisting in surgeries. She was always so grateful to my mum for giving her that opportunity, and I have been in awe of the steady stream of people undertaking similar career progression ever since. I am incredibly proud of everyone on the Estate who finds the time and energy to undertake qualifications alongside the incredible work they already do’.

Two further members of the Estate’s team have recently started degree equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications, and many more are enrolled in Levels 2 and 3.

The Estate’s management team are always looking into different ways to support people to progress their careers.

Charlie Hoare adds

‘The beauty of apprenticeships is that you get paid to attend training rather than having to take time out to go back to college’.

If you are interested in a career within social care, the team at The Huntington & Langham Estate would be only too happy to discuss the options with you.