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A quiet achiever

Posted on May 19th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on A quiet achiever

Talkative Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a care home in Widnes, Cheshire.

The locquacious carer at Halton View care homerecently spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties. She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a sponsored silence” and carried a note book so she could communicate with colleagues, residents and visitors.

The quiet achiever raised £289 for the sensory garden which will include planters, furniture, a water feature, bird table and a wide variety of flowers.

“Deb is usually such a bubbly little chatterbox,” said Halton View manager Amanda Kelly.

“The staff, residents and regular visitors all thought they’d gone deaf, it’s been so quiet around the home compared to normal. Deb has raised a lot of money for the sensory garden through her sponsored silence … Read More »


Retirement Living properties set to double in value in just over a decade, says JLL

Posted on May 17th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Retirement Living properties set to double in value in just over a decade, says JLL

Under supply of retirement living accommodation in the mid to upper market tiers and increase in life expectancy is driving strong re-sale and price growth in the retirement living market, according to real estate investment advisors JLL.

Analysis was undertaken by the firm into the performance of properties in the housing with care market, managed by members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) over the past 22 years. This form of housing comprises self-contained units with communal facilities and on-site care. It is the fastest growing form of housing in the retirement living sector.

The key finding is that this form of retirement living accommodation tends to follow UK house price growth. Since 1995 the compound growth rate for housing with care has been 6.0%, with an average price difference between sales of just over £41,000. JLL predicts that based on … Read More »


Rhyl care home acquired by existing management

Posted on May 16th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Rhyl care home acquired by existing management

St David’s residential care home in Rhyl, North Wales, has been acquired by new owners in a seven figure funding deal supported by Allied Irish Bank (GB).

The home’s registered manager Ruth Waltho, along with her husband David, have acquired the 52-bed facility for an undisclosed sum.

Located in a seafront setting on East Parade in Rhyl, St David’s has 48 bedrooms, many of which have en-suite facilities. Three of the bedrooms are suitable for dual occupancy.

St David’s is the biggest care home in North Wales and employs 40 members of staff. The property was originally built in 1904 as a preparatory school for boys and has also previously been used as a convalescent home for Yorkshire miners. Following its acquisition, plans are now underway to improve and refurbish the care home, including the creation of two new bathrooms and a home … Read More »





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