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Aiming High 2019
3rd June 2019
On Friday 10th 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.
Brendoncare’s Fundraising Star of the Month: May
30th May 2019
This month we are recognising the outstanding support of one of our amazing fundraisers who has not only exceeded their targets but has continuously shown great enthusiasm for Brendoncare all whilst training very hard for one of the greatest challenge events in the world. This month’s star is London Marathon runner Matthew Wragg!
Brendoncare ‘s Volunteers nominated for the 2019 Gosport Volunteer Awards
29th May 2019
Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce that three volunteers working within the Gosport Centre have been nominated for the 2019 Gosport Volunteer Awards. Toni Young, George Brown and Ros Brown have been nominated for their amazing contribution to the Gosport Centre.
Architects and Construction Consultants take on Three Peaks for Brendoncare
22nd May 2019
On Friday 14th June, a brave team of employees from Hunters Architects and Philip Pank Construction Consultants are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge, and are hoping to raise as much money as possible to support Brendoncare.
Dementia Action Week event at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill, 20 May 2019
14th May 2019
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill is pleased to be supporting Dementia Action Week, 20-26 May 2019.
Dying Matters Awareness week 13th- 19th May 2019
10th May 2019
Dying Matters is an organisation that, along with its members, promotes the importance of speaking about dying and planning for the future.
Dementia Action Week event at Brendoncare Alton, 21 May 2019
9th May 2019
Brendoncare Alton is pleased to be supporting Dementia Action Week, 20-26 May 2019.
Brendoncare’s Fundraising Star of the Month - APRIL
26th April 2019
We are thrilled to award April's ‘Fundraising Star of the Month’ to passionate care assistant, Claire Emery, who works at Brendoncare Knightwood.
Resident finds voice again, giving a recital for family and friends
24th April 2019
Kate Morgan, a resident at Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester, recently organised a recital for friends and family, following a long journey of speech and music therapy.
Brendoncare Inter-clubs Kurling Competition 2019
8th April 2019
The next inter-club competition for Brendoncare kurling clubs will be held at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Saturday 8th June.
Brendoncare’s Fundraising Star of the Month - MARCH
29th March 2019
March’s ‘Star of the Month’ goes to the hugely talented musicians at the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Oldest man in England celebrates his 111th Birthday at Brendoncare Alton
28th March 2019
Bob Weighton, the oldest man in England, will be celebrating his 111th Birthday on 29 March 2019.
Local charity Brendoncare hosts fashion show and shopping experience during Winchester Fashion Week.
19th March 2019
On 30th April 2019, local charity The Brendoncare Foundation is hosting a stylish night to remember at Winchester Hotel and Spa.
Brendoncare Park Road celebrates after being rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
19th March 2019
Winchester based, residential and nursing home, Brendoncare Park Road, is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it as ‘good’ in all categories, following an inspection in February.
Winchester Care Home planning application approval in principle granted
19th March 2019
On 14th March 2019, Winchester Planning Committee granted resolution to approve the application for the re-development of an existing care home, subject to further site reports.
New Manager at Brendoncare Park Road
13th March 2019
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is pleased to announce that Erin Langley has been appointed as Home Manager for its care and nursing home in Park Road, Winchester.
Spring break offer at Brendoncare Chiltern View
11th March 2019
With Spring now upon us, it’s a great time for you or your loved one to take a Spring break and experience the compassion and safety of our friendly dementia home whilst making new friends or giving a carer a break.
Brendoncare’s hub in Gosport receives generous grant from The Screwfix Foundation
11th March 2019
Brendoncare Clubs has been fortunate to receive a grant of £5,000 from The Screwfix Foundation to cover the cost of new heaters for the main hall at its Club Hampshire centre in Gosport.
Brendoncare Park Road residents are entertained by the 6th Winchester Wolf Cubs
6th March 2019
Brendoncare Park Road in Winchester enjoyed an evening of entertainment by the 6th Winchester Wolf Cubs, on 27 February.
Winchester welcomes talented students for charity concert
5th March 2019
Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is delighted to announce that the phenomenal Yehudi Menuhin School will perform a special concert on Saturday 23rd March.
New Manager at Brendoncare Chiltern View
1st March 2019
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is pleased to announce that Trish Harris has been promoted to Home Manager, for its dementia and respite care home in Stone, Aylesbury.
Brendoncare’s Fundraising ‘Star of the Month’!
28th February 2019
In the month of our 35th birthday, we are very excited to launch our monthly fundraising ‘Star of the Month’ campaign, recognising the outstanding support of our amazing fundraisers.
Local club celebrates five years of friendship!
15th February 2019
The Good Companion pub club recently celebrated its five year anniversary of fun, laughter and friendship.
Brendoncare Woodhayes celebrates after being rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
15th February 2019
Exeter based, residential and nursing home, Brendoncare Woodhayes, is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) continued to rate it as ‘good’ in all categories, following an inspection in January.
