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Stroke

A stroke describes what happens when the blood supply to a part of our brain is cut off. Strokes can happen to any of us, at any age and how quickly they’re treated has a big impact on our recovery. We train our carers to spot the symptoms of a stroke and what to do next. As time is of the essence, it’s really worth knowing what to look for and how to help. So, [...]

Helen is our Winner! Client Survey 2017

Congratulations to Helen, winner of our Client Survey 2017 prize draw, pictured here with Riccall Care Co-ordinator Nadine. This year Helen took part in our annual client survey, and along with everyone who completed and returned theirs, Helen was automatically entered into our prize draw. This year's prize was a hamper choc full of delicious goodies. Thank you Helen for your feedback and we hope you enjoy all the treats! Our client surveys are very [...]

Long Service Care Celebrations

We pay tribute to all our carers who have been with us for over 10 years, providing support to people living independently at home. Working with and supporting elderly and vulnerable adults in their own homes, we ensure that our home care clients are supported every single day of the year and that wouldn’t be possible without our amazing care team, 19 of whom have been working with us for over 10 years. Some have [...]

The Way of The Dragon!

We believe that playing an active part of community life is key for a domiciliary care company like us. Being visible, taking part, having conversations and a way for people to see and find us easily when they need advice and support for those who want to live independently at home. Incorporating plenty of community and fund raising events into our yearly schedule is a great way to do just that. We regularly involve our [...]

Cupcake Day 2017

Have Your Cake and Eat It! Raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, we kicked off our Cupcake Day fund raising with a giant, handmade cupcake. L to R: Director Helen Conroy, Register Manager Haley Norris, Training Section Manager Deb smith, Care Trainer Sue Wiles   The number one cause of death in the England and Wales, dementia doesn’t discriminate and currently there’s no cure. In 2016, Cupcake Day raised £330,000 to help fight [...]

Roots in the Community – Hagge Woods Trust

Riccall Care Now 'Hazel' Benefactors of Hagge Woods Demonstrating our commitment to our local environment and roots, we're delighted to have become sponsors of Hagge Woods, through the Hagge Woods Trust. Hagge Woods Trust is an independent environmental charity which aims to restore nature and save struggling species by the creation of a wood-meadow near Riccall and Escrick: Three Hagges Wood Meadow. Committed to fighting the serious decline in biodiversity and providing the local community [...]

How to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

“It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK by 2025 will rise to over 1 million. Whilst rates of diagnosis have improved, it is widely believed that dementia is still significantly under diagnosed…” www.dementiauk.org Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a condition where brain function has been impaired. This could be through a number of different diseases or disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia, whereby a small stroke [...]

R U Taking the P?

Yes, we're at it again! Following on from our sponsorship in 2016, we are supporting this wonderful 5K charity run again this year - join us! Alongside Hunters Estate Agents and sports player management agency i2i Sports Ltd, we're supporting a York charity race that raises thousands of pounds for cancer awareness and research. R U Taking the P? is the highly successful men only annual run that’s taking place in Rowntree Park on Sunday, June [...]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

With UK survival rates for ovarian cancer amongst the lowest in Europe and 75% of women diagnosed only once the cancer has taken hold, March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and we are all being encouraged to make some noise! Over 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year, over half will not survive; that’s 11 women a day losing their lives.* Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of women [...]

Home Care in Crisis?

In a recent article for The Press newspaper, Riccall Care owner/directors Gill and Tony Conroy discuss the current state of funding and much reported 'home care crisis'. Describing how they, as a small family business cope, and the work of Riccall Care's dedicated carer workers out in the community. Who cares if the money runs out? Health and social care is in the news. With successive governments seemingly unable to take a long-term view of [...]

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