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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).

Ensuring staff meet the highest standards of care

Brendoncare is delighted to announce a new partnership with Cognisco to ensure staff meet the highest standards of care.

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Fun and friendship in Sherborne

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.

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Open doors across Brendoncare’s homes

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.

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Loneliness doesn’t stop at 5pm on a Friday

For many older people, the weekend can be the loneliest time and we're currently focused on launching clubs at weekends across the area.

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We’ve gone kurling crazy!

Do you fancy trying out something new? Indoor kurling is a fun and friendly game.

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Groove the night away in Gosport

Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening a new evening dance club in Gosport.

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Talking, planning and living in Alton

As part of ‘Dying Matters Week’, Brendoncare Alton is holding a special event to support local people to talk about death, dying and bereavement.

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Career opportunities at Brendoncare Alton

Brendoncare Alton is looking for caring and compassionate nurses and care assistants and is holding a recruitment fair on Tuesday 26 April.

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Brendoncare Stildon Strikes Gold

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.

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Kurling crazy in Emsworth

Brendoncare’s Emsworth kurling club is going from strength to strength, thanks to a donation of £500 from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.

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New kurling club for older people coming to Strouden Park

Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is to open a new indoor kurling club for older people in Strouden Park, Bournemouth.

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Brendoncare is supporting the second Big Cuppa

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.

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Official opening of Ronald Gibson House’s new sensory garden

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.

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Copious cups of tea the key to Jim’s long life!

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!"

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It’s not too late to make your New Year’s Resolution count

Charity appeals for volunteers to help local older people

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Southampton Solicitors Raise £300 for Brendoncare

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.

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Christmas Celebration Concert in Branksome raises over £3000 for Brendoncare Clubs

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.

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Santas on the run for Brendoncare in Southampton!

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!

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Tickets on sale for a magical evening of music and song

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.

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Christmas Celebration Concert in Poole raising money for Brendoncare

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.

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We are recruiting care assistants

“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.”

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An afternoon of Curiosity at Brendoncare Knightwood

A crowd of residents and visitors joined staff and volunteers at Brendoncare Knightwood’s Autumn Curiosity Fayre on Sunday 18th October.

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New residential and respite home opening at Knightwood

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.

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Fine Dining in Brendoncare homes

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.

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Bringing the outside in – WiFi in Brendoncare homes

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.

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Brendoncare offers jobs which make a difference at local careers fair

The Brendoncare Foundation will be attending the University of Southampton Health Sciences Careers Fair on Tuesday 17 November 2015.

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New singing club for older people launches in Lordshill

Hampshire charity The Brendoncare Foundation has opened a new Saturday morning singing club for older people.

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Hampshire charity to hold its first ever ‘Santa Fun Run’

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.

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Brendoncare supports Southampton Jobsfair

The Brendoncare Foundation will be attending the Southern Daily Echo Jobsfair on Thursday 24 September 2015 at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton.

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Otterbourne resident Diana Fawkes receives Freedom of Bletchley Park

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.

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Daring fundraisers to abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower

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.

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Open Doors at Brendoncare

Between 17th and 19th June, we are throwing open our doors as part of our celebrations of National Care Home Open Day.

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National Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June 2015 is National Volunteers’ Week and here at Brendoncare we are taking this opportunity to thank all our amazing volunteers.

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Lottery Funding boost to tackle loneliness at weekends

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.

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Brendoncare staff will be pulling pints at Alton Beer Festival

Staff from Brendoncare Alton will be helping out at the forthcoming Alton Beer Festival, which takes place on May 29th and 30th.

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Could Brendoncare Clubs help you live longer?

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.

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Weekend clubs: because loneliness doesn’t simply stop on a Friday evening

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.

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Two new Kurling clubs in Hampshire bring Brendoncare’s total to 80!

Brendoncare Clubs are celebrating a significant milestone, with the opening of two new clubs in May bringing the total number of clubs to 80.

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Clairvoyant Evening to raise money for Brendoncare Stildon

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.

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Brendoncare Clubs volunteer wins New Milton Citizen of the Year award

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.

