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    Plymouth pupils are ‘a breath of fresh air’ for care home residents

    11th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Plymouth pupils are ‘a breath of fresh air’ for care home residents

    Residents at a care home in Plymouth say that regular visits from pupils of nearby St Budeaux Foundation School are ‘a breath of fresh air.’ The Year 4 pupils come to see their older friends at Freshfields care home as part of the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia. […]

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    Kingdom Support and Care gains Silver Investors in People Accreditation

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Kingdom Support and Care gains Silver Investors in People Accreditation

    Kingdom Support and Care CIC (KSC) has achieved the prestigious Silver Accreditation from Investors in People (IiP). KSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association and has been operating as an independent organisation since April 2017. Norah Smith, director of KSC, said: “We are delighted to receive this silver accreditation at a time […]

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    York architect shortlisted in prestigious healthcare design awards

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    York architect shortlisted in prestigious healthcare design awards

    Four care projects that York-based DWA Architects has worked on have been shortlisted for awards in this year’s Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, regarded as one of the leading award competitions in the sector. The awards promote and recognise achievement in design and development in all care-related properties and are highly sought-after. Astbury Manor, in Bracknell, […]

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    Pop-up shop in Mawdesley Care Home raises funds for defibrillator

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Pop-up shop in Mawdesley Care Home raises funds for defibrillator

    When Stocks Hall Mawdesley Care Home in Lancashire had the idea of opening a Christmas Craft Stall in the Reception area, to raise funds towards a lifesaving defibrillator, little did they know how popular it would be and that they would raise over £1000! The pop up shop, created by Hazel Coulton, Receptionist, and Linda […]

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    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    10th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bognor Regis busker brings festive cheer to mental health charity

    A Bognor Regis busker brought festive cheer to a mental health charity after raising £1,000. Robin Cooper, 41, singlehandedly raised the funds for United Response over the last year, which has a service based on Sudley Road in the seaside resort. United Response’s ‘House 48’ service is a mental health resource centre for people who […]

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    Community Integrated Care announces new Chair of Trustees

    9th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Community Integrated Care announces new Chair of Trustees

    National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, is proud to announce the appointment of Libby Raper as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Libby will replace Dame Joan Stringer who recently stood down after serving at the charity since 2014. Libby, a highly-accomplished Chief Executive and Marketing Director, brings with her a wealth […]

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    BGF announces £5m investment in Scottish Highlands Parklands Group

    9th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    BGF announces £5m investment in Scottish Highlands Parklands Group

    Parklands Group, one of the largest independent care home providers in the north of Scotland, has received a £5m investment from BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, to further accelerate its growth. Set up in 1993 in Buckie by Ron Taylor, Parklands provides high-quality residential care for older people at eight care […]

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    Middlesbrough Football Club under-23s visit local care home

    9th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Middlesbrough Football Club under-23s visit local care home

    THE BORO’s under-23s played Santa Claus when they delivered gifts to elderly care home residents in Middlesbrough. The Middlesbrough Football Club youngsters visited The Gables Care Home, on Highfield Road, as part of their annual Christmas community visits. Defenders Nathan Guru and Nathan Dale, goalkeeper Zach Hemming and striker Mitchell Curry called in at the […]

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    When Garry Met Sally…the dog

    9th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    When Garry Met Sally…the dog

    A Care Worker at a Worcester based supported living company has enabled a service user and his pet to stay together in their own home after ‘em-barking’ on a firm friendship with Sally the dog. Garry, a Care Worker at Radis Community Care, struck up a bond with Sally after providing support to her human […]

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    Britain’s Got Talent entertainer are big hit at a Bridgnorth nursing home’s Christmas party

    9th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Britain’s Got Talent entertainer are big hit at a Bridgnorth nursing home’s Christmas party

