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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

How to Keep Warm this Winter

It's very important for all of us to keep warm and well throughout the winter. For the vulnerable and elderly it could be a matter of life and death. We work hard to ensure that everyone we care for is warm and happy at home throughout the colder months. Yet, on average in England there are calculated to be 25,000 excess winter deaths every year*. As well as falling victim to infectious diseases like flu, [...]

Supporting All Ages

We are delighted to now be sponsoring the York Railway Institute's Under-11 Bullets Football Team. Here's what the RI had to say about our involvement - article appeared in the York Press 7th November 2015: "York Railway Institute Under-11 Bullets football team are pleased to announce their new partnership with local care management company Riccall Care. The FA Charter Standard Community Football Club train and play matches at the York RI facilities in New Lane, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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