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“You don’t need to plod on by yourself”

Sandra cared for her husband Alex for 10 years in their own home, before Alex moved into Pinetree Lodge, one of our specialist 24-hour dementia nursing homes. When Alex first started to become ill, Sandra noticed changes in his…

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Thank you to our older people’s services!

At one point, nearly 30 colleagues in our older people’s teams had to self-isolate and were therefore unable to work. However, our colleagues have demonstrated time and time again how they can pull together and adapt to the ever-changing…

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Birdwatching at Alderwood

Last week we visited Alderwood, one of our 24-hour specialist older adult care nursing homes, to hear some lovely stories about their recent bird-feeding project.

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Great North Thank You

Following the celebration of Sergeant Tom Power, one of our Mental Health Concern volunteers, as part of the official Great North Thank You, we have been inspired to recognise more of the amazing people within our organisation who have also gone above and beyond during the pandemic.  

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Pinetree Lodge team go the extra mile

The end-of-life team at Pinetree Lodge, led by Koreen Temple, has raised over £1,800 to buy additional palliative care resources to support residents and their families during what can be a very difficult time. As part of their initiative…

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Garden party for dementia carers

This week we celebrated a very special afternoon at Pinetree Lodge, one of our dementia nursing homes. For the first time in many months, the families and loved ones of our residents were able to gather together, after…

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