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September 2016

Rose Court is Walking for Dementia

29 September 2016
Rose Court is Walking for Dementia

HC-One’s Rose Court Care Home in Radcliffe, Bury had a great day supporting the Alzheimer’s Society by completing a memory walk in Heaton Park on 17th September. 

Every year Memory Walks around the country take place which sees thousands of people raising money for a world without dementia.  People of all ages and abilities can join in; some even take their dogs along to complete the walk. 

It is estimated by the Alzheimer’s Society that over 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia.  Dementia is a term given to a group of symptoms, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease and includes memory loss, communication problems and severe changes in mood.

After taking part in a warm up dance, Residents and carers took to the start line.  The sun was shining and the first pit stop was used to buy ice-creams all around.  The Residents enjoyed walking around the lake and talking to other walkers but most of all, they enjoyed crossing the finishing line and receiving their medals which they wore with pride. 

Other Manchester based HC-One homes Meadowbank House, Kings Park, Worsley Lodge and Brookdale View along with Cheshire based Appleton Manor also completed memory walks with proceeds raised by all going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Rose Court Care Home is also celebrating achieving a 9.6 (out of a possible 10) average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website carehome.co.uk which places them 1st in the district. The high rating puts the home into the very best company in the care home sector, committed to providing kind care to Residents. 

Karen Davies, Rose Court Care Home Manager, said: “Our Residents had such a wonderful time.  The sun was shining and everyone managed to make it to the finish line.  We’re very proud of each of them and what they have achieved.”

HC-One Managing Director Glen Mason, said: “Rose Court’s dementia walk sounds great!  Organising memorable events like this is an important part of how HC-One provides the kindest care.”

HC-One Provides £100,000 Boost To The Silver Line's National Appeal

08 September 2016
HC-One Provides £100,000 Boost To The Silver Line's National Appeal

HC-One, the UK’s third largest care home provider, has announced a £100,000 donation to The Silver Line in the week that the charity received its one millionth call.

The HC-One Foundation is a Founding Partner of The Silver Line and previously donated £150,000 to the older people’s helpline as part of this programme.

The Silver Line (0800 4 70 80 90) is the only free, national, confidential helpline open every day and night, offering information, friendship and advice to older people.

Just days after receiving its one millionth call The Silver Line launched an urgent appeal to raise £1.65million to keep its vital night time service going. HC-One’s new donation of £100,000 will go towards the national appeal

Over two-thirds of calls to the helpline are at night and weekends, and The Silver Line’s research shows that over half of all callers say they have no one else to speak to.

HC-One’s £100,000 donation will cover the cost of    20,000 calls to the helpline. As the only member of the Founding Partner programme from the care sector, HC-One is leading the way in supporting The Silver Line’s Million Calls appeal.

HC-One’s Chairman, Dr Chai Patel, has a long history of philanthropy and he has imbued this charitable spirit into HC-One’s philosophy and its support of The Silver Line.

HC-One is dedicated to providing the kindest care for every Resident and developing each home’s relationship with their local community. It is proud to support The Silver Line as the charity is specifically for older people, providing them with support and a friendly voice to talk to.

Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder of The Silver Line, said:

“I knew there was a need for the helpline but to answer one million calls in such a short space of time is desperately sad.

“Our callers tell us that nights can be the worst times of all when they really need someone to talk to and confide in.

“We’re really grateful for this amazing donation from HC-One which will go towards helping us to keep the vital night-time service going.

“We urgently need more donations from wonderful friends and supporters, like HC-One - who are doing so much to ensure we are always there for the people who need us most.”

Dr Chai Patel, Chairman of HC-One, said:

“We know that too many older people are affected by loneliness, and The Silver Line shows there is an effective solution to tackle isolation.

“HC-One is very proud to support The Silver Line’s national appeal with a donation that will pay for 20,000 calls. That’s 20,000 times people will be able to access the companionship and support they need.

“HC-One are delighted to be part of such an important project, and playing an active role in our local community.”  

HC-One of a Kind Awards

01 September 2016
HC-One of a Kind Awards

HC-One is celebrating its 5 year anniversary; as part of the celebrations we are launching our first annual awards ceremony to celebrate our people who day in, day out go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver the kindest possible care. HC-One of a Kind Awards will recognise and reward those who work tirelessly to make a real difference to the lives of Residents in either a caring or supporting role.

Nominations are invited from relatives, Residents, colleagues of HC-One, together with health and social care professionals who have seen firsthand the outstanding contribution made by an individual or team within an HC-One Home or the HC-One Central Support Centre.

There are 12 award categories:

CARER AWARD
NURSE AWARD
NURSING ASSISTANT AWARD
CHEF/COOK AWARD
CARE HOME SUPPORT WORKER AWARD
DEMENTIA CARER AWARD
LEADER AWARD
RISING STAR AWARD
TEAM AWARD
CARE HOME AWARD
HOME MANAGER AWARD
CHAIRMAN’S “ONE OF A KIND” AWARD

Please contact kindcare@hc-one.co.uk to request details of the criteria for each award.

We invite you to nominate yourself, a colleague or a team who you believe has made a real difference through going one step further or doing that bit more to ultimately improve and enhance the lives of Residents living within an HC-One Care Home.

Nomination forms can be found by clicking: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HC-OneAwards

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8th December 2016.