News & Events
Our Valentine’s Day Barbie Party
At Ridgeway Rise, we are thrilled to have had 4 finalists nominated for the Great British Care Awards, as part of the nomination process, we all had to
Double Delight: Cinema Opening and Care Award Wins
In the heart of Wiltshire, Ridgeway Rise, a purpose-built care home and nursing facility, recently marked two extraordinary events that brought joy, entertainment, and recognition to its residents
Christmas Market at Ridgeway Rise
At Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon, we organised a Christmas Market, open for residents and their families, opening this up to the local Swindon community. With a
Ridgeway Rise Dominates British Care Awards
The South West Great British Care Awards witnessed a spectacular triumph as Ridgeway Rise, nestled in Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon, emerged victorious in four prestigious categories. The star-studded
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
At Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon, we try to make life as rich and fulfilling for our residents as possible, and this means we frequently host activities
Fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society
We recently hosted our very own Alzheimer’s Society fundraiser in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign that takes place worldwide to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. For this
Our Garden Project
Earlier this spring we started tidying up our garden and raised beds here at our care home in Swindon and planning the work for the rest of the season in our regular
A Successful Open Day
On Saturday 22nd July, we held our first big open day event at our care home in Swindon since COVID-19. We invited the whole community to come and
Come Along to our Open Day
We are delighted to be hosting an Open Day at our care home in Swindon this Saturday 22nd July from 2:30pm. We are opening our doors and welcoming
A Visit to the STEAM Museum
At Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon, every first Friday of the month we have our residents meeting and one of the points of discussion has been surrounding
Glad to Care Week 2023
Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon was both proud and delighted to take part in Glad to Care Awareness Week last week. Glad to Care Awareness Week aims
A Royally Good Party for the King’s Coronation
Last weekend, Ridgeway Rise Care Home, like many across the nation, held its very own celebrations for the coronation of King Charles. In preparation for our coronation celebrations,
Deputy Manager Wins ‘Nurse of the Year’ Award
Ridgeway Rise Care Home is extremely proud to announce that our Deputy Manager, Valentin, has won ‘Nurse of The Year’ at a recent awards night that we attended.
Fundraising for a Charity Close to Our Hearts
At the moment, Ridgeway Rise Care Home is raising money for Blood Cancer UK, a charity close to our hearts as Sam, one of our carers has recently
A Trip to Dobbies Garden Centre
Residents recently went on a trip to local garden centre, Dobbies, in Swindon.
Showing Appreciation for Our Volunteers
Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon is very fortunate to receive a lot of support from community volunteers.
Celebrating the Festive Season
Christmas is always a very jolly time at Ridgeway Rise Care Home in Swindon. Everyone goes the extra mile to make festivities special for the residents, team, relatives,
The Talented People of Ridgeway Rise
All of our residents and staff at Ridgeway Rise Care Home have some fantastic talents, and some of them chose to showcase them at our talent show this
Spooktacular Halloween Celebrations
At Ridgeway Rise Care Home, we go above and beyond to celebrate occasions throughout the year that are special to our residents, and this Halloween was no different.
Introducing Historical Talks with Colin
At Ridgeway Rise, we have many residents who have an interest in and passion for history. As a result, we have recently added a new activity to our
World Alzheimer’s Day
World Alzheimers Day took place on the 21st September and is part of a wider event; World Alzheimer’s Month. At Ridgeway Rise, our event of the month has
Resident Recalls Her Meeting with the Late Queen Elizabeth
After the recent news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, the residents of Ridgeway Rise have spent time thinking about what the news meant to them. For one resident,
Celebrating National Beach Day with a Hawaiian Party
Tuesday 30th August is also known as #NationalBeachDay and at Ridgeway Rise Care Home, we celebrated with a Hawaiian Themed Party.
