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Find out the latest news and developments at Brendoncare. All media enquiries should be directed to our Central Office, 01962 852133click here to email.

October 22, 2020
The threat of Coronavirus is understandably a huge worry for all of us. Our primary concern is always for the health and wellbeing of everyone at Brendoncare. We have put...
September 28, 2020
John Cutter celebrated 60 years as a priest recently. A man with many connections to Winchester, he lives at Brendoncare Meadway, St Cross, having moved there just before coronavirus arrived....
September 10, 2020
Brendoncare knows it can be very difficult when thinking about what is best for a loved one when they need help and support. The decision to think about moving an...
September 10, 2020
The Brendoncare Good Companions Pub Club in Portsmouth, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be meeting virtually to give members and volunteers the opportunity to join...
September 1, 2020
Brendoncare Park Road’s maintenance person, Jon Webb, has been described as a ‘man of many talents’. Not only does he have excellent fixing skills but he is also superb at...
August 21, 2020
During recent months, residents at Brendoncare Froxfield have been enjoying time with mechanical cats and dogs. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Brendoncare Froxfield used to receive a weekly visit from...
August 17, 2020
Don Goodey, Brendoncare Weymouth Radipole Companions Club member, is approaching his 97th birthday and has been keeping busy during lockdown by painting some of the delightful buildings in and around...
August 7, 2020
Brendoncare Knightwood’s staff and relatives are taking on a skydive to raise money for the care home in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire. A team of eight members of staff and their...
August 7, 2020
Brendoncare was recently notified by software supplier Blackbaud of a data security incident impacting a number of UK institutions, predominantly universities and charities. Blackbaud provide and support our fundraising database....
July 13, 2020
Lynne Hewitt, General Manager, at Brendoncare Alton, celebrated her 60th birthday in style, with a bit of help from the Brendoncare care home team. Lynne’s office was filled with hundreds...
July 13, 2020
The Brendoncare Penny’s Friendship Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, celebrated Dorothy Blackford’s 100th birthday last week, via a ‘street clap’ with members, volunteers and neighbours joining in....
July 6, 2020
Brendoncare Clubs, run by Winchester based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is delighted to announce that they have received a grant of £89,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest...
July 6, 2020
The Brendoncare Fleet and Crookham Welcome Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be meeting virtually to give members and volunteers the opportunity to join together...
July 1, 2020
At 17 years old, media student Amy Boon is one of Brendoncare’s youngest volunteers. She usually helps out every week at ‘Penny’s Friendship Club’, which meets at St. Mary’s Church...
July 1, 2020
Brendoncare Park Road provides nursing, respite and end-of-life care to 41 older people in Winchester. Coronavirus is particularly challenging for vulnerable older people, and since the start of the pandemic,...
June 24, 2020
The Brendoncare Southampton Voices Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be meeting virtually with members, whilst the physical club is temporarily closed. The weekly virtual...
June 17, 2020
The Brendoncare West End Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is delighted to be meeting virtually to give members and volunteers the opportunity to join together each week,...
June 15, 2020
The Brendoncare Christchurch Variety Club and Get Together Southbourne Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, have joined forces to meet virtually, to give members and volunteers the opportunity...
June 10, 2020
Brendoncare is sad to announce the passing of Bob Weighton, aged 112, on 28 May 2020. He died peacefully at home of cancer and was surrounded by some of his family....
June 10, 2020
Brendoncare is inviting its club members, and residents of its homes and close care complexes, along with staff, volunteers and supporters, to take part in the charity’s first ever virtual...
May 11, 2020
Coronavirus has challenged the whole nation, causing fear, grief, panic and disruption to the way each one of us goes about our daily lives. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has...
May 7, 2020
We recently circulated this update to families of residents across all our 10 care homes. If you have any questions please feel able to contact our Central Office in Winchester...
May 5, 2020
Brendoncare Clubs is a charity that brings joy and friendship to 1,700 older people in Hampshire and Dorset, thus preventing loneliness and isolation. With the temporary suspension of the 94...
April 21, 2020
Brendoncare puts older people at the heart of all we do. As a registered charity, a nursing care provider, and an essential support for older people living independently in the...
April 21, 2020
We recently circulated this update to families of residents across all our 10 care homes. If you have any questions please feel able to contact our Central Office in Winchester...
April 20, 2020
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Marianne Wanstall. She will take up her post on 1 July 2020 when the...
March 27, 2020
All the evidence from this pandemic shows that older people are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying if they contract Coronavirus. The government’s measures, while essential to...
March 26, 2020
Brendoncare are determined to keep our residents safe and supported during this particularly challenging period. And we need you to help us achieve this! We are therefore looking for Bank...
March 25, 2020
Anton Barber, a resident at Brendoncare Froxfield, celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and staff at the care home in Marlborough. Anton was born on 9 March 1920 in Birkenhead,...
March 23, 2020
This year, due to the coronavirus, Bob will be staying at home and will be chatting to his family and friends via Facetime and telephone during the day. A big...
March 16, 2020
The training at Brendoncare Park Road was delivered to Brendoncare staff, volunteers, friends in the local community, family of residents at the care home, and The Right Worshipful the Mayor...
March 4, 2020
Our latest Fundraising Star of the Month is Mollie Pittaway, who has been supporting the Fundraising team as an Intern since December. Mollie has been working with the Trusts and...
February 17, 2020
Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, has announced that Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive, will be retiring at the end of June 2020. Carole Sawyers joined Brendoncare in June 2014. Prior to...
February 17, 2020
Winchester based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce they have received a £9,720 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to fund nine Dementia Bus training days for...
February 3, 2020
Lisa Wallace started her caring career when she was 16. She worked in community care for ten years before moving into working in the care home environment. She has looked...
January 23, 2020
Brendoncare’s Fundraising team were delighted to present the latest Fundraising Star of the Month award to Brendoncare Alton Mews resident, Bob Weighton. Bob has personally raised almost £900 for Brendoncare, through sales...
January 13, 2020
The Board of Trustees of Brendoncare is saddened to announce that they are planning the sale of the charity’s Exeter care home, Brendoncare Woodhayes. The Trustees have carefully considered the...
January 13, 2020
Prior to her promotion Charlotte Gilbert, 28, had been working at Brendoncare Knightwood as acting general manager for four months. Before that she worked as deputy manager at Brendoncare Knightwood,...
January 10, 2020
We’re pleased to announce our Fundraising Star of the Month for December 2019 is Miriam Noble, who volunteers with four different Brendoncare clubs in Dorset! As well as supporting club...
January 6, 2020
During its inspection, the CQC rated the home ‘good’ in all five criteria of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. In the report, published recently, it noted that people received...