Brendoncare celebrates its 35th anniversary
14th February 2019
Brendoncare was founded in 1984 by Sir Ronald Gibson, a GP who championed the rights of older people. His firm belief was that they were let down by society and he was determined to change that.
Brendoncare Club Hampshire in Gosport is opening its doors to the community
13th February 2019
Brendoncare Club Hampshire in Gosport is opening its doors to the community, to invite local people to come and see what they do.
Cooking with confidence
11th February 2019
Brendoncare Clubs has been running cookery demonstrations in many of its existing clubs for the last five years, but this March, with springtime just arriving, the Cooking for One club in Wimborne returns on Saturday 30th March with the opportunity to enjoy some seasonal treats for those who attend.
We are recruiting now!
4th February 2019
Come and see us at our Recruitment Open Days at Brendoncare Alton.
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill receives a royal visit
25th January 2019
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, welcomed the charity’s patron HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO to officially open its new development at Otterbourne Hill, on Tuesday (22 January). The Countess unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.
Volunteering with your colleagues
18th January 2019
If you would like to try something different with your colleagues, why not spend a day volunteering? Get in touch with our corporate teamto discuss activities, location and to set a date. Below are some ideas of using your skills to help our charity.
Clubs for lonely and isolated older people get volunteer boost thanks to Hampshire and Isle of Wight
17th January 2019
A major programme to train and attract volunteers to help lonely and isolated older people is to go ahead following a grant to Brendoncare Clubs from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons.
Winter break offer at Brendoncare Froxfield
16th January 2019
With the cooler months upon us, it’s a great time to experience the warmth and care of our friendly home whilst making new friends at what can be a lonely time of year.
Local clubs join forces to support their charity’s Big Give Christmas Challenge
2nd January 2019
At the end of 2018, local charity Brendoncare Clubs took part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge – the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, which helps UK-registered charities raise funds for their cause.
Brendoncare Stildon Mews rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
13th December 2018
Brendoncare Stildon Mews is celebrating after being awarded a ‘good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a recent inspection.
Winter Breaks with Brendoncare Alton
11th December 2018
With winter breaks in mind, Brendoncare Alton is offering a fourteen day stay for the price of ten for winter breaks starting before 11th January 2019 for you or your loved one*.
Local club members perform as part of charity concert
4th December 2018
Christmas is upon us and, once again, local charity The Brendoncare Foundation, is teaming up with choral group, Winchester Consort, for their annual seasonal concert at Winchester College Chapel on Sunday 9th December.
Raise £6000 for Brendoncare by shopping online!
23rd November 2018
The Brendoncare team has been given an amazing opportunity to raise thousands of pounds for our residents and club members without spending any time, money, or energy!
Christmas Card Competition
22nd November 2018
We are encouraging our residents and club members to get involved in one of our big Christmas fundraisers: Christmas card sales.
Brendoncare ‘s Gosport Centre shortlisted for Markel 3rd Sector Care Award 2018
9th November 2018
Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce that the Gosport Centre has been shortlisted for the Community Engagement category within the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2018.
Brendoncare Knightwood’s Manager shortlisted for Markel 3rd Sector Care Award 2018
2nd November 2018
Winchester-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce that Carol Mayers, General Manager, at Brendoncare Knightwood has been shortlisted for the Leadership category within the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2018.
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill staff are rated ‘Good’ by the CQC
1st November 2018
The dedicated team at Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill have recently transferred from Brendoncare The Old Parsonage. In a recent CQC inspection the team was rated as ‘Good’.
Recruitment Open Days for Staff at Brendoncare Froxfield
10th October 2018
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is holding four recruitment open days for people to come and find out more about job opportunities at Brendoncare Froxfield.
Recruitment Open Days for Staff at Brendoncare Alton
3rd October 2018
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is holding four recruitment open days for people to come and find out more about job opportunities at Brendoncare Alton.
Brendoncare dares you to join other courageous individuals in braving the coals in our Firewalk this
1st October 2018
Local charity, Brendoncare Stildon, is hosting a Firewalk at their care home on Saturday 17th November. Naomi Butcher, Home Manager, is taking on the challenge and raising money for Brendoncare Stildon, along with other participants who are stepping out of their comfort zone.
Residents from Brendoncare Park Road and Meadway meet again after 76 years
21st September 2018
Two residents at Brendoncare homes were both enjoying fish and chips at Brendoncare Park Road when they recognised each other, after not seeing each other for 76 years.
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill - the first dementia-focused community development in Hampshire
10th September 2018
Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill is the first truly dementia-focused community development offering three integrated services on one site, in the UK and welcomed its first residents in August 2018.
New Manager at Brendoncare Meadway
6th September 2018
Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation is pleased to announce that Mandy Gilbert has been promoted to Home Manager, for its residential care home in Winchester.
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.
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.