Here at Hillside our lovely residents Lea and Sarah had great fun joining in with celebrations to mark St Patrick’s Day. The bungalow was fully decorated and Lea and Sarah got into the spirit with their own Irish mini hats. We had an Irish themed dinner along with a choice of Baileys or Guinness. What a lovely day we all had…to be sure.
Here at Hillside our lovely residents went head to head in the final of the ‘Hillside Great Bakeoff’ over the weekend. Lea teamed up with staff member Shannon and made a delicious forest themed, lotus biscuit cheesecake. Lea really enjoyed doing lots of tasting to make absolutely sure the cheesecake was good enough! Our other resident Sarah teamed up with staff member Natalie and made a yummy and beautiful Butterfly Vanilla Sponge cake. Who gets your vote?
In our third week of Bake Off, staff member Freya and resident Sarah went head to head with staff member Carley and resident Lea to see who could make the best brownies.Freya and Lea opted for Mini Egg Brownies and Carley and Lea Chocolate Orange ones. Who gets your vote this week? Stay tuned for the grand finale next week!
This week the task was to make shortbread biscuits – Valentine’s style ready for our residents to enjoy with their Valentine’s dinner. Staff member Chelsea teamed up with our lovely resident Sarah and made chocolate shortbread biscuits. Shannon teamed up with Lea and made chocolate chip shortbread. Take a look at the pics and tell us who you will be voting for this week.
Throughout February our staff and residents here at Hillside are competing against each other every weekend in a ‘Hillside Bakeoff’. This weekend just gone staff member Freya teamed up with the lovely Lea and made chocolate orange cupcakes. Teaming up with Sarah was staff member Kayley, and they combined to make salted caramel cupcakes. We’d like you to take part in the voting each time we have a bake off to decide the winner. So is it chocolate orange or salted caramel this week?
This is an important piece of advice being issued by Police Forces. Please be aware of this and other scams taking place currently. … We have been made aware of a new phishing scam. A text telling people they are eligible for a Covid19 vaccination comes through to people’s mobiles. The message links to a convincing yet fake NHS page which asks for bank details. Do not click on the link or provide your name, credit card or bank details. This is a scam.The Police Force have clarified the NHS may try and contact you in several ways, but they never ask for you to disclose bank details. If you think you have been targeted by a scammer contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or the police.
Clap for Carers is returning under a new name of Clap for Heroes, tonight at 8pm. In our 3rd lockdown we hope it can lift the spirits of all of us.Our staff do an amazing job to keep vulnerable people as safe as possible – will you join with us and clap for them?
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to look forward to hopefully a brighter year ahead. There is still a long way to go for everyone to be safer and to feel they can lead more of a normal life, but there is now cause for hope. Of course we still need to be really careful and we will make sure that we offer the very best and safest possible care and support to your loved ones, as we have done throughout this year. We know that this New Year will be a quiet one for most people, but we can all raise a glass to each other in the safety of our own homes and look forward to better times ahead. Form everyone at United Health we hope you have a Happy and Safe New Year.
IT’S HERE!!…..Of course we mean the United Health Advent Calendar for 2020. Last years was such a success that everyone wanted to repeat it in 2020. Of course this year has not been so great, but we have decided to keep an upbeat theme – we figured that most people have had their share of doom and gloom this year. Why not take a look at our Facebook page to see all the great videos that we have posted so far. https://www.facebook.com/unitedhealthltd
Remembrance Day honours those who sacrificed everything for our freedoms. Today we pay particular tribute to the men and women of the Second World War generation, and to those of today’s, who have served and sacrificed to defend our country. Many of our residents will have lived through the war or had relatives who possibly lost their lives during conflict. Remembering them today will be particularly poignant as it takes place against the backdrop of another, albeit different, worldwide crisis. We hope that you will join with us at 11am and perform the simple act of respect by observing two minutes slience.