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JOIN US FOR THE FIRST EVER MENDIP MEN'S WALK taking place on Saturday 18th March 2017 in aid of St Margaret's Hospice, Yeovil

The first ever Mendip Men's Walk in aid of St Margaret's Hospice will be taking place on Saturday 18th March 2017. Walking 6.5 miles from Wells Cathedral Green to Tor Rugby Club, Glastonbury, where you can enjoy a complimentary pasty and pint while watching the Six Nations Rugby match on the big screen. Full details and Entry Form will be available on our website soon or email: events@candlelightcare.co.uk

OUTSTANDING SHERBORNE CARE TEAM THROUGH TO CARE FOCUS FINALS

Care Coordinator Juliet Booth, Community Team Manager Jane Booth, and Junior Apprentice Scott Range were nominated in the ‘Outstanding Care Team’ category, and found out this week that they had reached the finals. They will discover if they have won the overall award in April.

SAVE THE CHILDREN IN SHERBORNE RECEIVE CHEQUE FROM CANDLELIGHT CARE

The Sherborne branch of Save the Children has received a cheque from Candlelight Care in Sherborne for £61.50. The money was raised in December and is a combination of the proceeds of a raffle held at Candlelight Care’s Client Christmas Party, and the staff participation in ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ the following week. The cheque was presented by Lorna Kent, Registered Manager of Candlelight Care in Sherborne (pictured, left), and Amanda Bartlett (pictured, right), and was accepted on behalf of Save the Children by Jackie Brownjohn MBE (pictured, centre), who set up the Sherborne Branch of Save the Children 32 years ago.

CANDLELIGHT CARE CLIENTS ENTERTAINED BY BRUTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS’ CHAMBER CHOIR

Clients, family members and friends of Candlelight Care in Glastonbury were entertained by twelve members of the talented Chamber Choir from Bruton School for Girls this week. Almost thirty guests were treated to a programme of Christmas carols, songs and readings, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and mince pies. The event at Evercreech Village Hall was part of the ‘Candlelight Community’ initiative, which organises events and outings for its clients.

Tips for supporting a person with Dementia

Receiving a Dementia diagnosis can seem very final, but many people go on to live long, fulfilling lives after diagnosis so need the support of friends and family to overcome the frustrations that the condition can cause so they can live the fullest lives possible.

CANDLELIGHT CARE AND THE ASTER GROUP UNVEIL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ROOM

Candlelight Care welcomed special guests to our Trowbridge branch office this week for the opening of the new Assistive Technology room, developed in conjunction with the Aster Group. The two organisations have joined forces to help vulnerable people in the South West to remain safe and independent in their own homes. The Assistive Technology room will help to raise awareness of the superb and innovative range of equipment which the Aster Group can supply to create a safe environment for people wishing to remain at home, rather than be admitted into residential care.

Candlelight Is Committed to Dementia Friends

Candlelight Care are absolutely committed to encouraging their staff to become ‘Dementia Friends’. Becky Davies (our Training Manager) is delivering information sessions to our staff so that they can learn more about what it is like for our clients (or their families) to live with Dementia, and learn how to turn that understanding into action. Anyone of any age can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ and it’s all about learning more about Dementia and the small ways we can help sufferers and their families - every action counts!

MORE SUCCESS FOR CANDLELIGHT SHERBORNE

Our Sherborne branch has reached the finals of the Dorset Business Awards, their third recognition in just two months. They have been announced as finalists in the Team of the Year Award, just a few weeks after Manager Lorna Kent and Care Co-ordinator Juliet Booth became finalists in the Great South West Care Awards, in the ‘Home Care Manager’ and ‘Home Care Co-ordinator’ categories. They will find out if they have won the overall awards later this year.

CHLOE, 20, REACHES FINALS OF UCKFIELD BUSINESS AWARDS

We are thrilled to announce that 20-year old Chloe Beale, who works as a Care and Support Worker for Candlelight Care in East Sussex has been announced as a finalist in the Uckfield Business Awards.

FOUR CARE STAFF NOMINATED FOR AWARDS

We are very proud to announce that four of our wonderful staff have been nominated as finalists or runners up for two local care awards. These are richly deserved and we wish them the best of luck at the award ceremonies later this year.
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