News & events

Ponies wow residents at New Copford Place

Posted on 6 April 2018

Ponies visit our Essex care home Recently our New Copford Place care home in Colchester welcomed some very special visitors. Thanks to Magical Miniature Ponies, two ponies came in to the home to spend time with residents and their relatives. Donna Owen, Manager at New Copford Place, said: “It was wonderful to see the residents…

Gender pay gap report, April 2018

Posted on 1 April 2018

Friends of the Elderly is required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This involves carrying out six calculations at a ‘snapshot date’ of 5 April 2017 that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation. Download…

Visiting Friends enjoy Easter treats!

Posted on 28 March 2018

Our Visiting Friends befriending team held a special Easter themed event at a sheltered housing scheme in Woking this week. Local company ADP very kindly donated some Easter eggs which were given out on the day as prizes for a Spring quiz and as part of a special draw. Kerry Reed-Brook, Befriending Volunteer Coordinator, said:…

Join us for Care Home Open Day 2018

Posted on 23 March 2018

Staff, volunteers and residents across our homes at Friends of the Elderly will be welcoming the local community into our care homes for Care Home Open Day 2018. This special event is part of Friends of the Elderly’s ongoing commitment to fostering meaningful activities, encouraging friendships across the generations and placing its care homes at…

Wisdom and Wonder at Moor House

Posted on 21 March 2018

Our Moor House care home in Staines has launched a monthly parent and child group called Wisdom and Wonder. The group welcomes parents and their children in to the home to spend time with residents, play and socialise. Each month, the group comes in to the home for a couple of hours and the children…