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 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.
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.