Fantastic fiddle blankets for people with dementia

Pictured here is one of our carers, Angie Barker, with some fantastic ‘fiddle blankets’ ready to donate to some of the people we look after. Fiddle blankets, as the name suggests, have lots of things attached to them that can be touched and played with. They are brilliant for people who have dementia or have […]

Marking the dedication of our staff through coronavirus

We’re thrilled to unveil an original painting specially created for Continued Care by renowned Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman to honour the dedication of our staff during the coronavirus crisis. The picture, entitled The Rainbow of Hope, features the names of all our 135 carers and office staff , set within the colours of a rainbow […]

Electric bike provides pedal power for Ripon carer

One of our Ripon carers has become a cycling convert after taking charge of an electric bicycle to get around the city. As a non-driver, Clementine Godwin started out walking to her appointments after joining Continued Care last month. So she was delighted when we offered her the use of an electric bike from our […]

Young service user takes on superhero challenge to say thank you to carer

One of the young people we work with here at Continued Care is raising money for charity as a way of saying thank you to his carer. Christopher Farmer, who is unable to walk unaided, is aiming to cover an incredible 50km before July 15th using his supportive tricycle and therapeutic walking frame. He’s doing […]

A great start to a career in care

We’ve had some lovely feedback about one of our Ripon carers, Scarlett Chatten. Scarlett only began her career in care when she joined us in March after leaving her job at Tesco. Judging by the comment below, she is already a hit with our clients and their families! “I recently met a young woman, whilst […]

New faces at Continued Care as Ripon and Thirsk team expands

We are delighted to welcome some new members to our team as our home care services in the Ripon and Thirsk area continue to grow. Karla Bishop-Loach is our new Care Service Manager and brings years of experience working with children, families and people with additional needs. Her previous role was as Head of Care […]

Retro car provides a trip down memory lane

Following on from our earlier post about Rob Ineichen celebrating five years with Continued Care, we thought we’d share this story which highlights what a thoughtful carer he is. You may have seen Rob driving around in his classic 1972 Vauxhall Viva. He’s been a fan of modified and classic cars since he was a […]

Rob celebrates five years with Continued Care

Congratulations to Rob Ineichen, one of our Harrogate and Knaresborough carers who has just marked his fifth anniversary with Continued Care. Rob, 33, joined us after deciding on a change of career. He had never worked in the care sector before, having previously had a stint in the Army, been a security guard for G4S […]

Memories of VE Day: “Every house on our street had a Union Jack.”

Every year, the VE Day anniversary is a time of reflection for the sacrifices made by so many people, as well as a chance to remember the importance of ensuring peace in our time and in the future. With the lockdown in place this year, the country may not be able to mark the 75th […]

Honoured to be included on the ‘Harrogate Heroes’ bus

Two of our fantastic carers were honoured to have their picture featured on the side of a ‘Harrogate Heroes’ bus specially designed to pay tribute to the town’s key workers during the coronavirus crisis. Audrey and Laura are among the many faces included on the outside of the bus as part of an initiative by […]