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Mandy Richards

Mandy Richards

On the 27th April 2016, Mandy Richards, Head of Care at Waypoints Verwood sadly passed away at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital following a short illness.

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Waypoints Upton

BBC South Today report on Dementia and the opening of Waypoints Upton, our new £6.8 million care home.

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Waypoints Upton

Pioneering dementia care home opens near Poole

Waypoints is incredibly proud to have celebrated the official opening of its new £6.8 million care home in Upton, near Poole.

 

The opening of Waypoints Upton on Wednesday March 4 2015 was carried out by Lady Sally Grylls, the high profile campaigner on dementia issues nationally and champion of the charity Dementia UK and its Admiral Nurses service.

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New national service aims to boost vital dementia research

Waypoints is pleased to support a newly launched nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies.

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Promoting positivity in dementia care

Waypoints contributed to a major event in Cornwall with a talk by our Operations Director Carl Bradley about positivity and emotion in dementia care.

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Waypoints Upton

High interest in jobs at new Waypoints Upton home

Over 200 expressions of interest have already been received from people hoping to get one of the new jobs created at the £6.8 million Waypoints dementia care home in Upton, Poole.

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Waypoints Plymouth tea party

Young art talent brightens new Upton dementia home site

A community art project involving young people has created an eye catching mural to delight residents and visitors in Upton.


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Waypoints Plymouth tea party

Waypoints Plymouth tea party celebrates health care priority

Plenty of fun and cake was served at a tea party when Waypoints dementia care home in Plymouth endorsed a global commitment to high nutrition and hydration standards in health care.

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Waypoints Upton

Upton community to benefit from new Waypoints home

The main structure of a £6.8 million new Waypoints dementia care home is taking shape in the heart of Upton, Poole.


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Free social event

At the heart of Plymouth dementia care innovation

Waypoints had a high profile presence at the annual Plymouth Dementia Conference – strengthening existing partnerships in the city and fostering new links.

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Free social event

Waypoints hosts free social event for
isolated Plymouth residents

A Plymouth dementia care home is warmly inviting local people who feel isolated in their own homes to a special free social event.

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Plymouth Birthday

Happy Birthday Waypoints Plymouth!

Children from Plaistow Hill Infant School led the singing of 'Happy Birthday' when Waypoints dementia care home in Plymouth celebrated its one year anniversary.

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DorSAR

New initiative to help find missing people with dementia

A new initiative has been launched to help search and rescue volunteers find vulnerable people reported missing in Dorset with health conditions such as dementia.

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Upton in Bloom

Waypoints is new Upton in Bloom sponsor

Waypoints Care Group has signed up as a major sponsor of Upton in Bloom for the next three years.

 

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Value of apprenticeships for Plymouth
businesses & young people

A Plymouth dementia care home wants to give more young people the opportunity to learn new skills through apprenticeship training.

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Waypoints Plymouth partnership with local school

Residents at Waypoints dementia care home have taken part in memory workshops with local students in a pioneering ‘city friendly’ initiative in Plymouth.

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Family fun at Waypoints Summer Fete

Waypoints dementia care home in Verwood will be hosting a Summer Fete on Sunday 4th August to strengthen links with the community it serves.

 

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103 years young and going strong

Winifred celebrates 103th birthday with family and friends at Waypoints Verwood.

 

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Let it snow

It certainly did at Waypoints Verwood.

 

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Christmas at Waypoints Verwood

Everyone was eager to join in the fun in the Bistro. We all sat together and enjoyed a fabulous Christmas dinner.

 

 

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Trinity School Christmas Visit

It was a horrible wet and cold miserable day in December that the children came to sing for us.

 

 

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Merlin’s Christmas Road show

Merlin’s Christmas Road show staring Terry and Izzy the collie dog

 

 

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Movember!

RGN Mathew had his Movember moustache shaven off raising £150 for Prostate Cancer. Well Done Matt.

