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Donate to 'Pilgrim Bandits'

We would like to wish Maria Gidman all the best for her part in attempting to break the world record for the number of tandem parachute jumps in one day - all for a good cause to support the charity 'Pilgrim Bandits', raising funds for forces amputees and local veterans. 

You can donate on Maria's JustGiving page ...

http://www.justgiving.com/Maria-Gidman

Posted by: on July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:08 PM

App to tackle loneliness wins social care Dragons' Den contest

An app that helps families separated by geography stay in touch with loved-ones at risk of loneliness triumphed in a recent Dragons' Den-style contest to identify innovative solutions to adult social care's funding crises.

The Mindings system enables people to send texts, emails, pictures and social media messages to a digital screen in the home of a loved-one so they can stay in touch. It is targeted at families where there is a relative who does not use mobile phones or social media themselves.
In the competition run by East of England local government efficiency body Improvement East, it beat off competition from, among others, Just Checking, a system that enables families and professionals to monitor service users in their own homes through wireless sensors.
 
The "dragons" - in this case a group of health and social care leaders - said they thought Mindings was a "powerful tool in addressing loneliness". More information is available on the Mindings website.
Posted by: Andrew Healing on January 30th, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

Helping wishes come true…

One of our amazing healthcare assistants has made a really big difference to a client’s life this week, helping him to play computer games even with very little movement in his hands. 

Posted by: Sharon Tither on May 3rd, 2016 @ 09:07 AM

Charity encourages families to talk about old age

Too many people avoid talking about getting old, particularly conversations about end-of-life care, suggests a survey by Independent Age, a charity for older people.

Posted by: Sharon Tither on July 11st, 2016 @ 09:26 AM

CLIC Sargent launches campaign to help reduce the cost of cancer for families

To coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, CLIC Sargent are launching a campaign to help reduce the financial implication cancer can have on families. 

Posted by: Sharon Tither on September 26th, 2016 @ 10:21 AM

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