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Perth tenants set for wheelie good time
July 2018 | Perth tenants set for wheelie good time
AN 81-year-old Perthshire pensioner has teamed up with his local school and council to help older people get back on their bikes. 
Norman Ridley, a former Salvation Army Officer who resides at Bield's Quayside Court in Perth, has joined forces with Perth High School and Perth and Kinross Council to bring Cycling Without Age to the area. 
Founded in 2012 by Ole Kassow, Cycling without Age is a project which aims to help elderly people who have limited mobility get back on their bikes and enjoy the fresh air. 
Making use of trishaws, volunteers will offer free bike rides to local tenants and those who have reduced mobility. 
Already a successful global venture, the scheme has taken off in countries such as New Zealand and Chile, as well as in founding country Denmark. 
First launched in Scotland in Falkirk in 2016, Norman is hoping that Perth can follow suit and benefit from the scheme.
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Theatre company thanks residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia
July 2018 | Theatre company thanks residents for inspiring success of moving play about dementia
MORE than 5,000 people saw a moving play about dementia inspired by residents of a care home in Gwynedd. 
The nationwide tour of Ŵy, Chips a Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma) by the Frȃn Wen theatre company was the most successful large-scale production in its history. 
The play shines a light on the affects of the cruel condition as seen through the eyes of a young grandson. 
It was written by Welsh language poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn who visited Bryn Seiont Newydd in Caernarfon to speak to the residents and staff as part of her research. 
The play was a co-production between the Menai Bridge-based theatre company and Galeri Caernarfon where it was premiered in February. 
The ensuing tour was sponsored by Pendine Park care organisation who own Bryn Seiont Newydd. 
Olwen Williams and Carl Owen from Fran Wen With Gwynfor Jones and Nia Davies Williams.
Sport for all ages as operator teams up with The West Hants Club
July 2018 | Sport for all ages as operator teams up with The West Hants Club
RESIDENTS at a group of nursing and residential homes can enjoy regular access to a premier Bournemouth sports club steeped in tennis history thanks to an innovative partnership. 
Family-owned Colten Care has teamed up with The West Hants Club in a move that will also support talented youngsters seeking to play sport at higher levels. 
Under the two-year agreement, residents of seven care homes in Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset can go to the club to watch games, either brought along by their families or on minibus trips. 
Up to six residents at a time can also use the club swimming pool for an hour on weekday afternoons. 
To promote wider understanding of fitness and wellbeing in later life, Colten Care's clinical experts will host presentations for club members on aspects of elderly care and health. 
The partnership was launched with a visit by residents from Avon Cliff care home in Bournemouth.
Felixstowe care homes welcomes French students
July 2018 | Felixstowe care homes welcomes French students
FOXGROVE and Maynell House care homes in Felixstowe have welcomed a group of French students to help them learn more about working in the care industry. 
The group of four students, aged 17-19, from the Lycèe Aiguerande, located in the Beaujolais area, are studying health and social care and are part of the Erasmus programme, which arranges for students to spend time in education and work placements across Europe. 
Last year a resident's relative approached the homes' managers to see if they might be interested in accommodating some students as part of a learning experience. The homes were keen to take part and they recently welcomed the students to the homes, which are based next to each other.
Group announces charity partnership
July 2018 | Group announces charity partnership
A LEADING care, leisure and property group has given its backing to not one but four North East charities. 
Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc has chosen Age UK Gateshead, Age UK North Tyneside, Age UK Northumberland and Age UK Sunderland as its nominated charities for 2018. 
The charities provide a range of services for older people, making them natural partners for Malhotra Group, whose residential care division, Prestwick Care, owns and manages 12 care homes at Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Gateshead and North Tyneside, with a further three currently under construction. 
The group plans to raise money with charity collections in all its leisure sites and care homes, special events throughout the year and employee participation in sporting events.
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Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
July 2018 | Exminster care home sold as group rationalises with further sales
SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has sold Spurfield House in Exminster near Exeter on behalf of Guinness Care & Support. 
