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How does The Care Bill affect you?

The Care Bill was announced in the 2013 Queen’s Speech, but had its beginnings in the commission on “Funding of Care and Support” led by Andrew Dilnot – issued in July 2011. Stage one was introduced in April 2015 where a national minimum financial eligibility criteria which, when met by the individual, will see the […]

CQC Inspection Results

We are delighted to share our latest CQC inspection results with you as we maintained our “GOOD” status. The Hollies were found to offer safe service with sufficient staffing levels to ensure safe care and treatment to support people. Our staff were also considered to be well skilled and created an adaptable environment in order […]

Summer Activites

It’s been a busy few months and we’ve taken full advantage of the very few summer days that we’ve had. Joyce at 90 joining in with the art session that volunteer Sue runs monthly One of our many pub lunches, this one being at Frombridge Mill in July Eastwood Park Garden Centre in June. Hearing […]

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The Race is on at the Hollies

The Race is on at the Hollies Last Friday night the Hollies Kitchen, Housekeeping and Maintenance Teams were treated to a night out of Go Kart racing. The Hollies Manager, Peter Gardiner, went along as well to support the team but unfortunately finished in last place. Peter Said – ‘There was a time when I […]

Crafting at the nursing home

Embroidery at its best

On November 11th, we had a special visit with Liz from Willow Trust to see Jean and her amazing embroidery as pictured here. Jean has a great passion for embroidery and has created many beautiful pieces of work. Embroidery is not something new, but some of its benefits may have been forgotten. Importantly the activity […]

Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising at The Hollies

We had a wonderful time for a great cause at our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser this weekend. Thank you to all who participated in this event, and thank you Debris Music Productions for joining us!

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Enjoying her 12th decade at The Hollies

Nora, who has lived in Dursley in Gloucestershire all her life is now enjoying her 12th decade at The Hollies Care Home. Nora was a toddler of two and a half when the Titanic sank, can remember the First World War and was already 33 when the Second World War broke out. She went to […]

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The Willow Trust

Each year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day on board with The Willow Trust. Fundraising work continues all year round to ensure trips remain free of charge. Established in 1989 the Willow Trust charity operates both its fully equipped purpose-built boats from April to October in pursuit of providing […]

The Hollies Gold Standard Framework

Jo The Hollies Care Home has been working towards the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) programme for nearly a year and is hoping to achieve accreditation soon. The GSF is a new national standard designed to ensure the best possible standards for those in the later stages of care. The framework aims to achieve a ‘gold […]

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Supporting Loved ones this Christmas.

At The Hollies we pride ourselves on offering the best in elderly care, and are always eager to share helpful tips that we find in order to make life that much easier for you and your loved ones. We hope that it is a blessed Festive season for all.

The top floor ‘Memory Lane’

If you have not yet had the opportunity to venture onto the top floor at The Hollies, then please do pop up and have a look. We have been working hard to improve the environment by introducing lots of memorabilia including a wind up gramophone! We are on the hunt for some more records to […]

Golden Age Club

Unfortunately, our local Golden Age Club in Dursley lost their venue recently. We have been able to step in at The Hollies and are delighted to be able to host the Golden Age Club, which will ensure that the Club can continue to thrive. The Club will now be held here at The Hollies on […]

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The Hollies new look

The Hollies we are always looking for new ways to reaffirm our commitment to our residents and families.

Our priority has always been to fully understand the needs of our residents by listening to and absorbing your feedback and continuously making changes wherever we need to.

New staff

There have been lots of very welcome new faces joining us at The Hollies over the past few months including, Jo, Verlie, and a welcome back to Amy. Jo was born in Wotton under Edge and started nursing in 1976. Jo loves caring for the elderly and has also been involved in training and developing the […]

Highgrove outing

Highgrove was our special outing in the month of August. We had a tour of the gardens and a look around the lovely shop and then ended the day with a delicious cream tea in their tea room. We have a host of other activities going on throughout August, the schedule can be found on […]

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