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    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 […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

    Seniors and youngsters partake in charitable endeavour

    SENIOR CITIZENS in North Lanarkshire have been involved with a local college for this year’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – a shoebox appeal created by the Samaritan’s Purse to help disaster-stricken children around the world celebrate Christmas. Tenants at Bield’s Hillcrest Court in Cumbernauld have been giving to those who need it the most in the […]

    12th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    First book for 96-Year-Old Glaswegian

    First book for 96-Year-Old Glaswegian

    A 96-year-old Glaswegian has just published his first novel – which centres on a fight between South American drug barons. William Glen, a tenant at Bield’s Carntyne Gardens retirement housing, developed a love of writing after retiring from work as a plumber and has spent months writing and planning his book titled ‘After the Panic’ […]

    28th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Introducing Rapport Housing & Care- New Name, Old Ethos

    Introducing Rapport Housing & Care- New Name, Old Ethos

    The Abbeyfield Society and The Abbeyfield Kent Society confirm that Abbeyfield Kent will operate under the new name Rapport Housing and Care from January 2018 and will continue to provide much-needed care and support across the region as an independent organisation.   Abbeyfield Kent are recognised as experienced providers of care and housing for older […]

    20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Green fingered success for Blackwood tenants

    Green fingered success for Blackwood tenants

    A GROUP of green fingered tenants have been rewarded for their skills by winning a leading housing and care provider’s ‘Best Community Garden’ award.   Lawrence Kemlo, who has been a tenant at Blackwood’s Charleston development for 23 years, collected his award at the Blackwood AGM in Largs.   The 72-year old and his fellow […]

    29th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    HenPower initiative helping improve wellbeing and reduce isolation in Hertfordshire

    HenPower initiative helping improve wellbeing and reduce isolation in Hertfordshire

    As organisations across the country look at ways to reduce loneliness and isolation among older people, a group of residents from a Hanover Housing Association retirement estate in Hertford have found a unique way to socialise with friends and neighbours whilst improving their general wellbeing.    A few months ago Gary Clark, the estate manager of […]

    30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

    Innovative Housing and Care Experts to Host Sports Themed AGM

    A SPECIALIST housing and care provider is putting a sporting twist on its annual general meeting by hosting various events from powerchair football to wheelchair basketball to promote the importance of health and wellbeing. Edinburgh-based Blackwood Homes and Care has earned a reputation for its highly creative and engaging yearly showcases, which feature life-changing technology […]

    18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

    Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

    Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

    1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dorking retirement estate shortlisted for Tesco award

    Dorking retirement estate shortlisted for Tesco award

    A retirement housing estate owned by Hanover Housing Association has been shortlisted for community funding as part of Tesco’s national Bags of Help scheme. Located in the picturesque town of Dorking, Hanover Court is close to the iconic Box Hill and boasts stunning views of the rolling landscape of the Surrey Hills.   The nomination […]

    31st July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

    Housing association for the vulnerable and disabled celebrates 50th anniversary

    Hightown Housing Association has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Founded by local volunteers in Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans 50 years ago, today Hightown has 5,500 homes, an annual turnover of £71m and 860 staff across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. But with rough sleeping and homelessness growing and rising property prices meaning […]

    27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Extra care housing development combats loneliness

    Extra care housing development combats loneliness

    An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

    21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

    Paralympic hopeful helps Darlington residents out of the starting blocks

    After narrowly missing out by the slimmest of margins for a place at this year’s World Para Athletic Championships to be held in London, a competitive wheelchair racer has taken time out of her hectic training regime to give Hanover Housing Association residents in Darlington an exercise master class. Born with cerebral palsy, Robyn Lambird has […]

    17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cultural food festival celebration at Bristol care home

    Cultural food festival celebration at Bristol care home

    Brunelcare’s Robinson House care home in Stockwood, South Bristol, held a ‘food festival’ afternoon last week to celebrate the cultural diversity of the home’s residents and staff.   Friends and carers were invited to join in the cultural celebration by bringing food and music CDs along to the party that represented their family’s country of […]

    7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

    Supported living in Amersham leads to healthier and independent life

    Determined Luke Castle is looking forward to both a healthier and more independent life, thanks in part to the help of staff at Hightown Housing Association’s Stokebury House in Amersham. Soon after he moved into his supported living flat in 2014, Luke began to make friends with other tenants and take part in the organised […]

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