Jubilee House Care Trust enables people to be a part of community life, providing services that encourage their involvement, supporting them to be independent. This position was strengthened this year through our continued partnerships and attendance at many local events.
Team Day 2018
Peartree’s Garden is great again!
The Jubilee House team came together on Tuesday 17th July for our annual company day to improve our children’s service garden. The day consisted of having lots of fun, a variety of gardening jobs such as painting, DIY, de-weeding, planting the lovely donated flowers/plants, and a tasty BBQ lunch in the glorious sunshine!
A massive thank you to Morrisons in Welwyn Garden City, Homebase in St Albans and Rochfords Garden Centre for their generous donations of flowers and plants for the project and also a huge thank you to Aylett Nurseries and Wyevale Garden Centre for their kind donation of gift vouchers to spend in store.
Everyone should be so proud of what we have achieved together and the positive difference we have made to the children who use our service.
Team Jubilee House will be back to take on another project within the Charity – so watch this space!
Herts Good Care Month – Bake Off!
The children and staff at Peartree Short Break Centre baked this wonderful cake in aid of Herts Good Care Month. During July, Herts Good Care are holding a ‘Bake Off’ competition to find the best baker/s in Hertfordshire and we fancy ourselves a chance to win the special prize!
Herts Good Care Month is designed to raise awareness of the rewarding range of careers available within the social care sector and to celebrate the amazing people who make a positive difference to peoples lives each and every day.
Help us make Peartree’s Garden Great Again!
For our annual team day this year, on Tuesday 17th July our staff teams will be coming together to improve our children’s service garden. The garden is looking a bit worse for wear, so we need your help to make Peartree’s garden great again.
In order to achieve this, we are asking for any kind donations of Flowers, Plants, Sensory Accessories and anything you find fitting. Any donations we receive will be appreciated.
To find out more about how you can help, please contact us on 01707 390107.
Thank you Waitrose!
Thank you to Waitrose, Welwyn Garden City and to everyone that voted for us in the Community Matters Scheme throughout May. We are pleased to say that the amount raised was £268, this donation will allow us to purchase much needed sensory equipment for our children’s service.
The Waitrose Community Matters scheme was first launched back in 2008, and so far with the help of Waitrose customers, the community scheme has raised £14 million for good causes!
Volunteers Week 2018
Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers to thank them for the contribution and difference that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.
We would like to thank our amazing volunteers for their continued support and dedication they provide to our Charity. The time they give each week or month really does make a difference to the people we support, and to our staff teams enabling them to provide the very best care.
To find out what our volunteers have to say please visit our volunteers page or to find out what volunteer opportunities we may have for you, please call our HR team on 01707 390107 we would love to hear from you.
Thank you to the Cala Homes Bursary Scheme for their generous grant of £1000. The Cala Bursary scheme invites local charities, community groups and organisations to apply for a share of their annual bursary, to help fund projects which help make a vital difference in and around the local communities.
The grant will go towards funding our after-school activities aimed and Children with moderate to significant learning disabilities and will make a positive difference.
We would like to say a massive thank you to The Boshier-Hinton Foundation for their incredibly generous donation of £1,920.00. The Boshier-Hinton Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, learning difficulties or sensory impairment and their families, by the awarding of grants.
The grant will go towards funding our after-school activities aimed at children with moderate to significant learning disabilities.
Mr Mulligan’s Crazy golf and Paradise Wildlife Park Zoo all in a few days! Outreach is about having lots of fun and we can sure tell that Matthew has had a fantastic time.
We cannot wait to see what he get’s up to next.
Matthew on his recent adventure to Buckingham Palace, London! Matthew uses our Outreach service on a regular basis and on each outing of his choice, he has a fantastic time with his key worker.
Since using our Outreach service, Matthew has come on leaps and bounds and it’s great to see him having so much fun!
Our Outreach services are expanding and if you are interested in making a difference to someones life and becoming part of our team, then please contact us.
Lincoln Close have also sustained Good in their latest inspection report this year – well done to the team, you have done a great job!
A relative said;
“I feel so secure and happy with how my relative is supported”
Congratulations to the team for sustaining GOOD in the latest CQC report.
About our staff;
“The staff are really good and know what they are doing it’s a great relief for me”
A relative said;
“It is a home from home”
Why not start 2018 off with setting yourself a new year’s resolution?
