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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.

Brendoncare Stildon is extending its Day Care Service

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.

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Aiming High 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.

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Dementia Action Week event at Brendoncare Alton

Brendoncare Alton is pleased to be supporting Dementia Action Week, 21-27 May 2018.

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New Manager at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill

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.

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Recruitment Open Days for staff at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill

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.

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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 of England, to mark National Care Home Open Day and to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, on Saturday 21 April 2018.

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Sales Suite opens 16 April 2018 at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill

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.

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Bishops Waltham club offers a warm welcome!

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.

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Brendoncare Kurling Competition Saturday 28th April 2018

The next inter-club competition for Brendoncare kurling clubs will be held at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Saturday 28th April 2018.

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Oldest man in England celebrates his 110th Birthday at Brendoncare Alton

Bob Weighton, the oldest man in England, will be celebrating his 110th Birthday on 29 March 2018.

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Brendoncare wins community award!

Brendoncare is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Mayor of Winchester’s Community Award for 2017/18.

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Brendoncare Park Road opens its doors to the local community

Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester has some exciting events coming up which will be open to all residents, families, friends and the local community.

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College bagpipers at special Burns lunch

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.

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Neighbourly support for local charity

Brendoncare Clubs has benefitted from support from its nearest neighbour.

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Don’t be a stranger in Somerford

A new club is launching in Somerford to bring local older people together over board games and a slice of cake.

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New route to fitness

Launching in mid-January is a new club bringing fitness to older people.

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Extra Mile Awards

Last day for nominations for the Extra Mile awards is 28th February 2018.

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Public events to find out more about innovative care scheme

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.

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Donate to help defeat loneliness

Winchester-based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be taking part in the national Big Give starting this week.

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Celebrating 10 years of friendship in Ferndown

A local social club for older people, Penny’s Friendship Club in Ferndown, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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Brendoncare Chief Executive becomes roofer to mark milestone in care development

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.

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Invitation to find out more about new development at Otterbourne Hill

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.

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Safe, effective and caring – local care home celebrates after ‘good’ rating

Brendoncare Knightwood Court in Chandlers Ford is celebrating after being awarded a ‘good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a recent inspection.

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Celebrations at local care home

Winchester residential home Brendoncare Meadway is celebrating after being awarded ‘good’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Can you conqueror the burning coals for charity?

This November, Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is turning up the heat and asking you to test your bravery on its firewalk.

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Support Saturday socialising for older people

Local older person’s charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is calling for new volunteers for its weekend clubs across Hampshire and Dorset.

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Recognising and supporting ‘hidden’ carers

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.

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Outstanding’ home welcomes new manager

Brendoncare Froxfield near Marlborough is delighted to welcome a new manager to the ‘Outstanding’ care home.

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Forward planning with Warner Goodman

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.

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Extra Mile awards

Last day for nominations for the Extra Mile awards is 31st October 2017

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Brendoncare kurling competition

Excitement is starting to build for the next kurling competition which will be held in Lyndhurst on 30th September.

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Rising Stars and Mayor at summer fete

Brendoncare Stildon is throwing its doors open to celebrate summer for its annual fete on Saturday 26 August.

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Kurling clubs get the boost they need, thanks to local donation

The Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF) has shown its support to Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, with a donation of £3,152.

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Local landlady to drive 1,200 miles for charity

The landlady of the Junction Tavern in Gosport is taking on an epic challenge to raise money for Brendoncare Clubs.

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Loving later life in Verwood

Verwood’s older residents are invited along to a new activities club which is opening in September.

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Charity is cooking with confidence in local store

Local department store Dacombes of Wimborne is supporting a new cooking club in the town.

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The League of Friends fete at Brendoncare Froxfield

Join us on Saturday 22 July between 2.30pm and 4.30pm for an afternoon of fun.

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Double celebrations at local care home

Care home Brendoncare Alton is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it as ‘good’ in all categories.

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Social Saturdays coming to Alton

Do you enjoy trying new activities, games and quizzes? Then the new Saturday club coming to Alton is just for you!

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Care Home Open Day 2017

Brendoncare’s homes are celebrating on Friday 16 June as part of Care Home Open Day.

