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About The Riccall Care Team

We are the Riccall Care Team at the home care agencies HQ in Escrick near York, North Yorkshire. We blog about the things that matter to us, our clients, great carers, general public and healthcare partners. Please don't hesitate to get in touch about anything you read in our blogs.

Join Dementia Research

Every 3.2 minutes someone develops dementia in the UK Dementia specialists, we look after the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes and work everyday with those affected by the disease. Today, around 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia and by 2025 that number is estimated to rise to 1 million, unless we find better and faster ways to combat the condition. Currently, the only way to beat the condition is through medical [...]

Health Education England Seal of Quality Assurance

We are delighted to have our training program confirmed by the NHS Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber as meeting the quality assurance standards for clinical skills and simulated training. Riccall Care is currently the only home care company in the country to achieve this recognition. Kay Ford, Regional Clinical Skills and Simulation Advisor for Health Education England in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “I’m delighted that Riccall Care training team have provided evidence to demonstrate that they [...]

Joint Carols at Christmas

At our regular monthly Community Care Café, we welcome the children from nearby Young Discoverers Nursery to sing Christmas carols for our café guests. All decked out with festive hats and jumpers, the Young Discoverers created a wonderful atmosphere of festive fun, singing carols for the café guests and their carers. A joint initiative by Riccall Care Director Helen Conroy, Training Team Leader Deb Smith and Nursery Manager Kathy Wainwright, the nursery team said: “The [...]

Winners The Press Business Awards 2016

We were delighted and overwhelmed to win Best Family Business Award at The Press Business Awards 2016 and also to be named The Press Business of the Year. What a night for our small family business and for social care! Here's what The Press had to say... IT WAS a night for unbridled joy and tears of emotion - and for celebrating the very best of business. Hundreds of people gathered at York Racecourse for [...]

Wellbeing and Mental Health

Wellbeing and Mental Health As October brings with it shorter days and the colder months of winter, a lack of exercise and social contact can have a big impact upon our day-to-day wellbeing and mental health, especially for those of us who are older and living alone at home. Yet, whatever our circumstances, good mental health is vital for us all. With an estimated one in six adults having a mental health issue in the [...]

Our Achievement Through People

Riccall Care is built by and for people In 1984 Peter and Sheila Lawson, together with daughter Gill, opened a small residential care home. During the 90s they diversified into domiciliary care and established Riccall Care (RC), a home care business employing 25-30 part-time workers. Today, York’s leading independent home care agency and preferred supplier to City of York Council, with the help of daughters and son-in-laws, Gill and Tony Conroy now employ around 300 [...]

Generations of Care

We are an independent, family run home care agency based in Escrick, York. Established in 1984, today, Riccall Care (RC) is run by Gill and Tony Conroy, their daughter Helen and son in laws Mike Richards and Adam Thompson and employs over 230 local people. L to R: Helen Conroy, Adam Thompson, Peter Lawson, Gill Conroy, Mike Richardson, Tony Conroy, Sarah Richardson In 1984 accountant Peter and social worker Sheila Lawson sold the [...]

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Blind Ambition – 2016 York Dragon Boat Race

On Sunday 10th July the river Ouse in York will boil with the thrashing paddles of the annual York Dragon Boat Race. Watch out for our Riccall Care sponsored boat ‘Blind Ambition’! A fantastic fund raising event, this year Riccall Care are sponsoring the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society’s (YBPSS) boat. Funds raised will go to the YBPSS together with the main organiser: the York Rotary Club’s charities: The Family Fund and the Island [...]

Are You Taking the P?

Do you know what a prostate is, where it is and what’s it’s for? Around 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year and we’re proud to improve awareness and support the annual 5K ‘Are You Taking the P’ run on the 19th June with York Against Cancer. Only men have a prostate gland. Found below the bladder it is usually the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra. This [...]

Keeping Quality of Life with Dementia

May 15-21st this year is Dementia Awareness week (DWA). The week of events throws a spotlight on dementia to help increase understanding of the condition, raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, their work and fund raising. Keeping quality of life with dementia Dementia is a term that describes symptoms of progressive brain damage most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease or mini strokes as in vascular dementia, which cause loss of memory, difficulties in problem solving, [...]

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