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#Volunteers Week: “Volunteering gives you a feeling of self worth”
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#Volunteers Week: “Volunteering gives you a feeling of self worth”

This Volunteers’ Week ExtraCare join so many around the UK in an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. At ExtraCare we have an active network of over 2,500 volunteers that are truly at the heart of what we do. Volunteers make a real difference within our communities, and we thank each one of you for selflessly giving your time both in and outside of our locations.

June 1, 2022

ExtraCare gets Platinum Jubilee ready across the country!
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ExtraCare gets Platinum Jubilee ready across the country!

ExtraCare residents and staff across all locations are bringing their own unique spirit and preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend. Here is how some of our locations are celebrating.

May 31, 2022

“If it works in Chicago, why not Birmingham?”
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“If it works in Chicago, why not Birmingham?”

This piece is by guest blog author Peter Hay, the former Strategic Director for People at Birmingham City Council. This article first appeared in Inside Housing in March 2015.

May 24, 2022

How peer support groups have been boosting community spirit at Pannel Croft Village
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How peer support groups have been boosting community spirit at Pannel Croft Village

May 20, 2022

Dementia and Wellbeing Programme
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Dementia and Wellbeing Programme

Michael Spellman, Dementia & Mental Well Being Lead talks to us about the Dementia and Mental Wellbeing programme at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which aims to focus individually on how each person experiences their dementia, and provide care that responds to this specific knowledge.

May 16, 2022

ExtraCare discusses the Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF)
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ExtraCare discusses the Building a Safer Future Charter (BSF)

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust are pleased to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter. ExtraCare recognises that becoming a Registered Signatory is an important first step towards achieving the culture and behavioural change required in relation to the Charter's objectives around building safety. ExtraCare will now be working to ensure we embed the principles of the Charter into our organisation’s activities

May 16, 2022

Retirement wellbeing: choosing health and choosing life
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Retirement wellbeing: choosing health and choosing life

It’s 17 years since the Department of Health published its Choosing Health White Paper which set out the case for active ageing in promoting health and well-being and it's 20 years (!!) since our Well-being Programme became an integral part of life at our retirement villages and housing schemes. Were we ahead of the game? Well, we like to think so.

May 9, 2022

4 ways ExtraCare are building community in retirement
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4 ways ExtraCare are building community in retirement

Since 2019, ExtraCare’s Engaged Lives project has been helping older people find greater community. Here are four things we’ve done to provide opportunities for our residents to find meaning, connection, and that crucial feeling of belonging in retirement.

May 5, 2022

ExtraCare continue to be a frontrunner in end of life care after being the first to achieve bespoke national award
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ExtraCare continue to be a frontrunner in end of life care after being the first to achieve bespoke national award

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust became the first set of retirement villages back in 2019 to gain a national award in end of life care, after helping create a bespoke package especially for the industry.

May 4, 2022

Things to consider when buying a retirement property
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Things to consider when buying a retirement property

Are you thinking about downsizing to a retirement property? If so, you're in the right place! This is a step forward we guarantee you won’t regret taking.

April 27, 2022

After 30 years with ExtraCare, this week we say goodbye and good luck to our very own Bernie Fairbrother
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After 30 years with ExtraCare, this week we say goodbye and good luck to our very own Bernie Fairbrother

After 30 years with ExtraCare, this week we say goodbye and good luck to our very own Bernie Fairbrother

April 26, 2022

The future is intergenerational: impacts and benefits of intergenerational living in retirement
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The future is intergenerational: impacts and benefits of intergenerational living in retirement

With an increasing amount of evidence pointing to the high levels of loneliness experienced by people of all ages in the UK, building meaningful connections across generations should be seen as vital for the well-being of all of us. (Healing The Generation Divide, APPG on Social Integration 2019)

April 25, 2022