200th Birthday Celebration at Jewish Care home

Recently two residents from Jewish Care’s Clore Manor home in Hendon, Herman Katz and Maud Solskone celebrated their 100th birthdays. Both centenarians were joined by their children and grandchildren for birthday teas at the home where they were presented by Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet, Martin Russell with birthday cards from Her Majesty The Queen. Herman […]

All the fun of the fair at Redworth House Care Centre

Residents and members of staff at Redworth House, which is based in Shildon and part of Bondcare Shaftesbury, invited members of the community to a fun summer fair, which raised £450 .00 for the home’s comfort fund.   Members of staff dressed up as their favourite Disney characters for the Disney-themed event and everyone enjoyed […]

Midlands nursing home scores a second gold!

Staff at a Midland care home are celebrating after achieving the highest possible national rating for their standard of care.   Brookdale Nursing Home in Kidderminster has been awarded the Gold Standard Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award – a rare industry accreditation which rates care homes on excellence in end of life care, family relations […]

Care staff across the UK honoured at annual awards

Care workers from across the UK have been honoured at Shaw healthcare’s annual Shaw Star Awards.   More than 150 people gathered at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Oxfordshire for the annual awards ceremony, which celebrates excellence across Shaw healthcare’s services from its 4,600 care workers.     The team from Cwmcelyn care home in Blaina […]


On September 20, around 50 people will be taking part in a Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The fundraiser will take place at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham. Amongst the expected families, children, and dogs will be at least 12 members of Optalis staff, who will be giving up their Saturday morning […]

Many pensioners on low incomes are still not claiming the benefits they’re entitled to

Many pensioners on low incomes are still not claiming the benefits they’re entitled to according to McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading builder of retirement housing.  Through its Entitlements Advice Service, the company has helped nearly 250 homeowners in the past 12 months find unclaimed benefits worth nearly £900k – the highest figure since its service […]

Glowing report for St Helens care home

Lymewood Court care home in St Helens, part of Bondcare St Andrew’s, is celebrating after receiving a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission.   The home, based on Piele road, Haydock, was found to be fully compliant will all the required standards following an inspection published recently.   The inspector noted that ‘people who […]

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