The Oaklea Blog

Wandering down memory lane


Profile: Oaklea, 22nd Jul, 2019

You will be familiar with Oaklea’s ambitious plans to transform a former Council Care Home in Appleby, Cumbria. Well we’re also reflecting some of the history and human stories behind the former Edenside Care Home as we prepare to transform it into Extra Care Housing for local elderly people.

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We believe in kindness


Profile: Oaklea, 28th Jun, 2019

The Oaklea Trust is a registered charity with its reason for being to support individuals and communities in need. In essence we believe in kindness. Kindness? What is kindness? Oaklea Director, Sue Green has written this blog spot to tie in with a campaign in Cumbria about being kind to one another. “Kindness starts with caring —being tenderhearted and compassionate toward others. Take a look at what, according to Scripture, accompanies true kindness: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another.”

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(More than) One good turn - deserves another


Profile: Oaklea, 10th May, 2019

Kindness comes in many forms - and this lovely snap from one of our support staff/lifestyle co-ordinators in Cumbria - Steve Rudd is rather apt as there’s a campaign across Cumbria this month to encourage neighbourliness.

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Ape-ing around with Oaklea


Profile: Oaklea, 18th Apr, 2019

A key offer from Oaklea is the shortbreak activities we provide for young people in South Cumbria aged 8-18. We put on a variety of things in the school holidays for groups from Barrow & Furness and South Lakes. Over Easter our Children’s Team we’re out & about as usual and had some great trips - some highlights are attached.

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Treading a high line - Lakeland adventures


Profile: Oaklea, 16th Apr, 2019

Oaklea supported Riversiders Trust had a superb weekend residential at The Calvert Trust in Mid April 2019. The gang left on Friday 12 April - and had a full on weekend until the Sunday evening - in fact some of the staff team are still in recovery!

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