Bield Benefits from Skilled Volunteer Scheme

A leading provider of housing and support services for older people in Dundee is working towards being recognised for its commitment to supporting volunteers with a Volunteer Friendly Award.   Bield, which operates 11 housing and support services across Dundee, is working towards the award after  committing to involve  volunteers at its Dundee sheltered housing […]

100-year-old Prestwick care home resident receives war honour

Amore Care’s Berelands House Care Home in Prestwick, held a special ceremony to present 100-year-old resident and real-life hero, Wallace ‘Wally’ Lashbrook, with a Bomber Command Clasp for his courageous efforts as a bomber pilot during the Second World War. Squadron Leader, Wally Lashbrook MBE DFC AFC DFM, who is from Ayr and was awarded […]

Lancashire care home raises funds for residents

Lindsay House, which is based in Parbold and part of Akari Care, held an Autumn Fayre, which raised £350 for extra treats for residents. The fayre, which took place in the care home grounds situated on Parbold Hill, had a bouncy castle, face painting, hook a duck, name the teddy, tombola, guess how many sweets […]

Dementia care home residents pick up good vibrations

Two specialist Dorset care homes are reporting calming benefits for people living with advanced dementia from an innovative programme of sound therapy. Some families and friends are even timing visits for just after the sessions as their loved ones are more relaxed and responsive than at other times. The structured group sessions are being held […]

High street bank leads the way for finance sector to become more dementia-friendly

A landmark guide for banks and insurers to help improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia is being launched by Lloyds Banking Group and Alzheimer’s Society today. The ‘Dementia Friendly Financial Services Charter’ has been designed to help financial services organisations recognise, understand and respond to the needs of customers living with dementia […]

Stratford upon Avon retirement complex holds Bake Off

Staff and residents at a Stratford-upon-Avon retirement complex have been doing their bit for charity, baking and eating cakes, drinking coffee – and raising over £200 to help people affected by cancer. Tiddington  Court took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, a nationwide network of special events designed to raise money for the charity.   […]

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