Sewing enthusiasts’ decorations to bring Christmas cheer to care homes

Posted on 5 December 2017

Residents at six of our care homes will have something special to hang on their trees this Christmas after Bernina users from around the UK responded to the company’s appeal for new Christmas decorations. More than a hundred specially created decorations were donated to the Bernina Christmas Tree campaign and are now being distributed to…

Welcome to new Malvern care home manager

Posted on 28 November 2017

  Samantha Corfield is the new manager at Friends of the Elderly’s three Malvern care homes; Davenham, Bradbury Court and Perrins House. She has worked within the care industry for over 10 years and prior to that she worked in the housing sector providing advice and assistance to homeless families. Samantha is proud of the…

The Old Vicarage in Oxfordshire recognised for its outstanding care

Posted on 9 November 2017

Our Oxfordshire care home dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents, right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) report and a major national care award. The Old Vicarage in Moulsford near Wallingford has recently been inspected by the CQC…

The Retired Nurses National Home in Bournemouth welcomes new manager

Posted on 9 November 2017

Alan Johnston is the new manager at our Retired Nurses National Home in Bournemouth. The home, which specialises in residential and dementia care, was originally built for the benefit of the retired nursing community but today it welcomes people from all backgrounds and professions. It still maintains an archive of the nursing community as a…

“Having a laptop has given me a window to the world”

Posted on 7 November 2017

Australian born Bernie McDade, 68, moved to London twelve years ago for his job. Since retiring, three years ago, and experiencing some financial difficulties, Bernie has lived in sheltered accommodation alongside thirty others in the heart of Westminster. Last year Bernie underwent surgery on his hip and his foot, which led to him being house…