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Train Spotting!

Residents at Cramlington House enjoyed an exciting visit to Cramlington train station last week, where they got to see the Flying Scotsman whizz by!

The famous locomotive was travelling through our local station on its tour around the UK and it was something some residents were really keen to experience.

Residents sat waiting patiently and excitedly; chatting among themselves about the train approaching and were eager to see it travel through the station in all its steam glory!

Kim Stubbs, our Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, said: “Sometimes it’s just little moments in the day that really can make the difference between a resident feeling fine and feeling fantastic. Steam locomotives were a form of transport many of our residents grew up with; and given they are few and far between now, it was an occasion that meant a great deal to those who we took along to our local station. To see the look of wonder and joy on their faces was amazing; what a lovely little trip out!”

Such events often trigger past memories and encourage residents to share stories of their younger years, and at the same time help create special new memories, which plays a really important in the care we provide to our residents.

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  • "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."