Coronavirus guidance for Brendoncare clubs and homes

The threat of Coronavirus is understandably a huge worry for all of us. Our primary concern is always for the…

John Cutter at Brendoncare Meadway - 60 years as a priest

Brendoncare MeadayJohn Cutter John Cutter celebrated 60 years as a priest recently. A man with many connections to Winchester, he…

Free Trial for Relatives at Brendoncare Park Road and Brendoncare Alton

Brendoncare Park RoadBrendoncare Alton Brendoncare knows it can be very difficult when thinking about what is best for a loved…

Brendoncare Good Companions Pub Club Members Meet Virtually and Receive Goody Bags

Good Companions Pub Club Member, Penny Dawes, receiving her goody bag The Brendoncare Good Companions Pub Club in Portsmouth, run…

Brendoncare Park Road’s Jon Webb is a ‘Man of Many Talents’

Arthur Budd and Jon Webb Brendoncare Park Road’s maintenance person, Jon Webb, has been described as a ‘man of many…

Brendoncare Froxfield entertaining residents with mechanical cats and dogs

During recent months, residents at Brendoncare Froxfield have been enjoying time with mechanical cats and dogs. Prior to the coronavirus…

Brendoncare Weymouth Radipole Companions Club Member, Don Goodey, Aged 96, Painting during Lockdown

Don Goodey with one of his paintings Don Goodey, Brendoncare Weymouth Radipole Companions Club member, is approaching his 97th birthday…

Taking to the Skies!

Brendoncare Knightwood’s staff and relatives are taking on a skydive to raise money for the care home in Chandler’s Ford,…

Charities impacted by data breach

Brendoncare was recently notified by software supplier Blackbaud of a data security incident impacting a number of UK institutions, predominantly…

Lynne Hewitt, General Manger at Brendoncare Alton, Celebrates her 60th

Lynne Hewitt, General Manager, Brendoncare Alton Lynne Hewitt, General Manager, at Brendoncare Alton, celebrated her 60th birthday in style, with…

Brendoncare Penny’s Friendship Club Celebrates Dorothy Blackford’s 100th Birthday

Dorothy Blackford on her 100th Birthday The Brendoncare Penny’s Friendship Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, celebrated Dorothy…

Brendoncare Clubs Awarded £89,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund

Brendoncare Clubs, run by Winchester based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is delighted to announce that they have received a grant…

Brendoncare Fleet and Crookham Welcome Club Members Meet Virtually

Fleet and Crookham Welcome Club Members Meeting Virtually The Brendoncare Fleet and Crookham Welcome Club, run by Winchester based charity,…

Brendoncare Club Volunteer, Amy Boon’s Story – ‘Not your typical teenager!’

