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  • Paying tribute to Prince Philip

    Paying tribute to Prince Philip

    Residents at our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle have been paying their respects to Prince Philip with a special Mass in their chapel. ‘The news of Prince Philip’s death has come as a shock and is particularly sad for many of us as we belong to the same era …Read More »
  • Musical Bingo mornings at St Catherine’s Nursing Home

    Musical Bingo mornings at St Catherine’s Nursing Home

    We had toes tapping and chair dancing this morning, as residents at our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle enjoyed a few games of musical bingo. ‘Our residents love a good sing-along and some friendly competition, so we thought let’s combine the two!’ beamed activities’ coordinator, Jenny. Resident, Mary, was …Read More »
  • Beth’s visit makes headlines

    Beth’s visit makes headlines

    Beth, one of our residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home, has felt quite the celebrity since being featured in the Chronicle, showing the special moment she was able to hold her mum’s hand for the first time in over a year. Across our charity, we have pulled out …Read More »
  • What an egg-citing Easter

    What an egg-citing Easter

    Around our services Easter has been marked with a host of different activities, each one giving the chance for our service users – and staff – to show off their talents. Our nursing homes have both enjoyed holding competitions, with Holy Cross in Sunderland organising a traditional Easter bonnet competition …Read More »
  • Spring has sprung!

    Spring has sprung!

    Residents at our Alan Shearer Specialist Home have been making the most of the good weather and our beautiful grounds. They started the afternoon off making Easter bonnets, for their parade during the Easter weekend, and rounded it off with a lovely picnic in the sunshine. Our grounds open to …Read More »
  • Bailiffgate enjoy a garden spruce

    Bailiffgate enjoy a garden spruce

    The warmer weather has got everyone looking forward to days in the garden, especially our residents at our home in Bailiffgate, Alnwick, who decided to get a head start by giving their garden a little spring clean. It was a real team effort as everyone got involved, from tackling unwanted …Read More »
  • Battle of the nursing homes

    Battle of the nursing homes

    It was the battle of our Newcastle and Sunderland nursing homes when residents threw down the gauntlet for a virtual quick draw challenge. No Wild West shoot outs were involved, simply a very enthusiastic game of Pictionary involving some technological wizardry to bring the teams together. Our residents at St …Read More »
  • Bailiffgate Bake Off

    Bailiffgate Bake Off

    Inspired by the Bake Off series on TV, residents at our home in Bailiffgate, Alnwick, have been rustling up their own favourite dishes. Traditional Scotch eggs were their first challenge, which tested their skills in cooking and peeling eggs to perfection before carefully wrapping them in a delicious coat of …Read More »
  • Egg-stra special donations

    Egg-stra special donations

    Our grateful thanks go to Morrisons West Denton for their generous donation of Easter eggs. We collected more than 200 delicious chocolate eggs from their Community Champion, Sharon, and they’ll now be distributed to our service users in time for Easter Sunday. “This is a wonderful gesture from Morrisons,” said …Read More »
  • Birthday gifts to excite the senses

    Birthday gifts to excite the senses

    Manager at our Alan Shearer Specialist Residential Home, Gareth, sprung quite a surprise for a special birthday. Whilst on annual leave, Gareth tapped into his incredible culinary skills to rustle up a glamorous and delicious cake for Emily, who lives in our home, to mark her 21st birthday. Combining all …Read More »