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    Glasgow Tenants Celebrate Royal Wedding with combined 183 years of age

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65m investment

    Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65m investment

    Investment manager Downing LLP today announces the successful exit by its funds from a group of five trading care homes, which comprise over 390 beds, managed by Care Concern Group.   Downing has worked closely with Care Concern since 2012, investing some £65 million across nine care home projects, including new-build developments, operational improvement projects, […]

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    The ‘Big Dig’ – Residents Celebrate VE Day at Dronfield care homes

    The ‘Big Dig’ – Residents Celebrate VE Day at Dronfield care homes

    This month, residents at both The Green Dronfield and The Callywhite came together to celebrate VE Day with the Big Dig.   Residents, staff, friends & family rolled up their sleeves, put on their gardening gloves and got stuck into sprucing up the garden, getting it ready for summer.   Sarah Moulton, Home Manager for […]

    25th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Change For The Better At Drake House

    Being involved in planning the décor and furnishings of their new home has been the key to a stress-free relocation for three Plymouth women with learning disabilities and mental health issues.   Their new city-centre supported living service, Drake House, has been a ten-month labour of love by care-providers the Regard Group to ensure its […]

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    Christchurch care home celebrates VE Day in style

    Christchurch care home celebrates VE Day in style

    Reside Care Home on Stour Road held a Victory tea and dance for their 19 residents on Tuesday 8th May. Ladies enjoyed a visit from the hairdresser, who spent the morning styling their hair in vintage 1940’s fashion. Terri Smithers, Care home Manager said “The residents awoke to the sounds of Vera Lynne, staff in […]

    25th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Specialist housing and support organisations Hanover and Anchor in merger talks

    Hanover and Anchor, two organisations specialising in housing, care and support services to older people, are in talks about merging.   Under the proposals, the two organisations would come together as the Anchor Hanover Group.   In a joint statement, Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE and Hanover Chief Executive Dame Clare Tickell said:   […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Alex Dawson is one of many residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to add his name to the home’s wish list.   The staff are aiming to fulfil as many wishes as possible, with the latest being Alex’s trip to the coastal town.   He travelled on the bus to Newcastle and then […]

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