Dora Banfield celebrating her 104th Birthday

Celebrating Dora’s 104th birthday!

Dora Banfield celebrated her 104th birthday this weekend amongst friends, family and employees at Brunelcare’s Deerhurst care home. Dora recently moved to Deerhurst care home in Soundwell, Bristol, from Taunton, to be closer to family. Dora was born in Kent in 1914 and was brought up on a farm. She has […]

Pet therapy for Parkview residents.

In August 2017 Parkview care home in Bexleyheath, was visited by Nightingale dogs, a company that specialise in therapeutic dog activities for people living with dementia. When the dogs arrived in the home there was an instant positive reaction from residents who automatically engaged with the dogs which in turn […]

Marie Toombs, care home volunteer and the gables team

Teesside care home volunteer retires at 92

A 92 year old volunteer has retired after 14 years’ service at a Teesside care home. Marie Toombs started volunteering at The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, after her aunt, a former resident, passed away. Impressed with the end of life care her aunt received, Marie wanted to give something […]

Walter Frost meets Gloria and gaynor the Alpacas

Alpacas Gloria and Gaynor visit care home residents

Alpacas Gloria and Gaynor make themselves at home in North Yorkshire care home. The metre-tall, 70kg animals were visiting residents at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. They immediately made themselves at home, settling in the lounge and sitting down – a sign they feel safe and unthreatened, according to […]