News & events

Eileen Wade with Football Friends on her road to recovery
My Football Friends journey: A road to recovery

Posted on 16 August 2017

Eileen Wade, 70, took part in our very first series of Any Old Irons meetings. She chatted to us recently about the important role it played in her recovery after a breakdown, and why it has inspired her to become a volunteer. “Three years ago I was living with overpowering anxiety and depression after separating…

Older women and older man walking in garden
Haslemere care home team steps in after double emergency

Posted on 14 August 2017

What should have been a happy day, marking the start of an exciting new chapter of family life, turned into a double emergency recently for Susan Godman and her nearest and dearest. Luckily, the dedicated team at Redcot, our residential care home in Haslemere, Surrey were able to help them get back on track. Here,…

Mary P and Mary W
The two Marys: friendship blossoms at our Malvern home

Posted on 11 August 2017

Mary P was born 98 years ago in Ireland. She came to England to train as a nurse; meeting her husband – then a house surgeon – whilst she was a ward sister in Bournemouth, but also living and working in Coventry when it was targeted during the World War Two Blitz. “We all thought…

Resident enjoying the fete
Moor House summer fete a great success

Posted on 10 August 2017

Moor House care home in Staines hosted a summer fete for residents, their family and friends and the local community on Sunday 6 August. The weather was on our side with the fete able to take place in the grounds of the care home throughout the afternoon – the event was a great success. There were…

Kay Hurley with her birthday cake
Bernard Sunley resident celebrates 108th birthday

Posted on 10 August 2017

Bernard Sunley care home in Woking celebrated the 108th birthday of one of its residents, Kay Hurley, on 6 August. The team at Bernard Sunley threw a party for Kay to celebrate with cake, sherry and music from an entertainer singing Frank Sinatra classics. Born in County Kildare in Ireland and christened Catherine, Kay moved…