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News 2017

Draycott Nursing and Care celebrate their 20th Anniversary and Partnership with Auriens

To celebrate several milestones, the 20th Anniversary of Draycott Nursing and Care as well as our new proud partnership with Auriens, a reception was kindly hosted by Auriens founders, Johnny Sandelson and Karen Mulville, at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea on Thursday the 4th of May. Draycott Nursing and Auriens were delighted to welcome over 180 guests, including GPs, healthcare professionals and members of the community, with whom they have built relationships with over the years. Other notable attendees included (Madam) The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea Councillor Elizabeth Rutherford.

Draycott Nursing and Care’s Founder and Managing Director Angela Hamlin, made a poignant speech which looked forward to many more years of care to come and a short film was also debuted which can be seen here >

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All images credited to Paula Beetlestone

Draycott Nursing and Care sponsors The Castle of Mey Annual Patron’s Garden Party 2017

The Castle of Mey Annual Patrons’ Garden Party at The Goring was held in support of the Castle of Mey work experience programme. Draycott Nursing and Care were proud to sponsor the event alongside Auriens, The Goring, Halcyon Days, J&B and Mey Selections.

The Trustees of The Queen Mother’s much loved home in Caithness initially launched the Apprentice Programme for graduates, enabling them to start their first salaried employment in 2015. The fundraising reception is held annually by the Trustees and co-hosted with Honorary Parton Lady Elizabeth Anson. The reception is attended by several senior members of the Royal Family, amongst various Patrons and friends of the Castle of Mey. This year attendees were delighted to be joined by Earl of Snowdon, Lady Sarah Chatto and the Earl and Countess of Ulster in the gardens of The Goring.

The Castle of Mey work experience programme evolved to enable talented graduates to get onto the employment ladder. It supplies continued tuition under the guidance of experts in their own professions, including Alan Titchmarsh who has agreed to lend his name and support. In addition to this tuition the successful candidate will be able to develop their skills by working within a team and harnessing modern, as well as, heritage working practices. The programme continually proves to be invaluable experience for the candidates’ futures. Hence, it has already captured the hearts of benefactors of The Castle and Gardens of Mey in supporting the ‘living’ legacy of The Queen Mother and this year’s target of £35,000 is close to being achieved.

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All photographs credited to: Lucy Elliot Photography

5th World Homeshare Congress

Draycott Homeshare was proud to attend the 5th World Homeshare Congress, organised by SOLIDARIOS  and sponsored by VIR laboratories and with the support of Madrid’s local government.

The theme of this congress was “Building bridges, expanding Homeshare” which highlights the need to bring awareness on an innovative and social initiative for it to reach a greater public and to serve as a bridge between generations and cultures.

 Draycott’s Managing Director, Angela Hamlin, and Homeshare Co-ordinator, Paula Dagger, amongst many other international attendees saw speakers from around the globe talk on various aspects of HomeShare and expansion. Notable speakers included: Malcolm Johnson, The President of HomeShare International, Claire and Régis De Kerautem of Brussels who started initiative 1toit2ages and Beris Campbell who hosted last year’s congress in Melbourne.

Both Draycott attendees also enjoyed and were moved by heart-warming stories of those whose lives had so greatly benefitted from the scheme. One attendee, Doreen, had never left the UK, or her hometown prior to attending the congress. The HomeShare scheme had enabled Doreen to travel beyond her expectations and enriched her life greatly in her later years. To read more stories from Draycott Homeshare clients, click here.

To read more about Draycott HomeShare and how it works, click here.

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Homeshre Congress 2017

Doreen and Anouk

Credit: photos by Adrian Juan Duran

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