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Superhero Awards | Different Types of Care That Our Staff Commit to Throughout the Year

Superhero Awards | Different Types of Care That Our Staff Commit to Throughout the Year

22 December, 2023

Discover how we accommodate different types of care across our local community at CHD Living. Join us to celebrate our amazing team and outline their success.

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The Role of Home Care and Respite Services: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia at Home

The Role of Home Care and Respite Services: Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia at Home

15 December, 2023

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National Industry Awards | Celebrating Our Care Home Staff Being Shortlisted

National Industry Awards | Celebrating Our Care Home Staff Being Shortlisted

02 November, 2023

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Home Care Assistance | What are the Benefits for Your Loved One?

Home Care Assistance | What are the Benefits for Your Loved One?

02 November, 2023

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Unveiling Our Newly-Refurbished Care Home in Haslemere | Brownscombe Care Residences

Unveiling Our Newly-Refurbished Care Home in Haslemere | Brownscombe Care Residences

22 September, 2023

This month, we were delighted to unveil the award-winning refurbishment of our care home in Haslemere, showcasing the transformation at our brilliant open day.

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Love Island Theme | Celebrating Marions 75th Birthday

Love Island Theme | Celebrating Marions 75th Birthday

16 August, 2023

This month, to celebrate our resident Marion's 75th birthday, we threw a rather cheeky birthday bash — complete with surprise guests and a love island theme!

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Elderly Care Homes and Services | Connecting With Our Local Communities

Elderly Care Homes and Services | Connecting With Our Local Communities

25 July, 2023

For Care Home Open Week, we opened up our elderly care homes and services, welcoming the local community in, to come and connect with our staff and residents.

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Care in Surrey | Discover Our ‘Holiday From Home’ Activity Week!

Care in Surrey | Discover Our ‘Holiday From Home’ Activity Week!

25 July, 2023

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care in Surrey; read on to discover more, and find out about each of our care homes’ recent ‘holiday’ experiences.

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Have You Heard? | Discover the New CQC Rating For Our Haslemere Care Home!

Have You Heard? | Discover the New CQC Rating For Our Haslemere Care Home!

24 July, 2023

This month, we’re thrilled to be announcing the fantastic new CQC rating for our Haslemere care home, Brownscombe Care Residences. Read on to find out more…

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Rehabilitation Physiotherapy | Discover Tamzin’s Story of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Physiotherapy | Discover Tamzin’s Story of Rehabilitation

24 May, 2023

What is the importance of rehabilitation physiotherapy? In this blog, we outline how our expert team helped a client regain independence and quality of life.

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London Tourist Destinations | Discover Our Amazing Adventure in the Capital City!

London Tourist Destinations | Discover Our Amazing Adventure in the Capital City!

19 May, 2023

At CHD, our aim is to ‘Create Happiness Daily’ — and one way we’ve achieved that this spring, has been by visiting some amazing London tourist destinations!

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Make Someone Smile: The Power of Simple Acts of Kindness

Make Someone Smile: The Power of Simple Acts of Kindness

18 May, 2023

Would you like to make someone smile and brighten their day? This National Smile Month, discover the transformative impact of small, everyday acts of kindness.

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Benefits of Gardening | Why is Gardening Beneficial to Seniors Living at Home?

Benefits of Gardening | Why is Gardening Beneficial to Seniors Living at Home?

05 May, 2023

It's National Gardening Week! Read our blog to discover the benefits of gardening, and how it can boost the overall wellbeing of seniors still living at home.

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Senior Home Care: Meet Our Complex Care Coordinator, Ben

Senior Home Care: Meet Our Complex Care Coordinator, Ben

25 April, 2023

At CHD Care at Home, we pride ourselves on the provision of exceptional senior home care. In this blog, we introduce our complex care coordinator, Ben.

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Physical Rehabilitation | How We Facilitate Functional Recovery After COVID-19

Physical Rehabilitation | How We Facilitate Functional Recovery After COVID-19

25 April, 2023

At CHD Living, we offer physical rehabilitation to support functional recovery after COVID-19. Read our blog to discover a successful case study we conducted.

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Neurological Rehabilitation: Discover Our Latest CQC Rating

Neurological Rehabilitation: Discover Our Latest CQC Rating

19 April, 2023

At Kingston Rehabilitation centre, we provide neurological rehabilitation and complex nursing care services. Read our blog to discover our latest CQC rating…

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Stress Management Tips | 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Stress Management Tips | 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

19 April, 2023

Are you looking for some useful stress management tips? As April marks Stress Awareness Month, we've listed ways to manage stress and take care of yourself.

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‘You’re My Mother’s Day’: Discover Our Dementia Awareness Campaign

‘You’re My Mother’s Day’: Discover Our Dementia Awareness Campaign

22 March, 2023

At CHD Living, we launched a dementia awareness campaign ahead of Mother’s Day to highlight the complexities of the condition. Read our blog to find out more…

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Benefits of Good Sleep | Discover the Importance of Getting a Restful Night

Benefits of Good Sleep | Discover the Importance of Getting a Restful Night

08 March, 2023

Did you know that March 15th marks World Sleep Day? In this blog, we'll look at the benefits of good sleep, whilst outlining the best ways to catch some zzz's!

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Residential Rehabilitation | Our Patient-Specific Treatment Programmes

Residential Rehabilitation | Our Patient-Specific Treatment Programmes

07 March, 2023

Our residential rehabilitation services establish a personalised care pathway. Read our blog to discover the importance of patient-specific treatment programmes.

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Home Health Care Services | Discover our Care at Home Packages

Home Health Care Services | Discover our Care at Home Packages

24 February, 2023

Do you have a loved one who requires support, but wants to maintain their independence? Our home health care services provide high-quality care in your own home.

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Discover The Best Ways to Show Love this Valentine

Discover The Best Ways to Show Love this Valentine's Day

09 February, 2023

Familial, friendships, romantic — this Valentine's Day is a celebration of love in all its wonderful forms. Read our blog to discover our top ways to show love.

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Rehab Facilities | An Insight into our Rehabilitation Services

Rehab Facilities | An Insight into our Rehabilitation Services

27 January, 2023

Our rehab facilities offer various specialist services. Read our blog to discover how we facilitate the best possible recovery for those in our care.

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Healthy Vegan Snack Recipes | 5 Best Snacks for Veganuary

Healthy Vegan Snack Recipes | 5 Best Snacks for Veganuary

20 January, 2023

Have you always wanted to try vegan dishes? This January, celebrate 'Veganuary' with your loved ones by cooking up our array of healthy vegan snack recipes.

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Improving Wellbeing | 5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

Improving Wellbeing | 5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

20 January, 2023

At CHD Living, we're committed to improving wellbeing. Read our blog to discover our top 5 ways to boost mental and physical health after the Christmas break.

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Combating the Cost of Living: 10 Helpful Tips to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

Combating the Cost of Living: 10 Helpful Tips to Help You Stay Warm This Winter

21 December, 2022

Are you keen to reduce the cost of living whilst staying warm this winter? In this blog, we’re sharing 10 cost-effective tips to help you combat the cold.

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Elderly Care Services | Celebrating Our Resident’s 103rd Birthday

Elderly Care Services | Celebrating Our Resident’s 103rd Birthday

20 December, 2022

At CHD Living, we’re dedicated to providing excellent elderly care services. Read our blog to discover how we recently celebrated a resident’s 103rd birthday.

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Easy Christmas Craft Ideas | 5 Homemade Decorations

Easy Christmas Craft Ideas | 5 Homemade Decorations

17 November, 2022

If you're looking for some easy Christmas craft ideas, why not try our 5 homemade decorations? Have a go at making a range of items, from lanterns to wreaths.

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Occupational Therapy Intervention | Supporting Our Residents

Occupational Therapy Intervention | Supporting Our Residents

17 November, 2022

Are you interested in finding out more about occupational therapy intervention? One of our Senior OTs shares how this approach helped support a resident.

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Staying Connected in Winter | 5 Ways to Stay in Touch

Staying Connected in Winter | 5 Ways to Stay in Touch

17 November, 2022

Dark days and cold weather can prevent people from venturing out as much. So, to help reduce loneliness this winter, we're sharing 5 tips for staying connected.

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5 Delicious Winter Recipes to Try at Home

5 Delicious Winter Recipes to Try at Home

17 November, 2022

As the weather turns colder, we're sharing 5 delicious winter recipes to warm you up! Try making a selection of dishes, from spicy stews to tantalising tagines.

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Occupational Therapy for Adults | Aiding Rehabilitation and Recovery

Occupational Therapy for Adults | Aiding Rehabilitation and Recovery

08 November, 2022

What is occupational therapy for adults, and how can it aid rehabilitation and recovery? This month, we're exploring what occupational therapy is and how it can help those in our care.

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Care Home Professionals | Our Staff Have Been Shortlisted in The Great British Care Awards

Care Home Professionals | Our Staff Have Been Shortlisted in The Great British Care Awards

21 October, 2022

At CHD Living, we’re excited to share that three of our care home professionals and one of our teams have been shortlisted in the Great British Care Awards for their services.

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Expressive Arts | Discover Marnie’s Incredible Journey

Expressive Arts | Discover Marnie’s Incredible Journey

17 October, 2022

Expressive arts are a wonderful way to unleash your creativity and practise mindfulness, but for Marnie, therapeutic art has taken on a whole new meaning…

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A Special Day at Our Care Home in Hindhead | The Crest Lodge Wedding!

A Special Day at Our Care Home in Hindhead | The Crest Lodge Wedding!

08 September, 2022

This month, we’re delighted to share the wonderful story of our two residents, Simon and Tina, who tied the knot at our care home in Hindhead over the summer!

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West Byfleet Care Home: Welcoming Some Very Special Guests to Our Home

West Byfleet Care Home: Welcoming Some Very Special Guests to Our Home

10 August, 2022

In this blog, we’re sharing how a school choir visited our West Byfleet care home, helping to boost our residents’ moods and allow them to build new friendships.

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CHD Spring Activities Round Up | Discover What Our Care Homes Have Been Up to…

CHD Spring Activities Round Up | Discover What Our Care Homes Have Been Up to…

01 July, 2022

In this blog, find out all about our spring activities and events, from celebrating National Nurses Day to welcoming some furry friends to our care homes…

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The Secret to a Happy Married Life | Celebrating Fred & Monica’s 72nd Wedding Anniversary

The Secret to a Happy Married Life | Celebrating Fred & Monica’s 72nd Wedding Anniversary

24 June, 2022

Are you ready to discover the secret to a happy married life? Then read on to discover how Fred and Monica have made it to 72 years of happy wedded bliss!

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Meet Our Registered Manager, Julia Billins | Bagshot Park

Meet Our Registered Manager, Julia Billins | Bagshot Park

15 June, 2022

This week, we’re introducing our registered manager, Julia. We caught up with Julia to learn more about her and her role here at CHD Rehabilitation.

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Working in Health and Social Care | Celebrating Our Superheroes

Working in Health and Social Care | Celebrating Our Superheroes

10 May, 2022

Working in health and social care during the pandemic was, at times, challenging; so, we held an internal awards ceremony to celebrate our amazing staff.

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Reablement Services | Introducing Our New ‘Wellbeing and Reablement’ Package

Reablement Services | Introducing Our New ‘Wellbeing and Reablement’ Package

21 March, 2022

This week, we’re introducing our new wellbeing and reablement services as we expand to include the transition from rehabilitation to domiciliary care.

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Elderly Care Services at Home | Celebrating Our Support Workers (Part 2)

Elderly Care Services at Home | Celebrating Our Support Workers (Part 2)

01 March, 2022

Here at CHD, we offer elderly care services at home. This week, we’re continuing to share the wonderful ways our support workers make a difference for our service users.

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Care Services for the Elderly: Finalists in the HealthInvestor Awards

Care Services for the Elderly: Finalists in the HealthInvestor Awards

28 February, 2022

Here at CHD Living, we’re celebrating our shortlisting as a finalist in the HealthInvestor Awards for our dedication to providing care services for the elderly.

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Elderly Care Services at Home | Celebrating Our Support Workers (Part 1)

Elderly Care Services at Home | Celebrating Our Support Workers (Part 1)

15 February, 2022

Here at CHD, we offer elderly care services at home. This week, we’re sharing the wonderful ways our support workers make a difference for our service users.

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The importance of a Critical Key Worker: Recognising the Essential Work of Our Carers During the Pandemic

The importance of a Critical Key Worker: Recognising the Essential Work of Our Carers During the Pandemic

23 December, 2021

What is the importance of a critical key worker? Karen from Surrey Heights was invited to Downing Street in recognition of her hard work during the pandemic.

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How to Be Happier at Work: The Importance of a Positive Working Environment

How to Be Happier at Work: The Importance of a Positive Working Environment

22 December, 2021

This week, we’re sharing why we’ve been nominated as one of the happiest places to work in the UK, and why that status is so important to us here at CHD Living.

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Life in a Care Home: Meet Our Inspirational Resident, Audrey Roberts

Life in a Care Home: Meet Our Inspirational Resident, Audrey Roberts

02 December, 2021

Here at CHD, our priority is to help our residents live a fulfilling life in a care home. We regularly organise fun activities to improve their everyday life.

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Care Awards | Announcing Our Achievement at the LaingBuisson Awards

Care Awards | Announcing Our Achievement at the LaingBuisson Awards

30 November, 2021

This week, we’re sharing some exciting news with you! We won a care award in the social care category at the LaingBuisson Awards for our outstanding response to COVID-19.

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Trusted Health Care Provider | We’ve Been Shortlisted in the Caring UK Awards 2021!

Trusted Health Care Provider | We’ve Been Shortlisted in the Caring UK Awards 2021!

09 November, 2021

As a trusted health care provider, we ensure our residents live fulfilling lives. This week, we’re delighted to announce our shortlisting in the Caring UK Awards!

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How to Combat Loneliness: Adopt a Grandparent Partners With Facebook

How to Combat Loneliness: Adopt a Grandparent Partners With Facebook

02 November, 2021

To help combat loneliness, Adopt a Grandparent has partnered with Facebook as part of its #CommunityVoices campaign to raise awareness about the initiative.

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The Benefits of Music: We Treated Our Residents to a Silent Rave!

The Benefits of Music: We Treated Our Residents to a Silent Rave!

25 October, 2021

This month, we’ve been exploring the benefits of music. We organised a silent rave for our residents to experience the joy of dancing to music in a new way.

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Residential Care Activities: We Had a  “Koala-ty” Time at London Zoo!

Residential Care Activities: We Had a “Koala-ty” Time at London Zoo!

22 October, 2021

This month, we treated our residents to an exciting trip to London Zoo! Residential care activities are important for social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Care Services for the Elderly: LaingBuisson Awards Finalists!

Care Services for the Elderly: LaingBuisson Awards Finalists!

05 October, 2021

We’ve been shortlisted in two categories for the LaingBuisson Awards! This week, we’re sharing details of how our care services for the elderly have been recognised.

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An Insight into the Benefits of Nursing Home Activities

An Insight into the Benefits of Nursing Home Activities

05 October, 2021

Nursing home activities are designed to improve your loved one's physical and emotional health. Here we look at different types of activities and their benefits.

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The Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme: Training and Support for End-of-Life Care

The Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme: Training and Support for End-of-Life Care

02 September, 2021

We showed support for end-of-life care by taking undertaking the Six Steps to Success in End Of Life Care Programme in conjunction with the Princess Alice Hospice.

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What is the Meaning of Friendship? | How Four Residents Supported Each Other Throughout Lockdown

What is the Meaning of Friendship? | How Four Residents Supported Each Other Throughout Lockdown

11 August, 2021

What is the meaning of friendship? Here’s how four of our residents joined together to support one another throughout the pandemic and then became best friends.

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Love is in the ‘Care’ | Fred and Monica Renew Their Vows at Our Surrey Care Home

Love is in the ‘Care’ | Fred and Monica Renew Their Vows at Our Surrey Care Home

28 June, 2021

Our Surrey Care Home was delighted to host the vow renewal ceremony of two of our esteemed residents, as they celebrated their 71 year wedding anniversary this month.

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‘Marking’ the Occasion | Helping Our Resident Celebrate the Birth of His Granddaughter

‘Marking’ the Occasion | Helping Our Resident Celebrate the Birth of His Granddaughter

28 May, 2021

When one of our residents became a grandad for the second time, there was only one way to mark the occasion - and our care support workers were happy to help!

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How Our Care at Home Staff Raised Awareness | Dementia Action Week

How Our Care at Home Staff Raised Awareness | Dementia Action Week

27 May, 2021

In honour of Dementia Action Week, our care at home staff took part in activities to raise money and awareness for people living with dementia.

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Dementia Action Week | How Care Home Activities Support People Living With Dementia

Dementia Action Week | How Care Home Activities Support People Living With Dementia

21 May, 2021

For Dementia Action Week 2021, we explore how care home activities can be designed to support people living with dementia, and improve their wellbeing.

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Dealing With Loneliness | Adopt a Grandparent

Dealing With Loneliness | Adopt a Grandparent

19 May, 2021

This week, we discuss how the Adopt a Grandparent initiative is helping residents who're dealing with loneliness create lasting intergenerational relationships.

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Celebrating Our Incredible Nurses | Nursing Homes in Surrey

Celebrating Our Incredible Nurses | Nursing Homes in Surrey

14 May, 2021

In honour of International Nurses Day, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate our very own dedicated nurses who work hard across our nursing homes in Surrey.

