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Issue 93 July 2015


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Wymondham & Dereham

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Issue 93 Your community magazine

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WYMONDHAM Norfolk Charity Motor Show Norfolk Show Ground. 15th & 16th August 10am to 4pm The 8th Norwich Charity Motor Show & Family Fun Event, this year reverts back to its regular August slot at the Norfolk Showground, (Red Car Park East), on 15th & 16th . The annual show is organised and run by Wroxham & Hoveton Lions Club, on a non-profit making basis, with all proceeds this year, being distributed equally between the East Anglian Air Ambulance, EACH (East Anglian Childrens Hospice, Quidenham) and Lions Charity funds, which will enable the Club to support some of the smaller local deserving causes. To date the event has raised approximately £64,000 for various charitable causes. One of the criteria when planning the first show in 2008,

was to make it an enjoyable experience for all the family and this philosophy has been the cornerstone for all the shows since. The move from the show’s original home at the `Norwich Rugby Club to the Norfolk Showground has provided additional space and gave the opportunity to make the show bigger and better with more attractions. Along with new cars from local dealerships, this year there is the added bonus of specialty cars from local manufacturers, under our “Made in Norfolk” banner. In addition to the new vehicles, there will also be a large number of classic cars as well as classic buses and commercial vehicles,

military vehicles and much more. Regular features will include craft and charity stalls, trade stands, live music, Police and Fire vehicles, children’s rides and amusements, magic shows and competitions, live auction and grand prize draw raffle.


The ever-popular Star Wars Characters will also be attending again. Various food outlets will provide a variety of refreshments.

For full details go to www.

Because the Lions do not have any paid executives and donate their time feely, all proceeds from events such as this, after deduction of essential expenses, are donated to the causes supported. This is the only dedicated motor show in the area and has something for all the family.

Opening times are 10am to 4pm, both days. Admission is only £5.00 for Adults with Children under 14 and Parking Free.

For more information contact Mike Clipston 01603 429389 / 07767810027 mikeandros@rockcakes.eclipse. If anyone is interested in becoming a Lion or finding out more on how we support local communities, please go to

Registered Charity No. 280331


Featuring New & Classic Motor Vehicles Plus lots more to see & do for all the family

15th & 16th August 2015 10am to 4pm

Adults - £5.00, Children & Parking - Free


Red Car Park East

The Norfolk Showground, Norwich NR5 0TT For more information visit

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WYMONDHAM East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Cook for the nook; a new fundraising initiative to inspire beautiful baking, delicious dining and sumptuous socialising to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) nook appeal! Cromer crab, Binham Blue and Colman’s Mustard are just some of Norfolk’s famous delicacies, and as a county full of fantastic fresh produce.

the nook appeal. Whether you’re a novice, an accomplished foodie or a professional – we want to inspire you to get involved! Cook for the nook menu of ideas:

EACH is encouraging the people of Norfolk to be inspired by food to raise funds. The EACH nook appeal needs to raise £10 million to increase and improve children’s palliative care and support services including building a new hospice ‘the nook’ to replace their current hospice in Quidenham, which is extremely restricted in its facilities and development. Get creative in the kitchen, be brave with the barbecue or tantalise the taste buds of your friends, family, colleagues and customers to raise vital funds for

• Host a ‘cook for the nook’ ladybird tea party (contact us for a pack which includes a special nook recipe by Tim Kinnaird from BBC’s Masterchef) • Make packed lunches or breakfast in bed for your parents – for a charge! • Hold a teddy bear’s picnic with friends or at school • Organise a community ‘cook for the nook’ BBQ or hog-roast • Improve your culinary skills by

organising a ‘cook for the nook’ cook book sale and take the opportunity to learn new recipes • a movie and snack night with friends • a wine and chocolate tasting evening • Indulge your sweet tooth and organise a ‘cook for the nook’ pudding club • Celebrate the EACH colours with a purple and orange food day …and to indulge your competitive side… • Be inspired by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and organise your own ‘cook for the nook’ bake-off competition • Host a ‘cook for the nook’ themed ‘Come Dine with Me’ contest • Design a perfect dish competition – or the oddest! We need your creative ideas for ‘cook for the nook’, and the possibilities are endless, so

please get in touch to let us know what you’re planning so we can support you in your efforts. Call 01953 666767, email norfolk@ or visit www.each. cook-for-the-nook We’re also hoping to inspire local cafés, pub, food shops and restaurants to embrace the ‘cook for the nook’ fundraising initiative and would love to hear from you.


