Author: Gareth Bellamy

Redcot at Christmas – How a Care Home Enjoys the Christmas Spirit

Posted on 7 December 2021

At all our care homes and day care centres, our dedicated care teams ensure that the Christmas period is full of joy, happiness and creative, festive activities for all our residents and clients to enjoy. Jan Daly, the Care Home Manager at our Redcot Care Home in Haslemere, Surrey tells us about the Christmas festivities…

Spreading Christmas Cheer at Friends of the Elderly’s Day Care Centres

Posted on 7 December 2021

As the Christmas season begins, Shirley Bradley, Friends of the Elderly’s Head of Day Care Services, has been busy with her team making sure all our centres are in fine festive form and full of Christmas cheer to help get their clients into the Christmas spirit. “At Friends of the Elderly, we have four day…

The Difference We Make

Posted on 1 December 2021

Our 2020-21 Annual Review covers the updates from our charitable services. Read our welcome letter from our Chief Executive Steve Allen below, and download our full report. Welcome to our charitable services update The 2020-21 financial year covered in this update is the most challenging year any organisation providing care and services for older people…

Supporting people with dementia over Christmas

Posted on 21 November 2021

Hello All, Welcome to my November blog! We are gearing up for Christmas here at Friends of the Elderly and have some fantastic events planned for our residents and service users. After what has been such a difficult 18 months, my colleagues are enjoying focussing on the positivity of the festive period. Many of us…

Historic charity helps older Londoners hit by pandemic with £450k cash boost

Posted on 12 October 2021

Funding from a charity founded by an Elizabethan benefactor over 400 years ago is being used to help modern day older Londoners impacted by the pandemic. The Emanuel Hospital charity was founded in 1600 after a bequest by Lady Anne Dacre to set up an almshouse to provide homes for 20 older people and education…