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The Yorkshire Post put MD Konrad Czajka 'on the spot' for a feature in the business pages

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. 

What was your first job?  My first job was playing in a band called 'Velvet Blue' in music venues across Yorkshire in the 1960s which paid £10 a week! This was quite a lot of money back then, particularly for a teenager. If you weren’t in your current position what would you be doing? I don't believe I would have made it as a professional musician, so I probably would have fal... Read full article

Staveley Birkleas - the specialist nursing home in the North - activities list

Staveley Birkleas is the specialist nursing home in 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. 

Czajka Care Group celebrates successful summer

We have spent the summer celebrating many successes, milestones and events across our five nursing and care homes, where we care for 160 older people. 

 

New role is in safe hands with Lynne

Lynne Taylor has been promoted to Group Governance and Safeguarding Lead, overseeing all areas of compliance and sharing best practice across our group of homes.

 

Carers get a glimpse into the world of dementia

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).

Book signing to take place at Staveley Birkleas nursing home Summer Fayre

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. 

Raffle prizes revealed for Staveley Birkleas Summer Fayre

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. 

Staveley Birkleas sponsored walk

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.

Call Bob at Staveley Birkleas on 01274 588288 for more information. 

Recruitment drive launched at Czajka with a 'golden hello' for new staff

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’.

 

Local knitters raise hundreds for cancer charity

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.

 

Staveley Birkleas Summer Fair on Saturday 8th September 12.30 - 3.30pm.

With a BBQ, drinks, stalls and prizes, do come along and enjoy the fun at Staveley Birkleas Summer Fair in Nab Wood. 

Beanlands Summer Fair in Cross Hills

It's the Beanlands Summer Fair on Saturday 24th August 2-4pm. With plenty of stalls, fun and games, and prizes, everyone is welcome. 

Host of activities at Staveley Birkleas - the specialist home in the North

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. 

Summer Fair - Saturday 27th July 2-4pm

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. 

 

Food for thought for Care Group’s residents

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.

 

Trio of senior appointments at Nab Wood care homes

Tracey Hinchliffe, Pamela Ward and Santi Francheschino have all been promoted to become registered managers at three of Czajka Care Group’s homes.

Join us this Friday for National Care Home Open Day

Czajka Care Group is inviting people to join in its celebrations of National Care Home Open Day this Friday 28th June.

Irene finds the final piece of the jigsaw - again and again

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.   

Residents are 'on song' thanks to therapeutic power of music

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’.

Resident is at the heart of Czajka Care Group's Home

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.

A busy June planned at Staveley Birkleas

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. 

Sparkling care home rating is infectious

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.

Working out how to promote a fit and healthy lifestyle

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.

Daniel takes 'Time Out' with Business Link

Our HR Manager, Daniel Czajka recently chatted to Business Link for a ‘time out’ feature which gives an insight into professionals’ weekends.

Beanlands Nursing Homes makes time for a 'cuppa'

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.

 

Lots going on in April at Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home

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.

Scott cooks up a 'hard nosed' charity challenge

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.

Diary dates for Staveley Birkleas in February

Theatre and cinema trips through to wheelchair ice skating at Leeds Ice Cube are all in the diary for a busy February. 

What's happening at Currergate Nursing Home in February?

Exercises classes, a day out to the beautiful market town of Settle and a hugely popular gin tasting event are all coming up in February. 

Local Knitters Urged To 'Cast On' For Charity Chick Challenge

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.

There's lots happening at Currergate Nursing Home in January

Here are some of the events coming up in January at Currergate Nursing Home that residents can look forward to.

Aire Valley's elderly residents don't have to be alone this Christmas

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.

Fundraising elves give dementia charity a boost

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’.

Your opportunity to experience everything that Currergate Nursing Home has to offer

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.

Key diary dates at The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park

There's lots going on at The Clubhouse at Fairmount Park this month that culminates with a glittering New Year's Eve Party.

Six December events that you won't want to miss at Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton

From Christmas parties to festive exercise classes, it's all happening this December at Currergate.

A fun packed festive schedule at Staveley Birkleas Nursing Home

Here's what's coming up over the Chritmas period at Staveley Birkleas.

Currergate Nursing Home's Christmas Fair on 8th December

It's always a great event and will take place between 2pm and 4pm this year.

Don’t miss Brookfield Care Home’s Christmas Fair

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.

Residents live the 'good life' at Currergate and Beanlands

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.

Top employment accreditation for Czajka Care Group

A prestigious accreditation scheme that recognises businesses that invest in the development of their staff has been awarded to Czajka Care Group.

Czajka Care Group raises the bar with exercise classes

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.

Nursing Home's Summer Fair is best ever

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.

Yorkshire Care Group takes action to isolate loneliness

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.

HR manager scales mountain for charity

A human resources manager from Bradford has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania raising over £1,000 for Young Minds Trust.

Czajka Care Group's residents always get their five a day

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.

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