GENERAL Spiritual Flow We had a last minute guest speaker at our recent Norwich festival who attracted a lot of attention, Lyon G. Zonamyari. Lyon is a professional name analyst and author of a book titled Name Reality. He is originally from East Anglia but now resides in the SW Caribbean. His work is based on ancient texts and methods used thousands of years ago by enlightened families to name their children for a prosperous, healthy and happy life. The system is not numerology but mathematics are used for some of the calculations to analyse names. This study comes with an impressive documented history file. Everybody who participated was amazed at the accuracy and depth of information this system revealed. I include here an introduction Lyon provided outlining some of the merits. The first two pages of his website

tells the story in more detail and there is a forty minute TV interview recorded just last week, posted on his Face Book page, Lyon Zonamyari. Your given documented names from birth create an energy blueprint, influencing your personality, your character, your virtues, vices and both your mental and physical health, for better or worse. More amazing, the second part of this system reveals how letters from each of your names rotate at predetermined years, influencing events and the way you live your life. Incredible, maybe, but true! Any one name for the most is good. Just as you can touch any one key on a piano and it will sound good. When you press two or more keys at the same time or play

with two hands, it is important you press the right keys. If you press the right combination of keys, you produce beautiful music. If you press the wrong combination of keys, at best you are out of tune, or worst, you become a dreadful noise. Your names apply a similar action. The sound of music produced by a piano can be documented with Sheet Music. The vibration produced by your names can be documented with Name Reality. What tune do you play? When you understand all of your names, if a negative part of your personality or certain letters bring negative events into your life, you can make advance plans. You can change, overcome or reduce these potential problems. When positive events are coming into your life this system helps you to know where and when to focus your time, your effort and resources to obtain the maximum results. This system will not tell

you which lottery numbers to play. However, it will give you an accurate weather forecast. Knowing which year to carry an umbrella or take your sunglasses, will enhance the quality of your life. For some, self-awareness is enough, enabling us to take better control of our lives with positive attitude and positive visualization, others decide to change their name. Changing just one name, the way you spell a name, or adding middle initials, can make a huge difference. Creating a positive name for a new-born can be a wonderful gift, a gift for life. The Laws of Attraction are real. Your names can help, hinder or halt your progress. Name Reality shows you how, why and what you can do. Visit www. Have a great summer and perhaps if you wish to meet Lyon he does have plans to attend all our events during July. Steve Hudson


Hearts of stone The Greek resistance in World War II is brought to life in the powerful new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Simon Scarrow. Norfolk resident Simon Scarrow, renowned for his novels on the Roman army and the Napoleonic wars has produced another unputdownable, thrilling adventure, but in a departure for Scarrow, this dramatic and atmospheric novel of war, betrayal and friendship is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Greek Ionian islands during World War II. Simon explains how he came to write this book, and what it’s about: “I visited the Ionian islands a few years ago and whilst on a boat trip to Ithaca I came across a plaque on a cliff above a small bay which said ‘Commemorating an attack on a German Eboat by Greek partisans.’ Throughout the

trip I came across other stories of what had happened on these islands during WWII. It is easy to be impressed by the beauty of the Ionian Islands – they are a fabulous setting and it is so hard to imagine them as a war zone, and that was how my interest in the story began: a clash between the peaceful aspect of the present and what would have been dramatic events in the past. The novel is about three close friends, two young Greeks, Eleni and Andreas, and a German, Peter.” It is the story of what happens when war comes to the Greek Island they all love. It becomes a test of their friendship, and their patriotism.”

