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It’s The Little Things…That Matter

Posted on 25 June 2020

Friends of the Elderly Goes The Extra Mile For Its Residents, Their Families and Staff. Friends of the Elderly, the charity which runs care homes and services for older people throughout England, has continued to put the mental and physical health and well being of its residents and staff at the heart of all its…

Ricardo Portabella donates £50,000 to help us support older people

Posted on 24 June 2020

Spanish businessman and philanthropist, Ricardo Portabella, has made an outstandingly generous donation of £50,000. The money will help us continue to support older people who use our services. Mr Portabella is a world-renowned entrepreneur, the founder of many international companies and also a Director at the London-based real estate company, One 55 Fenchurch. He said:…

Charity President Princess Alexandra calls for Covid update

Posted on 19 June 2020

Our Charity President Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Oglivy, joined a phone call with Kerry Rubie, Chair of the Board and Steve Allen, our Chief Executive. She spoke to them at length to learn more about how we are managing our COVID-19 response. During the call Princess Alexandra, Kerry Rubie and Steve…

Our Bournemouth care home receives generous PPE donation

Posted on 15 June 2020

Our Bournemouth care home, the Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH), was delighted to receive a donation of PPE. The generous surplus of protective equipment was provided by housing company Taylor Wimpey West London. Staff at RNNH received protective face masks, gloves, protective disposable aprons, uniform wash bags and 3D printed visors to add to their…

Wireless technology key to success in care during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on 11 June 2020

In 2019, we invested in Ally Labs wireless acoustic monitoring devices to improve the night-time care of our residents. The device sits in each resident’s room and the Ally app is installed on mobile devices. The on-shift team are instantly alerted if a resident needs care. Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and realising the new…