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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Dementia Course for York

Companion Travellers Care training, mentoring and Riccall Care’s new dementia course for professional and voluntary caregivers. Dementia is a journey on which we can only be companion travellers and, here at Riccall Care, our new interactive workshop aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of dementia in order to improve the ways we accompany those we care for. We have created a workshop style course where learners can bring their own experiences and challenges to [...]

York Floods: a thank you

On Boxing Day the swiftly rising floodwaters in York stretched the capabilities of professional carers across the city, as they sought to reach and reassure their clients. The crisis also served to highlight the very special kind of people they are. Photo: Frank Dwyer - see full story in The Press All year round, at Riccall Care our carers work with the vulnerable and elderly in their own homes. Bringing a friendly face, [...]

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 [...]

It Takes Just Two Minutes to Be a Hero

Back in the summer the Yorkshire Post launched a campaign to encourage people to put themselves on to the organ donor register after it was discovered that only 114 people in Yorkshire had consented to organ donation. Currently it is estimated that 800 people in Yorkshire alone are awaiting lifesaving transplants. Organ donation is a subject close to our hearts. Joel Malyon, son of Polly one of our team here at Riccall Care, was an [...]

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