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Making hospitals a better place – Opera supports WISHH

WISHH (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals) are a local charity that do a fantastic job in raising money to help make hospitals a better place. The objective of WISHH...

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Opera supports British Home run for neuro-disability

We're supporting the remarkable Keith Crowhurst who’s running a whopping 1600 miles within the space of a year for people with neuro-disability. Keith, the director of care at British Home,...

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Opera launches new team handbook

Our people are at the heart of what we do and without a dedicated team we would not be able to enhance the lives of others. We’re big believers of...

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Plans Afoot for First UK Dementia Village

You may recall we had previously written a piece introducing a small Dutch village called Hogeweyk. Known as ‘Dementia Village’ because the 152 residents who live there all have severe...

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Swedish Royalty supports IKEA dementia project

Queen Silvia of Sweden made a real statement recently by publicly supporting a new affordable housing scheme, pioneered by Swedish furniture giant IKEA, for those suffering from memory loss. The...

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Men in Sheds: The heartfelt project combatting loneliness

Loneliness is a real concern for older people and their families. As their ability to get out and about reduces and their social circle decreases, an aged person can find...

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Opera becomes Innovation Partner at WCS Care Innovation Hub

Not-for-profit care provider, WCS Care, has launched an Innovation Hub designed to share ideas, technology and practices that improve the wellbeing of care home residents and staff. The first of...

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CRPS and Burning Nights support charity

Burning Nights CRPS Support was founded in September 2014 and became a registered charity in April 2016. At the time of it being set up, not a single UK charity...

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'Little Owls' project: When toddlers visit care homes

Residents at a care home in Toft, near Cambridge, are benefiting from regular visits by a lively group of local toddlers. The visits are part of the ‘Little Owls’ project...

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Inspiring Dutch village for those with Dementia

In the outskirts of Amsterdam lies a small Dutch village called Hogeweyk. By taking the only entrance into the village, you will discover a radical idea in motion that has the potential to revolutionise dementia care....

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Spinal injury opened by Royalty and fitted by Opera

Holton Lee is a wellbeing discovery centre located at the heart of a beautiful nature reserve near Poole, Dorset. A new 13-bed spinal injury centre was recently completed to compliment...

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Are integrated care centres the future?

A multi-million-pound Integrated Care Centre, the first of its kind in the UK, is beginning to take shape in the East Yorkshire city of Hull. The new centre will bring...

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Virtual reality helps create dementia-friendly spaces

Architects and designers of dementia-friendly buildings in the UK are turning to virtual reality to give them a greater intelligence of how things are seen by people with dementia. Learn...

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