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Local barber brings smiles to Holywell House Care Centre


The gentlemen at Holywell House received a lovely visit from Davey Orr, a kind-hearted local barber, recently. Armed with his trusty barber tools, Davey graciously donated his time and expertise, offering haircuts to the residents and we greatly appreciated the kind gesture.

The visit from Davey brought a sense of familiarity and comfort, reminiscent of the days when a trip to the barber was a cherished routine. The simple pleasure of a fresh haircut not only boosts their physical wellbeing but is also great for their self-esteem, promoting a sense of dignity and pride.

Holywell House’s manager Julie McMurrough said: “We are deeply touched by Davey’s thoughtfulness and generosity. His visit has brought joy to our residents, and we truly appreciate the time he took to not only cut their hair but also to engage in meaningful conversations with each of them.”

Davey’s act of kindness reminds us all that each of us has the capacity to make a positive impact on the lives of others in our community. Whether it’s a simple visit, a friendly conversation, or lending a helping hand, these gestures can make a world of difference. As we come together to support and uplift those around us, we strengthen the fabric of our community, making it a place where everyone feels welcome, loved, and cared for.

What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."