January 2018

We welcome in a new year with a wonderful Senior’s lunch at St Francis De Sales. Great food, lovely entertainer & wonderful company. Well done to all.

Guttering has finally been done & we look forward to scaffolding being removed. Shame it cannot come down as quick as it went up.

Bogus callers in the area-Beware & do not open your door to strangers.

December 2017

Christmas decorations are up again & day room is feeling very festive. Tuesday 12th Stockwell girl guides will visit us. This is a much looked forward to annual event when children read & sing carols.

Wednesday 13th Stockwell Baptist church will visit for carol service.

Friday 15th is our Xmas party with entertainer Steve.

A lot to look forward to & be thankful.

November 2017

Due to technical issues we have been off line – Apologies if you have not been able to see our site. However all resolved now.

Thank you to Age UK for “Keep warm & well ” visit yesterday & for free flasks & advice. Much appreciated by all.

Craft  group still going strong & all busy preparing items for Xmas fair at Library ( South Lambeth Road)  this Saturday 25th Nov. Make sure to pop along & get some bargains.

Calling all who can knit or crochet. St Thomas hospital Neonatal Intensive Care unit  need some bonding squares (pairs) 5 inch x 5 inch ( any colour, design & wool -must be washable) One square is put with poorly baby & the other with parent & these are swapped over daily. They are so crucial for little premature babies or poorly newborns & parents who are separated at such a stressful time. Please dig out your knitting needles if you can & help . You can send or take to Neonatal Unit St Thomas Hospital .


Farewell. It has been a sad time loosing so many lovely people, Stanley, Marcia, John, & Bob -all connected to Castle House. They will be greatly missed. May they rest in Peace.

Soft Landscaping.

Finally work has started in communal gardens. Workforce are busy weeding & re-planting flower beds , cutting back rose bushes etc. It should all look really nice.

New sign. We just got a new sign for our entrance gate to replace the well overdue faded one.

Date for Diary. McMillan coffee morning 29th Sep in day room 10am.


June/July 2017

Chair Massage. We had a lovely session with Maline -neck, shoulder & arms massage. All enjoyed it so much we have another session booked this week.

Jumble Sale. A big Thank you to everyone who supported our sale last week. It was very successful & we raised £170 in under 2 hours.

Trip to Margate. We had a wonderful day out to Winter gardens Theatre & enjoyed a lovely Mickie Driver Variety Lunch. Thank you to John our driver from Select coaches for getting us there on time & back home safely.

Farewell. Sadly we had to say goodbye to two dear  friends -Frances & Jim. They will be dearly missed. May they rest in peace.




May 2017

Chair Massage.

Thanks to Maline for the wonderful massage session on Tuesday May 2nd. Residents enjoyed a 15 min neck, shoulder &  back  Acupressure massage. All felt  rejuvenated & requested a return visit in June. There are many benefits to massage – reduces stress & anxiety, alleviates back pain, lowers blood pressure, Increases blood flow , Enhances immune system, improves flexibility, increases circulation, reduces carpal tunnel symptoms, enhances mood , relieves headache & migraine & boosts energy. Definitely worth thinking about.!

April 2017

Crafts. Just finished a craft course on Patchwork which all enjoyed & produced some wonderful cushion covers/bags. A big Thank you to Lu for your expertise , support &  patience. All looking forward to next project.

First Aid . A big Thank you to Grant from British Red Cross for delivering standard first aid course to residents. Very worthwhile & necessary.

Easter Lunch. 25 booked in for Easter lunch & enjoyed the afternoon which included Fish & chips from Brixton Cod, Easter egg hunt in day room & Easter Bonnet competition . Congrats to Marie for winning & to Moyra & Linda -joint 2nd. Well done to everyone who entered.

Gardens. We are still waiting for soft works to start but Thanks to Moyra for all her hard work tidying up & planting. Daffodils have started to come out  & Bluebells look great by entrance.

March 2017

We just finished a wonderful course on Living with hearing impairment which included a demonstration of available equipment & lip reading. Well worth the sessions .Highly recommend.

February 2017.

Lambeth horticultural society visited on Tuesday to give a talk & advice. What a lovely visit . They brought compost & some daffodil bulbs which we planted in our new raised flower beds. Looking forward to the blooms.

January 2017.

Another new year to look forward to. We welcome 3 new residents Vera, Ronald & Richard. Hope they all settle in & are made very welcome. The grounds are now  looking lovely  with new benches. We are looking forward to a visit from soft grounds team to plant some shrubs & trees. A very happy story from another resident. Thanks to our IT -Samsung Tablet- he has found & reunited with his family after 30+ years. What a great start to 2017.