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Aberdeen care home residents enjoy a little horsing around!

Aberdeen care home residents enjoy a little horsing around!

There was a bit of horsing around at two well-known Aberdeen elderly care facilities recently when they welcomed some extra special four-legged visitors. Residents at Rubislaw Park Care Home, Aberdeen and Deeside Care Home, Cults were recently visited by miniature Shetland ponies Applejack and Flicker from West Lothian-based Therapy Ponies Scotland.    Founded by husband […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

Care home plans tuck shop to aid memories following Clydebank pub donation

Bupa’s Hill View Care Home is planning to install a new tuck shop, thanks to a generous donation from a Clydebank pub. Each year, customers and colleagues at the Mountblow Bar on Dumbarton Road rally together to raise money for a local good cause. This year Cheryl Sweeney, a member of the bar staff, chose […]

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MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich visits Needham Market care home

MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich visits Needham Market care home

Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, spent time at Barking Hall Nursing Home during a special visit on Friday 15th September. Dr Poulter had contacted the home to request a visit as part of his community work and spent time meeting staff and residents. The home, which is part of the […]

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Barchester Healthcare celebrates 25 years with events across the UK

Barchester Healthcare celebrates 25 years with events across the UK

Now one of the largest care providers in the UK, Barchester Healthcare is celebrating 25 years since it was founded and works began to transform a derelict, 17th Century listed farmhouse into the first ever Barchester home.     When entrepreneur Mike Parsons purchased Morton Hill in the Cotswolds in 1992, his aim was to […]

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Jewish Care celebrate Jewish New Year with local school children and volunteers

Jewish Care celebrate Jewish New Year with local school children and volunteers

School children and volunteers from the local community are helping residents at Jewish Care’s homes to celebrate the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah as it is known, which begins on the evening of 20th September and lasts for two days. Local volunteers will be taking synagogue services at some of the homes, residents and […]

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Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

Bield on board with Scottish Housing Day

A LEADING housing and care provider is supporting Scottish Housing Day by underlining how it endorses its own “year round ethos”.   Bield developed its “Free To Be” philosophy which promotes people making their own choices about how they live their lives when they rebranded five years ago.   This strapline has resulted in a […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
St Annes care home residents show the benefits of generations playing together!

St Annes care home residents show the benefits of generations playing together!

What do young children and senior citizens have in common? The answer – both benefit from the time they share together.    This was very much in the minds of managers and staff  at a St Annes based care home and  a children’s nursery.   Lakeview Care Homes and Shepherd Lodge Nursery have begun an […]

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North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

A North Dorset school has a brand new soccer kit thanks to a family-owned care home company. Pupils from Blandford St Mary’s Church of England Primary School were presented with the kit when they visited Colten Care’s Whitecliffe House. Shelley Kinnaird, the home’s administrator, had asked former Dorset district and county councillor Della Jones MBE […]

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Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

Teesside care home residents enjoy a pyjama and pamper session

A PYJAMA party and pamper session took place at a Teesside care home as a treat for residents and staff. The evening of relaxation included manicures and nail painting while enjoying a supper of salmon and cream cheese washed down with prosecco.   Elderly residents, staff, families and friends of The Beeches Care Home, Green […]

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Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Residents of Warrington showcase their blossoming gardening skills

Green fingered residents of Belong, the specialist care village in Warrington, have been honing their horticultural skills in the village garden, planting flowers and trees donated by international financial services provider, Forester’s Financial as part of their commitment to giving back to the local community. Residents and staff members weeded the garden’s raised flower beds, […]

20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Thirsk care home welcomes local cycling hero to celebrate fundraising success

Sowerby House is celebrating after raising £205 for Macmillan, and receiving a visit from fundraiser Jim Bumby and councillor Hazel Dalgliesh-Brown for afternoon tea. The Thirsk-based home, on Front Street, raised money for the charity in support of Jim, the nephew of one of Sowerby House’s residents, who cycled with his brother-in-law Simon from Land’s […]

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Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Mayor joins Blaina care home for summer fête

Staff and residents at a Blaina care home were joined by the local mayor as they celebrated the end of the summer with a fête. Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned and operated by Shaw healthcare, invited mayor Clive Bridgeman and Shaw healthcare chairman Alun Thomas to the event, which included raffles, face painting, […]

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Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

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First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

Tamzin Moloney at Oakfield Care Home in Weston Park, Bath, has achieved the award for ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’ in the prestigious NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) awards 2017.  She was selected by the judges from 180 entries for this award. Tamzin has been Activities Coordinator at Oakfield for nearly three years. She […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

Care group supports residents who wish to bring much loved pets into the care environment

The Healthcare Homes Group, which provides high quality residential and nursing care in homes across the South and East of England, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting residents who wish to bring much-loved pets into the care home environment, through its work with the Cinnamon Trust. Eight of the group’s homes are now registered with […]

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Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

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As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer slips away care home residents enjoy the last rays of sun

As summer is seemingly slipping away, residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home took a trip to the beach, to enjoy the last few rare rays of sun. Accompanied by staff of the Dene Holm Road care home, the group of residents boarded the minibus, looking forward to a day of sun, sea and sand […]

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St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

Stocks Hall Care Home in St Helens, Lancashire were delighted to make Sonia Adam’s Airport dream come true! Sonia, living at Stocks Hall St Helen’s Home, has always spoken about being an Air Hostess if she wasn’t disabled. Laraine Prescott, Holistic Therapist at the St Helen’s Home thought it would be an amazing idea for […]

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