ExtraCare joins coalition to urge the Prime Minister to make the UK a world leader in housing with care
xtraCare has joined a coalition of more than thirty charities, older people’s representatives, policymakers, academics, and private sector and civil society leaders to, this week, urge the Prime Minister to take immediate action to expand new options that sit between the traditional care solutions of care homes, and receiving care at home – with there now being “a new consensus that the 2020s need to be the decade of housing-with-care”.
Older people helped to reconnect with charity’s ten ‘Steps to Connection’
Older people across the country can now benefit from a new resource developed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust. Produced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Steps to Connection is an interactive guide to building stronger, more satisfying community for those aged 55+.
Older People exploit technology to combat lockdown loneliness
Older people living within the ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s twenty retirement communities have been offered a lifeline to tackle lockdown loneliness thanks to a generous charitable donation from Total Integrated Solutions Ltd (TIS).
Christmas comes early for couple who are first to exchange contracts at Solihull Retirement Village
Peter Pearce, 73, and his wife, Joy, 68, were in a celebratory mood yesterday - Tuesday 8th December. That is after they officially became the first to exchange contracts at the new state-of-the-art Solihull Retirement Village in Shirley – the perfect early Christmas present.
Birmingham primary pupils help older people tackle loneliness
Pupils from Cofton Primary School in Birmingham have been exchanging letters with residents at ExtraCare’s Longbridge Retirement Village in a bid to lessen the feeling of loneliness experienced during lockdown.
Build Back Better – Celebrating the work of Bereavement Supporters in ExtraCare Villages during the pandemic
2020 has forced many of us to live a parallel mental life of ‘should have beens’ in our heads. Paper or online diaries give us (sometimes unwelcome) reminders of what we no longer have.
ExtraCare takes time to remember this week
Created by Dying Matters, #iRemember Week, which takes place all this week (Monday 26th to Sunday 1st November) encourages people to share the memories of those who have died using the hashtag #iRemember.
Charity for older people opens shop doors in Harwood, Bolton.
Led by Christine Hubbard, Manager, the team at ExtraCare has officially opened the doors to its new charity shop on Leagate, Harwood, Bolton.
Support us by signing up for Gift Aid
This Thursday, we are supporting Gift Aid Awareness Day and calling on all our supporters to gift aid their valuable donations to us.
ExtraCare’s Cluster Contracts Manager takes on Virtual London Marathon
You may remember that our Cluster Contract Manager, Simon Downton, was due to take on the challenge of running the London Marathon while raising vital funds for our charity earlier this year.
Coventry couple are first to exchange contracts at Earlsdon Retirement Village extension
A couple from Coventry, Susan, 68, and Robert Hancock, 77, were in a celebratory mood today – 22 September, as they officially became the first to exchange contracts at the new Earlsdon Park Retirement Village extension developed by registered charity, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust.
Solihull couple looking forward to getting independence back at new retirement village
Denise was a teacher and John a hospital chaplain and have been together in their Solihull home since they married twelve years ago.