Wednesday 21st December at 14:00
Local independent businesses will be joining us at Helen Ley, selling a variety of gifts and festive products.
We are pleased to be opening our doors to friends and relatives and would love it if you could join us.
Residents wishing to purchase items at the market will need to have money available to them for the event.
We are so grateful for a generous grant offered to us by The Hobson Charity of up to £3,864. The grant was used to restart social outings and activities for our residents, specifically to cover outdoor social activities, transport and entrance fees.
Our dedicated Therapy team arranged an exciting event for residents, who were transported by Jumbulance to Coombe Abbey to enjoy the Luminate Lights Trail. Residents enjoyed the enchanting journey along the mesmerising trail with some of their relatives and friends with the support of the whole Castel Froma Neuro Care team. The mile long trail through the historic grounds of Coombe Abbey Park included stunning lighting elements and fabulous light plays all set to ambient music.
Our Deputy Chief Executive, Elizabeth Jackson, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Specialist Section – Neurological Practice (SSNP) for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. The SSNP is made up of a dynamic group of members who are all passionate about helping individuals living with neurological conditions to maximise their potential. The SSNP seeks to develop, promote, and influence the occupational therapist’s role in neurological rehabilitation by supporting clinical best practice, shining a light on the most up to date evidence and research and commenting on and influencing national policy. Members across the UK share ideas, reflect and develop clinical practice and contribute to the specialist sections objectives.
It is an opportunity for neurological OTs to get involved in projects, research, personal and professional development. Elizabeth looks forward to being a part of the creation of a platform for our community to achieve this.
We are thrilled to share that the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded Castel Froma Neuro Care £9,988.00 for the creation of a new sensory room at Lillington House, to provide our community with wellbeing interventions and create a personalised experience for each beneficiary. Sending out a BIG thank you to National Lottery Community Fund and the National Lottery players for making this possible! #NationalLottery
Watch this space for pictures of our newly created sensory room in due course! Seen here with our Community Fund cheque are Elizabeth Jackson – Deputy Chief Executive, Kylie Gates – Therapy Manager, Nicole Fyfe – Physiotherapy Team Lead, Jennifer Phillips – Occupational Therapy Team lead and Katie McCourt – Trainee Psychologist.
Members of the Management team are putting on their trainers and getting muddy to raise funds for the CFNC charity by running the Wolf Run on 23rd April. Any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated, and please spread the word!
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On 28th January 2022, we were pleased to welcome Jeremy Wright, MP for Kenilworth & Southam, to our Helen Ley House site to view the tree that has been planted with a plaque in remembrance of residents whose passing during the last two years could not be marked publicly under strict pandemic restrictions and in acknowledgement of the amazing staff for their dedication and resilience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said: ‘It is always a pleasure to visit the Helen Ley Care Centre and meet its residents and the staff who look after them so well. The new tree in the grounds we gathered near is a lasting tribute to those who lost their lives during the pandemic and to all the efforts made by the entire team to provide care of high quality in very difficult circumstances. They deserve all our thanks and praise.’
Alex Albu commenced his role as Clinical Manager at Lillington House in December 2021. Alex joined CFNC in 2015, as a Registered General Nurse, before progressing to the roles of Senior Nurse, Senior Nursing Team Leader, Deputy Clinical Manager, all at Helen Ley House and now Clinical Manager at Lillington House. He qualified as a nurse in Romania in 2014 and worked as a paramedic before starting at CFNC. Outside of work, Alex is a passionate beekeeper and enjoys spending time in nature and travelling.
Elizabeth Jackson, previously Acting Therapy Manager, was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in April 2021. Elizabeth joined CFNC as an Occupational Therapist in 2019. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 2012, followed by a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2020. She has practised in a variety of settings including chronic care, acute care, academic hospitals and specialist rehabilitation. Since joining CFNC, Elizabeth has taken a keen interest in service development for the benefit of service users and the organisation alike.
Barbara Grant has joined Castel Froma Neuro Care as commercial executive.
Barbara has previously worked as an executive personal assistant across various industries and brings a wide range of business skills to this new role. She will provide administrative support to the senior management team, as well as assisting them through a variety of special projects for the charity and the profiling of the organisation for marketing and fundraising purposes. Barbara says: “I am very much looking forward to being part of the Castel Froma family and sincerely hope to add as much value as I can to this amazing organisation.”
Outside work, Barbara is actively involved with Elevate – a teenage group at her local church. She also enjoys going to the gym and bird watching.
We understand it has been a very difficult year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We wanted to make it a little extra special for everyone this year especially for our residents, so our staff have been working extremely hard to get both sites looking very festive.