It’s been a great summer, our teams across our sites have made it a celebration for all to enjoy. We’ve celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Whitley Court on the 9th June, Summer Fetes at Neville Williams House and Anita Stone Court on the 29th July & 12th August respectively and, closing out the season, the 35th Birthday Party and Cultural Festival at Robert Harvey House.

We welcomed friends of BCOP, family members and the local community to share in food stalls, cakes and games, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, entertainment, raffles and traditional games. A special thanks go out to the Activities Coordinators, who each worked hard to bring the sunshine in. Each home will use the funds raised from their summer events for their residents, and to that end, we have a message below from Anthea Reid, Home Manager at Robert Harvey House.

Image of the female care home manager for Robert Harvey House, wearing a lemon coloured top, smiling and with shoulder length hair cut with a fringe.

“Greetings, family and friends,

I just wanted to thank you all for your support last Friday at our Cultural festival. We raised an amazing £970 for our resident’s welfare fund.

We have decided to put it towards buying another Careflex Multi-Adjust chair. These specialist chairs that enables residents who are usually nursed in bed to able to sit out. They provide full support and are fully adjustable, enabling more than one person to use them.

At a cost of £2,400 we are very thankful to have been gifted two by a resident’s Advocate. We have purchased another two.

Thank you for all of your kindness and support.


The MultiAdjust chair is recommended for those with neurological and neuromuscular conditions, cardiovascular conditions and orthopaedic conditions, being suitable for both semi-ambulant and non-ambulant people. The chair has a tilt-in-space function which has many benefits; hoisting, adjusting positioning through the chair and reducing amount of handling required. Other benefits include bringing an individual into a titled rested position to recouperate before returning upright to continue with daily activities. This means movement without multiple transfers between a chair and a bed. Tools and equipment like this improves quality of life and can make it possible for those who couldn’t previously leave their rooms to socialise and participate in group activities.

Our managers, carers, nurses and support staff are always thinking of the little things which make a difference, providing quality professional care with a home touch.


  • Anthea Reid and Robert Harvey House staff pose with an alpaca

  • Raffle Prizes at the Neville Williams celebration

  • Bunting up for the summer fete at Neville Williams House

  • Honorary guest and longest resident Betty White cuts the Whitley 30th Anniversary Cake

  • Sensory Street - our dementia friendly reminiscence street - played host to the Robert Harvey House birthday party

  • Operations Director Puspha trying out African Drumming

  • Team members and guests participate in African Drumming session at Whitley 30th Anniversary

  • Robert Harvey House's birthday cake... the before picture!