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Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

Five people with acquired brain injury take great strides on the path to recovery

It’s all change at Wren Park, a service for people with an acquired brain injury, with five of the service’s long-standing tenants having developed their independent living skills to the point where they are now able to move out into their own homes in the community. Heather Jupp, who currently leads the team at this […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

Housing service supports Watford teenagers turn lives around with employment skills

Two Watford teenagers have positive stories to share to marking the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day held on Saturday 15th July. For Katie (17 years’ old) and Maija (17 years’ old), their lives are being transformed through access to key employment skills. After a difficult start in life, both girls are now supported by […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

Housing association resident sets sail against the odds

When John Solomon’s car collided with a lorry in Germany, his doctors told him that he was unlikely to be able to drive or walk again. Now the Hanover Housing Association resident in Cornwall is venturing into the world of sailing.   Whilst setting up his own business in Germany, the former computer programmer and […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Homing in on independent living in Dundee

Homing in on independent living in Dundee

Pioneering homes which aim to transform the lives of people with disabilities – including a washing machine that clean and irons clothes – have been launched in Dundee by Minister of Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart.   Housing and care provider Blackwood has designed six hugely innovative homes that set a new standard of accessibility, with […]

3rd July 2017 | By | Reply More
Leithers play a key role in festival

Leithers play a key role in festival

Edinburgh locals have been put centre stage at the Leith Festival as a play celebrating the anniversary of one of the areas landmarks has taken inspiration from lifelong residents.   ‘Muriel of Leith’, which is playing at the Constitution Bar’s Red Room this week and explores the history and changing landscape of Leith, will feature […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

Pedalling posse cycle 220 miles for charity

A cycling group from Aberdeen is set to tackle a 220 mile cycle from Inverness to Campbelltown to raise money for charity.   John Halliday, 39, and the ‘Cyclepaths’ are taking on the journey to raise money for two charities close to John’s heart – Bield and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.   John said: […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield celebrates volunteers

Bield celebrates volunteers

The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

Speke-based local hero praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a Support Worker

A Speke-based local hero has been praised for his bravery after coming to the rescue of a charity Support Worker during an attempted pickpocketing in the car park of New Mersey Retail Park in Speke.   Andrew Harper, a Customer Service Advisor at B&Q, witnessed the incident between the culprit and John Duvall, a Support […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Sanctuary Supported Living expands its services in Stockton

Sanctuary Supported Living expands its services in Stockton

Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) is to expand its services in Stockton-on-Tees following a successful re-tendering process.   The national care and support provider has seen its contract renewed with Stockton Borough Council, delivering 18 units of supported accommodation for homeless families, adults and young people.   It will also be working with a further 20 […]

9th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Eden Futures supports World Autism Awareness Week

Eden Futures supports World Autism Awareness Week

Supported living provider Eden Futures helped to support World Autism Awareness Week with a host of activities, events and fundraising, as well as promoting awareness of autism to staff and local communities.   In support of the national campaign organised by the National Autistic Society, Eden Futures ran a social media campaign with videos, photographs […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Home comforts for far flung centenarian

Home comforts for far flung centenarian

A woman who has spent her life in far-flung places has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Dundee retirement housing development. Emily Lyall, who was born in Soho and grew up in Kent, made India, Egypt and Singapore her home before returning to the UK. Celebrating with family and friends at Bield’s Strathmartine Court, Emily […]

6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people was announced last week by Manchester City Council. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority “Extra Care” scheme in the UK. Manchester’s older LGBT population is […]

22nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

Appointments: Brunelcare appoints new CEO

  Brunelcare announces a change to its executive team with the appointment of Kevin Fairman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working previously as Brunelcare’s Finance Director, Kevin has been with the organisation since January 2016. Kevin said: “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity as CEO and I am excited about […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust welcomes the commitment in the Housing White Paper to work with housing providers and older people to deliver a greater supply and range of retirement accommodation.  Mick Laverty, chief executive of ExtraCare, said the charitable housing association would share its expertise in developing and running large-scale retirement villages that produce better […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

Time to talk for Hannah: Raising awareness to mental health needs

With schools, businesses and charities nationwide holding events to mark ‘Time to Talk Day’, the annual awareness day to get people talking about mental health, a Chester woman with mental health needs is helping promote that understanding by sharing her own story.   One in four people will face a mental health problem at some […]

15th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

Chiming their way into the Christmas Spirit

More than 40 children from a local choir sang in the season at a Kirkintilloch day care centre and retirement housing development.   Bield’s Whitehill Court opened their doors to pupils from Merkland Primary and Secondary School just a week after the choir had performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.   Michelle Furphy, Head […]

28th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents keep fit thanks to the Leyton Orient Trust

Residents keep fit thanks to the Leyton Orient Trust

Older people living at a supported housing development in Hackney, which is owned by Hanover Housing Association, are staying fit and healthy after the retirement housing provider joined forces with Leyton Orient Trust to provide exercise and wellbeing classes for residents.   The new initiative at Averley Court is largely thanks to Support Assistant Tunde […]

21st December 2016 | By | Reply More
Midlands-based housing and care providers merge

Midlands-based housing and care providers merge

Two leading Midlands-based housing and care providers have joined together, creating a new Group employing 600 people and generating a turnover of around £65million. Shropshire-based Severnside Housing and the Staffordshire-based Housing Plus have united to form the Housing Plus Group.  The new group includes care and support specialist Care Plus, which provides flexible, appropriate services […]

7th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Hair-Raising Halloween at Bield’s Rowan Gardens

Hair-Raising Halloween at Bield’s Rowan Gardens

Rowan Gardens, a Very Sheltered Development in Greenock celebrated Halloween in style this year with their own self-decorated ghoulish party.  A longstanding tradition at Bield’s Rowan Gardens, they have thrown more than ten Halloween parties in the past and went a step further this year creating a mix of decorations from creepy cards to bewitching […]

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