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GENERAL Sound Sleep Beds Beds fit for a Queen At Sound Sleep we are forever evolving and working to ensure that our customers have the latest bed technology to chose from. Years ago, we were the first bed company to be offering high quality memory foam mattresses. Then we promoted the benefits of sleeping on natural products like latex. In 2013, Sound Sleep were the first to introduce Geltex; the newest mattress technology since memory foam. But with introduction of Staples Beds to our range, beds that have been handmade the same way for over 100 years, we now have the latest technology and the good old fashioned, tried and tested mattress technology too! Staples Beds are hand made in Cambridgeshire. The pocket springs used are of the highest quality, the fillings are the finest natural fillings; some of which are hand teased to give these mattresses a truly sumptuous feel. The tickings used to finish the mattresses are the finest luxury Belgian damasks. But the ultimate hand made element is the hand side stitching, the border of the mattresses are stitched by hand into the pocket springs to give added side support and ultimate luxury. Staples Beds were awarded a Royal Warrant in 1932 by King George V and this has been graciously renewed by each successive monarch since, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our new Staples are available to try instore and are perfect for those wanting that luxuriously sumptuous night’s sleep, with a choice of divan base colours and matching headboards these beds, along with all our other models will fit perfectly in your bedroom. We are also proud to welcome back some of the new updated iconic Slumberland and Myers beds, all of which are also made in East Anglia. If you need comfort and luxury in your life, come down to Sound Sleep and have a chat with one of our friendly Mattress Specialists. All of our mattresses and divans carry the National Bed Federation’s ‘NBF Approved’ large tick logo, which means the manufacturer who made that bed has been independently audited to make sure they follow all the required procedures to produce safe, clean and hygienic mattresses. In short, that they are what they say they are. Currently there is an increasing mistrust among consumers about the products they are buying – particularly those where the contents are unseen and taken on trust, like beds and mattresses. The NBF is the UK trade association for British bed manufacturers. And to meet its new Code of Practice, member companies have had to go through rigorous and independent audits. “We wanted to ensure that our mark of approval really meant

something,” said Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF. Particularly important to anyone buying a new bed is its safety and the reassurance that the mattress meets strict British flammability regulations. If it doesn’t - and recent publicity on BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ programme has highlighted the growing number of illegal mattresses being sold with counterfeit fire labels – then it could prove fatal if ignited. A non-compliant mattress can catch fire within two minutes and can release significant amounts of toxic fumes within three minutes, within six minutes, the room would be fully consumed with smoke and fire, the average response time for fire fighters in the UK is nine minutes. Less dramatic but still concerning are health and hygiene issues. We all want to think the nice new bed we are getting in to is clean and hygienic – and the NBF Approved logo means consumers can be sure that the bed they are buying comes from a manufacturer with all the right procedures in place to be sure it is just that. And lastly, we want to know that the mattress we are buying contains exactly what it says it does. Not to do so contravenes the Trades Descriptions Act – and again, the big tick logo means you can be assured the

product you are buying is as described. It’s an initiative that The Sleep Council both supports and endorses. Said spokesperson Lisa Artis: “This is great news for consumers and we would urge anyone buying a bed to look out for the NBF’s new mark of approval – it’s designed to keep people sleeping safe as well as sound.” Said Jessica Alexander: “For reputable manufacturers, the NBF Approved logo is merely confirmation that they are – and always have been - following all the right procedures. Unfortunately there are less scrupulous traders out there who are now selling products that can’t be trusted – and with a mattress it’s hard to know what you are buying. The new NBF Approved logo means people can buy a mattress in the certain knowledge that it is safe, clean and honest.” Sound Sleep backs the National Bed Federation’s new code of practice and are committed to supplying clean and safe products, so you can have a sound sleep knowing that your bed is fully compliant to UK laws and regulations. Feel free to visit us in store for more information. When you buy your next bed, make sure you look for the big tick! Sleep Safe. Sleep Sound. Sound Sleep. To keep up to date on all promotions and Sleep Council news follow us on twitter @ soundsleepbeds

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GENERAL Old Buckenham Airshow The old buckenham airshow reunites two stars of ‘goldfinger’ after fifty year Old Buckenham Airfield is delighted to announce that one of the stars of it’s annual Airshow on the 1st and 2nd August has been confirmed as the helicopter used in the iconic final scenes of ‘Goldfinger’ as it transports a dirty bomb to Fort Knox.

After ‘Goldfinger’ Honor Blackman flew to Hollywood to make Moment to Moment with the famous director, Randall Kleiser. She then returned to the UK to launch herself into a vast realm of film and TV. She’s still a regular on the stage and TV.

