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Ashmere Derbyshire fulfils final wish for resident at Derby County Football club.

June Keys, a resident at The Firs care home in Codnor, had her final wish come true by attending a Derby County match at the weekend in an executive box organised by Ashmere Derbyshire. Life-long fan of Derby County, June, 75, is receiving palliative nursing care at The Firs and expressed her wish to carers after developing lung cancer. Her daughter, son, daughter-in-law and grandson were all there to there to enjoy the Derby v Blackburn match with June.   She said: “I had an absolutely brilliant time with my…

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The mayor of Amber Valley cuts the ribbon for Heanor Park

Heanor Park, Ashmere Derbyshire’s bra­­nd new, 60 bed care home was officially opened by the Mayor of Amber Valley last week. The opening ceremony, which saw the mayor cut the ribbon, was held on Friday 21st February and was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Amber Valley, the Poxton family who founded Ashmere and have owned the company for three generations and Three Peaks Developers, who constructed the care home. David Poxton, Managing Director of Ashmere Derbyshire said: “It has been an absolute pleasure seeing this home from the…

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King William residents are young at heart

Toddlers and babies took a trip to King William care home in Ripley, for a lovely morning of intergenerational play. Derbyshire Toy Library, who run the Young at Heart scheme and take children's groups into local care homes, has now got a regular slot at King William home after such a great reaction. The aim of the sessions is to encourage the friendships between the children and residents to build relationships and bring back happy memories from when they were a child. The first session was very successful and all…

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Ashmere Derbyshire is delighted to receive Investors in People accreditation

Staff are our greatest asset here at Ashmere and we are so proud that we have been recognised with an accreditation for We Invest in People. This accreditation means we have got great principles and practices in place for leading, supporting and improving our workforce. Some of the criteria for this accreditation includes empowering and involving people, recognising and rewarding high performance and delivering continuous improvement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their dedication to the company which has made this fantastic achievement possible.

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Heanor Park welcomes first residents to new home

Heanor Park, Ashmere Derbyshire's brand new, purpose-built care home has now officially opened its door to the first handful of residents. The new residents have been settling in well with some Christmas related activities including quizzes and crafts, and have taken a trip to the Heanor Memorial Park, to enjoy some squirrel spotting, which is based right on the edge of the home. Heanor Park, based in the heart of Heanor, is a 60 bed care home providing residential, dementia, luxury living suites and respite care. Catherine Bower, Manager, said: "It…

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