News at Leycester House Care Home in Warwick
Our stunning new sensory garden
If you’ve been to our home recently, you’ll no doubt have seen that a lot has been happening in our garden area over the last month or so! We’re creating a sensory garden, which will really benefit our residents and will just look and smell simply beautiful.

The sensory garden is now at its final stages, and we’re pleased to say that its Grand Opening will be held at our summer BBQ on 30th June. We can’t wait! We really hope you can come along and see the new garden in all its glory.


The Leycester House Summer BBQ
Can you believe that Leycester House is now in its third year since opening? We’re celebrating this summer with a big BBQ on Sunday 30th June and we’d love it if you came.

Our BBQ offers a great opportunity to forge new connections with the local community and to showcase the hard work and creativity that goes into each day at Leycester House, a fabulous place for your loved ones to live.


July Events at Leycester House
It’s lovely to get residents involved whenever we can, and our events and activities provide a lot of choice and variety, giving a sense of achievement and working towards something – this inspires us all here at Leycester House, staff and residents alike.

This month, we're hoping for some sunshine so we can take plenty of outings to the beach, the races and lots of day trips and picnics. And we also have these fantastic events lined up, which you’re more than welcome to join us for…

Johnny Rickard, a firm favourite here at Leycester House, will be here on Thursday 4th July to perform some rock 'n' roll for us. A week later, Beth Belle will be here to sing all sorts of hits from the 1920s through to the 1960s! On Thursday 18th July, Marcus will be here, a performer we all know and love, then rounding off the month, we have Gary Priestly here on Thursday 25th July for a bit of swing!

If you would like to come along to any of our July events here at Leycester House, please RSVP by emailing us at events@leycesterhouse.com or calling us on 01926 357 210. All events are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and as always, events and refreshments are complimentary!


Please help baby Connie
Connie Jane has spinal muscular atrophy, which means she's missing a gene that allows her muscles to work.

Connie struggles to move, talk, eat, swallow, and needs breathing support when she's poorly or sleeping.

The good news? There's a pioneering treatment available.

With a price tag of £1.7 million.

If you can afford to contribute to Connie's gene therapy penny pot, please give what you can and give this little girl the change of leading a normal life.

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Leycester House team updates
Just in time for Father's Day, we’ve been hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet here at Leycester House recently, and it’s with great pleasure that we can announce the safe arrival of not one but two babies!

Three of our wonderful carers have gone on maternity leave and we’re delighted to say that Jessica Kershaw has had a little baby boy, Jessica McCluskey has had a little baby girl and we’re all waiting to hear of the save arrival of Emma’s bundle of joy.

We welcomed our new beauty therapist, Sonia, to the team – the residents are thrilled that Sonia is here with us and her luxury facials are proving very popular in the spa.

You might have seen a few new faces on all floors, and we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome them all to the Leycester House Team!


Something spooky caught on camera this week in Warwick…
Earlier this year, the BBC announced that “a three-part special, a unique and original take on Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story” was on its way – and the new adaptation of the timeless classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, written by Steven Knight, is being filmed right here in Warwick!

Starring Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham and Charlotte Riley, and being produced by FX Productions, Scott Free, Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One, there’s no doubt that this will be a very special adaptation indeed.

Leycester House took its name from the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick, and the hospital has so far been one of the main buildings used for filming, with a whole section of the town having been transported back to the 1800s.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “We’re incredibly excited that filming has begun on Steve Knight’s brilliant interpretation of A Christmas Carol, with Nick Murphy directing a phenomenal cast in what promises to be an iconic version of the classic tale.”

Steven Knight: “This production of A Christmas Carol will respectfully present what we believe to be a timely interpretation of a timeless story.”

To see a few photos of filming so far, have a look at this article on the Leamington Courier website.

Are you ready for what’s set to be ‘a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul’? Here at Leycester House, we certainly are!


Tasty Tuesdays
On Tuesdays of late, our talented kitchen team headed up by our chef, Melissa, have been creating themed menus! So far, we have had Spanish, Mexican, Chinese and Indian, but the most popular was the Italian, with everyone really enjoying pizza for supper.


What's the weather?
In readiness for this month, Ilknur, a member of our activities team, has been thinking of all sorts of June-themed ideas. In keeping with the changeable British weather, Ilknur suggested rounding up some of our residents’ favourite weather-related songs for a good old singsong, as well as weather crafts and garden activities with Jan!


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