The helicopter was flown in the film by the character “Pussy Galore” played by the incomparable Honor Blackman. The Airfield is thrilled to further be able to announce that Ms. Blackman will also be in attendance over the weekend, and will once again take to the sky in the helicopter, recreating one of cinema’s most recognisable and iconic moments.

Her one woman show recently toured the UK to critical acclaim and she has recently been seen in the latest series of “You, Me & Them” with Anthony Head and Eve Myles.

Honor Blackman last saw the Hiller helicopter in 1963 whilst filming ‘Goldfinger’. The scenes shot of her piloting the helicopter, complete with the ‘atomic device’ designed to render the US gold reserves worthless, formed part of a film that turned the character of James Bond into a phenomenon and changed cinema forever.

The Hiller has had a somewhat less glamorous career. Despite appearances in other films, most notably co-starring alongside Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in ‘The VIP’s’, the helicopter was destined to spend 35 years in service before unceremoniously languishing in the back of a hangar. In 1999, however, a four-year restoration project was started that saw the aircraft returned to service, and it has since appeared in numerous Bond related productions, as well as appearances in ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘The Royal’. The restoration has seen the Hiller painted in the same livery used in ‘Goldfinger’ and in 2014 was the stand out star of the world-famous Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Display at the Goodwood Revival. At the Old Buckenham Airshow, the Hiller will once again take centre stage. Appearing in the flying displays on both days, as well as taking Honor Blackman for a ride after a gap of fifty years, the Airshow will be making the most of her Bond connections.

Airshow Organiser, Matt Wilkins “There can be no real doubt of the impact and lasting influence that ‘Goldfinger’ had on popular culture and we are ecstatic to be able to wind the clock back fifty years by reuniting two of its stars. Whilst the ‘Goldfinger’ helicopter has been displayed at many prestigious events since her restoration, this will be the only occasion where you’ll see ‘Pussy Galore’ reunited with her helicopter, all within a specially created display celebrating one of the greatest films ever made.” This is not the first time that Old Buckenham has welcomed A list Hollywood stars such as Honor Blackman. The original Operations Officer was Jimmy Stewart and Walter Matthau served at the Airfield whilst it was active in wartime use as the home of the 453rd Bombardment Group from 1943 - 1945. In order to celebrate the indelible connection with the US, the theme of this year’s Airshow is ‘America’ and it will feature a weekend of celebrations of the United States. The Old Buckenham Airshow runs on the 1st and 2nd August 2015. In recent years, the Airshow has cemented its position as the largest in Norfolk and Suffolk and it was the only Airshow to appear in Country Life’s list of the 100 events that made up the ‘Greatest Summer Ever’ in 2012; a list that included events such as Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. Further information and tickets are available at the Airshow website, www.

A special display including Aston Martin DB5’s will be created for the weekend, allowing visitors the chance to see an incredible piece of Hollywood history at close quarters and in suitable company.

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GENERAL Wayland Show 2015 Compete and win at your local Wayland Show – 2nd August 2015! The Wayland Agricultural Show returns to Norfolk on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and offers the chance for adults and children to take part in a wide range of traditional, friendly and fun competitions. A marquee devoted entirely to horticulture will be the hub for visitors wanting to test their skills in the home and garden categories. The adults classes include ‘Chutney’, ‘Swiss Roll’ and ‘Tea Loaf’ cookery competitions while the craft section has prizes for quilted, knitted and crocheted items. The photo competition theme is ‘Flora and Fauna of the British Isles’. For children, there will be a brand new ‘ScareAnimal’ (rather than boring old Scarecrow!)

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Competition which will provide a chance for winners of two age group sections to both be awarded with a Cup and a cash prize. The ScareAnimal can be made from any material, or object, and the best thing of all, it’s free to enter! So are the ‘Children’s Sewing’ classes, ‘Decorated Wooden Spoon’ and, in the Cookery section, a Celebration Cake which you can decorate to your heart’s delight. Entering other competitions at the show costs just 50p per item and there are cash, or voucher prizes to be won for the first three places in each class. And, of course, there are the show’s major attraction, the

Livestock competitions, with a variety of classes including, pigs, cattle, sheep and fur and feather. You can enter these too!

For more information on how to enter the competitions, visit or follow @WaylandShow on twitter.

A traditional agricultural show, the Wayland Show is one not to miss this summer! Held at the Wayland Showground, Brandon Road, Watton.