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Social Saturdays coming to Ringwood

Do you enjoy trying new activities, games and quizzes? Then the new Saturday club coming to Ringwood is just for you!

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Calling all quiz and games enthusiasts

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!

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‘Outstanding’ manager at Brendoncare Alton

Brendoncare Alton has recently welcomed a new manager - and one who has led her previous home to an ‘outstanding’ rating.

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Brendoncare staff aim high

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.

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Plucky pensioners to take on the Spinnaker Tower

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.

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No more lonely weekends

Hampshire-based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is launching two new clubs, providing social opportunities for older people.

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Winchester chef prepares for national final of Care Chef of the Year 2017 competition

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.

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The winning recipe for older people in Dorset and Hampshire

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.

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Golfing ladies support local older people’s club

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.

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Residents’ praise for local care home in national survey

Residents at Brendoncare Froxfield care home near Marlborough are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide survey of care home residents.

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Brendoncare’s dementia care lecture discusses the importance of environment

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.

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Chandlers Ford care home helps tackle food waste

Brendoncare Knightwood is helping to cut food waste through participation in the FareShare FoodCloud.

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Charity serves up a new club for older people

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.

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Can you help shape the future of our services for older people?

The Brendoncare Foundation is currently seeking people to join our Board of Trustees and help shape the future of our organisation.

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Local older people benefit from generous Waitrose shoppers

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.

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Supporting best practices in dementia care

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.

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Older people benefit from generosity of Waitrose shoppers

The Riverside Club in Wimborne has started the year with a windfall of over £300, thanks to customers in its local Waitrose store.

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Outstanding Froxfield is within top 1% of English care homes

Brendoncare Froxfield near Marlborough is celebrating after being rated as ‘outstanding’ by care home regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Brendoncare pays tribute to Dame Sheila Quinn

The Brendoncare Foundation is saddened to hear about the death of our former trustee, Dame Sheila Quinn DBE, FRCN, RGN, RM, RNT.

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Not just one Father Christmas, but 150!

On Sunday 4 December, 150 Father Christmases took over Southampton Common to raise money for the Brendoncare Foundation.

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Dorset and Hampshire Give Big to support older persons’ clubs

We've raised a record £22,000 in 72 hours, thanks to the generosity of supporters across Dorset and Hampshire.

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The Countess of Wessex visits Brendoncare

Here are a selection of photos from the recent visit by our patron, The Countess of Wessex GCVO.

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Neighbourly help in the heart of Winchester

Brendoncare Clubs is set to benefit from the generosity of its nearest neighbour, Denplan.

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Brendoncare Clubs is voted into the final!

Brendoncare Clubs is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Aviva Community Fund.

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Donate to help defeat loneliness

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.

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Festive evening of music and mince pies

A special evening of Christmas music is planned in St. Aldhem’s Church, Branksome on Saturday 10 December.

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Sun shines for royal visit to Otterbourne

We recently celebrated royally on Wednesday (9 November) with a visit by the charity’s patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.

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Coffee and crosswords on a Saturday

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.

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Give big or small to help defeat loneliness

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.

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Brendoncare Clubs in top 30 for charity award

Brendoncare Clubs is delighted to be among the top 30 charities to have been shortlisted from over 700 entries for the Guardian Charity Awards.

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Knightwood’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Our Knightwood Care Home celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday 2nd October. See a selection of images from the day.

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Extra Mile Awards

There is still time to nominate staff and volunteers for an Extra Mile Award – get your nominations in by 31st October.

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Social Saturdays for older people

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.

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Be a Claus for a good cause!

Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is looking for Santas for its Santa Fun Run on Southampton Common on 4 December.

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No more lonely Saturdays

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.

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Driving the Brendoncare Estate

Julie Lamont, Volunteering Manager at Brendoncare is undertaking the 'Drive the Brendoncare Estate' challenge on 19th & 20th October 2016.

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Caring staff sought for Alton home

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.

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Hop along to new club in Poole

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.

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Coffee and a warm welcome in Chandlers Ford

Dame Sheila Court, the residential and respite home at Brendoncare Knightwood in Chandlers Ford, is throwing its doors open with a weekly coffee morning.

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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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