Moving on white paper: Is retirement living the answer to the housing crisis?
ExtraCare is proud to have contributed to Shakespeare Martineau’s ‘Moving On’ white paper, which demonstrates how retirement living could be the answer to the housing crisis and alleviate pressure on the NHS.
Busting the Myths about the Covid-19 Vaccine
You will have likely seen or heard information about the COVID-19 vaccine, in the news, on the TV or on social media. As the national vaccination campaign programme continues it’s important that we all have clear, factual information available.
ExtraCare’s Simon on running the first ever virtual London Marathon
ExtraCare’s Cluster Contract Manager, Simon Downton, is taking on the challenge of the virtual London Marathon this Sunday, 4th October to raise vital funds for our charity’s care, well-being and dementia services.
Defying the odds: The woman born with Cerebral Palsy who hasn’t let the disability stop her
This Volunteers' Week, we're taking the opportunity to shout about one of our fabulous female residents and volunteers, Lynne Wilson. Here is the story of a woman, born with Cerebral Palsy, who was determined not to let her disability stop her.
Volunteers’ Week 2020: Meet partners Barry & Audrey
Audrey Gisborne, 87, and her partner Barry Edwards, 82, met through volunteering at Yates Court in Evesham. Here, Audrey tells us their story.
A Day in the Life of a Resident Support Worker
Pam Copson, from Humber Court in Coventry, tells us about her day-to-day life as a Resident Support Worker.
In Your Shoes: ‘Beyond the food’ in ExtraCare’s Longbridge Retirement Village
The Metro Bar at ExtraCare’s Longbridge Retirement Village is at the heart of the community, a continuous hub of activity and a place full to the brim of conversation, laughter and love.
National Apprenticeship Week: Meet our two wellbeing apprentices
Last year, we recruited two apprentice HealthCare Support Workers, Holly Mannion and Nathan Grant. They are supporting the wellbeing advisors at Hagley Road Village and Bournville Gardens Village respectively.
National Apprenticeship Week: ExtraCare’s IT Apprentice, Paul Humphries
For Paul Humphries, an apprentice in the IT team at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Head Office, working at the charity not only provides him with an income but has completely transformed his life.
In your shoes: ExtraCare by night
Head of Marketing and Communications at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Richard Tower, stepped outside the comfort of the office to join an overnight shift at the organisation’s Brunswick Gardens Village, in Sheffield.
Bereavement Support: How it helps
Thanks to a partnership between The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Cruse Bereavement Care, residents across our villages and schemes are being trained on how to help someone after bereavement.
Falls prevention and the importance of eye tests
During National Eye Health Week, ExtraCare is highlighting the importance of regular sight tests. Here Mr Akbar Karim, Lead Optician for Specs at Home, explores the role opticians play in preventing falls. Akbar currently provides a home eye test service at several of ExtraCare’s Birmingham retirement villages.