HOMES & GARDENS Kerry Butcher Accountancy Services There is lots going on in the world of tax and finance at the moment Here in the office at KBA we can’t quite believe we are into the second half of the year already. It only seems a couple of weeks ago that I was writing about completing your tax return before the deadline at the end of January and now here I am talking about the next payments due on account! It can’t be July but my calendar is telling me that it is. So what exciting things do we have in store this month then? Well – hopefully some sunshine – a fete maybe, sports day (remember the Dad’s race is a non – competitive event) and then of course there are the less interesting parts of the month – like paying your self assessment instalment of tax due on account and tax credit declarations. Ok let’s start with the tax payments on account – if you are lucky enough to complete a self assessment tax return and also owed more than £1000 in tax at 31 January 2015, then you need to refer back to your tax calculation or speak to your accountant – as there is a good chance that you need to make another payment to HMRC for your second instalment on account.

year less any payments you have made on account so far. Just to complicate matters, if you are lucky enough to have completed your self assessment tax return to 5 April 2015 already – then you may already know how much tax you have to pay in total by 31 January 2016 and may not actually need to pay anything at all in July. Everyone’s tax affairs are different, so if you are unsure just how much or when you need to pay your tax, contact us or your own accountant if you have one! Make sure that you have paid everything due by 31 July 2015 as penalties and interest will be charged for late payments by HMRC.

Here at KBA we offer a free initial consultation which could hopefully point you in the right direction for you and your business.

Enjoy the summer, the sunshine, the long lazy days (hopefully) and most of all enjoy your job and plan to get the most from it – the long summer days are too good to waste.

There is no right or wrong way, just what is best for you. There are advantages to both, so make sure that you compare the pros and cons carefully before you start.

Remember if you do not yet have your profit or income figures because your accounts are not quite ready, don’t panic – you can estimate your profits and income – as long as you provide the actual figures before the January deadline –so need to stress. Don’t let the tax credit system beat you – but if you would like some help then authorisation is required – feel free to contact us and we can help you.

And because we are such lovely people, we will contact you at the beginning of July and remind you as well, because that is the nice kind of people that we are.

It seems to us in the KBA office that more and more people are deciding to “go it alone” and leave the relative safety of employment and head out into the wilds of self employment or even starting up your own limited company.

Make sure you know the benefits of becoming a limited company or being self employed and take as much advice as you can find on offer.

That way you can be sure that you start off in the right direction. Planning is essential, as is keeping on top of your book keeping and finances. We want to help you and be with you every step of the way.

Next to mention is the delightful tax credits declaration deadline – if you are receiving tax credits or are part of a tax credit award, then you will probably have received your renewal paperwork by now telling you that you must respond by 31 July.

If you are a KBA client then you will have been advised, when your tax return to 5 April 2014 was submitted, whether you needed to pay an instalment in July 2015 and just how much this would be.

This second payment on account will be 50% of the tax that you owed from the 13/14 tax

really important to know all of the facts before you make too many decisions that will affect how you run your new venture.

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HOMES & GARDENS ClarkBuild, For All Your Building Needs Chartered building company for whom no job is too small We provide professionalism and integrity, value for money, compliance with good building practice and with the proprietor/ director has been 35 years in business with a professional qualification. No job is too small for us. We offer bathroom and kitchen installation, loft conversions, renovations and extensions, as well as roofing, driveways, building maintenance and repair. • Wet Rooms • Free Survey • Fully Insured • Local Authority approved for disability grants • Adaptations • Alteration • General Building

• Extensions • Structural Repairs • Loft conversions • Property refurbishment At CLARKBUILD LTD we know you will receive a professional and personal service for all your building, wet rooms and maintenance needs. Please call us for a free quotation. T: 01953 601678 M: 07788 722151 Unit 15, Penfold Drive, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0WZ

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ELDERLY South Norfolk Mobility Centre A local, small independent company, making customer service their top priority With summer upon us, we enter into the county show, village fetes and fairs, season. Let’s hope that we get the good weather to go with them! If your thoughts are turning to getting out and about, but your mobility is holding you back, you might like to consider a mobility aid. This might be a simple walking stick or 3 or 4 wheeled walker. Our range of canes includes a choice of pretty floral designs and of course plain black. Some have moulded right and left hand grip for extra comfort. Our 3 and 4 wheeled walkers give stability, support and confidence with walking. They fold for transport and have room for holding shopping or handbag.

