Find out the latest news and developments at Brendoncare. All media enquiries should be directed to Elaine Warriner (Marketing & Communications Manager, 01962 857481, click here to email).
Social Saturdays coming to Alton
9th June 2017
Do you enjoy trying new activities, games and quizzes? Then the new Saturday club coming to Alton is just for you!
Care Home Open Day 2017
8th June 2017
Brendoncare’s homes are celebrating on Friday 16 June as part of Care Home Open Day.
Olympic-inspired sport coming to Oakdale
7th June 2017
Saturdays won’t be the same in Oakdale, as registered charity Brendoncare Clubs is opening a new weekend kurling club for older people on 17 June 2017.
Social Saturdays coming to Ringwood
6th June 2017
Do you enjoy trying new activities, games and quizzes? Then the new Saturday club coming to Ringwood is just for you!
Calling all quiz and games enthusiasts
5th June 2017
Do you relish the challenge of a quiz or enjoy the fun of puzzles and games? Then the new Saturday club coming to Portchester library is just for you!
‘Outstanding’ manager at Brendoncare Alton
19th May 2017
Brendoncare Alton has recently welcomed a new manager - and one who has led her previous home to an ‘outstanding’ rating.
Green-fingered get-together coming to Colehill
18th May 2017
Do you love to share gardening tips or finding out about new plants? Maybe you enjoy potting seeds and or growing your own vegetables?
Brendoncare staff aim high
10th May 2017
On Friday 5 May, we held our ‘Aiming High’ awards, which celebrate staff across the organisation and how they make a difference every day to our residents and members.
Plucky pensioners to take on the Spinnaker Tower
3rd May 2017
Six ladies, all over the age of 64, are taking on the Spinnaker Tower, abseiling from a dizzying height of 100m to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.
No more lonely weekends
28th April 2017
Hampshire-based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is launching two new clubs, providing social opportunities for older people.
Winchester chef prepares for national final of Care Chef of the Year 2017 competition
6th April 2017
David Higgins from Winchester has successfully made it to the final stage of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year 2017 competition.
The winning recipe for older people in Dorset and Hampshire
29th March 2017
Fun and practical cooking demonstrations for older people living on their own in Dorset and Hampshire are set to continue thanks to the support of The Sodexo Foundation.
Golfing ladies support local older people’s club
27th March 2017
A local lunch club for older people has benefited from the generosity of the Romsey Golf Club ladies’ section, which has donated over £1,200.
Residents’ praise for local care home in national survey
23rd March 2017
Residents at Brendoncare Froxfield care home near Marlborough are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide survey of care home residents.
Brendoncare’s dementia care lecture discusses the importance of environment
6th March 2017
Held at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 20 February, the Brendoncare lecture focused on the key topic of building environments which support best practices in dementia care.
Chandlers Ford care home helps tackle food waste
2nd March 2017
Brendoncare Knightwood is helping to cut food waste through participation in the FareShare FoodCloud.
Charity serves up a new club for older people
27th February 2017
Brendoncare Clubs and Table Tennis England are excited to announce the launch of a new table tennis club for older people in Bournemouth and local people are invited to come along and get involved.
Can you help shape the future of our services for older people?
20th February 2017
The Brendoncare Foundation is currently seeking people to join our Board of Trustees and help shape the future of our organisation.
Local older people benefit from generous Waitrose shoppers
20th February 2017
Clubs for older people in Havant and Emsworth have started the year with a windfall of nearly £300, thanks to customers in their local Waitrose store.
Supporting best practices in dementia care
16th February 2017
The Brendoncare Foundation is delighted to be hosting a lecture by Professor Julienne Meyer CBE on building an environment to support best practice in dementia care.
Older people benefit from generosity of Waitrose shoppers
18th January 2017
The Riverside Club in Wimborne has started the year with a windfall of over £300, thanks to customers in its local Waitrose store.
Outstanding Froxfield is within top 1% of English care homes
22nd December 2016
Brendoncare Froxfield near Marlborough is celebrating after being rated as ‘outstanding’ by care home regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Brendoncare pays tribute to Dame Sheila Quinn
14th December 2016
The Brendoncare Foundation is saddened to hear about the death of our former trustee, Dame Sheila Quinn DBE, FRCN, RGN, RM, RNT.
Not just one Father Christmas, but 150!
6th December 2016
On Sunday 4 December, 150 Father Christmases took over Southampton Common to raise money for the Brendoncare Foundation.
