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Thursday, 15th July
Volunteer star awards logo

Two Care Plus volunteers stepped into the spotlight in the South Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2021.  

The annual event recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers who go the extra mile to support local communities.  

The awards were unable to take place in 2020 but with large...

Tuesday, 8th June
File photograph of a tortoise (not Wally or Torty) in the grass with some daisies
A pen pal project aimed at combatting the loneliness of lockdown has linked teenagers in a Walsall secondary school with residents in some of our retirement living communities across Staffordshire.

The multi-generational pen pal project is the brainchild of Sarah Wilson, Engagement and volunteer co-ordinator at Care Plus. Sarah has...

Friday, 4th June

We are celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) by saying ‘thank you’ to our amazing volunteers.

Volunteers play a big part in helping our residents keep connected. In normal times they help in practical ways too - as volunteer language and craft tutors, manicurists or even photographers.

During the...

Thursday, 18th March

Staff and residents at Cherry Tree Court have been speaking of their joy after the retirement living team supported a local surgery to create a pop-up vaccination centre for its patients.

Two medical staff from the Essington Medical Centre visited Cherry Tree Court, where the communal lounge – currently...

Wednesday, 3rd March

We are celebrating a hat-trick of success in the Great British Care Awards.

At a time when the spotlight has been turned on the role of care workers, Care Plus has been shortlisted for three top awards in what are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the care world....

Thursday, 5th November

NEIGHBOURS in one of our Shropshire retirement living communities who found romance in the pandemic, say that social distancing brought them closer together.

Before the pandemic, Graham and Lyn were nodding neighbours. But as Lyn explains, the changes brought about by lockdown gave them an opportunity to get to...

Wednesday, 14th October

We are pleased to announce that Care Plus has completed the purchase of a south Shropshire nursing home, extending the wide range of support services available to Care Plus customers.

The Sandford Nursing Home provides accommodation for up to 35 residents in the market town of Church Stretton....

Thursday, 10th September

Our award-winning BeConnected project, aimed at tackling loneliness and isolation in and around Staffordshire, has launched a fresh programme of Covid-safe events.

Throughout the pandemic, members of our the BeConnected team and volunteers have stayed in touch with those who attended BeConnected activities before lockdown, checking on their wellbeing....

Friday, 14th August
Hats off to a new beginning for The Burgesses – picture taken before social distancing guidelines were introduced

Construction work has commenced on our ambitious plans to build 20 new homes for older people, in Kinver.

The development is designed for people who want to live independently, with the reassurance of access to care and support provided by Housing Plus Group member Care Plus.

Bungalows on...

Thursday, 23rd July

We are delighted that one of our teams providing life-changing support for vulnerable people in Shropshire has been shortlisted for a top award. Our Shrewsbury-based floating support team has made it through to the finals of the Support & Care Team of the Year title, in the national Housing Heroes...

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