Beryl’s Masterpieces

85-year old Beryl Wall, a resident at Baycroft Flitwick care home with advanced dementia, has been participating in virtual art classes in order to interact with her daughter Wendy during lockdown. The art classes, set up by Flitwick’s Activities Coordinator Lu, have been helping Beryl as well as giving her regular virtual contact and bonding […]

100th Birthday Celebrations For Jessie

Jessie Normansell, a resident at Borough Care’s Bruce Lodge home for older people in Offerton, Stockport, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Jessie’s 100th birthday celebrations began by her opening lots of birthday cards and presents from family and friends.  She also had cards from people all over the world who are part of the Postcards […]

Atherton carers step it up with wellbeing initiative

Wellness is the word at Belong care village in Atherton, as care workers take part in a wellbeing initiative designed to boost their health and fitness during the coronavirus pandemic. Rolled out at the beginning of lockdown, the scheme has proven a great success so far, with participants reporting a number of positive outcomes, including […]

Gillingham Residents Enjoy Impromptu Afternoon Tea

We all know what it’s like when you’ve got a craving for something, which won’t be satisfied until you have it. So, when one of the Rogers House residents told staff she really fancied a fresh cream cake, staff decided to put on a spread of them. It was time for tea at the Wigmore […]

From Carers to Couple

‘I wasn’t expecting to find my soul mate at work’ Gordon Price, 65, has just retired from Brunelcare after nearly two decades as a Somerset Community Carer. Not only did he grow his career with Brunelcare, caring for more than 450 people across nearly two decades, but Gordon also found something he wasn’t expecting, true […]

Go ahead for RNBT’s centenary care home project To be named Admiral Jellicoe House

Portsmouth City Council today gave the go ahead for the building of a state-of-the–art care home for naval veterans in Milton, Portsmouth. The application was supportedby the Planning Committee and authority delegated to grant planning permission subject to completion of a suitable Section 106 Agreement and suitably worded conditions. The impressive 66-bed home, to be […]

Sensational Gardens competition: Share your beautiful outside spaces with Royal Star & Garter residents, and be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher

Royal Star & Garter is launching a new fundraising competition for budding gardening enthusiasts and expert green-fingered growers. The Sensational Gardens competition follows the increased interest in gardening following the COVID-19 lockdown. Participants are being asked to enter photos or videos of their botanical efforts from window boxes to vegetable patches, which will be judged […]

Caring for our loved one – a family’s point of view

This note was written for us by Angela’s family in June 2020. Cheddar Grove nursing home in Bristol is home to Angela, aged 65, and six others, all of whom have complex physical and mental needs. Angela describes lockdown in care as “every day is a party”. Fourteen members of staff work in shifts to […]