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    Former Chelsea footballer Corky McKnight goes on a trip down memory lane

    Former Chelsea footballer Corky McKnight goes on a trip down memory lane

    The team at Hungerford Care Home, in Berkshire, recently fulfilled a wish for resident Phillip McKnight, by arranging for him to be taken on a nostalgic trip back to Stamford Bridge where he used to play for Chelsea Football Club. Phillip , in his younger days, was a famous footballer, known as ‘Corky’ McKnight. Born […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bletchley girl receives recognition badge more than 70 years after end of WW2

    Bletchley girl receives recognition badge more than 70 years after end of WW2

    She has waited more than 70 years since World War Two ended, but Joanna Chorley has finally been presented with the Bletchley Park commemorative badge in recognition of her part in helping to shorten the war as a code breaker. The badge is issued by GCHQ on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. Joanna was a […]

    1st December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

    Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

    Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

    14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

    First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

    Tamzin Moloney at Oakfield Care Home in Weston Park, Bath, has achieved the award for ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’ in the prestigious NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) awards 2017.  She was selected by the judges from 180 entries for this award. Tamzin has been Activities Coordinator at Oakfield for nearly three years. She […]

    18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

    Tewkesbury resident turns 108 years old in brighterkind care home

    Resident Margaret Wilkin celebrated her 108th birthday, over the bank holiday weekend. Margaret, who resides at the brighterkind, Tewkesbury Fields care home, is the oldest female in Gloucestershire and one of the 170 living centenarians in the UK. She says the secret to a long life is a banana a day and also a regular […]

    5th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care homes create magic moments for residents

    Care homes create magic moments for residents

    brighterkind care homes, are running a scheme called ‘Wishing Well’ throughout their 71 homes, that aims to enrich the lives of their residents, enabling them to feel really valued and special. The experience may be trying something new or reliving a fond memory. Wishes can be big or small, cost lots or nothing at all, […]

    18th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    brighterkind care homes make residents dreams come true

    brighterkind care homes make residents dreams come true

    Britain is a nation of wish-makers with nine in ten adults saying they regularly make wishes even though 60% of them have never had a wish come true. Almost a quarter of us wish they could find love; women wish most often for health and men wish for a big lotto win. Research carried out […]

    30th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nursery children and care home residents bridging the generation gap

    Nursery children and care home residents bridging the generation gap

    Children from a pre-school nursery in Bristol and elderly residents of a nearby care home are connecting across the generation gap as they interact together and develop friendships. Residents at Osborne Court Care Home have been welcoming children from the Beckett Hall Day Nursery into their home for regular visits over recent months. The children, […]

    28th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Brighterkind celebrate the Best of British

    Brighterkind celebrate the Best of British

    Residents and care teams at the 70 brighterkind care homes throughout the UK are hosting “best of British” themed events for care home open day. The best of British theme was decided after consultation with residents and staff and it was left to them to decide how each home would interpret the theme. This has […]

    20th June 2016 | By | Reply More
    Residents praise Bournemouth care home

    Residents praise Bournemouth care home

    A Bournemouth care home has been rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission. In addition to this overall rating, Meyrick Rise care home, in Branksome Wood Road, was also rated as good in all of the key quality criteria of being safe, caring, responsive and well-led. In their report of an unannounced inspection visit, which […]

    24th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Burnley Football Club delivers result as elderly fan enjoys VIP treatment!

    Burnley Football Club delivers result as elderly fan enjoys VIP treatment!

    Residents in brighterkind homes are having their wishes turned to reality through a wishing well scheme that is fixing it for them to enjoy things they really want to do. The scheme, which is unique to brighterkind, has been introduced into all 70 of its homes. Examples of wishes that have been granted include: Norman […]

    9th March 2016 | By | Reply More
    Outstanding care staff recognised by national awards

    Outstanding care staff recognised by national awards

    A care home worker who averted disaster when a fire broke out and another who brightened up the lives of her residents and colleagues, despite traumatic events in her own family, have been recognised in the first national awards for employees of care provider brighterkind. Jane Hall was working at a laundry assistant at Hallhouse […]

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