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Longest-serving Rathmore resident receives vaccine ahead of 80th birthday

The longest-serving resident at Rathmore House care home in Camden got an early birthday present this weekend, after receiving his first Covid-19 vaccination. John Beaver, who turns 80 on Tuesday 26 January, received the first of two Oxford-AstraZeneca injections on Sunday (10 January). Rathmore...

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RESIDENT BLOG: How a birthday celebration helped me rekindle old hobbies

More than 30 years ago, I left Malaysia and came to London to train as a nurse, and have been living in London ever since. I previously came from an accounting background, so the change in career was immense, let alone moving to another country. At the beginning of last year, I started a new rol...

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Caring in Covid project features inspiring stories from C&C

Three C&C employees have had their stories about adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic feature in the National Care Forum's (NCF) 'Caring in Covid' project, a new e-book featuring a collection of over 100 tales about care providers' experiences over the past year. Rachel Musrati, care home man...

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Outdoor pods opening at C&C care homes for Covid-19 secure visits

C&C care homes have begun opening specially adapted visitor pods to enable residents to meet with loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. Compton Lodge in Camden along with Cecil Court in Kew have already started the visits, which sees visitors and residents safely distanced and separated b...

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“I have felt extremely confident that the home has managed Covid-19 well”: Why I placed my uncle into care during the pandemic

The niece of a resident at C&C’s Rathmore House care home has shared why putting her uncle into care in June was the right decision, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Lucy Clark, from Hampstead, moved her 85 year old uncle Nigel Service into Rathmore in June 2020. Nigel has followed b...

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RESIDENT BLOG: Online classes have been a blessing to me in the pandemic

I have some problems with my knees, and because of this I used to see a physiotherapist prior to lockdown. He was really happy when I told him that I took part in both Zumba and aqua-aerobics each week. These gave me more benefits than the physio exercises ever did! The impact of the Covid-19 pa...

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C&C supports reintroduction of safe care home visits during lockdown

C&C has welcomed new government guidance that allows care home residents to be visited by family and friends during the current lockdown period. Julia Ashley, Chief Executive of C&C, said: “The reintroduction of visits will come as a huge boost to the mental health and wellbeing of many...

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C&C calls on government to extend 'exceptional circumstances' definition for care home visits

C&C wholeheartedly supports calls made by the National Care Forum (NCF) to ensure that visits to care homes by families and loved ones can be facilitated during the lockdown in England. The refusal to allow our residents to see their loved ones can have a detrimental effect on their mental h...

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I’m a housing service officer for C&C; my great great grandfather once ruled a nation

Alex, one of our housing service officers, has shared his incredible family history in celebration of this year's Black History Month.

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Being a BAME human resources leader during a pandemic

It has been inspiring to see how much love and compassion C&C has carried during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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