    Britain’s Got Talent entertainers Pip and Pup were a big hit at a Bridgnorth nursing home’s Christmas party. Singer Pippa Langhorne and her dog Buddy, who howls along to the songs, were special guests at Morris Care’s Oldbury Grange Nursing Home. The two were former semi-finalists on the TV talent show and their festive appearance […]

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    Needham Market nursing home raises £440 for residents at Christmas Fete

    8th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Needham Market nursing home raises £440 for residents at Christmas Fete

    Barking Hall Nursing Home in Barking, Needham Market, held a wonderful Christmas Fete for everyone to enjoy, with lovely festive refreshments, a variety of craft stalls including cakes, homemade Christmas cards, sweets and fresh Christmas wreaths. There was also a tombola, raffle and a lucky dip and even a chance to visit Father Christmas who […]

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    Stevenage care home staff and residents spread some Christmas spirit in the local community

    8th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Stevenage care home staff and residents spread some Christmas spirit in the local community

    Staff and residents at Jubilee Court care home in Stevenage spread some Christmas spirit as they hosted a free Christmas lunch for elderly people across Hertfordshire. The event, hosted by Quantum Care, Hertfordshire’s largest care provider, was organised after staff learned that almost one million older people across the UK feel lonelier during Christmas, with […]

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    Bield looks a bit different but values endure

    8th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Christmas comes early for Port Glasgow pensioners

    7th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Bolton Muslim Girls’ School deliver Christmas boxes to local care home residents

    7th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Bolton Muslim Girls’ School deliver Christmas boxes to local care home residents

    A CHRISTMAS surprise was given to elderly care home residents as students dropped off dozens of shoeboxes full of gifts. Pupils from Bolton Muslim Girls’ School delivered the boxes filled with slippers, socks, blankets, scarves, hot water bottles and more to Lever Edge Care Home, in Great Lever, Bolton. The generous donations are part of […]

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    Derby-based accountants invite local care home residents to Christmas party

    7th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Derby-based accountants invite local care home residents to Christmas party

    Their working days may be over, but thanks to a local accountancy firm, care home residents enjoyed being part of a work’s Christmas party once again! “It was fantastic, everyone was very friendly. I didn’t expect to attend another work’s Christmas party, but how lovely of them all to invite us along to theirs,” said […]

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    Glasgow care home raises £1000 for autism charity after Christmas campaign

    4th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Glasgow care home raises £1000 for autism charity after Christmas campaign

    A Glasgow care home got into the Christmas spirit and presented a cheque for £1000 to a national autism charity. Each year, care provider Meallmore sends electronic Christmas cards in lieu of paper ones in order to donate the money saved to a charity selected by one of its care homes. This Christmas, The Oaks […]

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    Best Bake-Off tradition brings Brigg Christmas cake recipe to the fore!

    4th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Best Bake-Off tradition brings Brigg Christmas cake recipe to the fore!

    A Brigg-based home for residents with a learning disability has a flair for festive fare, winning a Christmas cake competition thanks to a traditional family recipe.   The Birches scooped top prize in the Hica Group’s Christmas cake competition – and won a festive hamper, donated by a catering service.   The winning cake was […]

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    Midlands care home chef achieves five star food rating

    4th January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Midlands care home chef achieves five star food rating

    A widely respected chef based at a Hagley care home has played a key role in the home achieving a top status for the quality of its food. Keyren Anderson, head chef at Chandos Lodge Residential Home, has helped the home gain a coveted five stars following a recent unannounced inspection from the Food Standards […]

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    Carles maintains ‘volunteering is a privilege’ ahead of International Volunteer Day

    3rd January 2019 | By | Reply More
    Carles maintains ‘volunteering is a privilege’ ahead of International Volunteer Day

    Carles Forés from Valencia, Spain, recently spent seven weeks volunteering at Fremantle Court care home in Stoke Mandeville. His message for International Volunteer Day (5th December) is that contributing to society in this way is not only a positive experience, but a great learning opportunity. International Volunteer Day (IVD) was set up by the United […]

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