As part of the first NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day, our creative and hard-working teams went all out to make sure everyone felt valued and appreciated.
The brightly colored balloons that decorated our five care homes and nursing homes were a real delight for everyone and symbolised the positivity shown by our teams throughout the pandemic.
Everyone was thanked at our Fairmount Nursing Home and Brookfield Care Home in Nab Wood, Shipley and Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills. We held a two minute silence at 11am, took part in a national (non-alcoholic!) toast at 1pm and hosted some fabulous tea parties for residents and staff at 4pm. At 8pm we joined in the applause for our heroes and welcomed... Read full article
Our residents really enjoyed the UEFA Euro 2020 football match last night. We made hand-made flags and supported the team – football is coming home!
Our residents have been really interested in Wimbledon, with many watching the matchs and taking a keen interest in the popular tennis tournament. To celebrate Wimbledon, we organised a special tennis quiz and it was game, set and match for our Staveley Birkleas residents!
Today we celebrated the first NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day🌈
Thank you to our wonderful teams for their incredible contribution during the pandemic 🌈
It's that time of the year, when the strawberries and Pimms come out! Our residents at our Beanlands Nursing Home really enjoyed their tasty treats and we followed them up with some ice-cream.
We have all been enjoying the Euro 2020 football competition. At our specialist home, Staveley Birkleas, our wonderful activities co-ordinator organised for everyone to watch the match on the big screen and decorated the games room with flags. We had a tasty takeaway pizza at half time and celebrated the winning goals! Come on England!
We have regular games afternoons, but when the weather is nice we always like to get outside to run them. It's great to be able to enjoy the sunshine in our easily accessible outdoor space at our specialist home, Staveley Birkleas, where we care for younger people.
Father's Day was a fun packed day of celebration with darts, dominos, pies and a pint (or glass of wine!) at Beanlands Nursing Home, plus a plant and chocolate gift. What a celebration!
Halina Swakowska is part of a team of 70 dedicated professionals at one of the most respected specialist nursing homes in the north of England - our Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home. Read about her journey in this feature.
Our Steeton Nursing Home has been awarded the highest award possible by the department of health and wellbeing, after 100% of its team received their first Covid-19 vaccination.
This year has brought its challenges, but as the saying goes, ‘where flowers bloom, so does hope’ and our managing director is feeling very hopeful for the rest of 2021.
Now that the Government’s Covid-19 rules have been relaxed, we have been able to welcome family and friends back into our five nursing and care homes in West and North Yorkshire.
Congratulations to Staveley Birkleas resident Brendan for achieving his certificate of achievement in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing - we are all very proud of him.
We held a fabulous celebration at our specialist care home, Staveley Birkleas for Greek Independence Day. Thanks to Alina & Nidah for organising everything and our talented cooks Hazel & Tom who created a Greek feast.
We helped Rita, who lives with us at our specialist care home Staveley Birkleas, celebrate her 77th birthday with flowers, cake and friends - the best way to spend a birthday!
Anyone who is considering making a move into a nursing home in April, May or June can benefit from a week of free care at our popular Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton.
Our talented residents at Fairmount Park made some fabulous homemade bird feeders that we will put in the garden to attract the birds. Spring is in the air!
We organised a number of activities and events across all five of our care homes and nursing homes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. From flower arranging, to St Patrick's Day themed menus for lunch, through to a fabulous party at our specialist home which cares for younger people with diabilities.
We are helping residents to boost their physical and mental strength by launching a series of bespoke ‘lockdown proof’ exercise classes and programmes.
From 8th March our residents will be allowed to hold hands with a regular indoor visitor under new Government plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England. Visitors will be required to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test before entry and must wear PPE.
Congratulations to Marjorie, who has turned 101 years old. We felt very privileged to help her celebrate such a special day at Brookfield care home.
We always like to make birthdays a really memorable day for all of our residents. Last week we organised a very special birthday surprise for Angie, who lives with us at our specialist nursing home, Staveley Birkleas.
We all know how hard everyone has been working recently to ensure everyone at our homes are safe, happy and well-cared for.
As a little thank you, we organised for some rather tasty Domino's pizzas to be delivered to the teams at Fairmount Nursing Home, Brookfield Care Home, Currergate Nursing Home, Beanlands Nursing Home and Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home.