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Dance Alive! New dance groups for older people

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.

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National Lottery funding for wellbeing garden at Brendoncare Froxfield

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.

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Brendoncare CEO supports awards for financial leadership

Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive Officer of Winchester-based charity Brendoncare, has been invited to judge the Financial Leadership Awards 2015.

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Weekend volunteering opportunities

We have recently launched a number of weekend clubs in Hampshire and need a range of volunteers to support the running of these sessions.

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Lights, camera, action at Brendoncare Alton!

Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, was the scene of a professional photo shoot last week.

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New Kurling Club for Older People in Marchwood

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.

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Brendoncare Alton welcomes the farm to their home

Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, enjoyed an afternoon of fun with local farm animals.

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Brendoncare Alton helps make Easter special for local children

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.

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Tackling loneliness amongst older people at weekends

Hampshire-based charity Brendoncare is opening a new friendship and wellbeing club in Fareham on Saturdays.

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New Kurling Club for Older People in Ringwood

A new indoor kurling club for older people was launched on Wednesday 14th January at the Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.

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Brendoncare Raises Over £32,000 in 30th Anniversary Year

Brendoncare’s “Let’s Do 30!” fundraising campaign has resulted in over £32,000 being raised for the charity.

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Time at weekends?

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.

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Dignity in Action at Brendoncare

Brendoncare Alton is excited to be involved in developing a new model, pioneering the way forward for care homes.

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Dignity Action Day

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.

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Weekend clubs coming soon!

We are delighted to be extending our clubs service with the launch of several clubs at weekends.

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It’s never too late to date!

Looking to spice up your social life? We are holding a special dating evening in Gosport. Come along and meet new friends – and maybe find some romance!

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City Bridge Trust support Sensory Garden at Ronald Gibson House

Brendoncare’s Ronald Gibson House has received a grant of £9,200 to create a sensory garden for elderly residents with dementia. This generous grant was awarded by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust.

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Brendoncare pays tribute to late Winchester Bishop

All at Brendoncare were saddened to hear of the recent passing of the Rt Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester between 1995 and 2011.

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Tooting Care Home Opens its Doors to the Public.

Ronald Gibson House opened its doors to the public recently to give the local community a chance to look around the home.

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Ronald Gibson House Residents enjoy a visit to Brighton Beach

Residents from Tooting based care home, Ronald Gibson House enjoyed a trip to the seaside

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Tooting Nursing Home Boosted by Donation from the Santander Foundation.

Residents in a South London care home are to benefit from 6 new special beds for people living with dementia.

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Earlsfield School Performance in Tooting Nursing Home

Over 30 children from Earlsfield school attended nursing home Brendoncare Ronald Gisbson House based in South London Tooting.

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Ronald Gibson House - Summer Fair

Residents at Brendoncare – Ronald Gibson House Care Home, based in South London are looking forward to a trip to Brighton Beach thanks to £400 which was raised at their recent Summer Fair.

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Ronald Gibson House Demonstrate their Commitment to Diversity at their ‘Meal of the Year’

Residents and their families celebrated with staff, volunteers and members of the local community recently when Ronald Gibson House held its annual ‘Meal of the year’.

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Enhanced Sensory Room for Residents in South West London Care Home

A nursing home based in Tooting, South West London has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

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Love Never Gets Old

Ronald Gibson House celebrated Valentine’s Day in style.

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Brendoncare marks its 30th Anniversary with a new appeal and celebrations

Leading Hampshire-based care charity for older people, Brendoncare, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on 14th February 2014 and has launched a year-long fundraising campaign to raise at least £30,000.

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Brendoncare Stildon takes part in ‘I Care… Ambassadors Week’

Brendoncare Stildon are opening their doors to those interested in finding out more about working in a care home.

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Kurling proves Great Success for New Social Club

A new social club for older people has opened in Ringwood offering local residents the chance to meet up and keep active with games such as kurling, skittles and quizzes.

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Count

Are you fed up with having the same old New Year’s Resolutions? Getting fit, eating healthily, taking up a new hobby, giving up alcohol…

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