Having closed earlier this year, it has been acquired by a specialist operator from Torquay who plans to invest in the property and reopen it as a care facility in 2017. 
The site, which stands in a sizeable plot located close to the centre of the village, is a detached period property and was previously registered to provide accommodation for 13 people. 
Christie & Co has been instructed to market the remainder of the Guinness Care & Support care home portfolio which comprises a further six homes in Exeter, Tiverton, Paignton and Kingsteignton near Newton Abbot.
Bondcare invests in North East care homes
July 2018 | Bondcare invests in North East care homes
BONDCARE is investing more than £1m in major refurbishments at four of its North East care homes. 
Allan Court in Benwell, Newcastle; Debaliol Care Home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; Donwell House Care Home & Day Centre in Washington and Redworth House in Shildon, Co. Durham, will all benefit from the investment. 
Allan Court will undergo a full refurbishment of its lower ground floor to create a seven-bed learning disability unit. The refurbishment will include a new heating system, new lounge, kitchen and diner and a full re-fit and redecoration of the home's bedrooms.  
Debaliol will also have a new heating system installed and its public areas and some bedrooms refurbished.  
Donwell House will have a new heating system fitted, some of its bedrooms refurbished and improvements made to the car park and the home's gardens. And Redworth House will benefit from general improvements to the public areas in the homes, including new carpets throughout.  
Chris Denton, manager at Allan Court, is pictured with resident Annie Hunter and Steve Massey, north east regional manager of Bondcare, choosing materials.
Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
July 2018 | Loan facilitates home's £1.1m expansion
Barclays has provided funding to support Peverel Court Ltd's expansion plans at Bartlett's Residential Care Home The loan has helped facilitate a £1.1m expansion project and complete the first phase of a new 14-bed extension at the facility in the Buckinghamshire village of Stone, a short distance from Thame. Bartlett's Residential Care Home, which is owned and traded by Peverel Court Limited, is a Victorian country house built in 1856 and offers residents around the clock personal care including those with the early onset of dementia. The newly completed extension will allow the care home to increase the number of residents to 38 and will create eight new jobs to take the staff teams to 38. 
Barclays relationship director Neil Chandler is pictured with Peverel Court managing director Anil Dhanani.
Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
July 2018 | Residents and supporters celebrate the opening of new retirement development
A NEW retirement living development has been officially opened in Market Harborough by Methodist Homes. 
Rev Alison Tomlin, who lives in the town, cut the ribbon of Welland Place, one of the newest services from MHA. 
Welland Place has 100 one and two bedroom apartments for people over 60, with individualised care and on site support available 24 hours a day and options for sale, rent or shared ownership. Facilities for residents include a gym, spa, swimming pool and landscaped gardens. 
Residents and local supporters were welcomed by MHA Board Member Norman Mann, followed by a thanksgiving service with contributions from residents and the local Methodist Church.  
Manager Richard Haddon said: "We offer privacy and independence with total peace of mind, the best of both worlds, in a community of like-minded friends and neighbours. Several people have already become firm friends and the new community is growing and evolving all the time." 
MHA also offers residential and dementia care at Aigburth care home in Oadby, Leicester.
July 2018 | Home approved despite residents' opposition
PLANS for a new 44-bed care home in a Suffolk town have been approved despite vociferous opposition from local residents. 
Tanner & Tilley Town Planning and Development Consultants were successful in obtaining planning consent for Angel Care to construct the facility after a more ambitious scheme was rejected on appeal in January 2012. 
Angel Care's Sandip Ruparelia said: 'This approval means this scheme can now go ahead, enabling much needed extra care accommodation to be provided for the residents of Woodbridge.' 
Tanner & Tilley operations director John Montgomery told the Development Control Sub-Committee the new application fully addressed the appeal inspector's concerns regarding effect on the amenities of surrounding properties and, in particular, those in Godfreys Wood to the rear.   
The committee heard from local residents who opposed the scheme before granting planning permission, but only on the chairperson's casting vote.
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