If you need that little bit extra help, then a scooter might be worth your consideration. We have a great range of new and second hand scooters. The small 4mph ones are ideal for easily transporting in the car, they have a range of about 8-10 miles and give you back your independence. The large 8mph scooters are ideal for use from home, or can be transported, depending upon what kind of car you have. Whatever your need, we will be very pleased to help and advise you. See more at wwwsouthnorfolkmobilitycentre.

The Denture Clinic Professional denture service based in Norwich Martin as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a registered dental care professional, trained and qualified to provide a range of denture services direct to the patient, previously only available through your dentist, although some treatment plans will require a referral from your dentist, partically if you have your own natural teeth remaining. Martin qualified with the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and has been working with dentures since 1986. Martin is highly experienced in providing cosmetic dentures to his patients, giving advice in a friendly, caring and professional manner. Martin’s advanced knowledge helps him to solve the most challenging of dentures problems. During your first appointment to the Denture Clinic, Martin will undertake a detailed clinical evaluation, enabling the diagnosis

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to be reached, in order to create a detailed treatment plan, which is then tailored exactly to your needs. By taking the first steps at the Denture Clinic, Martin is able to offer you the advanced technical and clinical skills needed to carefully design every denture to your individual requirements. For ease and comfort appointments can also be made with a dental practitioner.

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ELDERLY Able Community Care The Alternative to Moving into a Care Home Getting older sometimes means that a person needs to be cared for twenty four hours a day. Such care can be provided in a care home or in a person’s own home. Given the choice, many people would prefer to stay in their own home and Able Community Care has enabled thousands of people to exercise this choice. Our experience has shown that having a regular rota of experienced carers in your own home is often a much happier alternative than moving into a care home. Able Community Care has been providing an alternative choice to moving into a care home since 1980 by providing Live-in Carer Schemes throughout the UK. Our live-in care staff have enabled thousands of disabled and older

people to remain happily within their own home. The role of our live-in carers is to provide domestic, personal and social care tailored to each individual’s needs and wishes. One of our clients is Kate. Kate was born in 1919 and in 2006 as a result of arthritis and too common falls, Kate and her family had to make a decision as to how Kate wished to be cared for. Her own wish was to remain living in her own bungalow, to keep up her social activities and to maintain her hobbies. Kate and her family decided to try a Live-in Carer Scheme and since 2006 a continuous, regular, rotational system of liked live-in care workers have supported Kate, now aged 95, and who

Kate wrote the following comments with reference to the care she received in 2014 on our Customer Satisfaction Form:

visit relatives. • Long term care to a person who wishes to share the care. For example, Able can provide one or two weeks of care, then the family the next period etc. on a flexible, rotational basis.

• “The live-in care workers carry out the tasks that are important to me.”

• A “Home From Hospital” care package offering convalescent live-in care at home.

• “I feel comfortable about contacting my Care Manager” (whom she has met).

Able Community Care currently provides Live-in, Carer Schemes in over 50 counties and our clients range in age from early twenties to over one hundred years of age.

continues to live happily in her own home.

• “I am happy with the service I am receiving.” • “The responsiveness to ‘out of hours’ contact is satisfying and responsive.” Live-in Carers are special people. Whilst living for weekly or fortnightly periods in a client’s home they provide domestic support, personal care and offer companionship. Each of our clients has an individual ‘job description’ and it is the objective of our Care Managers to provide our clients with a regular rota of liked live-in carer workers and also to find for our care workers, clients for whom they have the skills to care for. One of our live-in care workers is Lorna who has been with us since 2011. Before joining Able Community Care, Lorna was a care worker for her County Council where she gained experience and care certification including attaining NVQ Level 3 in Social Care. Lorna is one of Kate’s two regular live-in carers and is a driver and non-smoker. In addition to providing professionally managed live-in care at home on a long term basis, Able Community Care can also provide the following care packages: • Respite care for family carers who need a well-earned break. • A Carer to accompany a person who wants to go on holiday or to

