Dormy House celebrates the younger generation

We recently sponsored Charters Secondary School’s Annual Celebration of Achievement Awards.

The event recognises the hard work and determination of students who do not sit external exams in the academic year and is the most prestigious event in their school calendar.

This year’s event took place on the 17th July, starting with a drinks’ reception prior to the prize-giving where colleagues from Dormy House mingled with parents and staff who form part of the school’s community.

Colleagues from Dormy House were invited onto the stage to say some words before the awards were presented to the Year 8 group, with certificates, cups and special awards for both academic achievement and effort being awarded by Ms Ellie Wallace, Chair of Trustees.

It was felt that the addition of local sponsors really added an extra dimension to the proceedings as each organization, including Dormy House delivered a short speech before their year group received their awards, allowing the audience to hear how well regarded the school is viewed throughout the local community.

Dormy House were delighted to be able to sponsor the event and are keen to build upon links made within their local community giving encouragement and recognising achievements of the younger generations in the area. Diane Heyes Customer Relations Advisor for Dormy House says she is keen to build the intergenerational links in the community and is scoping how community projects might involve residents, relatives and colleagues to a greater extent at the home in the future.

About our home

Managed by Joanne Gullon, Dormy House provides quality 24-hour residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as respite, convalescent and end of life care, for up to 88 older residents. The centre of Sunningdale is close by, members of local groups are often popping in to chat to residents, give talks or perform. The home also plays host to a weekly toddler group.

Creating better links with organisations and services in the local area provides many benefits for a care home. Aging should not be perceived as, just about decline, as it is also about seizing opportunities and managing the transition and loss of the life once lived. Central to a good life in old age is the value attached to inter-dependence; being a part of a connected community where people care about and look out for each other, mixed with a determination not to be a burden, especially on close family, so at Dormy House we encourage an emphasis on mutual help and reciprocal relationships. Dormy House located in the heart of the community offers the potential to connect the values and preferences of older people within a network of community groups to support a good old age and provide a significant bridge between communities and statutory bodies.

Rated Good the Care Quality Commission and 9.3 by independent reviews, Dormy House has comfortable lounges and shared spaces that are perfect for relaxing, catching up with visitors or enjoying activities. As well as a hair salon there is a conservatory where guests can help themselves to freshly brewed tea or coffee and homemade cakes. The beautiful gardens are ideal for a stroll or sitting and watching the wildlife.

Anyone or any community group who is keen to become involved should contact Diane Heyes via Dormy House on: 0808 223 5362

Dormy House

Home Manager

Joanne Gullon


Ridgemount Road,

0808 223 5424
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely