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Final Message from Penny Clarke

Final Message from Penny Clarke Hi everybody How fast has this year gone? All good things come to an end as they say, and the 30th April is my final day as director. Yes I am sorry but I can assure you Carers and Companions is in safe hands. The managers...

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Penny Says Goodbye

Penny Says Goodbye Happy new year everyone. My resolution is to spend more time with my family especially my grandchildren, as pictured above. Some of you may not know that I sold the company in May to Ilkley Community Enterprise. As sorry as I was to let...

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Items of Interest

How To Survive a Heart Attack When Alone

How To Survive A Heart Attack When Alone Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness....

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Tips to Live Independently at Home

Tips to Live Independently at Home “Everyone can maintain an independent lifestyle in their own home with the correct support, information and equipment to them” Can a carer or other professionals gain access in an emergency? Key safes can be used to gain...

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Open Days

Open Days We are always very keen to hear from and involve clients, friends and family members with our service. We will be running a couple of open days when you can visit us in the office, ask any questions about care needs, seek advice or guidance,...

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Recovery Roots

Recovery Roots Recovery Roots is a therapeutic one to one support service for those dealing with issues surrounding addiction from drug or alcohol misuse. They offer support in your own home or at their recovery centre in Ilkley. Recovery Roots can offer...

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The Care Workers Charity

The Care Workers Charity The Care Workers Charity supports the basic welfare of current, former and retired care workers. There are nearly 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of Britain’s largest workforces, and caring for some of the...

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Moving House Planner

Moving House Planner Is a comprehensive downsizing service, focussed on older and vulnerable people. It provides practical and emotional support to take the stress out of moving home or advice and adaptations to help you stay put and make your home fit...

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Medications

Medications Ask any care worker what the most stressful part of their job is and they will reply ‘managing people’s medications’. To meet these standards anyone who has support with medication will have a Carers and Companions MAR chart in their house,...

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The Clark Foley Lunch Club for Over 70s

The Clark Foley Lunch Club The Clark Foley lunch club provides a home-cooked lunch with a cup of tea for people over 70.The Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12.15pm. Minibus transport is available from Ilkley and District Community Transport Booking...

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Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service If you are an older person who needs a little support or if you know someone who does the Royal Voluntary Service at Bradford can help with the following; Someone calling round for a weekly chat. Help on a trip out to a park or...

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Ilkley & District Good Neighbours

Ilkley & District Good Neighbours Ilkley & District Good Neighbours was first set up in the 1970s and comprises of a team of local volunteers managed from the Ilkley office of Community Action Bradford and District.  They help residents in the area...

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Free Home Eye Tests with Specsavers Healthcall

Free home eye tests with Specsavers Specsavers are offering free eye tests to people in their own home in Ilkley and surrounding areas. Steve Hunter, area manager, can be contacted on 07753 468184 to arrange any home visits or answer any queries.  ...

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