New Home Pub opening on 14th February Valentines Day at Little Haven

Our new home pub is opening tomorrow, our local Councillor Alex Wade has kindly offered to open the pub for us. The pub will allow our residents to ensure time with other residents, family and friends. Please join us in the Valentines celebration and the pub opening.

Redecoration project at Little Haven

We had a kind donation that has allowed us to redecorate our corridors at Little Haven, this project is in full swing and the corridors are now freshly painted with new pictures throughout of each of the floors coming over the next few months. This will give a fresh new feel to the home and the ground floor pictures have a Forest theme for residents to enjoy.

Little Haven Arts & Crafts Room/Movie Room is now Open!

At Little Haven the new arts and crafts room/movie room is now open for our residents to enjoy. Our residents are able to make cakes and have the sensory smell of the cooking and are very talented in their culinary skills. We have an active arts and crafts community at the home and they now enjoy being able to make use of this communal room for also just a coffee and a chat with other residents, friends and family. Tea and coffee is available and movies are regularly shown with a variety of titles on offer for them to enjoy

New Home Manager at Little Haven - Phoenix Hurlstone

Phoenix Hurlstone has been with the charity for over five years and initially did her nurse training before joining the charity. Phoenix knows the residents and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the home.

Phoenix looks forward to meeting you all and welcomes you to Little Haven where she and her team strive to deliver the best possible care to our residents.

Forest Oaks New Home Manager - Juliet Orman

Juliet Orman has been with the charity for over four years and was previously our Clinical Lead across both homes. Being a qualified nurse with many years knowledge and experience she is perfectly positioned to lead our nursing teams across the homes and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role of Home Manager.

Juliet works hard to ensure our residents receive the best possible care from her team and is on hand to support her residents as needed.

New Trustees at the Charity

We are thrilled to announce we have three new Trustees supporting our charity and the homes. Mike Jones, acting Chair, Carole Biddlecombe and Julian Hicks. Our Trustees work with the home teams to support and oversee the activities of the Charity. Please join us in welcoming them to The Wilverley Association.

In June 2023 we opened our New Coffee Shop at Forest Oaks Care home, the coffee shop was opened by our local Vicar and all our residents their family and friends attended the event. Our Coffee shop is open daily to our residents to enjoy fresh tea and coffee and to enjoy our Chefs home made cakes. The Coffee Shop is open to the public on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, please book your place for next Tuesday and come and join us at the home.

Dear Residents, Family, and Colleagues

Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)

I know that everyone will be deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. As our Queen for over 70 years, she holds a very special place in the heart of everyone living, working or connected with The Wilverley Association.

Queen Elizabeth’s strength and kindness has been shown so many times over the years. Many of our residents will remember her direction and comfort during times of national crisis throughout her reign and she continued to support us during the Covid-19 pandemic. On her 21st Birthday in 1947 she declared to devote her whole life be it long or short to our service, she carried out this declaration with remarkable success and faithfulness, I doubt we will see the like of her again.

Each home will make arrangements, based on the wishes of residents, to remember the Queen in a fitting way and to follow King Charles III declaration of 7 days of mourning.

An inspirational monarch who reminded us that ‘grief is the price we pay for love’ and the love we have borne for decades for our remarkable Queen deepens our grief.

May she rest in peace.

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Alexander-Pierce

Interim CEO


The Board of Trustees