Find out the latest news and developments at Brendoncare. All media enquiries should be directed to Emma Digance, Head of Fundraising & Communications, 01962 857095, click here to email.
September Switch Off!
9th August 2018
We are very excited to announce our new energy saving initiative across our care homes – a chance to save electricity, save money, save the planet and stay safe.
Free positive ageing workshops to be held in Gosport
7th August 2018
Brendoncare is hosting free information and advice workshops focusing on ‘positive ageing’, running from August through to October.
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill - the first dementia-focused community development opening in Hampshire
1st August 2018
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill is the first truly dementia-focused community development offering three integrated services on one site, in the UK. The first residents will be moving in early August 2018.
Celebrations at local care home
26th July 2018
East Grinstead residential and nursing home Brendoncare Stildon is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) continued to rate it as ‘good’ in all categories following a recent inspection.
Life In The Old Bench Yet!
20th July 2018
The beautiful setting of The Old Parsonage was the destination for a group of nine volunteers from Simplyhealth, Winchester, this week. Brendoncare welcomed the volunteers to clean, sand and paint a large number of benches situated around the grounds of The Old Parsonage in Otterbourne.
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill – handing over of keys
20th July 2018
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill is pleased to announce that keys for the new dementia-focused community development have now been presented to Brendoncare, by the construction company, Stepnell.
Mayor of Eastleigh enjoys a visit to Brendoncare’s West End club
11th July 2018
Members of Brendoncare’s West End club were delighted to welcome a visit on 9th July from the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Bruce Tennent.
Mayor of Andover enjoys ‘The Great Get Together’ with local club members
3rd July 2018
In recognition of the national event ‘The Great Get Together’, members of Brendoncare’s Andover Saturday club were delighted to welcome a visit from the Mayor of Andover.
Recruitment Open Days for Staff at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill
29th June 2018
The Brendoncare Foundation is holding two recruitment open days for people to come and find out more about job opportunities at Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.
Summer break offer at Brendoncare Froxfield
28th June 2018
With summer holidays in mind, Brendoncare Froxfield is offering a fourteen day stay for the price of ten for summer breaks starting before 9th September 2018*.
Brendoncare seeks daredevils to join 87-year-old David for abseil challenge
27th June 2018
Local charity Brendoncare is hosting an abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower on 22nd July.
Brendoncare’s residents are taking part in Winchester’s Hat Fair
21st June 2018
The Brendoncare Foundation in Winchester is involved in this year’s Winchester Hat Fair on Saturday 30th June 2018.
Brendoncare Stildon is extending its Day Care Service
6th June 2018
Brendoncare Stildon is pleased to announce that it is extending its day care service to support the growing need for day care in the local community.
Aiming High 2018
14th May 2018
On Friday 4th 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.
Dementia Action Week event at Brendoncare Alton
9th May 2018
Brendoncare Alton is pleased to be supporting Dementia Action Week, 21-27 May 2018.
New Manager at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill
3rd May 2018
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is pleased to welcome Tina Manterfield as General Manager for its new ground breaking development at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill, near Winchester.
Recruitment Open Days for staff at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill
20th April 2018
The Brendoncare Foundation is holding three recruitment open days for people to come and find out more about job opportunities at Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.
Open doors across Brendoncare’s Homes
10th April 2018
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation will be welcoming visitors to its care homes across the south of England, to mark National Care Home Open Day and to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, on Saturday 21 April 2018.
Sales Suite opens 16 April 2018 at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill
5th April 2018
The Sales Suite will be opening on Monday 16 April 2018 for people to come and find out more about Brendoncare’s innovative care scheme at Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.
Bishops Waltham club offers a warm welcome!
29th March 2018
Brendoncare Clubs is a registered charity dedicated to providing older people with opportunities for social interaction through its friendship and activity clubs, helping older people remain in the community and stay active and independent.
Brendoncare Kurling Competition Saturday 28th April 2018
26th March 2018
The next inter-club competition for Brendoncare kurling clubs will be held at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Saturday 28th April 2018.
Oldest man in England celebrates his 110th Birthday at Brendoncare Alton
23rd March 2018
Bob Weighton, the oldest man in England, will be celebrating his 110th Birthday on 29 March 2018.