Amy Boon, admiring one of her creations At 17 years old, media student Amy Boon is one of Brendoncare’s youngest…

Brendoncare Park Road, caring for local older people during the coronavirus pandemic

Residents at Brendoncare Park Road enjoying a picnic. Photo credit: Isabel Infantes Brendoncare Park Road provides nursing, respite and end-of-life…

Brendoncare Southampton Voices Club Members Meet Virtually

Some of the members enjoying a sing-a-long! The Brendoncare Southampton Voices Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, is…

Brendoncare West End Club Members Meet Virtually

Poem written by Pat, West End Club member The Brendoncare West End Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs,…

Brendoncare Christchurch and Southbourne Clubs Join Together to Meet Virtually

The Brendoncare Christchurch Variety Club and Get Together Southbourne Club, run by Winchester based charity, Brendoncare Clubs, have joined forces…

Bob Weighton, World’s Oldest Man, dies aged 112

Brendoncare is sad to announce the passing of Bob Weighton, aged 112, on 28 May 2020. He died peacefully at home…

Brendoncare Virtual Flower Show

Brendoncare is inviting its club members, and residents of its homes and close care complexes, along with staff, volunteers and…

National Emergencies Trust (NET) Funding Awarded to Brendoncare Clubs

Coronavirus has challenged the whole nation, causing fear, grief, panic and disruption to the way each one of us goes…

Brendoncare homes update

We recently circulated this update to families of residents across all our 10 care homes. If you have any questions…

Brendoncare Clubs Contact and Support Service for Members

Brendoncare Clubs is a charity that brings joy and friendship to 1,700 older people in Hampshire and Dorset, thus preventing…

Older people at the heart of all we do

Brendoncare puts older people at the heart of all we do. As a registered charity, a nursing care provider, and…

Brendoncare homes coronavirus update

We recently circulated this update to families of residents across all our 10 care homes. If you have any questions…

Brendoncare appoints new Chief Executive Marianne Wanstall

Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Marianne Wanstall. She will…

Keep older people connected

All the evidence from this pandemic shows that older people are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying…

Opportunities for bank staff

Brendoncare are determined to keep our residents safe and supported during this particularly challenging period. And we need you to…

Brendoncare Froxfield resident, Anton Barber, celebrates his 100th Birthday

Anton Barber, a resident at Brendoncare Froxfield, celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and staff at the care home…

Bob Weighton, the oldest man in the world, will be celebrating his 112th Birthday on 29 March 2020

This year, due to the coronavirus, Bob will be staying at home and will be chatting to his family and…

Dementia Training at Brendoncare Park Road

The training at Brendoncare Park Road was delivered to Brendoncare staff, volunteers, friends in the local community, family of residents…

Fundraising Star of the Month: Mollie Pittaway

Our latest Fundraising Star of the Month is Mollie Pittaway, who has been supporting the Fundraising team as an Intern…

Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive, to retire from Brendoncare

Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, has announced that Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive, will be retiring at the end of June…

Councillor John Dabell, Deputy Town Mayor, takes part in Dementia Training at Brendoncare Stildon

Winchester based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation, is pleased to announce they have received a £9,720 grant from The National Lottery…

New Manager at Brendoncare Meadway

Lisa Wallace started her caring career when she was 16. She worked in community care for ten years before moving…

Fundraising Star of the Month January 2020

Brendoncare’s Fundraising team were delighted to present the latest Fundraising Star of the Month award to Brendoncare Alton Mews resident, Bob Weighton.…

Sale of Brendoncare Woodhayes Exeter

The Board of Trustees of Brendoncare is saddened to announce that they are planning the sale of the charity’s Exeter…

New Manager at Brendoncare Knightwood

Prior to her promotion Charlotte Gilbert, 28, had been working at Brendoncare Knightwood as acting general manager for four months.…

December’s Fundraising Star of the Month

We’re pleased to announce our Fundraising Star of the Month for December 2019 is Miriam Noble, who volunteers with four…

Newly refurbished Brendoncare Alton celebrates after being rated ‘Good’ by the CQC

During its inspection, the CQC rated the home ‘good’ in all five criteria of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.…