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Tuesday, 5th October
A resident of a retirement living community managed by Care Plus has been hailed a neighbourhood hero after he spent weeks transforming a shared courtyard into a productive garden filled with flowers, vegetables and fruit.

During lockdown, Ken Smith immediately offered to shop for neighbouring residents of the retirement apartments...

Tuesday, 14th September
Retirement Living customer Neil McKay was taken by surprise when members of his local community told us about their good neighbour.

Residents of a close-knit retirement living neighbourhood in Stafford explained that Neil’s help began in lockdown and now continues with errands, support and help for vulnerable people.

We...

Thursday, 9th September

Wren House is reaching a very exciting stage now and our flagship development is taking its place as a new landmark in the centre of Stafford. Soon, we will be opening this brand new retirement living community. Before then, Operations manager Debbie Brownlie was thrilled to be given special permission...

Wednesday, 4th August

Like many young people, Harrison Unwin looked for part-time work while he studied for ‘A- Levels. For him a job meant independence, some valuable experience for his CV and importantly, an income that helped him pay for his first car. 

“I saw something online about Care Plus and found out that...

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...

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