A care home in Hull, Yorkshire that specialises in the provision of dementia care has announced the appointment of a new manager.

With a strong background in health and social care, Joycelyn Tsekpo brings a wealth of experience to Wilton Lodge, having worked extensively in both the NHS and the social care sector for over 15 years.

During her career, Joycelyn has progressed through various positions, including senior care assistant and deputy manager. Most recently, Joycelyn was the manager of Alderson House Care Home in Bridlington. With her extensive experience and expertise, Joycelyn complements the existing care team at Wilton Lodge and provision of high quality, person-centred care.

Terry Peel, CEO of HICA Group, which owns and manages Wilton Lodge, said: “We are thrilled to have Joycelyn join us as the new manager at Wilton Lodge.

“Her extensive background in the social care sector, combined with her passion for making a difference in people’s lives, makes her an invaluable addition to our team.

“With her leadership, we are confident that Wilton Lodge will continue to thrive and provide exceptional care to our residents.”

Based in the heart of Hull, Wilton Lodge is a 48 bed care home providing specialist residential care services for older people and those living with dementia.

Care home residents sing praises of school choirs

The rooms and corridors of Dorset House, a Care South care home in Poole, were filled with song and laughter as residents were treated to performances from two school choirs.

In a series of visits across a week in July, the students of Cornerstone Academy and Hamworthy Park Junior School visited the home, singing to residents whilst intergenerational friendships blossomed.

Cornerstone Academy was the first school to entertain staff and residents. The choir sang a handful of songs, whilst some children sat with the residents and recited poems. One mini-rockstar brought his guitar and impressed everyone with his talent, with one resident calling him a ‘future star.’

Hamworthy Park Junior School visited the following day. The attending students form part of the extra-curricular school choir club and came well prepared. They gave their best effort, despite having another end-of-year performance later that day. After serenading everyone, students took the time to bond with residents and discuss all things summer holidays, from Disney cruises, trips to Australia and camping.

Speaking on the choir performances, resident, Thelma, said: “The children brought tears to my eyes,” and Paul, another resident, said: “You could see how much they have practiced. They must have an excellent teacher.”

Dorset House has long-standing partnerships with schools and nursery groups, all with the aim of forging intergenerational friendship which help residents’ wellbeing.

Dorset House care home in Hamworthy, Poole, accommodates 50 residents and is part of Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England.