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The Kickstart Government Scheme: Jade Wilson
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The Kickstart Government Scheme: Jade Wilson

Interested in finding employment at ExtraCare through the Kickstart Government Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme makes up part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ skills and employment programmes, which also include Apprenticeships, T Levels and Traineeships.

January 25, 2022

How retirement villages in the UK are welcoming the digital age
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How retirement villages in the UK are welcoming the digital age

January 20, 2022

#NationalTechnologyDay: Importance of adapting to new technology
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#NationalTechnologyDay: Importance of adapting to new technology

January 6, 2022

Importance of a positive approach to ageing (self-fulfilling prophecy explained)
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Importance of a positive approach to ageing (self-fulfilling prophecy explained)

Dr Michael Roberts is ExtraCare’s Engaged Lives Project Officer, working within the Engaged Lives project to build community in our villages. Here, Michael introduces the Positive Ageing movement and outlines what ExtraCare is doing to promote its key messages.

January 5, 2022

Sway slightly from tradition: 5 easy and delicious Christmas recipes
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Sway slightly from tradition: 5 easy and delicious Christmas recipes

I don’t know about you, but my first thought when I hear the word ‘Christmas’ is food! And drinks, presents, family time, parties…but ultimately FOOD is on the brain. Now is the time to indulge, so we’ve selected our top five festive recipes that sway just a little from tradition. Let us know what you think!

December 13, 2021

Should you downsize in retirement?
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Should you downsize in retirement?

Many of us have and will spend years and years working tirelessly and investing much of our hard earnings on the big family home, where children are raised, and memories are made. However, when we get to retirement age, the once upon a time big achievement, often turns into a burden. The financial and physical strain to maintain the home such as cleaning, council tax, heating bills, the garden, general household repairs, the list goes on…

November 22, 2021

Exploiting Technology In Delivering Evidence-Based Care Improvements
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Exploiting Technology In Delivering Evidence-Based Care Improvements

As a charity that exists to create better lives for older people, we take pride in providing exceptional care for those residents who need it. Our dedicated staff team deliver daily care to as many as 750 residents across our 21 locations. We have been working with RGS Care since 2018, but since the pandemic we have witnessed a growing momentum in the adoption of technology across our locations. RGS Care sensors enable our care provision to go above and beyond.

July 5, 2021

National Volunteer Week 2021 – Elaine Ashraf
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National Volunteer Week 2021 – Elaine Ashraf

laine Ashraf, aged 76, volunteers at the reception desk at Hagley Road Village and supports the Reminiscing Group.

May 24, 2021

National Volunteer Week – Siana Sahota
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National Volunteer Week – Siana Sahota

Siana Sahota, aged 22, has been volunteering with ExtraCare as a befriender since September 2020.

May 24, 2021

Moving on white paper: Is retirement living the answer to the housing crisis?
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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.

March 12, 2021

Busting the Myths about the Covid-19 Vaccine
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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.

January 27, 2021

ExtraCare’s Simon on running the first ever virtual London Marathon
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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.

September 28, 2020