We always like to organise events and activities that our residents can get involved with together. We like to ask our residents about their interests and many of them really enjoy baking.
We have appointed a new registered manager at our Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home which is one of the most respected specialist nursing homes in the north of England.
Our team at Currergate Nursing Home received some heart-warming words of thanks from one of the families of a resident. We have framed the beautiful and thoughtful letter and have displayed it with pride in our home.
15 of our talented care workers have achieved new industry qualifications whilst working at our care and nursing homes.
Our residents at Fairmount Nursing Home, Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home, which are all in Nab Wood near Shipley, as well as Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills, which are both between Skipton and Keighley, have received their vaccines against Covid-19.
Two of our dedicated nurses are retiring after each spending 40 years in the care industry. Janice Shaw has spent the last 28 years of her career at Czajka Care Group and Julie Walters has spent the last six years with our family-run company.
We have welcomed several new residents across all five of our West Yorkshire care and nursing homes over the last few months. We are now encouraging anyone who might be considering a move in 2021, to take a virtual tour of our impressive highly rated homes.
Eight in ten carers are working harder, with fewer breaks, since the pandemic began, and three-quarters said they were exhausted, according to a survey of almost 6,000 unpaid carers who completed a Carers UK online questionnaire.
We have seen a surge in demand for our purpose-built retirement homes and have sold five properties to the over 55s at our popular retirement developments in Nab Wood and Steeton recently.
Two care industry professionals who have worked at Czajka Care Group for more than 65 years between them are retiring this month.
Our residents at our specilist home Staveley Birkleas, which cares for young people from the age of 18 through to 64, who have a variety of needs, had a great time flower arranging with Alina.
Some of our residents at Brookfield care home in Nab Wood had a great time taking part in a special quiz. The quiz was very kindly put together by Belinda, Peggy's daughter. Belinda also donated some chocolates as the prize.
We understand how important it is for people to keep active, both mentally and physically. Bingo is one of our popular activities at our Brookfield Care Home in Nab Wood. We have some very competitive players in the house!
John Carrington is a care industry professional who has worked in the sector for 45 years. He is helping to recruit the next generation of care workers having established new partnerships with local colleges, schools, job centres and other organisations throughout West Yorkshire, and currently has 10 roles to fill before the end of the month.
As lockdown restrictions ease, David Riley, who worked with us for 43 years and is a Parkinson’s sufferer, is preparing to restart his campaign raising awareness of the disease and promoting the importance of always taking medication on time, and especially during the Covid-19 crisis.
Earlier this month we welcomed 88 year old military veteran Jeffery Long MBE, from a safe social distance, at four of our five West Yorkshire care homes and nursing homes.
We have experienced a surge in enquiries from retired people looking to move into purpose built houses and apartments at our retirement developments that have plenty of outside space.
A big thank you to local lady Jennifer Jackson who has knitted these fabulous careworker/healthworker dolls with all the proceeds going to the NHS. Call our Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills Skipton on 01535 633312 to buy one.
Our specialist Nursing Home in Shipley, Staveley Birkleas, cares for people with a range of disabilities. We hosted a fabulous socially distanced concert for our residents with musicians Paddie Maguire & Jenna Hooson Maguire and everyone had a ball!
Singer Andy Wiseman performed for our residents at our Brookfield Care Home in Shipley recently. It was his second socially distanced performance for us and we were blessed with lovely sunshine. A few of our residents even enjoyed a dance. He will be back by popular demand very soon!
Our residents at our Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills, Skipton really enjoyed the socially distanced performance from talented accordion player Thom Hardaker recently.
The letters and artwork we have received from children at Thackley Primary School, Crossley Hall Primary School and the grandchildren of our residents and children and grandchildren of our staff has really bought a smile to so many faces. The bright and positive pieces of artwork have been lovingly made into inspirational displays taking pride of place in all five of our homes. They act as a constant reminder of the support we have.
Food hampers, chocolate treats and break time snacks from Greggs, Prep N Go, Morrisons, Dominos and local plumber James Holden, have all been gratefully received and eagerly consumed over the last few weeks!
