News & Events

New sensory garden at our dementia day care centre in Kidderminster

Posted on 25 October 2019

Our dementia day care service in Kidderminster has created a special sensory garden, with the help of a local charity. New wooden planters and fencing have been used to transform the services’ outdoor area. These additions will create stimulating spaces for people living with dementia who use the service. We enlisted the help of local…

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Annual Dementia conferences launched, as part of Dementia Education Programme

Posted on 4 October 2019

Friends of the Elderly launched the first of its annual Dementia Conferences yesterday. It is part of its flagship Dementia Education Programme aimed to embed person centred dementia care.  It also supports to facilitate a dementia friendly culture across Friends of the Elderly. Partnered with Worcester University’s highly regarded Association for Dementia Studies (ADS),the programme…

Our Dementia Care approach featured in Caring Times

Posted on 2 October 2019

Mark Wilson, our Director of Engagement, recently featured in Caring Times. In the article he explains the new dementia care framework we have been implementing across our care homes and services over the last year. We have partnered with Professor Dawn Brooker and her team at the University of Worcester. Together we have worked towards…

NHS digital grant awarded for tech that will enhance quality of care

Posted on 1 October 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an NHS digital grant worth more than £44,000. The funds will assist in the roll out of leading-edge Digital Care Planning Technology and Acoustic Monitoring across our ten care homes. We teamed up with KareInn, who are a Digital Care Planning system provider, and Ally…

Aldershot Town Football Club present special gift to Alton care home resident

Posted on 21 August 2019

A resident from our Alton care home and a lifelong Aldershot Town FC fan got a surprise when the club’s manager popped in to say hello. Reg Cuff, 86, has followed ‘The Shots’ since he was a young boy, but ill health means he is no longer able to go to matches. So when The…