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Askham – Going beyond the norms of accepted practice

Askham – Going beyond the norms of accepted practice

On the outskirts of Doddington in Cambridgeshire, Askham Village Community is a specialist rehabilitation and care campus which has grown from a single elderly care home to a complex of five, supporting the needs of a diverse client group. Caring Times editor Geoff...

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Stroke – Finding a safe place to talk about it

Stroke – Finding a safe place to talk about it

Mr L was admitted to Askham Village Community for a period of rehabilitation following a stroke.   Mr L previously had a career in the prison service and was completely independent in all aspects of daily living and lived at home with his wife and daughter. Upon...

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Time to Talk Month across Askham

Time to Talk Month across Askham

This is an invitation for you to talk. You’d be surprised how hard it can be sometimes! To talk is so essential in our society that we have almost forgotten how to do it.   We live in a fast-paced world. Everyone is very busy doing their job or taking care of...

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Proud to be a member of Askham

Proud to be a member of Askham

I look around…   Schools are closing, offices are shutting, events are cancelled, flights are being grounded, countries in lockdown, international borders restricted... But Askham is still open. We are still caring. We talk, we take vital signs, we interact. We...

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Women’s Day: life as a care home manager

Women’s Day: life as a care home manager

Women's Day - this month, the world celebrates the achievements and potential of women across all industries and sectors. We typically hear people speaking out about the contribution of women in the workplace and the opportunity cost of failing to be inclusive. Well,...

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Askham supports Young Carers Awareness Day

Askham supports Young Carers Awareness Day

Askham supports the Young Carers Awareness Day since there are a lot of young carers looking after a relative or a friend.   This event celebrated on Thursday 30 January sees a free resource becoming available to help infant schools identify and support young...

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Askham’s call for partnership initiative with local GPs

Askham’s call for partnership initiative with local GPs

Fenland care home, Askham Village Community, says its partnership scheme with local GPs is so successful, it should be rolled out nationwide.   The initiative was set-up to combat the frequency of GP call-outs – often multiple times daily, sometimes even for the...

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