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News 2016

Draycott Nursing and Care Carol Service 2016

The fifth Draycott Carol Service took place on Thursday 15 December at St Mary Abbotts Church in Kensington, London. The event helped to raise over £10,000 which will go towards training more amazing assistance dogs to transform the lives of disabled people.

Special guests included HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, writer and entertainer Pam Ayres MBE, presenter Valerie Singleton, actors Tim McMullan and Jack Fox, as well as Rula Lenska – all of whom thoroughly enjoyed meeting the amazing assistance dogs. Also in attendance at the event were partnerships Natalie Preston and Faye, as well as Jo Hill and Derby.

The service featured readings from some of the celebrities, as well as music performed by the incredibly talented choristers from Thomas’s Fulham school choir. Furthermore, we were lucky enough to have 14 amazing dogs demonstrating the life-changing skills they have been taught.

A huge thank you to everyone involved and we are already looking forward to 2017’s service.

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Auriens and Draycott Nursing & Care

Opening in 2019, Auriens Chelsea will be the first central London residence of its type to provide on-site care together with Claridge’s standard hospitality. Auriens will be developing beautiful properties with world-class care services provided by Draycott Nursing & Care. Auriens is dedicated to challenging and subverting the norms of post-retirement (later) living.

Like Draycott, Auriens see the advancing years as something to celebrate, valuing agefulness in the same way we do intelligence, attitude, style and sophistication. The mission of this development is to provide inclusive, comprehensive, centrally located places for living later-life to the full. That means the catering is exceptional, the club and restaurant are stylish places to congregate, and the spa, therapy suites and library are all a joy in which to linger. Every requirement, large or small, will be effortlessly satisfied to premium hotel standards and beyond.

Draycott’s ambition has always been to develop 7* living in later life and with this development on the horizon, we are all very excited for the future at Draycott Nursing & Care.

Investors in People - Silver Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that Draycott Nursing & Care have been accredited with the ‘Silver’ standard from the Investors in People. The Investors in People is an internationally recognised accreditation defining what it takes to lead, support, and manage people well for sustainable results. We are proud of our work here at Draycott & Care and having this certification of being a great employer is testament to this.

Investors in People Silver Accreditation

Canine Partners Carol Service 2016

This year we are delighted to announce that Draycott Nursing & Care will be hosting the Canine Partners Carol Service on Thursday 15 December 2016 at St Mary Abbots Parish Church on High Street Kensington, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.

Readings by Pam Ayres, Valerie Singleton, Rula Lenska, Tim McMullen, Jack Fox and Jo Hill accompanied by canine partner Derby.

With The Choir of Thomas’s School Fulham and Canine Partners Assistance Dogs.

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 Ticket price is non-refundable in the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control. Readers may be subject to change.

Nurses and Carers Annual Summer Party 2016

This year Draycott Nursing & Care held the Annual Summer Party on the banks of the River Thames with the amazing views of London from the dizzy heights of The London Eye, followed by delightful food and drinks along the river.

We value the great work our nurses and carer provide on a daily basis and it just one of our ways, as a company, to show this appreciation.  If you would like to join our highly skilled and professional team, please view our latest vacancies on the 'Work for us' section.

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Friends of The Castle of Mey 2016

Draycott Nursing & Care proudly part sponsored the 2016 Friends of The Castle of Mey Patron’s Garden Party at The Goring Hotel. To our delight, the garden party was held in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

The office team also supported at the event with completing the giant jigsaw in the garden of The Goring, where each piece was sold in support of fundraising for two new Marketing and Communication Apprenticeships at the Castle of Mey. The apprenticeship programmes provide the first steps on the employment ladder for recently qualified young people.

The giant jigsaw fundraising extravaganza raised a fantastic sum of £7,600, and overall the whole evening raised in excess of £30,000.

Care Quality Commission Inspection

Draycott Nursing and Care recently underwent a CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection. The inspection was based on the five fundamental standards that we pride ourselves on. These are being safe, well-led, responsive, caring and effective. We are proud to announce that we received a good on 4 of the fundamentals and an outstanding on final fundamental standard, ‘caring’.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff, it is down to the compassion and support that you show towards our clients and each other that has made this excellent result possible.

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Draycott Nursing and Care accredited with a 2 star outstanding ranking in The Sunday Times, best companies to work for.

Draycott Nursing and Care are delighted to announce that we have been accredited with a 2 star outstanding ranking in The Sunday Times, best companies to work for.

The survey is compiled and administered by the Best Companies Limited, which is an independent research organisation, who specialise in understanding what fully engages people with their work.

Draycott Nursing and Care plans to celebrate this outstanding achievement with all our staff on the National Best Companies Day, Friday 26th February. After all, this accreditation is all down to our skilled, professional staff.

2016 Best Company award

"What a well deserved award for Draycott! My regards and congratulations to Ms Angela Hamlin for such fantastic management and bringing the best in all of us"
Agnes Gawlik - Carer

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Angela Hamlin on +44 (0) 207 351 7171