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New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme has appointed Daniel Turner as Experience Day and Heritage Gallery Coordinator at the state-of-the-art care village, currently under construction in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.   Daniel will lead the village’s programme of activities, both for residents and members of the wider community, including customers visiting the village on Experience Days – […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

Time to kick-start housing for an ageing population

On Wednesday 22nd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond will take centre-stage in the House of Commons to deliver his first Autumn Budget. While the initial shockwaves that followed the general election have settled somewhat, the government’s commitment to deliver on the housing shortage should not be forgotten.  We still have a severely inadequate number of suitable […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Newcastle appoints General Manager

Belong Newcastle appoints General Manager

Alison Peake has been appointed General Manager of specialist care village, Belong Newcastle, which is set to provide a range of dementia and nursing care services, facilities and accommodation when the village opens on Lower Street early in 2018. Alison brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of health and social care, both […]

1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

Crewe Care Village opens dementia garden with Bags of Help from Tesco

A community care village in Crewe, run by state-of-the-art care village operator Belong, has officially opened its new dementia garden. The garden was designed by award-winning RHS dementia garden designer Carolyn Hardern and made possible with funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. It is open to the wider community and incorporates multisensory features […]

3rd October 2017 | By | Reply More
Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

Hica care group creates new role to oversee North West operations

A northern care group which operates a luxury retirement village and care services across the North West has welcomed a new regional director. Lisa Barnes, from Lancashire, has worked in the health and social care industry for over twenty years. She joins the Hull-based Hica Group team at a time of significant investment for the […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Award winning retirement village in County Durham celebrates its 10th birthday

Award winning retirement village in County Durham celebrates its 10th birthday

AN AWARD winning retirement village celebrated its 10th birthday and completion of its latest outstanding independent living development with a lavish lunch for residents. Ten years ago the first residents moved into Middleton Woods, marking the beginning of what would become Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, County Durham, from an historical care home, first […]

27th September 2017 | By | Reply More
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
Development of the UK’s first ‘dementia village’ in Canterbury welcomed by JLL

Development of the UK’s first ‘dementia village’ in Canterbury welcomed by JLL

Commenting on the announcement of plans for the development of the first dementia village in the UK, Eamonn Meadows, Associate Director in JLL’s Healthcare team, said: “Planned as part of the Mountfield Park masterplan and based on the award winning Hogeweyk model in the Netherlands, the proposals are a ground-breaking way to help older people […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Specialist care provider appoints manager to Belong at Home domiciliary service

Specialist care provider appoints manager to Belong at Home domiciliary service

Specialist care provider, Belong, has announced that Louise Chamberlain has been appointed to manage its domiciliary care service, Belong at Home. Bringing with her a wealth of experience in the management of home care organisations, Louise will build upon the service’s recent successes, including being rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and being […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

Orchard Open Day Raises £145 for Bield in Buckhaven

A very sheltered housing development in Buckhaven has raised £145 after inviting the community to enjoy their beautiful orchard. The orchard, at Bield’s Braehead Gardens, was recently freshened up after tenant Frank Morrison introduced a beautiful water feature and new seating to liven it up and make it more accessible.   Building planters and adding […]

29th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning from Birmingham – China’s Health Ministry visits £60m care village

Learning from Birmingham – China’s Health Ministry visits £60m care village

Representatives from China’s Ministry of Health have visited a Birmingham care village to see how its innovative principles could be applied in the Far East.  The 19 senior delegates, representing high-level government and health departments, toured the £60m College Green development in Bournville.   It is being built by Bournville Village Trust, in partnership with […]

21st August 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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