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Free event to keep older people safe

A care home in Cringleford is inviting the community to its free event aimed at keeping older people safe – particularly those who live alone.

On Wednesday September 12, from 1.30pm-4pm, the Care UK team at Cavell Court (pictured) on Dragonfly Lane will welcome visitors to the home’s first Safety in Older Age event.

Norfolk police and trading standards will be on hand to share information and helpful tips on scam awareness, cold calling, and protection against fraud. There will also be advice on offer about a range of alarms and equipment to help older people to maintain their independence in their own homes.

The care team is also welcoming representatives from Age UK Norwich and South Norfolk Council’s Help Hub to the home. They will provide expert advice and guidance on staying safe at home, as well as sharing information on support available in the community.

There will be information to take home, and the opportunity to meet the team at Cavell Court, as well as take a closer look at the care home.

Jennie Rodger, home manager at Cavell Court, said: “Here at Cavell Court we strongly believe professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make a real difference to the everyday lives of older people and the loved ones who may be caring for them.

“Our free advice events always prove to be popular occasions for the local community, and while this is the first time we’ve held an event on this subject, we feel that  it is very topical and relevant in today’s society.

“We are looking forward to welcoming local people to Cavell Court for what promises to be an interesting and inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

 

Eaton slip-way closure under way

Eaton slip road, leading from Newmarket Road into the village, closed on July 25 as the next phase of Transport for Norwich’s (TfN) work in the village got under way.

A TfN spokesman said transport improvements and essential maintenance started at the beginning of the month, with the latest phase seeing the widening of the cycle path from the Cellar House pub to Newmarket Road, allowing for two-way cycling.

Other changes taking place included simplified crossings for pedestrians as well as work to the crossroads at the centre of the village to upgrade the traffic signals, improve the junction’s efficiency and carry out resurfacing.

Councillor John Fisher, Norfolk County Council’s chair of Norwich highways agency committee, said: “This project is designed to improve traffic flow for all road users, marking a positive and lasting change for transport facilities in the area.

“Construction has been planned to minimise disruption as much as possible, with the slip road closure taking place in the school holidays and manually controlled traffic signals used at the busiest times of day. We would like to thank everyone affected for their patience while we carry out this work.”

The closure is due to be in place until the end of August but TfN said every effort would be made to open the road as soon as possible.

First and Konectbus services are affected and details of the temporary changes and relocated bus stops are available on notices in the area and at www.norfolk.gov.uk/eatoncringleford, where you can also find general traffic management and project information.

Phase one of the project in Cringleford, which was built last summer, saw traffic signals installed either side of Cringleford Road bridge to help manage queuing and improve traffic flow.


 

Cringleford care home celebrates Hawaiian style

A Hawaiian-themed party, with luau decorations, local singer Ben Lake, and a barbecue will help Cavell Court care home, on Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford, celebrate its third birthday on Friday July 13, from 12.30pm-4pm.

The local community is invited to join the fun. Jennie Rodger (pictured), home manager, said she hoped the day would be an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the “warm, friendly home-from-home we have created here.” 

 

 

Meet Cringleford care home’s new manager

Cavell Court care home in Cringleford is inviting the public in to meet its new manager.

On Wednesday June 13, from 2pm-4pm, the care home on Dragonfly Lane will throw open its door to the community and invite them to meet Jennie Rodger (pictured) and take a closer look at the care home and its facilities.

Jennie took over at Cavell Court earlier this year, having worked at Care UK since 2012. She has been involved in the care sector for almost two decades, which has included working at several Care UK homes in Suffolk, two as a home manager.

Jennie said: “I am delighted to welcome the local community into the home for this event and am looking forward to meeting our neighbours. I’ve been in the Care UK family for six years now and strive for the best results from my team to ensure we are creating the best environment for residents and their loved ones.

Cavell Court provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.

To find out more about at Cavell Court, or to book your free place, please call customer relations manager, Samantha Woods on 01603 856 835, or email samantha.woods@careuk.com.


Free Cringleford dementia awareness event

A care home in Cringleford is inviting the local community to its free event for families caring for those living with dementia.

On Tuesday May 15, from 2pm-4pm, the Care UK team at Cavell Court on Dragonfly Lane will open the doors for the return of its popular Understanding Dementia event.

Renowned dementia specialist Dr Nori Graham will be on hand to help people understand what it is like to live with dementia. There will also be support and practical advice on what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how to overcome communication barriers.

After the event there will be a Q&A session and the opportunity to meet the Cavell Court team and look at the care home.

Jennie Rodger, home manager at Cavell Court said: “We know how challenging looking after a friend or relative living with dementia can be. It’s natural to feel confused about how to behave, and our event aims to offer professional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as provide a hub for shared experiences.

“We want people to know they’re not alone, and we’re here to offer support. We look forward to welcoming them to the home for an inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

To find out more about at Cavell Court, or to book your free place, call customer relations manager, Samantha Woods on 01603 856 835, or email samantha.woods@careuk.com


Location, Location, Location looking for buyers

TV property experts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer (pictured) are looking for homes in the Norwich area for a new season of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. The presenters will be helping people find their dream home this spring. Chain-free buyers struggling to find the right property are welcome to apply.  Programme chiefs will be talking to potential buyers over the next few weeks. A spokesman said: “Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, buying your first property or hoping to find your ideal forever home, you could have two top property experts on your side. Whatever the budget and however tricky the search – we would love to hear from everyone! Phil and Kirstie may be just the helping hand you need! The online application form can be found via: www.shortaudition.com/Location-Location-Location

Cringleford care home hosts open day

Cavell Court care home in Cringleford is inviting local people to join in its celebrations for Care Home Open Day.

On Friday April 20, from 11am-6pm, the team at Care UK’s Cavell Court, on Dragonfly Lane, will be opening the doors to the care home for a free family-friendly event.

The day is in celebration of Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative to create lasting relationships between care homes and their local communities.

Visitors can look forward to a day of celebrations to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. There will be games and competitions throughout the day, as well as a celebratory all-day buffet prepared specially by the care home’s chefs.

There will be live entertainment from local singer, Kyle, to get everyone into the party spirit and the opportunity to meet new home manager, Jennie Rodger, and take a tour of the care home.

Jennie said: “Here at Cavell Court we believe that building relationships with the local community is incredibly important in enriching the lives of residents, which is why we’re excited to be taking part in Care Home Open Day this year. The event is a brilliant way of getting to know our neighbours, and building intergenerational relationships between residents and the local people.

“We have plenty of activities and entertainment on offer for all the family, so we hope that the local community will join our celebrations.”

Visitors to the Care Home Open Day event at Cavell Court will also be able to pick up their copy of Care UK’s guide, A Helping Hand, which can also be downloaded from careuk.com/helpinghand.

To find out more about Care Home Open Day at Cavell Court, please call customer relations manager, Samantha Woods on 01603 856 835, or email samantha.woods@careuk.com. For general information please visit, careuk.com/cavell-court.

 

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