Peninsula Care Homes – Providing Exceptional Care Peninsula Care Homes is a family-owned and family-run company delivering outstanding nursing, residential and dementia care in Devon. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:39:07 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Peninsula Care Homes – Providing Exceptional Care 32 32 Coppelia House Statement Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:50:41 +0000

Coppelia House Statement

As some of our followers may be aware Coppelia House was subject to fire on the evenings of Friday 16th June, Tuesday 20th June and at lunchtime on Friday 23rd June.  All our residents and staff were safely evacuated and the fire service were in attendance within minutes.

Sadly on Friday 23rd June we had no option but to close the Home on a temporary basis.

It goes without saying that the professionalism of the local fire crews has been outstanding.

Our staff have been exceptional in their unstinting care during all three incidents with many staff running from their own homes to help.  Staff are now working with us at some of the other locations to ensure a familiar face.

We would like to thank the families who remained calm in what was clearly a distressing situation and for those who were able to help with transportation.

The local community overwhelmed us with practical help and support and for this we are extremely grateful.  There are many people to mention which include Moretonhampstead Surgery, The White Hart Hotel, the Co-op, the local Village Hall, Simon Franklin, Rector and many friends and neighbours.

Moving forward, our aim is to have Coppelia House up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.  If any one wishes to contact us at Coppelia please do so on 01647 440729 between 9am and 4pm.  After which messages can be left at Parkland House on 01392 251144.


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Christmas Time at Parkland House Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:03:26 +0000

Christmas Time at Parkland House

When asked to write a blog, the staff at Parkland House surprised us with a touching poem, providing an insight into a day in the life of a Peninsula Care Homes Care Assistant.

Thank you to the caring staff who spent the time putting this together for us to share at Christmas time.

Click here to read the poem.


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Marks & Spencer Spark Something Good Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:03:01 +0000

Marks & Spencer Spark Something Good

Marks & Spencer’s Spark Something Good campaign see 24 projects at the heart of local communities take place across 24 cities in the UK and Ireland, over the course of 24 months. Exeter and Plymouth were selected as the next cities to host an M&S Spark Something Good event.

One of the projects included the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance group, whom we work very closely with developing dementia awareness in the local community. Our local Exeter M&S store and it’s staff hosted a personal shopping experience for those living with dementia.
Two care homes were offered the chance for residents to take part in the experience and Parklands residents were delighted to attend. After their successful shopping experience, residents were treated to afternoon tea in the M&S cafe.


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Railway Dining Room Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:07:59 +0000

Railway Dining Room

Cornerways residents have recently had an exciting re-design of their dining room. The new ‘Railway’ design includes a magnificent cafe coach mural which appears to extend the dining room table and chairs.

The re-design has also included new furniture, new flooring, lights and railway inspired pictures for residents to enjoy and reminisce.

Making the most of the newly designed dining room residents have been enjoying various sensory tasting activities, including a recent cheese and wine party.


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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:59:15 +0000

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Following last year’s success Coppelia residents have decided to support Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ again.

They have beaten last year’s donation of 12 boxes and have so far collected 16 boxes.

When making up a box you decide boy or girl and which age bracket you would like to support. The home has collected for each age range and gender.

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches. Since 1990, 124 million children have received a Christmas shoe box in over 150 countries. A small shoebox of gifts can have such a big impact on children at Christmas.


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Vacancies Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:11:44 +0000

Vacancies at Bramble Down

Are you an RGN looking for a change, or know an RGN who might be?

Bramble Down Nursing Home in the village of Denbury, near Newton Abbot are looking for RGN’s to join the team. Bramble Down is a busy nursing home providing quality care.

Please contact Sue on 01803 812844 to discuss further or email us on


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Devon Care Kitemark Group Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:15:46 +0000

Devon Care Kitemark Group

Peninsula Care Homes is delighted to be part of the Devon Care Kitemark. The Kitemark is a group of private providers who are committed to promoting excellent care across their homes within Devon.

The group meet monthly and also host a number of skills training update sessions. Recent events have included a Dementia Care Conference, Fall Prevention, End of Life Planning and Nutrition & Hydration.

Before the end of the year there is a medication update from our regulator Care Quality Commission as well as a Christmas Jamboree with a wide range of topics being discussed.

Another function of the Kitemark is peer reviews on member’s homes. The approach is one of “critical friend’ and provides opportunity to share learning and reinforce information learnt during training events.


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Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk Success Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:14:28 +0000

Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk Success

On Saturday 8th October Peninsula Care Home staff joined thousands of people warming up for this year’s Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.

Starting in front of the War Memorial on Plymouth Hoe with a Zumba warm up we then commenced our walk of just under 10km.

We raised a total £185 for the Alzheimer’s Society campaign ‘walk for a world without dementia’.

The Alzheimer’s Society say £100 raised would pay for a person with dementia to enjoy ten “singing for the brain” sessions to boost their confidence. Alternatively £100 could pay for genetic tests for 16 people in a clinical trial.

Thank you to everyone who donated and helped raise awareness for this great cause.

We look forward to returning next year!


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Coppelia House – October 2015 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:55:48 +0000 We are pleased to announce that Viju Jacob has been appointed as Manager of Coppelia House.

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Bramble Down – October 2015 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:55:08 +0000 A super recommendation has been received regarding Bramble Down Nursing Home. “In the course of my voluntary work I have been to many care homes but none come close to Bramble Down.

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