Hamble Heights care home resident dancing with carer

Hamble Heights residents celebrate care home’s 10th anniversary

Residents at our Fareham-based care home enjoyed a party with music, singing and dancing to celebrate 10 years since Hamble Heights opened.

The 60-bed care home on Botley Road celebrated 10 years by hosting a party. It featured live music for the residents to enjoy with a host of party food and drinks so that they could raise a toast. The event was attended by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mike Ford, who spoke to our residents about their favourite moments from the care home over the past decade.

Hamble Heights care home staff and residents celebrating

Maryanne Scriven, Home Manager at Hamble Heights, said: “Our residents had a fantastic time at our 10th anniversary party, which was full of fun and dancing. I am so proud of our lovely care home and the difference that our team have made to hundreds of older people over the past 10 years. They continue to go the extra mile around the clock on a daily basis, so that our residents can receive our support to live happy, fulfilled lives.”

Mayor of Fareham with Hamble Heights care home staff
The Mayor of Fareham Cllr Mike Ford (Far left), Maryanne Scriven – Home Manager at Hamble Heights (second left) and Mikkel Togsverd – Managing Director of Encore Care Homes (Far right), present a cheque to Amanda Cox – Housekeeping and Haylie Dean – Healthcare Assistant, to celebrate 10 years of working at Hamble Heights.

Hamble Heights team members Amanda Cox (Housekeeping), Haylie Dean (Healthcare Assistant), and Helen Sims (Healthcare Assistant) are each celebrating 10 years of working at the care home this year. As such, the Mayor also helped to present cheques to Amanda and Haylie.

On completion of 10 years’ service at Encore Care Homes, team members receive a £2,500 bonus as a thank you from the company for their hard work, commitment, and dedication.

Amanda Cox, who works as a housekeeper, has been part of the team since the first day that Hamble Heights opened. She remembers making up beds before the first residents’ arrival and putting the finishing touches to creating a home away from home for the older people moving into Hamble Heights.

Talking about her career at Hamble, Amanda said: “It has been a really nice place to work. It’s a great feeling to know that we make a difference to our residents’ lives and to look after them when they need it. It’s also really great that we’ve been recognised for our hard work.”

Hamble Heights care home resident dancing with care staff

Amanda is going to put her 10-year work anniversary bonus towards spoiling her three daughters and three grandchildren on a family holiday to Morocco planned for later in the year.

We provide care for residential, nursing, dementia and Alzheimer’s, palliative, and respite residents. This includes a dedicated Wellbeing team in each of our care homes who are on hand to organise fun activities to support each resident’s physical, emotional, and holistic wellbeing.

Our family of care homes also includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, and Fairmile Grange in Christchurch.

For more information about the care services available, click here Our Care.