Carmen Miranda visits The Shelley? Carmen, eat your heart out! Pete our activities Co-ordinator shows how it should be done. (You can decide what ‘It’ is). You can watch Carmen do Chica Chica Boom Chic here
There is always something happening at The Shelley… The Shelley was visited by Reptylers who brought in a selection of fascinating animals to look at. The residents’ initial wariness of snakes, lizards, chameleons, bearded dragons turned to genuine joy as they all got to overcome their fears and get up close to these fascinating creatures. A little flavour of France came wafting over the Chanel with our French Accordion evening. Fantastique! We have all styles of music at The Shelley – folk musicians, 1930’s troubadours, opera singers, rat pack loungers and choirs are just some of the performers we have had [...]
Top 20 Recommended Care Home 2017! Congratulations to everyone @ The Shelley as it has just been awarded a ‘Top 20 Recommended Care Home 2017’
Christmas Countdown at The Shelley Ok, its only just November and maybe its too early to speak of Christmas but at The Shelley we cant help it. Anybody who knows us knows that our spectacular decorations are second to none and rest assured, plans are underway to make this year the most outstanding. Watch this space!
Halloween at The Shelley Just look at some of the residents pumpkin carvings as we join in with the Halloween spirit (or is it spirits?). Spooky, creepy and just a little fun. The Shelley has unusually grown some cobwebs and a few spiders invaded. Their is even a skeleton in the hallway of all places!!. A number of very brave residents are waiting up for some of the fancy dressed local adolescents to pop in with their feeble demands for treats. We are prepared with our plentiful sweets and Marlene is at the door. They will soon be on their way. [...]
Alpacas are in The Shelley Wow! Lots of people visit The Shelley, lots of animals have been before, donkeys, goats etc. Lots of birds, Owls for instance but today we have some very beautiful and very very cute visitors. Alpacas.Unique to their native South America these very special mammals were very well received by all the residents whom witnessed these cute faced and friendly, cuddly friends. Let’s hope they come back soon. Wonderful.
Outstandingly Different – It’s all celebrations at The Shelley The Shelley has a lot to celebrate. This December is our 10th year anniversary and with celebrations already in place we were delighted to hear that at the ‘West Sussex Care Accolades’ our manager, Nada Wakeford, had been awarded Care Manager of The Year 2015, and Julie Shepherd received Ancillary Staff of The Year runners up award. However, nothing could stop residents, relatives and staff celebrating in style with lots of bubbly, tears and laughter when we were told on Friday that The Shelley had been awarded the rating of “OUTSTANDING” [...]
Food Hygiene Inspection 5* On the day we were heading out to Arundel for the West Sussex Accolades, we had an unannounced food inspection by the Food Standards Agency. The inspector was left in the capable hands of our wonderful chefs Simon and Jo. We were delighted to hear upon our jubilant return (see West Sussex Accolades Awards) that once again, we will proudly be displaying our ‘5*’ rating on the front door. A huge thanks goes out to our fantastic and hard working kitchen team, Simon, Jo, Celestino, Lukas and Oraya.
West Sussex Care Accolades 2015. Winning Awards! We were delighted to be shortlisted in the West Sussex Care Accolades (http//westsussexpartnersincare.org/care-accolades) and invited to the award ceremony in Arundel. Accompanied by staff and one of our residents Clare, we enjoyed a delicious lunch overlooking the lakes at The Arundel Wetlands Centre enjoying the antics of the wildfowl and the arrival of a flock of Canada geese. This was followed by presentations from local sponsors. We had been shortlisted for both Care Home Manager Of The Year and Ancillary Worker Award. Ancillary Worker Award – Julie was delighted to receive the runner-up [...]