Fun and games with a serious side

Student Alexander Tarvet at Abertay University, Scotland has come up with an innovative way to help people explore and understand the emotional impact of Alzheimer's disease. Part of his graduation show and degree course, Alexander came up with a computer game called Forget-Me-Knot, the game gives the user a direct, first-person experience of this difficult and stressful disease. Alexander explains: "Computer games are one of the greatest ways to let people safely explore a situation [...]

What are you laughing at?

A giggle is great; joy is good for us and can be found in all sorts of situations. When we expose our funny bone it can also be a potent force for health and well-being. Laughing is attractive, contagious and, according to research, very good for us. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Victor Borge Some of our team having a giggle wearing red lippy in support of Dementia Awareness Week in JuneThe [...]

Riccall Care – National Award Winners 2015!

On Friday 10 July 2015, over 300 family business guests descended upon Shakespeare’s Globe in London for the sixth annual Red Ribbon Awards – celebrating the achievements of Britain’s finest family-run businesses. After months of searching, interviewing and filming, 11 family firms were crowned the winners of the UK’s most prestigious family business accolade. With over 3 million family firms in the UK as well as hundreds of entries for the Awards, the winners had to [...]

Go Walk-about!

With longer days, lighter evenings and warmer temperatures it’s a good idea to get out of the house and enjoy our surroundings. Free, simple and one of the easiest ways to keep active, walking is highly underrated. Did you know that regular walking could reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as asthma, stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers? So, while we’re all enjoying a stroll we are boosting our wellbeing and [...]

#Do Something New! Dementia Awareness Week 2015

How often have we thought that we are a little bit stuck in a rut? Doing the ‘same old, same old’, keeping our heads down and just getting on with it… The tragedy of dementia is that the normal, the everyday can become more tricky and things we take for granted become harder and, sometimes, more frightening. BUT life doesn’t end when dementia begins and for this year’s Dementia Awareness Week the Alzheimer’s Society are [...]

Further Recognition in Red Ribbon National Awards – Finalists

In the press... York family business Riccall Care flying the flag for family business and Yorkshire, as finalists in their second national awards this year. The Finalists have been revealed for this year’s prestigious Red Ribbon Awards; the highest accolade for British family firms. Further to Riccall Care’s nomination for Best Family Business in Yorkshire earlier this year, the team are delighted to have ALSO been shortlisted in not one but two categories of the [...]

Open Day for New 24-hour Care Provision for York

York Housing Association, which manages Auden House, and City of York Council have partnered with us to provide an on-site  24-hour care provision, seven days a week for the first time, as part of plans to make the best use of existing facilities for older people in the city. The 24-hr support will help the tenants in the 41 homes to remain living independently in their own apartments. Giving them access to help with their [...]

Red Lippy Day with Dementia UK

We all got into the spirit of supporting Dementia UK's fundraiser Red Lippy Day on May 1st, to acknowledge and support dementia sufferers. Some of our Riccall Care HQ team Here's what it's all about, from Dementia UK's website: A fundraiser for Dementia UK Jules's mum has vascular dementia and despite having real difficulty communicating, always requested to wear her trademark red lipstick. Jules says: "My wonderful glam puss of a Mum always wore her [...]

Being Human – rewarding work in care

What makes us crave satisfaction in our lives? Why do we want a sense of achievement and rewards beyond the pay cheque at the end of the month? It’s long been recognized that we don’t work for money alone, we work and work well when we are appreciated, recognized and feel that our contribution is worthwhile - when we feel we are making a difference. That ‘difference’ could also be life changing for others who [...]

Social Media – Riccall Care are #FBF Winners!

#FBF Winners Announced By Family Business Champions, Family Business United Family Business United founder and champion of the family business sector, Paul Andrews, is delighted to announce the first winners of the new social media campaign to support family businesses, something that he is passionate about. Having founded Family Business United in 2011, it has become the leading online magazine and resource centre for family firms across the UK and is now in a position [...]

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