Remembrance service

This afternoon we enjoyed a short remembrance service at Westwood to remember our loved ones.

It was lovely to have friends join us and also share memories of happy times too. Lest we forget.

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All are welcome to join us this Sunday, 11th November at 2 pm as we take a moment to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us.

Judging Day for the Great British Care Awards

You may remember that recently we heard that our Activities Co-ordinator, Jo Maxwell, was a finalist in the Great British Care Awards North West Region in the Care Home Activity Organiser category.

These well recognised awards celebrate the excellent work that takes place in Care Homes and to be nominated, let alone be a finalist is a great honour.

Yesterday afternoon Jo faced the judging panel in a Manchester hotel, and was proud to be amongst only 8 finalists in this category in the whole of the North West.  Jo will now have a long  wait until the 24th November to find out the outcome. At Westwood we are very proud to have Jo as a finalist and are all keeping everything crossed for her!

Great British Care Awards finalist

Earlier this week we were informed  that our Activities Co-ordinator, Jo Maxwell, is a finalist in the Great British Care Awards North West Region in the Care Home Activity Organiser category.

These well recognised awards celebrate the excellent work that takes place in Care Homes and to be nominated, let alone be a finalist, is a great honour.

There is an interview process for Jo to go through on the 16th October, followed by the Awards Evening which takes place on 24th November in Manchester.

We send our thanks to everyone who supports Jo’s work at Westwood, making it the wonderfully vibrant place that it is, and we send our MANY CONGRATULATIONS to Jo too!


Recent Care Quality Commission inspection

On the 13th September Westwood was visited by a representative from the Care Quality Commission as part of their regular inspection process, which takes place approximately every three years.

We are very pleased to let you know that Westwood has once again been rated as ‘GOOD’ in all areas. The inspection report is online if you wish to read through, the link will be posted below.

We send our thanks to everyone who was involved in the inspection process in any way and for all the very positive comments received. We really do appreciate your support.

Our inspection report can be found on the following link if you wish to cut and paste:

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Tea party on National Alzheimer’s Day – 21st September

Today we marked National Alzheimer’s Day with a little tea party. Our thanks go to our neighbour Judith who kindly played us songs from the musicals and war time favourites too. Our favourite song was ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and we sang it twice! Thanks to our hard working volunteers Diana, Susan and Margaret for their help in making the afternoon such a success.

Westwood’s Summer Fair

We’re pleased to report our Summer Fair was a great success with just under £400 raised for the residents Activities Fund. With the room and some staff dressed in a tropical theme there were plenty of  lovely cakes  on offer courtesy of our relief cook Julia.  The jam jar tombola and raffle was a popular attraction too. We hope you enjoy a few photos of the day, we send our thanks to everyone for their support.

Westwood’s Summer Fair – Saturday 18th August

This Saturday our Summer Fair takes place at Westwood from 2- 4 pm. We will have home baked cakes and biscuits for sale, our jam jar tombola, raffle, games, handmade items including mini gardens and knitted goods, plus general bric a brac.

We are hoping for a special guest appearance from our scarecrow, Wendy Westwood too! See you on Saturday.





1940’s day at Westwood

Earlier this week we held our 1940’s themed day. We were entertained by the Travelling Mulberries who sang many well known war time favourites that we could sing along to.

To really get ‘in the mood’ we sampled some Spam fritters and some staff and residents also donned headscarves and 1940’s dress. It was lovely to see friends and relatives who joined us for a very enjoyable afternoon.



New Manager at Westwood

We’re pleased to introduce you to our new Manager, Jackie Murphy.

Jackie has a wealth of experience (over 30 years) in the Health and Social Care field, most recently working as a Manager in a local Care Home.

Jackie was happy to share some personal details about herself with you – she is married to Ken and has two adult children Ellie and Tom. Jackie loves dogs and has two rescue pugs who go by the names of Rainbow and Peanut. She loves music, especially any tunes from the 1980’s, swimming and travelling in the U.K. Oh, and for reasons unknown she confessed she is terrified of frogs…🐸

Jackie is looking forward to getting to know everyone and to maintaining Westwood’s excellent reputation in the local community. Welcome to the team Jackie.



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