Dorset and Hampshire Give Big to support older persons’ clubs
5th December 2016
We've raised a record £22,000 in 72 hours, thanks to the generosity of supporters across Dorset and Hampshire.
The Countess of Wessex visits Brendoncare
1st December 2016
Here are a selection of photos from the recent visit by our patron, The Countess of Wessex GCVO.
Neighbourly help in the heart of Winchester
29th November 2016
Brendoncare Clubs is set to benefit from the generosity of its nearest neighbour, Denplan.
Brendoncare Clubs is voted into the final!
23rd November 2016
Brendoncare Clubs is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund.
Donate to help defeat loneliness
23rd November 2016
We're delighted to be taking part in the national Big Give at the end of November, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.
Festive evening of music and mince pies
22nd November 2016
A special evening of Christmas music is planned in St. Aldhem’s Church, Branksome on Saturday 10 December.
Sun shines for royal visit to Otterbourne
14th November 2016
We recently celebrated royally on Wednesday (9 November) with a visit by the charity’s patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.
Coffee and crosswords on a Saturday
7th November 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new club in Gosport and is inviting local residents to come along to find out more.
Give big or small to help defeat loneliness
26th October 2016
We're delighted to be taking part in the national Big Give campaign at the end of November, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.
Brendoncare Clubs in top 30 for charity award
26th October 2016
Brendoncare Clubs is delighted to be among the top 30 charities to have been shortlisted from over 700 entries for the Guardian Charity Awards.
Knightwood’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations
25th October 2016
Our Knightwood Care Home celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday 2nd October. See a selection of images from the day.
Extra Mile Awards
24th October 2016
There is still time to nominate staff and volunteers for an Extra Mile Award – get your nominations in by 31st October.
Social Saturdays for older people
18th October 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new club in Waterlooville and is inviting local residents to come along to find out more.
Be a Claus for a good cause!
11th October 2016
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is looking for Santas for its Santa Fun Run on Southampton Common on 4 December.
No more lonely Saturdays
5th October 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new club in Andover and is inviting local residents to come along to find out more.
Driving the Brendoncare Estate
3rd October 2016
Julie Lamont, Volunteering Manager at Brendoncare is undertaking the 'Drive the Brendoncare Estate' challenge on 19th & 20th October 2016.
Caring staff sought for Alton home
26th September 2016
We have a range of caring roles on offer for people interested in working with an organisation which places kindness, care, choice and community at the heart of its services.
Hop along to new club in Poole
31st August 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new club in Poole, and is inviting local residents to come along to find out more.
Coffee and a warm welcome in Chandlers Ford
18th August 2016
Dame Sheila Court, the residential and respite home at Brendoncare Knightwood in Chandlers Ford, is throwing its doors open with a weekly coffee morning.
Ensuring staff meet the highest standards of care
20th July 2016
Brendoncare is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cognisco to ensure staff meet the highest standards of care.
Fun and friendship in Sherborne
11th July 2016
Older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new weekly club in Sherborne. Members will enjoy a variety of activities including indoor kurling (based on the Olympic sport of ice curling), games and quizzes.
Open doors across Brendoncare’s homes
14th June 2016
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation will be welcoming visitors to its care homes across the south to mark Care Home Open Day in June.
Loneliness doesn’t stop at 5pm on a Friday
3rd June 2016
For many older people, the weekend can be the loneliest time and we're currently focused on launching clubs at weekends across the area.
We’ve gone kurling crazy!
9th May 2016
Do you fancy trying out something new? Indoor kurling is a fun and friendly game.
Groove the night away in Gosport
4th May 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new evening dance club in Gosport.
Talking, planning and living in Alton
28th April 2016
As part of ‘Dying Matters Week’, Brendoncare Alton is holding a special event to support local people to talk about death, dying and bereavement.
Career opportunities at Brendoncare Alton
20th April 2016
Brendoncare Alton is looking for caring and compassionate nurses and care assistants and is holding a recruitment fair on Tuesday 26 April.
Brendoncare Stildon Strikes Gold
12th April 2016
Brendoncare Stildon in East Grinstead has been recognised with a major national award. Brendoncare Stildon was among 80 homes from across the UK to achieve success in winning a Quality Hallmark Award.
Kurling crazy in Emsworth
7th April 2016
Brendoncare’s Emsworth kurling club is going from strength to strength, thanks to a donation of £500 from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.
New kurling club for older people coming to Strouden Park
6th April 2016
Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is to open a new indoor kurling club for older people in Strouden Park, Bournemouth.
