Keith Robertson ( Resident) Oak Farm Clinic
Hello, my name is Keith Robertson and I first came across Oak Farm in the summer of 2006. First as a respite client and then liking very much what I saw, I approached my Social Worker about the possibility of becoming a permanent resident, due to the fact that my wife was finding it increasingly difficult to cope with my care needs.
During my 50-odd years on this planet, I have had vast experience of the care system of this country; starting with ten years at a ‘special’ boarding school, when I was 6-16, which I absolutely loathes and detested! I have lost count of how many residential care homes I have stayed in since leaving school; either as a respite client or as a permanent resident, including spells in a Shaftsbury....
Impressions of Benton House
With this letter, may I congratulate everyone involved in last Saturday's production of the Gondeliers, which I really enjoyed and offer my grateful thanks to the staff and residents who all played their part in what was an enjoyable day out for me, in this I would like to include if I may, Sam, Gemma and Peter, as well as Sophie and Emma, all of whom it was very nice to see again, not forgetting Keith and David of course and 'the little blue van' (as I call it!) in which we all travelled.
I will always be pleased for him, that Keith was able to move back into Oak Farm, a place I know he loved, where he is loved and cared for, as he would wish and I would want for him. Many thanks for the love and care that you offer him and David, two important people in my life.
Many thanks once more for last Saturday's and very best wishes.
Change of mood for the care staff, kitchen folk and manager Michelle.
A narrative poem constructed at Hilcote.
Arrival at Hilcote to bask in late sun
On flower enveloped terrace
After my tablets and a brief nod off
Unknown reality of a care home
A pageant created from pleasures
Emanating from superbly motivated staff
Whose names Lucy, Hayley and Sandra
I recalled from the excellent team
Where we residents shared meals
From necessities toiletries to sleep mode
Fondly learning the "rogues gallery" (often so-called)
I sensed my way through residents
Came time fully to enjoy
All occasions here
Particularly views from bow windows
And from terrace fences over the copses
To noble Eccleshall church tower
Memory embellished of local league
For the attention of Doug Burrows, Manager
I am writing to thank you for the fantastic care that Joyce received while at Wantsum. The attitude of every one of the staff was truly exceptional and Sue and I are so pleased that she was very happy whilst in your care. Her health had been deteriorating over the last year or so but....
Mr P Harris (Relative) Kent House
During the last three years Peggie was with you, the staff and you provided her with a level of attention, care and kindness which gave us all great comfort that the time she had, was as comfortable as circumstances would allow.
For this, all that you and everyone at Kent house has done, we thank you sincerely. Thank you also for Monday which provided a fitting closing celebration of her 100 year achievement in which you played no small part.
Our visits to Kent House will be missed not least for the warm welcome we received. Broadstairs has many memories for us all and future visits will be difficult but hopefully we will be able to drop-in.
In the meantime thank you all again and should anyone require any assurances about Kent House please to not hesitate to give them my details.
Ms Josephine Pierce (Relative) Kent House
I am writing in appreciation of the care and attention given to my late mother Kathleen Lurcook who was a resident at Kent House, Residential Home, Fairfield Road Broadstairs, until the 23rd February when she passed away at the home.
All the staff were always professional, willing and helpful. They showed a great kindness and care to my mum during her time there and I felt secure in the Knowledge that she was safe and looked after.
My family and I will always be grateful to Toni, Louise and Andrea and everyone at Kent House.