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Meet Alison, Our New Manager at Brownscombe | Residential Care Services in Haslemere

Meet Alison, Our New Manager at Brownscombe | Residential Care Services in Haslemere

04 May, 2021

Our new Brownscombe manager Alison, of our residential care services in Haslemere, shares with us her care journey and her most memorable experiences so far.

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Care Home in West Byfleet: Pop-up Bar at Kings Lodge to Celebrate the Lifting of Restrictions!

Care Home in West Byfleet: Pop-up Bar at Kings Lodge to Celebrate the Lifting of Restrictions!

13 April, 2021

This week, at our care home in West Byfleet, we were delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the further lifting of COVID lockdown restrictions.

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy: Welcoming Some Chirpy Guests

The Benefits of Animal Therapy: Welcoming Some Chirpy Guests

06 April, 2021

Have you experienced the benefits of animal therapy? If so, you’ll understand exactly why our residents have been feeling a little chirpy this week!

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Surrey Heights and Surrey Hills to be extended

Surrey Heights and Surrey Hills to be extended

21 March, 2021

We are excited to share that we are currently working with Waverley Borough Council, seeking full planning approval for the extensions and alterations to Surrey Heights and Surrey Hills.

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Abbey Chase nursing home is being updated

Abbey Chase nursing home is being updated

21 March, 2021

We are delighted to inform you that our Abbey Chase nursing home is being updated.

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CHD residents feel the benefits of vibrant virtual fitness sessions streamed live from the USA

CHD residents feel the benefits of vibrant virtual fitness sessions streamed live from the USA

23 July, 2020

Ourselves and an American fitness centre have teamed up to make fitness fun for residents restricted to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

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CHD and school join forces to highlight the value of intergenerational relationships

CHD and school join forces to highlight the value of intergenerational relationships

23 July, 2020

We have just announced a collaborative project that will see school children and senior residents share experiences and learn from each other.

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CHD Living, digitises ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign and calls for ‘virtual volunteers’ amidst Coronavirus crisis 

CHD Living, digitises ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign and calls for ‘virtual volunteers’ amidst Coronavirus crisis 

23 July, 2020

We’ve digitised our “Adopt a Grandparent” campaign and are calling for additional ‘virtual volunteers’ amidst the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, in efforts to continue providing their elderly residents with companionship during this difficult time.

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26 care residents take to the ice at Guildford Spectrum to celebrate “Make Your Dream Come True Day”

26 care residents take to the ice at Guildford Spectrum to celebrate “Make Your Dream Come True Day”

23 July, 2020

26 care residents from our care home group have taken to the ice in their wheelchairs to celebrate national 'Make Your Dream Come True Day'.

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Brownscombe shortlisted in prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2020

Brownscombe shortlisted in prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2020

22 July, 2020

We have an extra reason to celebrate this month after being shortlisted in he prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2020, which recognises the very best developments in all types of care-related property.

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Advice & How To guides

Advice & How To guides

From living a healthier lifestyle to introducing the older generations to technology, we’ve designed our advice and how-to articles to help you and your loved one live your lives to the full. So, grab a cup of tea and take a few moments to flick through our latest reads.

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New Homes and Future Projects

New Homes and Future Projects

At CHD Living, we’re always thinking about how we can improve our services for those who live with us. Whether it’s building a brand new residence to suit specific needs, or developing our current homes to improve our care offering, we’re always thinking about our next move. Browse our articles to keep up-to-date with our latest projects.

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Care Funding and Guidance

Care Funding and Guidance

At CHD Living, we understand that the need for professional care often comes without warning. This can take its toll financially, and may leave families feeling worried about the future. Whatever your situation, we’ve supported families like you in their transition to a care environment. If you’re feeling concerned, take a look at our articles for some guidance.

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Employee Resources

Employee Resources

If you’re part of the CHD family and need to access your portal, or would like to access online training materials, you can do so here.

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Covid-19

Covid-19

Since the onset of Covid-19, we’ve done our utmost to align our policies with the government guidance. This has meant that we’ve been adopting stringent visiting procedures and incorporating safe practices into our services. If you’d like to find out more about how we’ve adapted to the current climate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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News

News

There’s always something going on across our CHD Living residences; whether that’s carrying out a new experience wish, or pairing up with the local school to help combat loneliness - all COVID-safe, of course. To find out more about what we’ve been getting up to, take a read of some of our press coverage.

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Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a care service can feel like a daunting process and it’s natural to have lots of questions. Click below for information on our policies along with articles addressing the frequently asked questions that we receive.

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