Tenants and staff from NorseCare’s St Augustine’s housing with care scheme in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, dressed up for a sponsored wheelchair push to raise nearly £1,000 for their amenities fund. Tenants and staff wore a variety of costumes to raise funds for tenants to enjoy trips, activities and entertainment at the housing with […]
Ideal Standard, a leader in innovative and design-driven bathroom solutions, has unveiled its latest breakthrough: Concept Freedom. The new range of accessible bathroom products aims to include less abled customers, rather than alienate them, through a collection of ceramics, brassware and showers that are well-designed, elegant and functional. The range incorporates products that allow the […]
Shackletons have launched a new bedroom furniture range for the care home sector designed specifically to tackle cognitive and visual impairment. Called the Limoges Furniture Collection the range, as its name may suggest, is focussed on elegance and sophistication combining contemporary styling with stunning visual and textural finishes. A key characteristic of the […]
The UK Parliament is launching an organisation-wide effort, together with Alzheimer’s Society, to become the first ever Dementia-Friendly Parliament in the world today. The leading charity for people with dementia is supporting the initiative which will see all members, staff and the wider parliamentary community improve their understanding of dementia and take action to support […]
Councils in England face a funding gap of £5.8 billion between March 2014 and the end of 2015/16, new Local Government Association analysis shows. Local authorities will need to make huge savings before next April, equivalent to 12.5 per cent of their total budgets. The LGA said the figures provide a stark warning that the […]
A Tyneside care home opened its doors to the public for a day of fun in the sun, including a double decker vintage 1950s bus, an entertainer and afternoon tea. Oakdale Lodge, in South Shields, held the event for National Care Home Open Day, alongside many other homes operated by Executive Care. The open-to-public event […]
The Huntercombe Group’s Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre has appointed Dr. Louise Reid as its new Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Dr. Alastair Weir as its new Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. Prior her new post, Dr. Reid worked at several different hospitals in Scotland as a clinical psychologist for NHS Lothian, focusing […]
An inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. George Mason, who drowned in the River Chelmer on 20th October 2013, has today found a number of failures in the quality of care and security provided at BUPA’s Admirals Reach Residential & Nursing Home in Ridgewell Avenue, Chelmsford. Mr. Mason, who suffered from dementia, […]
Celebrating National Care Home Open Day The Beeches care home in Brentwood, Essex held an American Country and Western Day which included line dancing in the morning followed by a barbeque and an afternoon of music with country and western singer Country Diamond. Residents staff and visitors were joined by Brentwood Mayor Vicky Davies who […]
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Just for interest ‘Sunrise’, Purley had a wonderful event last Friday for ‘National Carehome Week’ and the celebrity guest was Lionel Blair who lives at Banstead.
There was a BBQ , live music and around 5o guests, plus residents, families and friends and was a great day.
Lionel got fully involved with all the residents who enjoyed his singing and dancing activities, great therapy.
Here is an article from the local Croydon Guardian website for reference.
Both my elderly parents have been at Sunrise for 5.5 years and had a great time.