ExtraCare welcomes three new trustees
The three trustees will help guide the strategic development of ExtraCare by providing inspirational and insightful leadership as members of an enthusiastic and committed Board.
Compassionate Communities for Extraordinary Circumstances: Report into bereavement support during the Covid -19 pandemic launched.
The results of a project looking at bereavement during a pandemic have been released today. The Covid -19 pandemic has meant that our experience of grief may be different, particularly when our normal rituals are affected or unavailable.
£60m state-of-the-art care and health village in Bournville now complete
Following a seven year regeneration project, master-planned by Bournville Village Trust, College Green - a £60m state-of-the-art care and health village, that is home to ExtraCare’s Bournville Gardens Village - has now completed.
Why ExtraCare is encouraging people to talk about death and bereavement all this week
Dying Matters Awareness Week is a national campaign, encouraging people to talk about death, dying and bereavement.
Eighty-nine-year-old uses lockdown to craft over 250 bespoke door plaques for his Birmingham neighbours
A grandfather has created more than 250 bespoke wooden number plaques for each of the residents living at ExtraCare’s Longbridge Retirement Village in Birmingham. Each plaque features his own hand drawn and painted individual wildlife artwork.
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.