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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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