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    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Tina Willey, an Anchor Scheme Manager at Highfield Court in Rotherham and she and her colleagues have raised over £450 for a brilliant cause.   Her sister, Dianne Ford who is a nurse at nearby Rotherham Hospital was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the cancer removed and started radiotherapy last week. . […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity to give away healthy mood food for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Bristol charity Milestones Trust will be giving away healthy mood food tasters to workers in Bristol’s Temple Quarter next week (Thursday 17 May) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018). There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that good nutrition is essential to good mental health and that a number of psychological […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care team gets baking for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Care team gets baking for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Staff at Gloucestershire homecare company DoCare turned up the heat on their fundraising efforts by baking cakes and holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.   The team baked a range of goodies and opened the doors at their Stroud headquarters, serving teas and coffees. Their efforts netted more than £50 for the charity, […]

    24th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Avery Healthcare raises £2,635.54 for Dementia UK

    Staff and residents across Avery care homes were proud to support Dementia UK through their March Tea Party event, part of the charity’s Time for a Cuppa campaign. Despite the cold and snow that week the Avery homes persevered and enjoyed a great time raising a total of £2,635.54 for Dementia UK.   Residents and […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Community Integrated Care celebrates its 30th anniversary

    National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, hosting a major event that explored the progress made by the care sector in the past three decades. With participation from some of the most influential figures in the UK health and social care sector, colleagues and people who access care and […]

    4th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Andover care home supports Alzheimer’s Society skydive

    Andover care home supports Alzheimer’s Society skydive

    An Andover care home is supporting the son-in –law of one of its residents, who is going to take part in a tandem skydive at 10,000 feet to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Kevin Bellis, who is 41, will be braving the jump on Sunday 27 May to raise sponsorship money for the Alzheimer’s Society, […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hanover Housing staff and residents raise £50K for Macmillan

    Hanover Housing staff and residents raise £50K for Macmillan

    Staff and residents at retirement housing estates managed by Hanover Housing Association were celebrating today after the organisation’s Chair, Dr Stuart Burgess, presented Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £50,000 thanks to fundraising efforts from a number of their estates across the country.   This year residents from Hanover Court in Dorking were among […]

    9th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New Trustee for Brunelcare Board

    New Trustee for Brunelcare Board

    Nick Hooper is to become a new Trustee on the Board of Brunelcare, the Bristol based Charity and Housing Association Nick has spent most of his career in local government, but has also worked in the voluntary and private sectors. His background is in housing development and in the nearly 30 years he spent with […]

    8th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Weston-super-Mare based charity pays for sensory garden for disabled girl

    Weston-super-Mare based charity pays for sensory garden for disabled girl

    A Weston-super-Mare-based charity has funded the creation of a sensory garden which has given a local girl a new lease of life. The family of six-year-old Alannah say they are extremely grateful to the Axentis Michael Charitable Trust, which provided £5,000 for the garden to be created. Alannah, who lives with parents Andy and Lisa, […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Phil Orton, HR lead, moves from Belong to Making Space

    Phil Orton, HR lead, moves from Belong to Making Space

    Phil Orton has been named the new executive director of HR for charity Making Space. Previously head of people at specialist nursing and dementia care provider Belong, Phil will work strategically with the executive management team, taking on responsibility for the workforce and the operational management of human resources, learning & development and payroll. Phil […]

    22nd February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rugby nursing home’s shoebox appeal helps the homeless

    Rugby nursing home’s shoebox appeal helps the homeless

    Residents and staff at a Rugby nursing home have been helping the homeless with an appeal in aid of a local charity.   Willow Tree Nursing Home, based in School Street, ran a ‘shoebox appeal’ with support from staff, residents and their families in aid of Hope4.   Led by staff at the home, people […]

    19th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

    Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

    Chelmsford charity Dementia Adventure is delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Dementia Adventure received an incredible £250,000 in 2017 which allowed the charity to increase […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

    Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

    Award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity this year in an effort to defeat dementia and ensure no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.   Employees and residents from Hallmark’s 17 homes and Central Support Office are embarking on fundraising activities for […]

    5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

    A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Making Space appoints a new director of development

    Making Space appoints a new director of development

    Making Space has appointed a new director of development, following the promotion of previous incumbent Rachel Peacock to chief executive. Gemma Shepherd has joined from Barnardo’s, where she was assistant director of development, leading on their growth strategy for children and young people’s mental health cervices. Prior to that, she spent a decade in development […]

    25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

    MHA’s Chaplaincy team has been awarded the 3rd Sector Care award for its work on end of life care.    The charity’s approach to end of life care is encapsulated in its specially-designed programme called The Final Lap which aims to make sure all its care homes are places where death and dying are faced […]

    12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Lakeview Rest Homes raise funds for Army Benevolent Fund

    Lakeview Rest Homes raise funds for Army Benevolent Fund

    Lakeview Rest Homes, which has recently been awarded the Global Nomination of The Best Care Provider in the World 2017, have made a generous donation to a to local charity.   Residents, director Nick Wood and his colleague Ava Makepeace, were delighted to present a cheque for £2000 to Philip Naylor, the Regional Director for the […]

    6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Eastbourne care home residents busy knitting hats and scarves for Help the Homeless

    Eastbourne care home residents busy knitting hats and scarves for Help the Homeless

    Residents from Sunrise of Eastbourne have been busy knitting hats and scarves and setting up a donation fund in aid of the “Help the Homeless” campaign, led by two local primary school children. Aiming to source and wrap Christmas gifts for homeless people throughout Eastbourne, the campaign is the brainchild of Kyle, aged 9, and […]

    6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

    Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

    Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

    Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

    A social care provider is calling on the Government to provide much-needed funding and relief to the sector in the upcoming Autumn Budget.   The appeal comes from health & social care charity Vibrance, which says that services are struggling under the pressure of increased demand and financial strain, making it more difficult for organisations […]

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