If you are interested in getting fit and healthy, doing something out of the ordinary or want to take on a challenge, throughout the year we are going to be promoting a variety of local fundraising events and open fundraising challenges you, your family and friends can sign up too. We are looking for a team of Jubilee House Challengers to get involved and to raise funds for us!
Staff Christmas Lunch
Staff, Trustees and Volunteers came together on Wednesday 13th December for our annual Christmas Lunch. A fun-filled afternoon comprising of two fun Christmas themed games, a celebration of hard work and a delicious meal to top of a great year. Bring on 2018!
A massive congratulations to the whole team at Peartree for sustaining GOOD in their latest Ofsted inspection. Inspirational quotes found in the recent report;
About our staff;
‘I can’t praise them [staff] enough; they are fantastic.’
This is what relatives of the people we support said;
‘His behaviour has been challenging and schools haven’t coped, and the current one is finding it difficult. I tell them [school staff] about strategies that [the home] use and it works.’
Welwyn Festival Fun Day
We were back at the annual Welwyn Festival Fun Day on Saturday 24th June 2017.
We would like to say a massive thank you to the volunteers who manned our stall for the day and for the people who came to visit us.
Here is what our volunteers had to say…
“We enjoyed talking to people about what great work Jubilee House do in the local community, not only this but the sun was shining and we had a fantastic day. The lucky dip went down a treat with both the kids and the adults too! It’s a brilliant day out for families and we would love to help out again next year”.
On Sunday 30th April team Jubilee House took part in yet another annual Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk and so far have managed to raise just over £250.
A huge congratulations to our team who year on year come out in force to walk and support our charity, we hope to see you again next year.
A massive congratulations to the whole team at Jonquil for sustaining GOOD in their latest CQC report. Inspirational quotes found in the recent report;
About our staff;
“The staff they are one of the hardest working teams I know. They genuinely care”
This is what relatives of the people we support said;
“The staff are so caring, when we had to do something difficult for [my relative] they were just as upset as me they cared so much. “Another relative said “There is a bond between my relative and each of the staff that’s what you look for and it is there.”
A massive congratulations Sean you did it!
Sean ran the Brighton Marathon to raise money for our children’s service on Sunday 9th April 2017 and completed it in an amazing 3 hours, 50 minutes – not bad for a first timer!
He managed to raise just over £900, which will be put towards
Thank you and well done, what a massive achievement!
On Saturday 25th March our Karaoke Disco came back better than ever!
Featuring brand new equipment, the night was a great success. Everyone let their hair down and had a fantastic evening.
The room was full to bursting with talent, singing a range of brilliant new and old hits.
The disco will sure be back VERY soon… keep an eye out for our flyers!
Lauren and Jade took fundraising to new heights and jumped from 13,000ft on Wednesday 15th March 2017 to raise money in aid of our 40th Anniversary. They raised a whopping £1200 for us which will go towards all our services.
This is what they had to say: “The weather was perfect, it was amazing, exhilarating and an exciting event and we loved every minute. Knowing we were doing this for Jubilee House and the people we support made the experience so much more rewarding! A massive thank you to everyone who have supported us so far”
Check out our Facebook page for more photos and videos of the event- https://www.facebook.com/JubileeHouseCareTrust/
Inspirational Blog – Living with a Jude
A mother of a young person who uses our Outreach Service on a regular basis has created a brilliant and inspirational blog called ‘Living with a Jude’ . The blog is aimed at providing an rare insight of what is it like to live with a child who has a learning or other disability. She is hoping to inspire and reach out to as many people and families of disabled children that she can.
Previous years awards
In June 2015 we hosted ‘The Rumble Awards’ as part of a series of events organised by Pioneer Approaches in partnership with and fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council to celebrate our service users, recognising them for their own talents, personalities and characters.
The main Rumble Award Ceremony took place in July which was a fantastic evening bringing each organisation involved together to celebrate the overall winners. One of our service users Tom won the overall Champion of Champions Ultimate Rumble Award for being a ‘Ray of Sunshine’ for his positive outlook and fabulous smile, Colin won the ‘Makes Me Smile’ award and Kathy won the ‘Brave Heart’ award.
In November 2014 our student Tom won the Smile Learner Award at the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) Awards, where we also celebrated having two finalists in the new comer to care and inspirational leader category.
In the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2014 we celebrated being finalists in the People Development category.