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Care home residents cast their vote in European election
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ELDERLY care home residents have taken to the polling booths to cast their votes in the European election.

Staff at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, wanted to ensure residents could exercise their right in the European election to vote despite their mobility issues.

Those keen to cast their vote were taken to their nearest polling station in wheelchairs by their carers.

Resident Sheila Colburn was among them. She said: “I couldn’t thank the staff enough for taking me to vote.

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safeguard the lives of care home residents
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An initiative to safeguard the lives of care home residents and reduce the impact on ambulance services, particularly during periods of winter pressure, has received the backing of Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The break through project, developed in partnership with the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit, Welsh Ambulance and Mangar Health received funding from the winter pressures support package announced by the Welsh Government last December.

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Blondie with 2 care home residents
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Blondie the Shetland pony trotted into a Teesside care home to meet elderly residents.

The tiny, all white pony paid a visit to those living at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb Lane, Ingleby Barwick.

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Huddersfield Giants teens entertaining care home residents
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BINGO brought teenagers and elderly care home residents together in Huddersfield. National Citizenship Service (NCS) students from the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust have been paying regular visits to Aden Court Care Home.

The 15-to-17-year-olds organised a bingo night with nibbles and drinks, as well as a games afternoon, quiz and arts and crafts sessions.

Pairing up with the home’s residents, the students helped create gift tags and decorations for Christmas.

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Exemplar Health Care residents Christmas cards
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As the countdown to Christmas begins, care home provider Exemplar Health Care have revealed how they are working to make this Christmas special for their residents.

Providing care for adults with complex needs, Exemplar homes and services are tailored to the needs of the individuals in their care. With the aim to make every day better, it’s no surprise that there is a great deal of activity and enthusiasm about the Christmas season.

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Reach Sled Dog Rescue helping care home residents
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Reach Sled Dog Rescue recently visited Stocks Hall Care Home in Skelmersdale, Lancashire to meet all the ladies and gentlemen living at the Home.

REACH is a sled dog rescue founded in November 2015 focusing mainly on Huskies and Malamutes. Its five founders are all experienced sled dog owners with prior experience in animal rescue.

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