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 […]

YOPEY befrienders and residents at Mellish House sitting down to tea

Pioneering YOPEY volunteers visit Mellish House

Caring Homes’ Mellish House, an Outstanding Care Home in Sudbury recently hosted a YOPEY befriending event. A YOPEY Befriender is a young person who volunteers to visit a care home near their school and befriend lonely residents, many of them living with dementia. YOPEY Befrienders are easing loneliness and isolation […]

2 of the ladies from Reside care home enjoying VE day celebrations

Victory is Stour’s!

Christchurch care home celebrates VE Day in style. Reside Care Home, a specialist dementia care home on Stour Road, Christchurch, held a Victory tea and dance for their 19 residents on Tuesday 8th May. Ladies enjoyed a visit from the hairdresser, who spent the morning styling their hair in vintage […]