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    Surrey residents at specialist centre in bowled over by Boccia

    5th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Surrey residents at specialist centre in bowled over by Boccia

    Over the last year residents at Kings Lodge Centre for Complex Needs in South Nutfield, Surrey, have been training hard. Not only in physio or therapy sessions, but on the sports field. The King’s Lodge Boccia team has played over one hundred games since it started a year ago, training every week on site and […]

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    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    5th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Former nursery nurse proves it’s never too late for a new career in social care

    A former nursery nurse, who became an apprentice aged 55, has been named this year’s top health and social care apprentice at Cheshire College South and West, beating 200 other health and social care apprentices to the top spot.   Angela Roberts, now 57 and a support worker at Belong Warrington, was a nursery nurse […]

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    Hadrian Healthcare Home in Harrogate prepares to open in September

    5th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hadrian Healthcare Home in Harrogate prepares to open in September

    Hadrian Healthcare Group is now taking enquiries for its latest luxury care home – The Manor House Harrogate.  The £12m development is currently under construction and is due to open in September this year.   Situated on the prestigious Duchy Estate, The Manor House Harrogate will have 87 large private suites and will provide residential, […]

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    West Sussex care home celebrates 10 years of giving care

    4th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    West Sussex care home celebrates 10 years of giving care

    A West Sussex care home is celebrating a decade of providing care for its residents. Rotherlea care home, in Petworth, marked the milestone with drinks and a buffet for residents, their family and staff, topped off with a celebratory cake made by Christine Berry, who has worked at Rotherlea as a catering assistant and cook […]

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    Church fundraiser for Belong Atherton sensory equipment

    4th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Church fundraiser for Belong Atherton sensory equipment

    A charity spring fayre organised by Hindley Green Family Church has resulted in a donation of £780 to the Belong Care village in Atherton. The money raised will support valuable ‘Vecta Deluxe’ equipment, a portable sensory experience unit specially designed for those who require full-time care.   Stephanie Channings from Hindley Green Family Church said: […]

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    Glasgow Tenants Celebrate Royal Wedding with combined 183 years of age

    4th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

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    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

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    Cirencester care home staff get into Dementia Action Week with a spot of gardening

    Stratton Court nursing home care staff put their backs into the national campaign – Dementia Action Week by putting in a Dementia Garden with the help of its residents. The 61 bed home and retirement village is run by  Aura care Living and only opened in March. The complex boasts a cinema, its own hair salon as […]

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    Needham Market care home residents remember the fun of the fifties

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    Needham Market care home residents remember the fun of the fifties

    Residents at Barking Hall nursing home in Barking, near Needham Market, are enjoying remembering the fun of the fifties thanks to a new ‘reminiscence pod’ that has been created in the grounds of the home.   Staff at the home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, have transformed a summer house in the […]

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    80mph zip wire adventure for 88 year old care village resident

    1st June 2018 | By | Reply More
    80mph zip wire adventure for 88 year old care village resident

    He may be 88 years old, but after deciding he wanted to do something adventurous to raise money for St. Luke’s Hospice in Winsford, Cheshire, spritely octogenarian John Harvey wasn’t hanging around. He was, however, when he rode the world’s fastest zip wire, the Velocity 2, reaching speeds of over 80 miles an hour for […]

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    Christchurch Group delivers specialised training as part of Stroke Awareness Month

    31st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Christchurch Group delivers specialised training as part of Stroke Awareness Month

    Staff at Orchard House, an Oxfordshire based neurological rehabilitation centre, have undergone stroke sensory training as part of National Stroke Awareness Month.   After a stroke, a sensory impairment can occur, affecting the way your brain interprets your senses, causing numbness or the inability to feel heat or cold.    Although these symptoms range across the […]

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    London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report includes Somerset provider

    31st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report includes Somerset provider

    Somerset-based specialist dementia care group Camelot Care has been officially named as one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing companies in the UK in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report 2018, published this month.   The influential report features companies in both traditional industries and more recent economic success stories, identifying […]

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    Teesside care home cake sale for the Stroke Association

    31st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Teesside care home cake sale for the Stroke Association

    A TEESSIDE care home cake sale has raised over £100 for the Stroke Association.   The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, sold home-baked cakes and biscuits to residents, relatives and visiting health professionals to raise the funds.   They collected £116 from the sale – taking their total raised for the charity to […]

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    Home care operator expands services in Northumberland

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Home care operator expands services in Northumberland

    Helping Hands Community Care, the leading independent home care provider in Northumberland, is expanding its service –  following the withdrawal of Tynedale Care Ltd in the county.   All services provided by Tynedale Care, along with their team of 28 carers and five office staff, have been transferred across to Helping Hands.   David Harrison, […]

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    North Hykeham residents enjoy a visit from local pre-school nursery

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    North Hykeham residents enjoy a visit from local pre-school nursery

    Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham have been enjoying visits from local pre-school children from Park School Day Nursery. The children from the nursery have been making regular visits to the North Hykeham care home and getting to know the elderly residents and making new friends.   Children from the Park School Day Nursery […]

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    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    30th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Theatre company thank care home residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia

    More than 5,000 people saw a moving play about dementia inspired by residents of a care home in Gwynedd. The nationwide tour of Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) by the Frȃn Wen theatre company  was the most successful large-scale production in their history. The play shines a light on the effects of […]

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    Inspirational Individuals Celebrated At CMG Annual Achievement Awards

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Inspirational Individuals Celebrated At CMG Annual Achievement Awards

    CMG has celebrated the success of some of the most inspirational people it supports, at its prestigious Annual Achievement Award ceremony this week.   The special ceremony, which took place at Imber Court Sports and Social Club in East Moseley, celebrated some of the most remarkable and inspiring stories and achievements which have emerged across […]

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    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Award-winning former banker vows to tackle dementia stigma among Asian communities

    Award-winning former banking executive Dr Kamel Hothi OBE has pledged to help tackle social stigma around dementia among Asian communities after being appointed an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador.   It is a move that formally signals the former Lloyds Banking Group strategist’s determination to support the nation’s leading dementia charity on its mission to enable people […]

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    Ledbury fundraiser raises cash for Midlands Air Ambulance

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Ledbury fundraiser raises cash for Midlands Air Ambulance

    A fundraising event organised by an extra care scheme in Ledbury has raised £150 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.   Residents of Leadon Bank, alongside family and friends, welcomed Webley-based bluegrass band, Alive and Pickin’, for a special performance. More than 35 guests gathered in the communal lounge to enjoy an hour-long performance of […]

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    Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Friends of the Elderly receives £500,000 support of its grants scheme

    The ACT Foundation has selected Friends of the Elderly to receive a transformational £500,000 donation towards its grants service, which supports older people who are living in financial difficulty.   Starting from April 2018, The ACT Foundation will match fund Friends of the Elderly’s grants funding over a five year period, to the value of […]

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    Malhotra Group announces charity partnership

    29th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Malhotra Group announces charity partnership

    A leading care, leisure and property group, has given its backing to not one, but four, North East charities. Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc has chosen Age UK Gateshead, Age UK North Tyneside, Age UK Northumberland and Age UK Sunderland as its nominated charities for 2018. The charities provide a range of services for older people, […]

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