Brendoncare is supporting the second Big Cuppa
5th April 2016
We're delighted to be supporting the Big Cuppa on Wednesday 13 April. The event is being run by BBC Radio Solent and follows the success of the first Big Cuppa in December last year.
Official opening of Ronald Gibson House’s new sensory garden
24th March 2016
Residents, staff, volunteers and fundraisers at a Tooting care home will be celebrating the official opening of a new sensory garden on Tuesday 12th April.
Copious cups of tea the key to Jim’s long life!
1st March 2016
Jim Howard celebrated his 102nd birthday with a special get-together at Brendoncare Froxfield. When asked the secret to a long and healthy life, he says he puts his longevity down to "copious cups of tea!"
It’s not too late to make your New Year’s Resolution count
14th January 2016
Charity appeals for volunteers to help local older people
Southampton Solicitors Raise £300 for Brendoncare
16th December 2015
Staff from Southampton law firm Warner Goodman visited Brendoncare's Central Office in Winchester to present a cheque for £300, raised during their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party baking challenge.
Christmas Celebration Concert in Branksome raises over £3000 for Brendoncare Clubs
16th December 2015
A Christmas Celebration Concert in Branksome has raised over £3,000 for local charity Brendoncare, with more than 300 people enjoying performances by Salvacosta, the Woodfalls Brass Band and Dynamix Minis Youth Choir.
Santas on the run for Brendoncare in Southampton!
30th November 2015
Brendoncare’s first ever Santa Fun Run took place on Southampton Common on Sunday 29th November. More than 100 Santas took part – adults, children and even dogs!
Tickets on sale for a magical evening of music and song
30th November 2015
The ethereal music of ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ will be the centre piece in this Christmas concert performed by the Winchester Consort. Featuring traditional and contemporary works, the concert will include haunting tunes and energetic, joyful carols. Set in the atmospheric Winchester College Chapel, this is the perfect venue for this magical evening.
Christmas Celebration Concert in Poole raising money for Brendoncare
4th November 2015
Bournemouth resident Rod Fletcher is organising a very special Christmas concert to raise money for Brendoncare. This will be the fifth successive year that Rod, a volunteer with Brendoncare, has organised the event, and tickets are already selling fast.
We are recruiting care assistants
30th October 2015
“No day is the same and above all, I love talking to the residents and hearing about their lives and experiences. I really value the time I spend with our residents and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”
An afternoon of Curiosity at Brendoncare Knightwood
19th October 2015
A crowd of residents and visitors joined staff and volunteers at Brendoncare Knightwood’s Autumn Curiosity Fayre on Sunday 18th October.
New residential and respite home opening at Knightwood
12th October 2015
We currently provide a rehabilitation service for the NHS at Brendoncare Knightwood. West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for this service, is making changes to the way it provides rehabilitation care.
Fine Dining in Brendoncare homes
12th October 2015
Meal times are an important part of the day, and all of Brendoncare’s homes currently hold the Food Standards Agency’s top 5 star rating.
Bringing the outside in – WiFi in Brendoncare homes
9th October 2015
In 2014, Brendoncare’s fundraising team launched the “Let’s Do 30” campaign, aimed at raising money to install WiFi in its ten homes across the South of England.
Brendoncare offers jobs which make a difference at local careers fair
5th October 2015
The Brendoncare Foundation will be attending the University of Southampton Health Sciences Careers Fair on Tuesday 17 November 2015.
New singing club for older people launches in Lordshill
5th October 2015
Hampshire charity The Brendoncare Foundation has opened a new Saturday morning singing club for older people.
Hampshire charity to hold its first ever ‘Santa Fun Run’
5th October 2015
Hampshire based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is inviting runners of all ages and abilities to “be a Claus for a good cause”, in its first ever “Santa Fun Run”, to be held on Southampton Common on Sunday 29th November.
Brendoncare supports Southampton Jobsfair
10th August 2015
The Brendoncare Foundation will be attending the Southern Daily Echo Jobsfair on Thursday 24 September 2015 at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton.
Otterbourne resident Diana Fawkes receives Freedom of Bletchley Park
23rd July 2015
The Old Parsonage, our care home in Otterbourne, hosted a very special ceremony to honour one of its residents for her work before and during the Second World War.
Daring fundraisers to abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower
24th June 2015
This weekend, more than 30 daring fundraisers will be abseiling down one of Portsmouth’s most iconic structures, the Spinnaker Tower, raising money for three local charities.
