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Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

A dance group that offers interactive shows for young children and families will be bringing its innovative performances to 12 Northamptonshire care homes.   Wriggle Dance Theatre’s latest project, funded by Northamptonshire community foundation’s Compton Fund and in partnership with Shaw healthcare and St Crispin’s Retirement Village, will see eight community volunteers, from 9 – […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

“Feisty” centenarian takes up woodwork at local care home

A 103-year-old woman from Steyning has been credited for her “feisty attitude” by staff at her care home after taking up woodwork, with her designs being displayed in the care home and a local store. Kathleen Smart was introduced to woodwork classes at Croft Meadow care home, where she is a resident, in late 2016, […]

6th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Northamptonshire butcher celebrates 102nd birthday

Northamptonshire butcher celebrates 102nd birthday

A resident at a care home in Wellingborough has celebrated turning 102 with a party attended by three generations of his family.   George Saxby, who lives in Lancum House care home, was thrilled when his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren attended his party which saw local singer, Jenny Simmonds, providing the entertainment.   George is […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Four care home workers from Bognor Regis have completed a ‘jailbreak challenge’ to raise more than £600 for a Sussex children’s charity. Marcia Ellis, Danni Andrews, Nikki Kenchington and Kodie Chesters, who work at Elizabeth House care home, took part in the challenge to raise the funds for local cause, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust. The […]

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Care home nurses across the country celebrate International Nurses Day

Nurses working at Shaw healthcare care homes across the country were each presented with a box of chocolates in celebration of International Nurses Day last Friday. Shaw healthcare has 147 qualified nurses working throughout their services, with senior management wishing to show their appreciation of their hard work and dedication demonstrated by its nurses. Suzanne […]

16th May 2017 | By | Reply More
100th birthday celebrations at West Sussex care home

100th birthday celebrations at West Sussex care home

A WEST SUSSEX resident who credits her long life to spending time with ‘good friends and family’ has celebrated her 100th birthday at a care home in Steyning. Lois Goossens, a resident of Shaw healthcare’s Croft Meadow care home, celebrated the milestone birthday by enjoying a weekend of festivities with her friends, family and staff. […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Petworth care home resident awarded highest French military order

Petworth care home resident awarded highest French military order

A Petworth man has been awarded the highest possible French order of merit for his involvement in the liberation of France during World War II. George Goodchild, 95, originally from Wisborough Green, celebrated the honour of receiving the title of Chevalier and the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur medal at a special event at […]

24th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Awards evening which truly gives the opportunity to recognise care staff

Awards evening which truly gives the opportunity to recognise care staff

Two care homes and thirteen employees from across the UK have been honoured as part of an awards programme developed by Shaw healthcare.   More than 200 people gathered at The Heythrop Resort and Spa in Oxfordshire for the annual Shaw Star Awards, which aims to reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding staff members […]

18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home residents battle the elements for charity walk

Care home residents battle the elements for charity walk

A care home in Bognor Regis has raised almost £600 for a dementia charity with a ‘Memory Walk’. More than 60 people, including staff and residents at Elizabeth House care home as well as members of the public, tackled the two-mile route around the town centre and onto the seafront before ending at Hotham Park. […]

16th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

Health and social care provider Shaw healthcare has been endorsed by charity Skills for Care for its staff training courses.   The endorsement means that Shaw healthcare will now be able to provide accredited training to staff working in other care homes and services in the sector on-site, alongside the training and development it currently provides […]

15th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Steyning care home raises £175 in country and western hoedown

Steyning care home raises £175 in country and western hoedown

A care home in West Sussex is celebrating after collecting more than £175 for a charity that provides specialist care services to adults living with life-limiting illnesses.   Staff at Croft Meadow care home, which is owned and run by Shaw healthcare, raised money for St Barnabas House by holding a country and western ‘hoedown’ […]

11th July 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Mocktail morning’ highlights importance of good hydration at care home

‘Mocktail morning’ highlights importance of good hydration at care home

Residents at a care home in West Sussex have been given a taste of the summer after taking part in a ‘mocktail morning’ to highlight the importance of good hydration. Glebe House care home is taking part in a pilot scheme called ‘Hydrate in Care Homes’, which has been devised by the Kent-Surrey-Sussex Academic Health […]

21st June 2016 | By | Reply More
New Worcester Mayor celebrates launch of care home pub

New Worcester Mayor celebrates launch of care home pub

The newly-appointed Mayor of Worcester, Paul Denham, has joined local residents to celebrate the launch of a traditionally styled British pub at a care home in Red Hill. Staff at Red Hill care home invited Mr Denham, as well as friends and family of the home’s residents, to the launch of the ‘Redhill Rooster’, a […]

14th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Abertillery care home launches new sweet shop for 25th anniversary

Abertillery care home launches new sweet shop for 25th anniversary

A Gwent care home has marked its 25th anniversary with the opening of a new sweet shop for residents and family members.   Cwm Celyn care home, which is owned by Shaw healthcare, has opened the ‘White House’ sweet shop as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, which will provide residents with sweets, cakes and […]

11th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

Gwent care home celebrates 25th anniversary

A specialist mental health facility in Tredegar has commemorated its 25th anniversary with a special celebration attended by residents, staff, friends, family members of residents and local councillors.   Residents and staff at Maes-y-Dderwen were joined by the Mayor of Tredegar, Geraint Meredith, the Mayor of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Derrick Bevan, and three […]

20th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Cardiff graffiti artist chosen to decorate London care home

Cardiff graffiti artist chosen to decorate London care home

A graffiti artist has been commissioned to create a ‘memory wall’ in a Camden care home, showcasing in spray paint the memories of an older generation that were drawn by the children of neighbouring Haverstock School.   Bradley Woods, an artist from Cardiff-based IllustrateProject.com, was chosen by staff from Shaw healthcare, the owner and operator […]

4th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

Ledbury care home receives recognition for brain injury support

A Ledbury care home, which specialises in acquired brain injury services, has secured the prestigious Headway Approved Provider accreditation for the second time.   The two-year accreditation, which is awarded by the brain injury association, Headway, recognises Shaw healthcare’s Ledbury Acquired Brain Injury Unit as a leading provider of specialist care for people with an […]

11th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Healthcare provider kick-starts Help Georgie appeal with £5,000 donation

Healthcare provider kick-starts Help Georgie appeal with £5,000 donation

A national health and social care provider is donating £5,000 to the ‘helpgeorgie’ appeal to support a member of staff’s toddler who is in desperate need of an operation after being diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy – a chronic neuromuscular condition.   Shaw healthcare has given the money to help kick-start the campaign to […]

29th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Gwent-based carer celebrates 26-year anniversary at Shaw healthcare

Gwent-based carer celebrates 26-year anniversary at Shaw healthcare

A care support worker in Tredegar has celebrated her 26th anniversary working for health and social care provider, Shaw healthcare. Angela Holland, 45, originally joined the team at Sunnybank Nursing Home as a junior cook in 1989 at the age of 19 having completed a college course in catering. After gaining years of experience and […]

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