The care and thoughtfulness shown to our hard working staff from local schools and businesses has been humbling. We have been able to supplement our own supplies of PPE equipment with donations of face visors from Bradford Grammar School, Hanson Academy, Five Landis and Nautical Vapes. BHP Accountants also arranged for a donation of face visors via ‘Made In Yorkshire’ which were manufactured by SI Mouldings.
Every one of our homes pulled out all the stops for VE Day. It was an important milestone to celebrate, as many of our residents lived through it, and it was incredible to see the creativity and thoughtful planning that went into the day. With specially made VE Day commemorative cakes, buns and pies alongside decorations and musical trips down memory lane, we were able to safely mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in style.
Mother Teresa said ‘It’s not about how much we give but how much love we put into giving’ and we have certainly experienced the kindness and love of so many throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Our managing director, Konrad Czajka, has praised the dedicated staff at our five nursing and care homes and he has also been humbled by the strength of the local community spirit and messages of support received.
We have invested in the latest technology across all of our five nursing and care homes and introduced a new ‘virtual visiting’ system that is immediately proving popular with our residents and their families.
Situated between Keighley and Skipton, Currergate Nursing Home is one of the few nursing homes in the region to be awarded the prestigious Gold Standard Framework Platinum accreditation, in recognition of its exceptionally high standards.
Bradford Care Association (BCA) provides best practice solutions and support to more than 70 per cent of residential care homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care providers in the Bradford District, to ensure the highest standards of quality care for local people. Our group of care homes and nursing homes are all members.
Our popular Fairmount Nursing Home is celebrating achieving a first-rate infection control audit rating score of 99.23% following a rigorous annual inspection.
We are delighted to have welcomed a new manager at our Fairmount Nursing Home. Rebecca Blackburn will care for our 32 residents and lead our team of 40 care professionals.
Special messages from Buckingham Palace are becoming commonplace at a Yorkshire care group, with seven of its residents having all celebrated significant birthdays in 2019.
Time is running out for anyone who still hasn’t planned their Christmas and New Year celebrations to book one of the few remaining places for Christmas Day lunch, or the New Year’s Eve extravaganza, at The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park in Nab Wood near Shipley.
Two Aire Valley nursing homes are throwing their doors open for Christmas and inviting older people, who will be spending the big day alone, to enjoy a free festive lunch as well as a fantastic day of celebrations.
Young people from across the North of England with physical disabilities that prevent them from looking after themselves in their own homes, are successfully finding independence and developing their social lives at Czajka Care Group’s Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home in Nab Wood and this year made Halloween a night to remember!
Our Managing Director, Konrad Czajka, was recently 'put on the spot' by the Yorkshire Post for its regular feature in the business pages of the popular newspaper.
Staveley Birkleas is the specialist nursing home of the North. It cares for young people from the age of 18 through to 64, who have a variety of needs including amputees, people with brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington’s, Epilepsy and many other complex conditions.
Every month our residents can take part in a host of activities and events - here is what's on offer in September.
36 of our health care professionals gained a valuable insight into how people suffering with dementia may feel, when they took part in a specially designed ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’ (VDT).
We are delighted to announce that the author of Moving Day, Pamela Edwards, will be signing copies of her children's book at our summer fayre on Sunday 8th September. Everyone is welcome to come along to Staveley Birkleas nursing home in NabWood Shipley from 12.30 - 3.30pm.
Our fantastic summer fayre is this Sunday 8th September at Staveley Birkleas, our specialist nursing home in NabWood Shipley, and we have some amazing raffle prizes. With a gym membership and meal for two, reflexology, massage therapy and a beauty facial all up for grabs.
Everyone is welcome. For raffle tickets contact us at the home.
Our Staveley Birkleas home - which is the specialist nursing home in the North - is organising a fundraising walk for the SSAFA Armed Forces Charity.
Come and join us for the circular 6.5 mile walk, which will take in some of the sights of Ilkley, on 28th September.
Some of the money raised will also be donated to the Staveley Birkleas residents' fund.
Czajka Care Group has launched its biggest recruitment drive in its 36-year history and is planning to create 30 new jobs before the end of the year including care workers and chefs, as well as registered nurses, who will also benefit from a £500 ‘golden hello’.