Open Doors at Brendoncare
18th June 2015
Between 17th and 19th June, we are throwing open our doors as part of our celebrations of National Care Home Open Day.
National Volunteers’ Week
27th May 2015
1-7 June 2015 is National Volunteers’ Week and here at Brendoncare we are taking this opportunity to thank all our amazing volunteers.
Lottery Funding boost to tackle loneliness at weekends
22nd May 2015
Brendoncare has received a significant boost for its clubs for older people, with a three-year grant of £118,699 from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its service at weekends.
Brendoncare staff will be pulling pints at Alton Beer Festival
22nd May 2015
Staff from Brendoncare Alton will be helping out at the forthcoming Alton Beer Festival, which takes place on May 29th and 30th.
Could Brendoncare Clubs help you live longer?
22nd May 2015
Regular exercise as you get older can increase your life expectancy, and the effect can be as powerful as giving up smoking, according to researchers in Norway.
Weekend clubs: because loneliness doesn’t simply stop on a Friday evening
22nd May 2015
Brendoncare is joining forces with Hampshire County Council’s Library Service to tackle loneliness among older people at the weekend, by launching new clubs for older people across the county.
Two new Kurling clubs in Hampshire bring Brendoncare’s total to 80!
22nd May 2015
Brendoncare Clubs are celebrating a significant milestone, with the opening of two new clubs in May bringing the total number of clubs to 80.
Clairvoyant Evening to raise money for Brendoncare Stildon
22nd May 2015
Tickets are now on sale for a Clairvoyant Evening, taking place at Felbridge Village Hall on Wednesday 27th May, to raise money to benefit residents at Brendoncare Stildon.
Brendoncare Clubs volunteer wins New Milton Citizen of the Year award
22nd April 2015
Bernie Day, volunteer with the New Milton Get Together club, has been recognised as New Milton's Citizen of the Year at the Town Council's annual meeting.
Dance Alive! New dance groups for older people
8th April 2015
Hampshire-based older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening two new clubs with music and movement to lift the spirits. The new clubs will run in Southbourne and Chandlers Ford.
National Lottery funding for wellbeing garden at Brendoncare Froxfield
27th March 2015
Brendoncare Froxfield is delighted to have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the creation of a sensory garden within the grounds of their care home.
Brendoncare CEO supports awards for financial leadership
25th March 2015
Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive Officer of Winchester-based charity Brendoncare, has been invited to judge the Financial Leadership Awards 2015.
Weekend volunteering opportunities
24th March 2015
We have recently launched a number of weekend clubs in Hampshire and need a range of volunteers to support the running of these sessions.
Lights, camera, action at Brendoncare Alton!
18th March 2015
Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, was the scene of a professional photo shoot last week.
New Kurling Club for Older People in Marchwood
16th March 2015
Residents of Marchwood are invited to join a new kurling club starting today at Marchwood Village Hall. The club will meet every Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm, and is open to both men and women.
Brendoncare Alton welcomes the farm to their home
13th March 2015
Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, enjoyed an afternoon of fun with local farm animals.
Brendoncare Alton helps make Easter special for local children
10th March 2015
Brendoncare, the local registered charity which cares for older people, is delighted to be supporting local children this Easter, by taking part in Eagle Radio’s Easter egg appeal.
Tackling loneliness amongst older people at weekends
24th February 2015
Hampshire-based charity Brendoncare is opening a new friendship and wellbeing club in Fareham on Saturdays.
New Kurling Club for Older People in Ringwood
18th February 2015
A new indoor kurling club for older people was launched on Wednesday 14th January at the Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.
Brendoncare Raises Over £32,000 in 30th Anniversary Year
16th February 2015
Brendoncare’s “Let’s Do 30!” fundraising campaign has resulted in over £32,000 being raised for the charity.
Time at weekends?
11th February 2015
We run over 70 clubs across Hampshire and Dorset offering a range of activities from multi-sport and kurling through to arts and crafts, lunch clubs and pub clubs for older people.
Dignity in Action at Brendoncare
6th February 2015
Brendoncare Alton is excited to be involved in developing a new model, pioneering the way forward for care homes.
Dignity Action Day
23rd January 2015
We believe it is the right of older people to be cared for with dignity and respect. Find out more about how we are celebrating Dignity Action Day.
Weekend clubs coming soon!
21st January 2015
We are delighted to be extending our clubs service with the launch of several clubs at weekends.