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  • 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...
    Consultus Book Club

    Consultus Book Club

    WILL YOU JOIN US?   A book is a joy, a pure pleasure and a time for you to indulge yourself, to put yourself first and take a break. The simple act of allowing yourself to devour the words of an artist is the best exercise for your brain and in turn the best way to breathe again.   We ...> Read More...
    Sandra Field - Recruitment Consultant in Spain

    Sandra Field - Recruitment Consultant in Spain

    When my husband and I moved to Spain in 1997, we joined many groups and made new friends as well as making some major improvements to our villa and totally landscaping the garden. But after a while I felt I needed to do something more.   I saw an advert for Consultus in one of our local newsp...> Read More...
    Another Furry Friend

    Another Furry Friend

    Naomi van den Berg Consultus Carer since 2014 After publishing Naomi’s marvellous article “Our Furry Friends” in the Summer 2015 edition of The Carer Times, we had to share another of her memories regarding the positive importance the presence of an animal has on a client.   ...> Read More...
    Benefits of Pets at Home

    Benefits of Pets at Home

    Judy Page Consultus Carer since 2006 Judy has helped Consultus clients for many years, covering 190 bookings, so her judgement can be trusted as she shares just how strongly she feels about the importance of having a pet at home. One often sees stories or clips on TV on how beneficial and therape...> Read More...
    Miss Green

    Miss Green

    On a visit from one of our longstanding carers, Consultus were told a story of a plant that had been accepted as a new species which was to be named after our late client, Miss Green, by her gardener of many years, Steve Law, who is the owner of “Brighton Plants” in Sussex.  You ca...> Read More...
    Why You Should Care at Christmas Time

    Why You Should Care at Christmas Time

    For many Christmas is a happy time.  Family and friends gather to eat, drink and be merry.  But for some lonely elders this is not the case.  They have memories of Christmas past but their Christmas present and future is unknown.  No longer able to cook the turkey, too infirm to ...> Read More...
    Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    Belinda Davidson Consultus Carer since January 2016 Apart from fast becoming one of our very popular carers, Belinda is an accomplished writer and has had recipes and short stories published in The Guardian newspaper.  However, she’s not here today to promote herself but to bring to our...> Read More...
    Help the Bees!

    Help the Bees!

    From the British Beekeepers Association Did you know that one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is dependent on pollination at a time when a crisis is threatening the world's honey bees? The BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) was set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekee...> Read More...
    Dame Esther Rantzen Rings in the Changes

    Dame Esther Rantzen Rings in the Changes

    After four years hosting the Consultus Carer and Nurse Awards Luncheon, Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, has announced that she is now stepping down from some of her commitments, in order to spend more time with her children and grandchildren. Dame Esther says “I have enjoyed every moment I have spen...> Read More...
    A glimpse into the leisurely days of lists

    A glimpse into the leisurely days of lists

    By Amanda Butow Consultus Carer since 2007 My client and I had decided to tackle a drawer one day after breakfast, and what fun we had in the process.  A time when life was less hurried, details were planned and noted and memories were treasured. The story is told in a beautiful embossed l...> Read More...
    Down on the Farm

    Down on the Farm

    Kate Moran Consultus Carer since 2013 "If you get time could you check the cows have enough fodder?"  I had arrived an hour earlier, on my second visit with my now regular client, when the phone call came from J, the farm manager, (and grandson of my employer Mr S).  Keen as e...> Read More...
    Four Day Induction Course for new carers

    Four Day Induction Course for new carers

    Four Day Induction Course for new carers From 4 July 2016 Consultus will extend the current three day induction course for our new carers to four days.  The extra day will allow us to offer an induction day which is less rushed with an emphasis on welcoming carers to Consultus, providing timed...> Read More...