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Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Retired residents at Grove Place, near Romsey, are raising money for Alzheimer’s research by releasing their own charity single.   Recorded at a local studio in nearby Eastleigh, the song was written by lifelong Hampshire resident Mike Lemon, and performed by the Strummers and Pluckers – Grove Place’s very own ukulele group.   Led by […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

Clarriots Care pulled out all the stops this weekend as they hosted a spectacular ‘Glitz & Glam’ ball to raise funds and awareness for a national charity and its local support groups.   Clarriots Care’s Lancashire South office hosted the ball in order to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK and its local support group in Chorley […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Staff at a Willenhall care home have put their culinary skills to the test in support of Help for Heroes. Swan House care home, which is based on Pooles Lane in the town, engaged with the local community and former soldier, Jamie Pitt, to create a Bake-off-style event for the Armed Forces charity. Staff and […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

VOLUNTEERS from across Teesside have covered hundreds of miles on static bikes to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Five care homes in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool hosted the charity cycling marathon over the space of a week.   Staff, residents, family, friends and volunteers from across the region took turns in the saddle […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

In February this year, Ozzie Ertosun, CEO of Excelcare suddenly realised he was turning 50 in April and with this in mind; he decided to embrace this milestone and set himself a challenge that he would always remember but one that also gave something to others too !! Ozzie said, ‘After discussions with close friends […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity’s communications team named UK’s best

Social care charity’s communications team named UK’s best

Community Integrated Care’s Internal Communications Team has been recognised as Britain’s best after scooping six top accolades at the Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR) #InsideStory Awards, which took place in London last week.    The Cheshire-based charity’s Internal Communications Team of two, Danielle Chan & Siobhan Biggane, were recognised in five out of the six […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Jodie Rogers, a newly qualified nurse from Carmarthen, Wales, who has been praised for her work volunteering on holidays for children with complex disabilities, is now calling on others in her position to volunteer on breaks across England and Wales.   For over 40 years, national disability charity, Sense, has provided a range of holidays […]

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

A charity that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families has thanked a Salisbury care home for raising nearly £2,000 in precious funds.   Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge nursing and residential home held a year-long campaign of events in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace.   Among the highlights were […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity and St Helens Rugby League Club deliver sports sessions to adults with learning disabilities

Social care charity and St Helens Rugby League Club deliver sports sessions to adults with learning disabilities

Social care charity, Community Integrated Care and St. Helen’s Rugby League Club – The Saints – have formed an exciting new partnership, offering adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to take part in health and wellbeing activities, as well as special match day experiences.   Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most […]

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support

Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support

Practical guidance launched today aims to help people choose the right social care support.   The resource, Top ten tips when choosing a support provider, is published today by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).   Top ten tips when choosing a support provider is designed to be used by those looking to secure high-quality […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

Sense calls for urgent investment into social care and new approach to health & social care integration

National charity call follows the publication of NAO report, which highlights the failure of the ‘Better Care Fund’   The national disability charity, Sense, has repeated its call for urgent government investment into social care. The action follows today’s report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which revealed that the ‘Better Care Fund’, designed to […]

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disability charity announces appointment of new CEO

Disability charity announces appointment of new CEO

Hampshire based care and disability charity Enham Trust has announced the appointment of Heath Gunn as its new Chief Executive. Heath was formally confirmed as the charity’s new CEO by the Enham Trust board on Monday 30 January.   Heath steps into the role having spent two years with the charity as its Director of […]

February 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Training underway for marathon hopeful, Mark

Training underway for marathon hopeful, Mark

A care home chef with a passion for improving the lives of older people is preparing to face his first marathon to raise money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation. Mark Roberts , who works at Chacombe Park Care Home in Chacombe near Banbury, will be the first person ever to run in the London Marathon in […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outstanding rating for service supporting people with complex behavioural needs

Outstanding rating for service supporting people with complex behavioural needs

Mayo House, a service providing care and accommodation for people with complex behavioural support needs, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by inspectors. Social care provider Milestones Trust runs the service, which is based in Yate, north of Bristol. Mayo House provides seven self-contained flats, all for people with learning disabilities and complex needs who require individual […]

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Abbeyfield Scotland expands in Aberdeen with Dandara

Abbeyfield Scotland expands in Aberdeen with Dandara

Abbeyfield Scotland, the charity which provides support for older people, is introducing an innovative initiative that will expand its operations in Aberdeen through a seven-figure property investment with developer Dandara, coupled with the launch of a new tailored service and support programme designed to meet the individual needs of people in the community who are […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home boss takes on charity Chairman role

Care home boss takes on charity Chairman role

Dr Pete Calveley, Chief Executive of Barchester Healthcare has said he is ‘honoured’ to be the new Chairman of Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity which gives support to older people and other adults living with a disability.   Pete officially steps into the role this month and will chair his first meeting with the Board […]

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Disability charity expands its executive team with new Financial Director

Disability charity expands its executive team with new Financial Director

Hampshire care and disability charity Enham Trust has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of new financial director, Susan Kent.   Susan joins the charity with a wealth of expertise as a financial director in the charitable sector, and was brought on board due to her extensive background in building developments, and Enham Trust’s […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Elf & Safety’ is top of the agenda for Shropshire ‘Elf’ professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

‘Elf & Safety’ is top of the agenda for Shropshire ‘Elf’ professionals as they support The Alzheimer’s Society

Bluebird Care Shropshire supported The Alzheimer’s Society on Friday 9th December 2016 as they took part in ELF DAY to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. The company, which was recently graded ‘Good’ across the board by the Care Quality Commission, provides at-home care to people living in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry, and the […]

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Official opening of state-of-the-art apartment complex for adults with disabilities

Official opening of state-of-the-art apartment complex for adults with disabilities

On Thursday 8th December, award-winning charity Community Integrated Care, officially opened School Close, a state-of-the-art care service for adults with learning disabilities. School Close is a brand new specialist care service in the heart of Kirkcudbright that offers tenants a homely and accessible living environment. By using both leading architectural approaches and assistive technologies, it […]

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