 

 

 
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Waypoints Plymouth officially opened

A pioneering £6.2 million specialist care home for people living with dementia was opened in Plymouth (7 December 2012). It is only the second of its kind in the country and Waypoints Care Group says it chose the city because of its forward thinking approach to developing health and social care for people with dementia.

 

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Starbucks Came to visit us at Waypoints

Starbucks is a 4 year old Shetland pony who dropped in to say hello to everyone. He toured the home popping into bedrooms and lounges to see everybody.

 

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The Allen Singers

The Allen Singers came share a selection of songs from Abba to Disney. We all loved the choice of very entertaining tunes. We joined in with the songs we knew and we had a fabulous time. Our grateful thanks, to each and every one of the choir.

 

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Verwood Rustic Fayre

Holly and Yvonne at the Rustic Fayre in Verwood giving out balloons. The weather was extremely variable but we kept smiling. We talked to people to raise awareness of dementia and invited people to our ‘Lunch Clubs’.

 

 
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Afternoon Tea tastes great !!!!

Cllr. Jo Taylor and Cllr. Sandra Grove visited us and presented us with the specially design mugs to Commemorate the Queens Jubilee.

 

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Race for life - Sarah does it again!!!

In July Sarah Laskey-Seabrook ran the race for life for the 4th year. She raised a fantastic £500 for Cancer Research.

 

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Jubliee Celebrations at Waypoints Verwood

Our entertainer was Burt Stewart, with his silly jokes and songs from times gone by he made us laugh and remember the good old days.

 

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Waypoints 1st Anniversary

In October Cllr Tony Coombes - Mayor of Verwood join us to celebrate our 1st birthday.

 

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Seasonal fun

During December we had a lot of fun days and nights. We were joined by Santa twice so he could see who was naughty and nice!

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Merlin’s Road Show

Terry and Izzy make up the Merlin s Road Show.

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Bovington Tank Museum trip

Boy’s day out at the Tank Museum at Bovington camp.

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Keeping fit with belly dancing!

We watched the ladies shimmy and shake in their long dresses.

 
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It's Sammie time!

Little ‘Sammie’ calls in to see us when he’s got a spare hour to see everyone for a cuddle or two.

 
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John Brown’s garden centre visit

A visit to John Brown’s garden centre to look for plants for our garden
had a fishy ending!

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Marie Curie Cream Tea Party

On Saturday 30th June, 2011 we had our 1st fundraising event for Marie Curie Nurses. The Mayor of Verwood, Cllr Toni Coombs enjoyed her afternoon with us in the sunshine and everyone enjoyed cream scones and muffins.

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River Itchen Boat Trip

On 20th July we set sail on the Alison Macgregor from Hythe Marina out towards the Southampton Docks. We saw the massive cargo ships in the docks unloading their cargo. We continued pass the busy docks to the peaceful and beautiful River Itchen.

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Waypoints Boat Trip on Southampton Water

Tuesday 24th May 2011 has arrived. The first boat trip to take place. We all met in the car park ready to board the bus which had been adapted to take 2 to 3 wheelchair residents; and under the watchful eye of Yvonne, Donna and John we set off with Yvonne at the wheel.

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Royal Wedding Celebrations at Waypoints (Verwood)

22nd April 2011 was a party day for the whole country and Waypoints (Verwood) was certainly not going to let the Royal Wedding day go by without some serious celebrations.

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Gardening at Waypoints

Morning activities in the garden

The dementia-friendly garden at Waypoints has been designed to enhance the overall environment of the home by providing a safe and secure space which residents can utilise in a meaningful way.

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First Christmas at Waypoints

Christmas at Waypoints Verwood

Our residents enjoyed a lovely traditional Christmas meal of Roast Turkey with all the trimmings followed by a very festive Christmas pudding. Afterwards, local children from Hillside Middle School Choir sang a wonderful selection of Christmas carols.

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Waypoints Opens

Waypoints opens its doors

Since opening at the end of October, Waypoints has been playing host to a steady stream of visitors, all eager to see what's been developing at Verwood.

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