News and Events

May 21, 2020

May News from Seckford Care

Seckford Care in Woodbridge, like all care homes, has shut its doors firmly to all visitors since the start of the pandemic, for the protection of the residents, but we are still busy with a variety of activities for the residents; although we now can only run smaller groups due to social distancing. So far, […]

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February 6, 2020

Apprenticeships New Anglia Project Launches Across Norfolk and Suffolk

Moore Networking Limited, a small Norfolk based company with decades of experience working in skills management, has been awarded a £1m grant in the latest round of European Social Funding in Norfolk and Suffolk. Apprenticeships New Anglia will support small and medium sized employers in Norfolk and Suffolk to recruit new apprentices when they leave […]

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January 23, 2020

New Chairman for the Seckford Foundation

  I am pleased to announce that the Board of Governors of the Seckford Foundation has appointed Clive Schlee as its new Chairman, succeeding Roger Finbow who retires from the role at the end of February. Clive will bring a broad range of experience to the Foundation, after spending the last sixteen years as Chief Executive of Pret A Manger. Clive helped to grow Pret into a billion-pound […]

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December 6, 2019

Festive fun enjoyed by young and old at the Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir Christmas Concert

The Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir Christmas Concert welcomed a packed audience at Woodbridge Methodist Church for their performance on Wednesday 4 December led by choir director Megan Peel. The Choir were joined by students from Barnabas Pre School, St Mary’s Primary School, Woodbridge Prep School and SET Saxmundham School. A number of festive classics […]

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November 19, 2019

Woodbridge School appoints Shona Norman as Head

Woodbridge School, a leading independent school in the East of England, has appointed Ms Shona Norman as Head. Ms Norman’s appointment comes at the end of a comprehensive and thorough selection process that saw nearly 30 candidates from across the country and abroad apply for the role. The selection panel, which concluded its findings on […]

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November 4, 2019

Woodbridge Dementia Project winner of the 2019 Enabling Communities Award

Woodbridge Dementia Project has been announced winner of the 2019 Enabling Communities Award, sponsored by East Suffolk Council. Launched in April 2018 by the Seckford Foundation, in a drive to make Woodbridge a dementia friendly community, the project is all about working in partnership with a coalition of organisations and individuals in and around Woodbridge, […]

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October 24, 2019

Seckford Care celebrate success at the Suffolk Care Awards

Efforts by Woodbridge-based care provider Seckford Care to go the extra mile for their residents have been acknowledged at the Suffolk Care Awards, with the organisation winning in one category and coming highly commended in another. Seckford Care won the Excellent Stimulating Environments for Service Users Award   for the organisation’s positive and proven approach to […]

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October 15, 2019

SET Ixworth School celebrates a ‘Good’ Ofsted result with ‘huge improvements’ in all areas

Students and teachers at SET Ixworth School, part of the Seckford Education Trust, are celebrating after achieving a ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted in all areas. Following an inspection on 17 and 18 September, Ofsted inspectors gave high praise to the School’s inclusive environment, strong teaching, wide-ranging extra-curricular activities, and for successfully providing students with ‘a […]

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October 1, 2019

Historic walk with Tudor Charity at its heart

A Tudor historian has completed a historic walk, following in the footsteps of an important local Elizabethan lawyer, Thomas Seckford. Dr Eva Griffith is a Shakespearean theatre historian who undertook a sponsored walk on Friday 20 September, from Ipswich Museum on the High Street in Ipswich to the Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge. She has made […]

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June 27, 2019

Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir’s biggest Concert yet

Woodbridge Combined Care Homes Choir along with Saxmundham Free School, St Mary’s Primary & Barnabas Pre-School held a wonderful Concert at the Methodist Church in Woodbridge on Wednesday 26th June, which was thoroughly enjoyed by an audience of all ages. Featuring residents, relatives, friends and staff of Seckford Almshouses, Jubilee House, Woodbridge Lodge and Grove […]

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June 11, 2019

A delightful concert by a talented local choir, Illuminati

Residents of Seckford Care and members of the public were treated to a delightful summer’s evening concert by Illuminati, a talented local choir, on Saturday 8th June. The evening concert was held in the Victorian Seckford Chapel, which sits at the centre of the historic Almshouse building. The repertoire was varied including works by Tallis, […]

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May 20, 2019

Woodbridge Dementia Project to offer series of events as part of activity for Dementia Action Week

Monday 20 – Sunday 26 May is Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and the wider community to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. During this week there will be a range of events and activities in Woodbridge to raise awareness of and provide information on […]

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