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    Choral Christmas Delight in Care Home Competition

    Choral Christmas Delight in Care Home Competition

    A care home group has today brought resident choirs together from 5 of it’s midlands-based care homes to perform in a singing competition.   Residents from Adept Care Home’s Moat House in Burbage, Kiwi House in Derby, Chetwynd House in Chilwell, Douglas Court in Derby and the Old Vicarage in Chesterfield performed to a packed […]

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    Music can unlock the person trapped inside the care home ‘patient’- Donate today

    Music can unlock the person trapped inside the care home ‘patient’- Donate today

    Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care, is working in partnership with Music & Memory to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia through personalised music. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “The positive power of music for people with dementia cannot be underestimated. […]

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    Camden teenagers team up with care home for support scheme

    Camden teenagers team up with care home for support scheme

    A group of local 16 and 17 year olds have been thanked by a Camden care home for supporting residents with dementia as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS).   The teenagers visited Wellesley Road Care Home over three days, where they took time to design arts and crafts, play games and read to […]

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    Frome care home supports budding young chefs

    Frome care home supports budding young chefs

    Gracewell of Frome, on Welshmill Lane, were delighted to sponsor young cooking enthusiasts from the community in the local heat of the Rotary Young Chef Competition. Held on Monday 26 November, this year’s heat saw the short-listed 12 entrants, made up of Frome College Students, go head-to-head as part of the annual national competition organised […]

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    Primary school pupil’s winning artwork unveiled in Edinburgh care home

    Primary school pupil’s winning artwork unveiled in Edinburgh care home

    A budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has had her winning artwork unveiled at Edinburgh’s newest care home, Cramond Residence. Six year old Lauren White was crowned the winner of a local art competition run by the Residence, after her poster depicting Cramond village was chosen out of over 400 entries. Now, the pupil […]

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    NCS students from Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to local care home

    NCS students from Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to local care home

    BINGO brought teenagers and elderly care home residents together in Huddersfield.   National Citizenship Service (NCS) students from the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to Aden Court Care Home.   The 15-to-17-year-olds organised a bingo night with nibbles and drinks, as well as a games afternoon, quiz and arts and crafts […]

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    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    TENANTS from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing 1950s Leith. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School on Thursday 29th November, tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court were treated to a first glimpse of the production of ‘Moonshine on Leith’ – inspired by the tales of the […]

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    Borough Care goes Totally Local

    Borough Care goes Totally Local

    Borough Care, the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is linking up with the Totally Local Company. The partnership will see staff from the Totally Local Company volunteering to send Christmas cards to Borough Care residents. Based in Stockport, the Totally Local Company provides facilities management services to public […]

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    Circus magic comes to Wrexham care home

    Circus magic comes to Wrexham care home

    Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop.   Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical […]

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    Care home residents enjoy magic moments and rekindle fond memories

    Care home residents enjoy magic moments and rekindle fond memories

    Sylvia Heys, who lives at the Granby Care Home in Harrogate, enjoyed a magic moment shortly after her new great grandson was born and she was able to see pictures of him through a new App that is purpose-designed for older people and loaded on a tablet computer. Sylvia, who is nearly 80 years old, […]

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    Over £8000 raised for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia

    Over £8000 raised for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia

    A total of £8,159 has been raised for The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull at the 2018 Birmingham International Tattoo.   The event, which is Britain’s largest indoor tattoo and features over 1,250 performers, took place at Arena Birmingham on 24-25 November. It marked the 11th year that the Tattoo had supported the […]

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    Southbourne care home welcomes local communities at Open Day and Afternoon Tea

    Southbourne care home welcomes local communities at Open Day and Afternoon Tea

    By opening the doors of Seabourne House to their local communities on Wednesday, 28th November, organisers created the perfect, relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy afternoon tea, view the home’s luxury facilities, and ask staff questions about dementia, its care and treatment, and LuxuryCare Group’s ethos. The afternoon was busy and well-attended with many visitors being shown around […]

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    Register your home now for Care Home Open Day 2019

    Register your home now for Care Home Open Day 2019

    Care England, National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) and National Care Forum (NCF) are pleased to be working together to support Care Home Open Day 2019.    Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says: “We have learned so much from the previous seven years of Care Home Open Day and 2019 is well […]

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    Ipswich care home residents have been playing detectives

    Ipswich care home residents have been playing detectives

    Residents and staff at Handford House care home in Ipswich have been playing detectives at a Murder Mystery event, held at the home. The team hosted a special ‘Murder in the Manor’ evening, inviting residents, friends and relatives to join them for food, drink and entertainment, working together to solve clues and discover who murdered […]

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    Middlesbrough FC memorabilia help residents with dementia reminisce

    Middlesbrough FC memorabilia help residents with dementia reminisce

    THE BORO Foundation has been sending out memorabilia boxes to care homes to help residents with dementia reminisce.   The boxes containing old programmes, tickets and photos, among other items from past Middlesbrough FC games, have been the centre of activities run at the homes.   Mandale House Care Home, on Acklam Road, in Thornaby, […]

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    Movember mania at RMBI Care Co.

    Movember mania at RMBI Care Co.

    A dramatic growth in facial hair was witnessed at RMBI Care Co.’s Head Office last week as staff turned out to support Movember.   The team, including Managing Director Mark LLoyd, donned fake moustaches to help raise awareness of men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.   Much fun was had […]

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    Buckinghamshire care home celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Buckinghamshire care home celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Icknield Court care home in Princes Risborough marked its 10th anniversary with a special ‘high tea’ to celebrate the unveiling of its refurbished café.   Residents, families and members of the team gathered to enjoy a string duet and afternoon tea in the extended café area, which has been rejuvenated with new furnishings and carpet. […]

    30th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Salisbury care home Christmas market raises money for local hospital

    Salisbury care home Christmas market raises money for local hospital

    Volunteers who dedicate time to help Salisbury Hospital have thanked residents and staff at a city care home for staging a Christmas market in aid of their work. Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge devoted its fifth annual Christmas market to supporting the hospital’s League of Friends, raising nearly £600. More than 100 visitors attended the evening […]

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    Stunning Seaford community art project to remember

    Stunning Seaford community art project to remember

    Residents of Seaford’s Clifden House Dementia Care Centre, supported by Art Techniques, created the most amazing ceramic poppies display that decorated St Peters Church, in Seaford and attracted visitors from several local schools in addition to the regular congregation. Deanna, activity coordinator at Clifden House, said: “We pulled out all the stops for this project […]

    29th November 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mayor of Wokingham enjoys Optalis cultural celebration

    Mayor of Wokingham enjoys Optalis cultural celebration

    Social care provider Optalis recently held a cultural awareness day highlighting the importance of cultural diversity and harmony.    The event which celebrated different cultures, following the week of Diwali, brought together over 100 individuals who joined in with the festivities at Westmead Day Service in Wokingham, Berkshire.  Julia Harris, Optalis Assistant Director of Non-Regulated Services, said: […]

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