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Atherton community comes together to celebrate care village resident’s 104th birthday

Atherton community comes together to celebrate care village resident’s 104th birthday

Amy Hirst has celebrated her 104th birthday in style, with a nostalgic trip in a Cadillac coupe and an ‘around-the-world’ themed party at the Belong care village in Atherton where she lives. Well-wishers included Andrew Whyment from Coronation Street, Atherton’s fire crew who surprised Amy with a hand delivered card and over fifty cards and […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Macclesfield celebrate 10th birthday in style

Belong Macclesfield celebrate 10th birthday in style

Residents, apartment tenants, staff members and relatives of current and former residents of specialist care village, Belong Macclesfield, enjoyed a garden party and plaque unveiling ceremony to celebrate the 10th birthday of Belong’s flagship village, which opened on Kennedy Avenue in 2007. Guests were treated to a cocktail reception and barbecue and got into the […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Assisted living community begins its entry to blooming marvellous competition

Assisted living community begins its entry to blooming marvellous competition

Luxury assisted living facility, The Grange, near Chorley, has begun its entry into a ‘gardens in bloom’ competition, which spans across the north of England. The Grange, which is based within the award-winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, is looking to replicate its success of last year. The talented gardeners won a special recognition award for their […]

7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

Staff at Belong Atherton care village have made a dream come true for lifelong music fan, 85 year-old Edith Ibbotson, by arranging for her to perform with Fred Longworth High School’s brass band, in their charity benefit concert. Edith, who is an avid singer, recently revealed to Belong Atherton staff members that it was her […]

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
£12million care village opens in South Manchester

£12million care village opens in South Manchester

Belong Morris Feinmann, a new care village for the Jewish community, has opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester, welcoming residents and members of the Jewish community to the new development. Care provider, Belong, has partnered with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create the new £12m facility, which will provide world leading dementia care […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Leading UK retirement village developer and operator fund raises £85m to continue growth

Leading UK retirement village developer and operator fund raises £85m to continue growth

The Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund (MAREF) has successfully raised a further £85 million from existing investors to take the total raised to £285 million.   Moorfield Group, the UK real estate private equity fund manager, created MAREF to acquire Audley, the leading UK retirement village developer and operator, in December 2015.   Audley, one […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Warrington residents  gear up for classic car show

Belong Warrington residents gear up for classic car show

Residents at specialist care village, Belong Warrington, have stepped it up a gear at a 1950s classic car show, which featured eight iconic cars including a Triumph, Ford and Pontiac that had been driven to the village by owners from across the country.     Residents, many of whom were joined by relatives, enjoyed looking […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham joins in May’s birthday celebrations

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham joins in May’s birthday celebrations

May Fazackerly, resident at specialist care village Belong Wigan, has celebrated her 105th birthday in style with a special Scottish-themed party organised by the village staff, complete with a visit the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan and newly elected Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham.   Belong Wigan staff members, who were all dressed in kilts […]

31st May 2017 | By | Reply More
Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission granted for Chester care village

Planning permission has been granted for a new Belong care village located on City Road in Chester. Cheshire West and Chester Council approved proposals for the new facility, which will provide world-leading dementia care in the heart of the city centre, as well as a range of amenities for the wider community.   Following Belong’s […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish community village celebrates topping out ceremony

Jewish community village celebrates topping out ceremony

Belong Morris Feinmann, a new Jewish community care village in Didsbury, has celebrated a key milestone, with a topping out ceremony to mark the completion of the site’s roof and main building work.     Deborah Baker, General Manager of Belong Morris Feinmann, was joined by Ian Paul, Chair of Morris Feinmann Homes Trust and […]

6th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong appoints new chief executive and deputy chief executive

Belong appoints new chief executive and deputy chief executive

Belong care villages has announced that finance director, Tracey Stakes, will assume the role of chief executive, with current operations director, Tracy Paine, being promoted to deputy chief executive. The moves follow the announcement at the beginning of the year by current chief executive, Nick Dykes that he had decided to retire from his role […]

29th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

Darlington retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

A retirement village has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection.   Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington was found to be outstanding following an unannounced 3 day inspection by the CQC in January 2017.   Under CQC’s programme of inspections, all adult social care services are assessed and […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

Luxury retirement village celebrates Nutrition and Hydration week with foodie fun

A luxury Chorley retirement village has taken part in a national initiative surrounding good nutrition and hydration.   Residents and staff from The Grange, an assisted living environment in the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village, took part in Nutrition and Hydration Week (March 13-19), which is supported by official health organisations such as NHS England. The […]

20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Audley appoints two new Group Board Directors as it prepares for growth

Audley appoints two new Group Board Directors as it prepares for growth

Audley Retirement, the luxury retirement village operator, today announces the appointment of two of its senior management team to the Group Board.   Audley Group Limited owns all of Audley Court Limited’s operations, including the retirement villages and Audley Care.   Kevin Shaw, formerly Development Director, becomes Managing Director – Development and Paul Morgan, formerly […]

15th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Time capsule burial at ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Stoke Gifford Village

Time capsule burial at ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Stoke Gifford Village

Older people hoping to move into the new £53m Stoke Gifford Retirement Village were able to take part in a time capsule burial on the Village construction site. Stoke Gifford Retirement Village is due to open in late 2018, with applications opening later this year. More than 400 households have already registered their interest in […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Wigan residents take a trip down memory lane

Belong Wigan residents take a trip down memory lane

Residents and staff members from specialist care village, Belong Wigan in Platt Bridge, along with people from the local community, donned their best Lancastrian-inspired outfits to enjoy an evening of themed entertainment and food, at the village’s traditional ‘Lancashire night.’   Residents embraced the spirit of the event by sporting mop caps and pinafores and […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong name change reaffirms commitment to specialist care village model

Belong name change reaffirms commitment to specialist care village model

The operator of Belong care villages has formally changed its name from CLS Care Services Limited to Belong Limited. The name change follows the divestment of the organisation’s remaining CLS care homes at the end of 2016 to focus solely on its world-leading, state-of-the-art Belong care villages and registered domiciliary home care service, Belong at […]

10th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Double appointment for specialist care village in Manchester

Double appointment for specialist care village in Manchester

Two senior management appointments have been announced for specialist care village, Belong Morris Feinmann in Didsbury, Manchester, which is currently under construction and is set to open in summer 2017. Deborah Baker has been appointed as General Manager and Catherine Haycock as Support Manager.   Belong Morris Feinmann will offer 24-hour support, including specialist nursing […]

9th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

Pioneering centre to provide innovative care and support in Darlington

AN AWARD winning retirement village is investing £1.5m in a new care centre as it continues with growth plans as a leader of innovative care. Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, is building the radical centre following the success of its innovative Family Living service, which provides opportunities and active participation, particularly for people with […]

30th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Opening of Greenacres Grange heralds launch of Worksop’s first care village creating 200 jobs

Opening of Greenacres Grange heralds launch of Worksop’s first care village creating 200 jobs

A family-run business which turned tragedy into an opportunity to help others has unveiled a state-of-the-art care facility in Worksop, signalling the completion of the first phase of a multi-million pound investment to create the first new care village to be launched in the town. Pioneered by Dinnington-based Horizon Care, Greenacres Grange, which is situated […]

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