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  • Glorious Gloria welcomes our Carers and Nurses to Long Standing Carer and Nurses Awards

    Glorious Gloria welcomes our Carers and Nurses to Long Standing Carer and Nurses Awards

    On 13 September 2017, Consultus opened its doors to our wonderful Carers and Nurses for our annual Long-standing Carers and Nurses Awards Luncheon, and what a day it was! We were thrilled and honoured to extend an especially warm welcome to TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford OBE, whose visio...> Read More...
    Here be Dragons!

    Here be Dragons!

    Consultus enters the Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race A wonderfully exciting day was had by all, when Consultus staff grabbed oars and lifejackets in order to speed up and down the River Medway at the Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Our team, “Who Cares Wins”, enjoyed...> Read More...
    Carer Times - Autumn 2017

    Carer Times - Autumn 2017

    Welcome to the Carer Times Online! This is our new digital edition of  the Carer Times – an autumn update for all our amazing carers. As summer closes and the leaves start to fall outside, inside our attention turns towards the end of the year and the new season. Download the Carer Ti...> Read More...
    Dr Colin Baddiel

    Dr Colin Baddiel

    A Client Story Maggie Evans of the Carer Times asked two of Dr Baddiel’s sons, Ivor and David, about living with the consequences of their father’s dementia, Pick’s Disease. David Baddiel’s stand-up show My Family: Not the Sitcom and the family’s Channel 4 Cutting Edg...> Read More...
    Compassionate Care

    Compassionate Care

    A Carer Story By Amanda Butow, Consutlus Carer since 2007 Amanda recently completed an online course on the subject of compassionate care and would like to share with fellow carers some points which were covered, along with some thoughts, feelings and relevant quotations. When arriving with a cli...> Read More...
    Dr Noble Frankland

    Dr Noble Frankland

    A Client Story Dr Noble Frankland by Sue Delves, Consultus Carer since 2014 Sue has been part of a team caring for Dr Frankland since the spring of 2014 and until late 2015, his wife also. Dr F, as we call him, is a highly intelligent man, who since the sad loss of his wife after a long and hap...> Read More...
    Climbing Everest

    Climbing Everest

    A Consultus Carer Story By Ainsley Dermody - Consultus Carer since 2000 ‘The time has come’ the walrus said... England has given me some great memories; the time has left  me with a greater appreciation of what's important in life, and I have met some wonderful people from&nb...> Read More...
    The Perfect Excuse for Lunch

    The Perfect Excuse for Lunch

    A Consultus and Carer Story By Sue Anderson and Natalie Bowery Sue Anderson and Natalie Bowery had the perfect excuse for lunch together one Friday in March, as their partnership as Care Consultant and Consultus Carer has remained true  for over 17 years! They thoroughly enjoyed catching up o...> Read More...
    How to Locate Consultus Live

    How to Locate Consultus Live

    Hello everyone! We have been receiving feedback from you lovely lot that you have encountered problems finding Consultus Live once you have activated your account; so we’re here to help! You can access Consultus Live in a number of ways, once you activate your account and have logged in, save...> Read More...
    Hola Fabulous Flamenco

    Hola Fabulous Flamenco

    LESLEY-JOY WOOD  | CONSULTUS CARER FROM 2005 TO 2016 The Andalician Flamenco Festival had been diarised for a year. This was the first time I have been as it’s held for just three weeks, from mid-February to early March annually – it was more exciting than I could ever have imagine...> Read More...
    Exploring Sevenoaks

    Exploring Sevenoaks

    When exploring Sevenoaks, it is hard to miss the wonderful array of castles, manors and stately homes that scatter the area, each with its own fascinating history and story to tell. Sevenoaks is not just for the history buffs, but with a buzzing highstreet and central hub of activity in the town, th...> Read More...
    Thumbs Up!

    Thumbs Up!

    Judith Rees, Consultus Carer since 2010 I have always felt that travel is a wonderful way of opening our minds to other cultures and have had many positive experiences when meeting people from other countries. Here is one particular event which has stayed with me: Having spent several months wor...> Read More...
    Huge Celebrations for Consultus Care Training Centre

    Huge Celebrations for Consultus Care Training Centre

    The Consultus Care Training Centre is always running full steam ahead, offering new courses from BTEC Awards to NVQ Diplomas, providing a weekly induction programme for new carers and a variety of courses to update and increase the knowledge and skills of all carers. We are now thrilled to follow u...> Read More...
    Consultus Care at Home Plus

    Consultus Care at Home Plus

    Our successful introductory live-in care model has been a solution for many since the company was founded in 1962. However, in response to the varying needs of prospective clients we are now pleased to announce that Care at Home Plus launched in February 2017 which complements existing ser...> Read More...
    Magical Marrekesh!

    Magical Marrekesh!

    Lesley-Joy Wood Consultus Carer from 2005 to 2016 Now Manager of Fannys Fabulous Tours   Many of us have a wish list of places we'd love to visit or things we want to do - a romanticism that fuels our passion. So after years of dreaming of Morocco, inspired by the classic film 'Cas...> Read More...
    A Scottish Affair

    A Scottish Affair

      What do a Burns supper, Cullen Skink, and a wee fly all have in common? Spend some time in Scotland and you'll be sure to encounter at least one of them.Traditionally haggis was a thick sausage like mix of offal, mince meat and barley, packed into a sheep's bladder, tied up...> Read More...
    Exploring Tonbridge

    Exploring Tonbridge

    There are not many towns that can boast of a Norman castle with a motte and bailey standing proudly over the High Street but Tonbridge can.  The town has over 150 listed buildings, a thriving retail scene, a historic riverside quarter and direct links to central London. Iron Age settlers used ...> Read More...
    Hints to Help with Dementia

    Hints to Help with Dementia

      Lynne Gold Consultus Carer since 2008   Having dementia is all about not being able to communicate and trying to cope.  Managing dementia depends upon the stage a person has reached.    In the early stages of dementia try to keep as socially active as possible. &nbs...> Read More...