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Social leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social leadership needed to be relearnt during this pandemic. Aliyyah-Begum Nasser, the Operations Director of Askham Village Community talks about the challenges of this period in terms of social leadership.   I feel like a proud parent. I have just watched a...

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How COVID-19 is impacting residents with dementia

How COVID-19 is impacting residents with dementia

The current coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing battle that, as a society, we’re all working hard to overcome. The challenges presented are many and varied, but within the context of providing care for people with dementia, these challenges are particularly profound....

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Askham acquires its first Om Interactive Projector

Askham acquires its first Om Interactive Projector

Askham Village Community has surprised residents with a state-of-the-art, dementia-friendly interactive projector to help keep residents stimulated during lockdown – having put forward £6,000 to complete its staff fundraising target.   The specialist...

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Tribute to our ‘incredible’ staff

Tribute to our ‘incredible’ staff

Staff at a Fenland care home complex have been praised as "incredible" by bosses as they continue the fight to keep the coronavirus at bay.   Aliyyah-Begum Nasser, Director at Askham Village Community in Doddington, cannot speak highly enough of the staff who man...

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Mental Health – attracting and retaining staff

Mental Health – attracting and retaining staff

The mental health of 81% of care staff in the UK has been affected by their work environment, according to the National Association of Care and Support Workers; a high percentage that inevitably impacts on staff recruitment, retention, and work quality.   For us...

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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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