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    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Singing, Sandwiches and Sunshine – Care Home Open Day with HC-One

    Across its family of homes around the UK, leading care provider HC-One welcomed hundreds of local people and distinguished guests into their homes to celebrate the sixth annual Care Home Open Day in style on 21st April.   Care Home Open Day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more […]

    2nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    Mossley care home residents dance the afternoon away!

    HC-One’s Sandon House in Mossley recently danced the afternoon away, when Glenn’s Girls came to sing their rock & roll hits.   They sang an array of songs in their rock and roll red spotted dresses, which the residents & staff sang along to.   During the show, the girls got 3 members of staff […]

    11th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    HC-One announces re-launch of pioneering Nursing Assistant Programme

    In the context of a national shortage of nurses across the country, as well as the dramatic rise in the use of agency staff in the health and social care sectors, HC-One, a leading care home provider in the UK are offering an alternative solution to a problem faced by care providers and the NHS […]

    4th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Young carer fulfils Grandad’s wishes of working in social care

    Young carer fulfils Grandad’s wishes of working in social care

    A former Gateshead College student with learning difficulties has spoken out about how his Grandad’s dying wish led him to a career in the care sector.   Twenty one -year-old Jack Parker, who participated in the college’s ‘Project Choice’ programme, has been working as an Activities Coordinator at HC-One’s Springfield House since August 2016 after […]

    29th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    A resident at a Tameside care home reunited with her Canadian based son after he travelled back to the UK to celebrate her birthday. The sound of popping corks filled the corridor of HC-One’s Millbrook Care Centre in Stalybridge recently as Ida Duffy received a memorable visit from her son David, who travelled over from Vancouver […]

    17th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One shortlisted for title of Residential Care Provider of the Year at HealthInvestor Awards

    HC-One shortlisted for title of Residential Care Provider of the Year at HealthInvestor Awards

    HC-One, the Kind Care Company, are celebrating being named as a finalist for HealthInvestor’s Residential Care Provider of the Year award. The shortlisting is in recognition of the excellent work that goes on day in, day out throughout HC-One’s family of homes. The HealthInvestor Awards, which will be held on 13 June 2018, promote excellence […]

    12th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    ‘Forget Me Not’ café a big hit with Peterlee community

    ‘Forget Me Not’ café a big hit with Peterlee community

    A care home in Durham is helping residents and members of the community with dementia to build up a support network thanks to its ‘Forget Me Not’ café.   HC-One’s Grampian Court in Peterlee opened its doors to visitors for an afternoon tea, with Residents, Ivy and Irene, acting as ‘tea ladies’ to hungry guests. […]

    17th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

    HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

    Residents at two HC-One care homes will benefit greatly from Greater Manchester Transformation Funding awarded to them in partnership with Bolton Council.   HC-One’s Bolton based Four Seasons and Meadowbank House care home have been awarded with the Innovation Funds, which aims to reduce isolation and encourage social interaction in and around the community.   […]

    14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according Chandlers Ford care home resident

    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according Chandlers Ford care home resident

    Living a clean life is the key to longevity according to Stella Brewer, who has just celebrated her 101st birthday at HC-One’s Chandlers Ford care home in Hampshire.   The centenarian, who was born and bred in Southampton, spent her working life in the grocery industry. She married her husband Leonard, who served in North […]

    10th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    HC-One care home residents celebrate Burns Night with haggis and Irn Bru

    HC-One care home residents celebrate Burns Night with haggis and Irn Bru

    A Fort William care home celebrated all things Scottish during an afternoon of Burns Night activities. HC-One’s Moss Park invited residents, their families and members of the community in to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, which included musician Larry Burns and his granddaughter singing Scottish favourites on the guitar and accordion. Visitors enjoyed an assortment […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Generous barmaid raises  £400 for HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home

    Generous barmaid raises £400 for HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home

    A generous barmaid at a Glasgow pub raised £400 for residents at HC-One’s Greenfield Park care home after taking part in Sober October.    Nancy from Westburn Bar in Carntyne took part in the annual event, which encourages people to go alcohol free for the 31 days of October, in order to pay for residents […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

    91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the Girl Guides

    A 91-year-old former Brownie leader recalled her memories of being in the famous Girl Guides group during a visit from children at Brandon House in Coventry recently. Dorothy Henwood, Brownie leader at the 28th North Coventry St Albans branch, which was based in Valley Road in 1965, met with Brownies from Alderman Green after they came […]

    2nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Generous members of the Perthshire community raise £900 for local care home

    Generous members of the Perthshire community raise £900 for local care home

    Generous members of the Perthshire community raised an impressive £900 for residents at HC-One care home, The Birches, during a recent bingo night. Volunteers at the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms in Crieff hosted the evening, which included 26 game prizes, a raffle sponsored by local businesses, and a high tea.  Robert Ainslie, HC-One Care […]

    29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    HC-One begins recruitment drive after a year of successes

    HC-One begins recruitment drive after a year of successes

    After winning a swathe of awards for providing exceptional care in 2017, the last two months have seen HC-One team members achieve national acclaim after wins at various national awards along with further nominations at each. As well as colleagues’ individual success, HC-One was also a finalist for the Care Home Group of the Year Award at […]

    29th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care about physical activity initiative brings health happiness and social interaction in Perth

    Care about physical activity initiative brings health happiness and social interaction in Perth

    Residents at HC-One’s Catmoor House in Perth are noticing the benefits of a new programme aimed at improving health, happiness and social interaction amongst seniors. The CAPA initiative is helping elderly ladies and gentlemen at the home, including Norma Wainwright to become more physically active after ill health through a series of walking exercises and activities that […]

    19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One, the leading care home provider in the UK, is delighted to be welcoming dementia specialist Professor Graham Stokes as Director of Memory Care Support Services.   Professor Stokes will join HC-One on 7th January 2018 from his current role as Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa, in which he is responsible for leading […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

    Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

    A Councillor for Inverness South was joined by residents, their families and staff to officially open an Interactive Wall Mural at HC-One’s Cradlehall Care Home recently.    Cllr Duncan MacPherson unveiled the mural, which displays a garden scene with a wishing well, a beehive and a variety of favourite animals.    Interactive butterflies and bumble bees were painted in the Tolle Art style by local […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Essex care home resident enjoys many activities thanks to support from care team

    Essex care home resident enjoys many activities thanks to support from care team

    A resident at a HC-One care home who is registered blind has been enjoying one of her favourite pastimes once again thanks to the support of wellbeing coordinators.   Audrey, aged 73, moved into Oaklands Care Home in the Dunton Hills area of Laindon in the past few months and was encouraged by staff to […]

    5th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Former WW2 serviceman recalls his SAS experiences

    Former WW2 serviceman recalls his SAS experiences

    A former SAS serviceman residing at a Caerphilly care home has been reminiscing about his time stationed in Malaya and Korea during the Second World War. 86 year-old Bob Chidgey, a resident at HC-One’s Trafalgar Park Care Home in Nelson, enlisted on 9th January 1950, joining the Royal Welch Fusiliers at Brecon where he did […]

    4th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

    Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

    A showbiz loving resident at a Coventry based HC-One care home was reunited with a childhood friend and local singer recently thanks to the detective work of staff members.    Brandon House resident, Gwendoline Wall, aged 82, first met Vincent Hill back in the 1940’s when the pair attended Hen Lane School together. The pair […]

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