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    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    Charity to expand its range of care and provide affordable housing in Gloucestershire

    With all the homes rated as Good in all areas, Lilian Faithfull is looking to expand its breadth of care in Gloucestershire. There is a distinct shortage of options for older people looking to remain independent but not tie-up their capital in a retirement property.     In April 2019, Lilian Faithfull will offer quality […]

    15th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bield looks a bit different but values  endure

    Bield looks a bit different but values endure

    Customers of Bield can look forward to living in homes and benefitting from care which meets their individual needs, reduces social isolation and improves their lives, its Chief Executive has pledged. Brian Logan said Bield has set its sights on being positioned as a leading-edge provider of affordable, quality homes and services for Scotland’s older […]

    8th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Christmas comes early for Port Glasgow pensioners

    Christmas comes early for Port Glasgow pensioners

    OLDER people at a Port Glasgow retirement housing development got into Christmas spirit as they celebrated the festive season with a double whammy of events. Tenants at Bield’s Crosshill Gardens development tucked into a staggering 52 Christmas dinners as part of their annual Christmas party on Wednesday 12th December. Guests and tenants were served a […]

    7th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    Edinburgh housing residents have been taken back in time!

    TENANTS from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing 1950s Leith. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School on Thursday 29th November, tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court were treated to a first glimpse of the production of ‘Moonshine on Leith’ – inspired by the tales of the […]

    10th December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust announce successful merger

    Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust announce successful merger

    Anchor Hanover, England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people, has been formed from the successful merger of Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust.   With more than 60,000 homes across 1,700 locations supported by more than 9,000 colleagues, the new organisation formally launches today (Monday 3 December). Anchor Hanover Group, usually shortened […]

    3rd December 2018 | By | Reply More
    Associated Retirement Community Operators responds to inquiry into Housing for Older People

    Associated Retirement Community Operators responds to inquiry into Housing for Older People

    The Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the main body representing the private and not-for-profit older people’s housing-with-care sector in the UK, has issued a statement on the Government’s response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into Housing for Older People. Executive Director Michael Voges said: “The Retirement Community sector holds the key […]

    2nd October 2018 | By | Reply More
    Extra care housing is abuzz over wall art

    Extra care housing is abuzz over wall art

    A large exterior wall at Brunelcare’s Colliers Gardens extra care housing scheme, in Fishponds, Bristol, has been transformed in the last few days with wall art featuring a landscape scene – with ‘wow factor’!   Julie Walker, Centre Manager, spoke to tenants this summer about the rather plain bland wall that four of the flats […]

    4th September 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brighton Disability Pride Role For Arden House Volunteers

    Brighton Disability Pride Role For Arden House Volunteers

    Members of a supported living service in Brighton volunteered their help to make sure celebration-goers stayed hydrated at this year’s Disability Pride event. Staff members and four people who live at Arden House in Preston Park, which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs,  greeted visitors and running a watering station at the […]

    27th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Rapport Housing & Care commits to build 235 new homes for over 55s

    Rapport Housing & Care commits to build 235 new homes for over 55s

    With thousands of people on waiting lists for homes across Kent, Rapport Housing & Care has committed to build 235 new homes for over 55s, freeing up family homes within the county.   Like most counties, Kent is currently in desperate need of family homes. The region has a severe shortage of affordable housing and […]

    26th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    The UK is failing to plan housing for a rapidly-ageing population

    THE country is failing to plan enough homes for the UK’s rapidly-ageing population, new research reveals. ‘Solutions to an age old problem’ from national planning and development consultancy Lichfields finds only 16 out of the 149 Local Plans it reviewed have identified a specific requirement for older people’s housing. Out of these, only six have […]

    25th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Housing & Care 21 sets a pay precedent in a bid to boost staff retention

    Housing & Care 21 sets a pay precedent in a bid to boost staff retention

    Housing & Care 21 has announced a company-wide revision to the pay structure for their carers and introduced guaranteed hours contracts in a bid to boost staff retention, encourage new recruits into the care profession and combat the industry’s crippling skills gap. Care staff employed by the organisation, which is a leading not-for-profit national provider […]

    19th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow Tenants Celebrate Royal Wedding with combined 183 years of age

    Glasgow Tenants Celebrate Royal Wedding with combined 183 years of age

    To mark a combined age of 183 years, two Glaswegian tenants dressed up to the nines to celebrate their double-birthday on the day of the royal wedding. William Glen, who turned 97, and Polly Macallum, who turned 86, called in their friends and family for a very British get together as they celebrated their birthdays […]

    4th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.   Under the proposals, the two organisations would come together as the Anchor Hanover Group.   In a joint statement, Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE and Hanover Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell said:   […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.   With the Easter weekend only a few days away, tenants at Watling Court got into the spirit of spring and spent a morning decorating their very own Easter […]

    6th April 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
    Grandfather turns Godfather

    Grandfather turns Godfather

    A 96-year-old retired plumber in Glasgow is set to publish his second novel – just over a month since his first became a national media sensation. William Glen’s latest novel follows the lives four retirement home residents who, after becoming involved with a dangerous local gangster, end up committing two murders. Those intrigued by his […]

    8th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Essex based housing association launches Night Owl service to help relieve pressure on local NHS

    Essex based housing association launches Night Owl service to help relieve pressure on local NHS

    Swan Housing Association has launched an innovative new “Night Owl Service”, providing Care and Support services throughout the night in partnership with North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE). Covering Colchester, the 15-month pilot project supports the discharge of hospital patients who require assistance during the night.   The service […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Extra Care resident shares stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector

    Extra Care resident shares stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector

    Edna Neilson, a tenant at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme, shared her stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector during World War Two.   Well-known amongst colleagues for her exceptional eyesight, Edna spent her teenage years inspecting faulty bombs for Vickers Armstrong in Newcastle. Recently, she was joined by the scheme’s […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    School pupils join Rapport Housing & Care to officially open extra care housing scheme

    School pupils join Rapport Housing & Care to officially open extra care housing scheme

    Guests gathered at Rosewell House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge on Thursday 18th January, to celebrate the launch of the show flat.   Anne Lisa and Jemima, year 8 pupils at Weald of Kent Grammar School who chose the name for the scheme, joined Carol Cox, who has reserved the first apartment, […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

    Glasgow housing and care provider proves it’s never too late to learn something new

    A LEADING housing and care provider has proved that it’s never too late to learn something new by running language lessons for its tenants in a bid to prevent the early onset of dementia. Over 60s at Bield’s Coxton Gardens development in Glasgow, have been boosting their memory skills with weekly Spanish classes, put on […]

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