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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity awards a £50,000 grant to Care for Veterans

Earlier this year, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity provided a £50,000 grant to Care For Veterans (formerly Queen Alexandra Hospital Homes) who continually support disabled veterans.

First established in 1919, Care For Veterans provides excellent care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women who require full-time nursing, whilst enabling patients to live as independently as possible.

Care for Veterans’ range of rehabilitation programmes include; Speech Therapy, End of Life Care, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. They also provide specialist care for those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

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Ceremony marks battle of Arnhem anniversary

A paratrooper’s stirring recollections of the Battle of Arnhem during World War Two were read out at a memorial service.

Operation Market Garden saw British and Polish forces land behind German lines in the occupied Netherlands in September 1944. After nine days of fierce fighting, the allies were defeated.

A memorial service and tree planting ceremony were organised by Broughton House, the Salford home for ex-servicemen and women, and Life for a Life Memorial Forests, to commemorate the solidarity shown by the UK, the Netherlands and Poland during the battle.

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A generous donation for Sussex military charity

Worthing-based charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) has received a grant of £50,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The extremely generous donation will go towards the cost of providing rehabilitation services to disabled Army veterans and their dependents who live at QAHH, over the next 12 months.

QAHH has been caring for disabled veterans since it was first established in 1919, and with no regular government funding, the charity must raise over £1.3 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Service personnel.

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Legion Care Home in Somerset given top award for dementia care

DEMENTIA care at a Legion-run home in Somerset has been branded “exceptional” by industry leaders.

Dunkirk Memorial House in Taunton was independently audited in the spring by Dementia Care Matters using the ‘Butterfly’ model featured on Channel 4’s Dementiaville.

The results have now been announced, with the home’s specialist dementia care wing, Dunkirk Mews, not only receiving its ‘Butterfly Homes 2017’ status, but also being classed as a ‘Level 1’ site in recognition of its “exceptional person-centred dementia care”.

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The Royal Star & Garter Homes receives Level 1 Kitemark for exceptional dementia care

17th August 2017 – The Royal Star & Garter Homes is proud to announce that both the Charity’s Homes’ have been awarded the Level 1 Kitemark by Dementia Care Matters, following recent, unannounced audits. The Charity has Homes in Solihull, West Midlands, and Surbiton, Surrey.

Level 1 is the highest accolade achievable through Dementia Care Matters’ National ‘Butterfly Home Quality of Life National Accreditation Kitemark’ awards. It indicates that a Home is demonstrating ‘exceptional person-centred dementia care of the highest quality of life level’. Only 1% of care homes within the UK achieve a Level 1 distinction.

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Assault Course Challenge in aid of disabled veterans

Worthing-based charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, is on the hunt for people to take part in its Assault Course Challenge on Sunday 10 September at Lodge Hill, Pulborough.

Set in stunning woodland in the heart of the South Downs National Park, soldiers will be putting you through your paces over the 5km course, which includes flooded tunnels, smoke bombs, mud, rope climbs, tyre runs, log carries and much more! There’s also a medal for all participants and a trophy for the winning team!

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Hospital home helps aged veterans in the local community

Last year, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) which cares for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women, was awarded a grant from the Aged Veterans Fund to provide free physiotherapy sessions to veterans aged over 65 living in the local area. For the first time, QAHH was able to open its doors to non-residents at weekends, to help those veterans who need physiotherapy to stay as mobile and active as possible. The sessions, provided free of charge by The Chancellor using LIBOR Funds, were held on Saturdays when the Physiotherapy department is usually closed, and over the last year has welcomed 68 veterans aged between 66 and 96 years old.

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QAHH Summer Fayre raises over £5,500 for disabled veterans

On Saturday 8 July, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) opened its doors for its annual Summer Fayre. The event raised a total of £5,575 for the charity!

The Summer Fayre is held to raise money for the Worthing-based Hospital Home, which cares for disabled ex-Servicemen and women. QAHH strives to improve the mobility and independence of its residents through rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social and recreation activities.

Visitors browsed the various market and craft stalls, took part in tombolas and raffles, and were treated to performances by dance troupes and military band, The Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

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Plans unveiled for Broughton House Veterans Care Village

Plans have been unveiled for a £12.5m Veterans Care Village at Broughton House in Salford.

Broughton House is the only home for ex-servicemen and women in the north west and in 2016 celebrated its centenary.

Plans for the new village will be submitted to Salford City Council this month and are expected to be considered by the planning, building and regeneration committee in September.

If permission is granted, work on the ambitious scheme is due to start early next year. A public consultation exercise is currently underway.

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Local pub supports military charity with a month of fundraising

The Fox Inn, Patching has chosen to support the Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home in July.

The month-long fundraising initiative takes place throughout July, and includes in-house collections and a pub quiz!

The quiz will take place at The Fox, Arundel Road, Patching on Tuesday 18 July at 6.30pm. It costs £5 per person to enter, and this includes a cone of chips per person. On the night, there will also be a raffle and other games for you to participate in.

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