Fairmount nursing home has raised £200 for the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford, thanks to the generosity of its staff, residents’ families and local volunteers.
As usual there is so much for our resdients to take part in this month at our specilist home - Staveley Birkleas. Caring for 18 - 64 year olds with physical disbailities, we make sure there is something for everyone. With trips to the cinema, theatre and canal trips, as well as regular exercise and dance classes, bowling matches and speiclist holistic massage. A special visit to Harewood House will also take place at the end of the month.
We will be holding our annual Summer Fair on Saturday 27th July 2pm – 4pm. This will be on Fairmount’s front garden & car park (10 Nabwood Drive, Nabwood, BD18 4EJ) EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
With research revealing that a staggering 35% of elderly people are at nutritional risk when they first move into a care home, according to BAPEN (The British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition), West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group is doing more than ever to ensure residents across its homes enjoy a healthy and balanced diet.
A 93 year old resident at Czajka Care Group’s Brookfield Care Home in Nab Wood, Shipley has stunned everyone at the home with her ability to complete all of its jigsaw puzzles in a matter of months.
Research into the benefits of listening to music in old age continually points to the ‘rock-solid’ benefits of relaxing to some favourite melodies as a ‘classic-al’ way of beating the ‘blues’.
Tania Janota, who is originally from Luanda in Angola, Africa has lived at Czajka Care Group's Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home in Nab Wood for over two years. Since moving in, she has played an integral part in the daily running of the home, which provides care for for up to 60 people, aged 18 years upwards, who have physical disabilities and are unable to look after themselves in their own homes.
Whether residents want to go to the theatre, enjoy a relaxing canal crusie or even watch X-Men Dark Phoenix in 3D at the IMAX, there's lots to look forward to at Staveley Birkleas in June.
Czajka Care Group has achieved a sparkling average infection control rating of more than 99% across its five homes, following a rigorous annual inspection that examines all areas of cleanliness and hygiene in care and nursing homes.
Czajka Care Group is successfully helping residents across its five homes in Nab Wood and the Aire Valley to maintain their brain function and improve mobility by enjoying a fit and healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age or any disabilities.
Beanlands Nursing Homes in Cross Hills has not only made time to share a special ‘cuppa’ with its residents, but raised over £70 for the Dementia UK charity in the process.
It's all go in April at Staveley Birkleas. Whether it's a trip to Blackpool or a jaunt to the cinema to watch new blockbuster movie Hellboy, there's lots to keep our residents entertained.
A West Yorkshire chef who works for Czajka Care Group is hoping he’ll have the appetite to triumph at a white collar boxing match next month, in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Fairmount Park Nursing Home is appealing to anyone with a passion for knitting, to help with a charitable appeal that will raise money for the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford.
Elderly residents in the Keighley and Skipton areas don’t have to spend Christmas alone after Czajka Care Group has pledged to offer free Christmas dinners at its Steeton and Cross Hills nursing homes, to anyone on their own for the big day.
Staff and residents from Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills have over raised over £800 for its residents fund, £100 of which will be donated to dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society, after its staff paid to wear elf outfits and ran a ‘name the elf competition’.
Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton, which sits in the rolling Aire Valley countryside, is offering local people the chance to experience the unrivalled facilities and services that the home offers, by taking advantage of a free day of respite care before the end of January.
We have a fun filled festive programme planned across all our homes and our first Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 7th December at Brookfield Care Home.
Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills have both excelled during inspections by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which has recently published glowing reports on both homes.
Czajka Care Group is helping both its elderly residents, and younger people with a wide range of disabilities that it cares for, to improve their mobility and wellbeing, thanks to a partnership with a health specialist that spans 18 years and has now delivered approximately 10,000 fitness classes.
This year's annual summer fair at Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton was the most successful ever, with hundreds of visitors turning up to support the event and helping to raise more than £1,250 for both the home's residents' fund, and the British Red Cross.
Loneliness has become a growing issue in the UK, and research reveals that thousands of older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative for over a month, but one local care group is promoting a range of initiatives to prevent the problem.
Residents at Czajka Care Group's Brookfield Care Home at Nab Wood and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills have no excuse for not getting their five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, after they began growing their own organic produce in their own grounds.