Brendoncare wins community award!
9th March 2018
Brendoncare is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award for 2017/18.
Brendoncare Park Road opens its doors to the local community
1st March 2018
Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester has some exciting events coming up which will be open to all residents, families, friends and the local community.
College bagpipers at special Burns lunch
13th February 2018
On Thursday 25th January, residents, staff and friends at Brendoncare Park Road enjoyed a Scottish fayre of neaps and tatties to commemorate the life of Robert Burns.
Neighbourly support for local charity
30th January 2018
Brendoncare Clubs has benefitted from support from its nearest neighbour.
Don’t be a stranger in Somerford
15th January 2018
A new club is launching in Somerford to bring local older people together over board games and a slice of cake.
New route to fitness
9th January 2018
Launching in mid-January is a new club bringing fitness to older people.
Extra Mile Awards
6th January 2018
Last day for nominations for the Extra Mile awards is 28th February 2018.
Public events to find out more about innovative care scheme
5th January 2018
The Brendoncare Foundation is holding a couple of information sessions for people to come and find out more about its innovative care scheme at Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.
Donate to help defeat loneliness
28th November 2017
Winchester-based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be taking part in the national Big Give starting this week.
Celebrating 10 years of friendship in Ferndown
22nd November 2017
A local social club for older people, Penny’s Friendship Club in Ferndown, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Brendoncare Chief Executive becomes roofer to mark milestone in care development
7th November 2017
We've marked another milestone in the construction of our new care development for older people with a topping out ceremony on Friday 3 November.
Invitation to find out more about new development at Otterbourne Hill
18th October 2017
Local charity The Brendoncare Foundation is inviting people to come along and find out more about its new care development at Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.
Safe, effective and caring – local care home celebrates after ‘good’ rating
12th October 2017
Brendoncare Knightwood Court in Chandlers Ford is celebrating after being awarded a ‘good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a recent inspection.
Celebrations at local care home
2nd October 2017
Winchester residential home Brendoncare Meadway is celebrating after being awarded ‘good’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Can you conqueror the burning coals for charity?
22nd September 2017
This November, Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is turning up the heat and asking you to test your bravery on its firewalk.
Support Saturday socialising for older people
21st September 2017
Local older person’s charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is calling for new volunteers for its weekend clubs across Hampshire and Dorset.
Recognising and supporting ‘hidden’ carers
8th September 2017
With National Dementia Carers Day taking place this year on Sunday 10th September, we’re thinking about those people who are caring for a loved one with dementia, recognising the crucial role that many play.
Outstanding’ home welcomes new manager
6th September 2017
Brendoncare Froxfield near Marlborough is delighted to welcome a new manager to the ‘Outstanding’ care home.
Forward planning with Warner Goodman
4th September 2017
Hampshire-based law firm Warner Goodman LLP is holding a free event on Saturday 23 September 2017 to support people who are looking at moving into a care home.
Extra Mile awards
1st September 2017
Last day for nominations for the Extra Mile awards is 31st October 2017
Brendoncare kurling competition
1st September 2017
Excitement is starting to build for the next kurling competition which will be held in Lyndhurst on 30th September.
Rising Stars and Mayor at summer fete
22nd August 2017
Brendoncare Stildon is throwing its doors open to celebrate summer for its annual fete on Saturday 26 August.
Kurling clubs get the boost they need, thanks to local donation
18th August 2017
The Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF) has shown its support to Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, with a donation of £3,152.
Local landlady to drive 1,200 miles for charity
10th August 2017
The landlady of the Junction Tavern in Gosport is taking on an epic challenge to raise money for Brendoncare Clubs.
Loving later life in Verwood
9th August 2017
Verwood’s older residents are invited along to a new activities club which is opening in September.
Charity is cooking with confidence in local store
8th August 2017
Local department store Dacombes of Wimborne is supporting a new cooking club in the town.
The League of Friends fete at Brendoncare Froxfield
18th July 2017
Join us on Saturday 22 July between 2.30pm and 4.30pm for an afternoon of fun.
Double celebrations at local care home
11th July 2017
Care home Brendoncare Alton is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it as ‘good’ in all categories.
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.
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.
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