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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Great Company Café – open to all

Every first Thursday of the month we host a Riccall Care Community Link Dementia Café. Our cafés have been a great success but we have found that some people think you have to have dementia to join us, which is not the case! The title ‘dementia café’ simply means that we are equipped and very happy to welcome everyone, including those with dementia. As we are a home care company, we of course have special [...]

The World’s Biggest Sweet Spot

It’s a simple idea; people taking a welcome break from routine to enjoy a cuppa and a tasty slice of cake or a bun and have a good chat. The folks at Macmillan saw that this was a great way to engage people and every year the idea has grown and grown. We are hosting our own coffee morning this year, as, caring for people with many types of life threatening illnesses in their own [...]

York’s Lord Mayor digs deep!

York's Lord Mayor digs deep at Strensall Day Care Centre to celebrate new extension and raise funds for dementia care York’s Lord Mayor Councillor Sonja Crisp and members of the Civic Party joined members, staff and visitors on Saturday 29th August to celebrate the opening of Strensall Day Care Centre’s new extension. The celebrations also extended to Galtres Care Home in whose grounds the day care centre is located. The well-known care home is changing [...]

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 [...]

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