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One of West Yorkshire’s longest married couples mark their platinum wedding anniversary

One of West Yorkshire’s longest married couples mark their platinum wedding anniversary

One of Yorkshire’s longest married couples have marked their platinum wedding anniversary with a celebratory party at Czajka Care Group’s Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills near Keighley.   Alec and Lenora Hudson met in August 1942, during World War Two, when Alec was posted to the Falkland Islands where Lenora grew up.  He was […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided

Worcestershire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after a care home it contracted with charged a vulnerable dementia patient for care it could not prove it had provided. The woman had been placed in Haresbrook Park care home owned and operated by Capital Care Group when she was […]

15th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents joined in with the General Election

Care home residents joined in with the General Election

Residents at HC-One’s The Denby joined in with the General Election frenzy when they headed to their local polling station to cast their votes into the ballot box.   Staff transported voters to Pie Hall in Denby Dale, Yorkshire, to place the all-important cross next to their chosen party, with many of the residents in […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

Tonbridge care home residents welcome a new kitten to their family

They may already have a coop full of chickens in the garden but residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home recently welcomed a new pet to their family.   Barney, named after the Tudeley Lane care home, joined the family a couple of weeks ago, after a staff member’s cat had kittens and the residents […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Residents at Home Close care home in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, have enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscing over their weddings and loved ones as part of national Dementia Awareness Week.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, looked to mark the awareness week, held from 15th May, with a specially-themed reminiscence session to […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Brigg care home plans to celebrate Care Home Open Day!

Brigg care home plans to celebrate Care Home Open Day!

Orchard Court Care Home, a residential home in Brigg is planning to hold a celebration on National Care Home Open Day on the 16th June 2017 Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities and aims to improve the links between care homes, and local […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester care home resident showcases her artistic flair

Chester care home resident showcases her artistic flair

A Sanctuary Care resident in Chester has been sharing her lifelong love of art at her very own weekly art club. 87-year-old resident Doreen Woolf from Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home in Caldecott Close, Upton has been sharing her artistic flair at a weekly art class – which has  reconnected her with a passion […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

Live cabaret performances and stalls were among the attractions keeping guests entertained at a family fun day hosted by Stocks Hall Care Home in Burscough. Staff and people living at the care home invited the local community to join them, along with family and friends, for a day of good fun and a sing-a-long. At the […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Homes across the Country Court Care Group united against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May. Country Court Care have four care homes in Lincoln; residents and staff came together for a series of special events and activities to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Eccleshare Court on Ashby Avenue in Lincoln and Neale Court Care Home in […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, shared that she enjoyed attending Ladies Day at the races and hadn’t been able to go for quite a few years. Staff at Grovelands arranged to grant her wish and planned an outing to Exeter Racecourse for her and fellow resident and friend, Mary. The ladies were […]

18th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunrise of Eastbourne resident visits Flying Scotsman once again

Sunrise of Eastbourne resident visits Flying Scotsman once again

Janice Patterson, an 89 year-old resident at Sunrise of Eastbourne care home, last week fulfilled her dream by visiting the record-breaking Flying Scotsman steam train once again. Having travelled on the train as a child in Scotland as part of a school trip when she was 8 years old, and watched it leave from Edinburgh’s […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff and residents bake off to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Care home staff and residents bake off to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Staff, residents and friends of Holcroft Grange care home, in Culcheth, showed off their baking prowess and raised over £100 by holding a bake sale in support of Help For Heroes, which provides support to those living with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British armed forces.   The bake sale was held […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Banbury care home resident celebrates birthday with a furry friend!

Banbury care home resident celebrates birthday with a furry friend!

A popular Banbury care home resident has celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends at a special event held at Featherton House, which is part of Wren Retirement Living.   Constance ‘Nancy’ Sterling was the VIP at the party, which was organised by staff at the Banbury-based care home, and included a special ‘donkey’ […]

8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

Resident Margaret Wilkin celebrated her 108th birthday, over the bank holiday weekend. Margaret, who resides at the brighterkind, Tewkesbury Fields care home, is the oldest female in Gloucestershire and one of the 170 living centenarians in the UK. She says the secret to a long life is a banana a day and also a regular […]

5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home makes Paul’s supercar dream come true

Care home makes Paul’s supercar dream come true

This year Stocks Hall, St Helen’s Care Home set themselves a goal of making dreams come true for the people living there. Car fanatic, Paul Shepherd, 43, who has lived at Stocks Hall, Dentons Green, St Helens for nearly 2 years has had a love for supercars from a young age.  It has been a […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Hallmark care home resident

Great British Bake Off finalist gives surprise baking lesson to Hallmark care home resident

Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth surprised resident John Sprakes, 90 by visiting him at Kew House, Hallmark Care Homes’ facility in Wimbledon and arranging a private baking lesson.   The runner up from last year’s hit BBC show took his apron and Swedish apple cake recipe to Hallmark’s residential, nursing and dementia home […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Animal therapy brings comfort to residents at Bexleyheath care home

Animal therapy brings comfort to residents at Bexleyheath care home

Pets hold a special place in many people’s hearts and lives. For people who used to have regular contact with animals they can often miss this when moving into a care home if they are no longer able to look after their pets.   Animal therapy can be really beneficial for residents of care and […]

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Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with local care home

A Leeds primary school has a flourishing relationships with Nesfield Lodge Care Home, as children join the home for a weekly HenPower session, working on hen-inspired activities with the home, its residents and their hens.   The 44-bed home has a long-standing relationship with Sharp Lane Primary School, who have been visiting the residents and […]

28th April 2017 | By | Reply More
London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

London Marathon runners raise more than £9000 for disabled veterans

The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year veterans’ charity The Royal Star & Garter Homes was represented by three runners keen to go the extra mile to raise funds for the Charity they feel so passionately for.   The 26.2-mile course was completed by Pauline […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Run rabbit run!

Run rabbit run!

If you spotted a large group of rabbits circling Ninesprings last week then your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Taking inspiration from their pets at the care home, residents and staff at Grovelands came up with a ‘hare-raising’ scheme to boost their amenities fund. Dressed in their best bunny ears (and full outfits for some) the […]

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