July 20 2017
A beautiful outdoor sculpture, commissioned by Care UK from a talented local artist, has been unveiled at a care home in Bury St. Edmunds.
February 27 2017
Residents from Abney Court were joined by family, friends and the local community for three film screenings of a short film created by Care UK featuring international Storyteller Laureate, Taffy Thomas MBE.
Filmed at Abney Court, it features Taffy, the patron of The Society for Storytelling, providing top tips for reading aloud to older people. Members of the Abney Court team were also in the film, giving expert advice, and residents shared their favourite childhood stories.
As part of the celebration, the Care UK team dressed up as characters from iconic stories including Dorothy from the ‘Wizard of Oz’, the Mad Hatter from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and an Oompa Loompa from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
The home also set up reading aloud spaces throughout the day including a poetry corner, short story area and there was an audio book playing in the family room.
Home manager, Tracy Mitchell, said: “World Read Aloud Day was a great success at Abney Court, the residents in the film loved seeing themselves on the big screen, and everyone rallied together to take part in reading aloud activities throughout the day.
“The whole team really embraced the theme and got into character – Cruella Deville and the Cat in the Hat were walking around the corridors at Abney Court! We hope that people in Cheadle will take up reading aloud to friends and family, and share the many benefits that can be enjoyed by all.”
July 12 2017
A local primary school has named the suites at a brand new care home in Harrow.
July 11 2017
Care UK has selected the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester, as its new partner to help it invest further in its provision of care for people living with dementia.
July 20 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.