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Cookery lunch group returns for older people in Woodbridge

23 January 2017

Older people in Woodbridge have the chance to brush-up on their cookery skills this New Year with the return of the popular Seckford Cookery Lunch Group, hosted at the Seckford Almshouses. The Group is a six-week course, open to anyone aged 65 and over who would like to learn some new skills in the kitchen […]

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Rabble Chorus Sing in the Chapel

21 December 2016

We were delighted to welcome the Rabble Chorus back to the Seckford Chapel for a Christmas concert, on Tuesday 21st December. The Rabble Chorus were once again present in fantastic numbers and with the residents filling up the rest of the Chapel, there was a really lovely festive atmosphere. A few photos from the event are below for […]

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Woodbridge School Pupils Spread Christmas Spirit

12 December 2016

We were delighted to welcome two sets of school pupils into the Almshouses recently to sing-a-long to Christmas Carols with members of the Almshouse community. On Wednesday 7 December, we welcomed the Senior school choir from Woodbridge school to lead our carol service in the chapel and this was followed on Thursday 8 December by […]

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Remembrance Service 2016

15 November 2016

On Friday 11 November 2016, the Seckford Almshouses held our annual Remembrance service in the Seckford Chapel. We would like to thank the Cadets from Woodbridge School for participating in the service and also to students from St. Marys primary school, who joined our residents for the service too. Two of the Cadets undertook a reading and […]

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Seckford Foundation response to the CQC ‘State of Care’ report

14 October 2016

“Every older person should have access to an outstanding quality of care when they need it” says Sarah Kopferschmitt, Head of Care at the Seckford Almshouses, following the publication of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘State of Care’ report today (13.10.16). The report evidenced a deterioration in care quality over the last year, with only […]

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Cookery group returns for older people in Woodbridge

12 October 2016

A popular Cookery Lunch Group is returning to the Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge for anyone aged 65 and over who would like to learn some new skills in the kitchen. The six-week cookery course starts with a taster session on Friday, 21 October 2016 at 12pm. The Cookery Lunch Group will be led by a qualified […]

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Almshouse Team is “Highly Commended” at Awards Ceremony

12 October 2016

On Thursday 29 September 2016 the winners of the inaugural Suffolk Care Awards stepped up to receive their trophies at an exciting celebration ceremony held in Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich. 31 category finalists were chosen by the judges of the Awards for their innovative and good care practice in the adult social care sector in Suffolk. […]

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Norman gets ITFC match-day honour for 100th birthday

07 October 2016

100-year-old Norman Smith received a special honour from Ipswich Town Football Club in celebration of his centenary birthday on Saturday, October 1. Norman, who is a resident at the Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, was named Community Champion for the Ipswich Town game against Huddersfield, and was delighted to present the match football to the referee […]

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Summer BBQ lunches

26 August 2016

What a difference a year makes! Last year we had to shelter from the rain for our Summer BBQ lunches, but this year we were applying the sun cream as we enjoyed two days of fabulous weather on the 25th and 26th of August. A delicious menu, with all the BBQ classics, was prepared by […]

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Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk opens extension to Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge

12 July 2016

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has unveiled a plaque at Jubilee House Care Home in Woodbridge to mark the creation of six new bedrooms. Jubilee House, which is situated in the grounds of the Seckford Almshouses on Seckford Street, now provides residential care for up to 25 older people. Before unveiling the plaque, […]

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