Introducing ‘Nourish’ at Ridgeway Rise Care Home
Providing the very best in person-centred care for our residents is our top priority and we are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Nourish the award-winning
Recognising our Fantastic Team at Ridgeway Rise
When it comes to our incredible team here at Ridgeway Rise, we know how important it is for them to get the recognition they deserve. That’s why we
Taking Part in #GladtoCare Awareness Week
#GladtoCare Awareness Week is a UK-wide event that celebrates the committed and resilient care workers who dedicate themselves to the industry, as well as helping families who are
Ridgeway Rise Gets Involved with Dementia Action Week
The 16th of May saw the beginning of this year’s Dementia Action Week, an annual awareness campaign run by the Alzheimers Society and in association with other organisations.
Stepping Back into the Community of Swindon
Ridgeway Rise Care Home has always been a social hub and an integral part of the Blunsdon St Andrew community in Swindon. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ridgeway
Egg Hunts & Easter Treats
We recently had a fantastic week of Easter celebrations, ranging from arts & crafts to games, and of course lots of chocolate and treats. During the week, the
The residents and team at Ridgeway Rise had a day filled with love (and chocolate) this Valentine’s Day. The celebrations started with a competition for the team members.
How Our Swindon Care Home is Delivering Training Excellence
The past 18 months have put more focus than ever on the brilliant staff working at care and residential homes across the UK. But have you ever wondered
Ridgeway Rise Care Home Celebrate #GladToCare Week
Last month saw the care industry celebrate ‘Glad to Care week’ as the care industry celebrated the efforts of their resilient care workers following what has been an
Great British Care Awards
We are very proud to announce that Andreea Birligea is this year’s finalist at the Great British Care Awards in the End-of-Life Care category. Andreea is the Unit
Ridgeway Rise Resident Celebrates Diamond Anniversary
The last year have undoubtedly been very challenging and distressing for care homes. Teams responsible for wellbeing of residents and their families have optimised their efforts to provide
Families Reunited as Care Home Allows Visiting Indoors
Loved ones have visited their elderly relatives indoors for the first time since the pandemic started. Ridgeway Rise Care Home allowed parents and children to reunite safely inside
Birthday Hugs for 74-year-old Sarah as Loved Ones Visit our Care Home in Swindon
Loved ones reunited with a hug when they visited an elderly relative in a Swindon care home. Relaxed lockdown restrictions allowed Harriett Peters to have a long-overdue cuddle with her
Swindon Care Home Vaccinates Elderly Against COVID-19
Care homes around the town are carrying out the first coronavirus vaccinations for their elderly residents. Since the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines passed their clinical tests, staff have been busy
How Has Ridgeway Rise Care Home Stayed COVID Free and Open for Visits?
Swindon’s Ridgeway Rise senior care home has managed to stay COVID-19 free throughout the pandemics entirety, even providing face-to-face visits between families and residents under the current second
Olympic Games at Ridgeway Rise
In October 2020 Ridgeway Rise resident took part in Virtual Senior Games organised by Swindon Borough Council and Swindon Sports Forum. Residents competed in 4 disciplines: Tin Alley,
Living with Dementia
The only constant in our lives is changing but if you live with someone or know someone living with dementia, this truth can be a little more difficult
Thirteen weeks ago, Ridgeway Rise care home made a decision to reduce all non-essential visits due to the risk brought in by COVID-19. Relatives were able to keep
Staying Positive at Ridgeway Rise Care Home
Coronavirus and COVID-19 are words we’re unable to get away from recently, and they bring along with them the feeling of panic, uncertainty, and sadness. To ensure the
Rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Care Quality Commission!￼
Ridgeway Rise care home has celebrated the great success after being rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Care Quality Commission The North Swindon care home which was rated
Stagecoach Trip for the Residents at Ridgeway Rise Care Home
Ridgeway Rise Care Home prepared an exciting surprise for their residents – a trip on a double decker bus provided by Stagecoach Swindon. The residents were given daily
Join Us for a Delicious Two-Course Meal at one of our Community Lunches!
If you are 65 or over, we would love to invite you to join us for a fabulous afternoon with refreshments and the opportunity to meet new friends.
Ridgeway Rise Christmas Market!
The Christmas countdown is well and truly on and to celebrate, we are hosting our very own Christmas Market, here at Ridgeway Rise Care Home on Saturday 7th