Some of our clients have been with us since the 1990’s and their care packages have been continuous. As a result we have a reputation for reliability. A large number of our care workers have been with us for over ten years and some for over fifteen years. Able Community Care’s website provides comprehensive information, including many moving and heartfelt client comments. There is also an option to sign up for our free email Newsflash, written by the MD. Angela Gifford each week, to keep up to date with the latest care information and news which may affect you or your family. Angela Gifford formed Able Community Care in 1980 and as Managing Director she continues to benefit this successful company with her long experience of the care sector. Angela is highly regarded as an expert in the field of home care and also consults at an international level on many aspects of care provision. If you have any questions about our Live-in Care Schemes please contact us on 01603 764567 or email to For a Free Information Pack, please don’t hesitate to contact Able Community Care on 01603 764567 or email ablemg@aol. com. Alternatively you can visit our website for more information. 2015 July | 21

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Exciting new Luxury Retirement Village in Norfolk

Woodgate Park in Swanton Morley, Dereham is a charming retirement village in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside. A selection of spacious two-bedroom bungalows are complemented by a range of high quality facilities designed for comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind. Isn't it time you treated yourself to the retirement you so thoroughly deserve?

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To find out more call: 01362 620016 or visit: Woodgate Park Woodgate Road, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4NU

ELDERLY Castlemeadow Care The stress free retirement you deserve is the promise from the Woodgate Park Retirement Village at Swanton Morley, near Dereham. Spacious two bedroom bungalows are now available at this village style development which promotes independent living with care on hand if and when needed. The new bungalows build on the success of the first phase of Woodgate Park.

The retirement village is fully wheelchair accessible, and being in Swanton Morley village itself you will be able to take advantage of the many facilities it has to offer that include a traditional pub, general store, bakery and award winning butchers.

The unique retirement village development, brought to the mid Norfolk countryside by Castlemeadow Care, is designed to deliver peace of mind for its residents. The picturesque surroundings and traditionally designed bungalows are complemented by a range of top-quality services and facilities ranging from care support to GP medical care.

The aim at Woodgate Park Retirement Village is to ensure residents are offered just the right amount of support to help them live an active and enjoyable life, while enjoying safety, support and peace of mind.

Each bungalow has a generous open plan living space, underfloor heating, solar panels, kitchens and bathrooms designed for easy access and comfortable bedrooms with spacious fitted wardrobes. Each has patio doors leading to a private terrace and garden, all have views across the landscaped village gardens and several have garages available too. In this retirement village the exclusive Club House is the social hub, allowing residents to dine together when they choose, meet for coffee mornings or congregate for events and activities. There is a hair salon and nail bar on site if you need a little pampering plus an award winning GP Surgery with pharmacy. The village also has an on site care home, wi-fi in communal areas, fibre optic broadband available, a dedicated care and support service, domestic help and 24/7 nurse alarm call system.

The village is within easy reach of many of Norfolk’s attractions from the shops, attractions, arts and history of Norwich to the beautiful mid and north Norfolk countryside, the stunning beaches and the Norfolk Broads with its scenic waterways and rare wildlife. For those individuals or couples who are considering downsizing or beginning to worry about coping with everyday tasks or their general well being, Woodgate Park may be the key to an enjoyable new chapter in their lives. In the words of Gwyneth, a retired pharmacist and a resident of Woodgate Park. “I wanted to be able to stay in my own home, feel safe and secure and be reassured that I could rely on trained staff when I needed it. Woodgate Park ticked all the boxes for me. As a bonus I have made new friends and enjoy the social activities that take place in the Club House. I have been recommending Woodgate Park to all my friends!� To find out more call: 01362 620016 or visit:www.castlemeadowcare. Woodgate Park, Woodgate Road, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4NU 2015 July | 23

ELDERLY Angelica Place Angelica Place offers networking and support group for carers and those living with dementia Angelica Place is extending an invitation to carers and friends of local people living with dementia in the Griston, Watton and Thetford, Brandon, Ashill and Carbrooke areas, to come along to its new social group, the ‘Friendship Café’. From 13th April 2015, the ‘Friendship Café’ will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Monday at Angelica Place day care centre in Manor Road, Griston. Following a relaunch last year, Angelica Place provides a supportive environment for people living with dementia. Specialist facilities include a 1950’s styled kitchen, a sensory room and garden, an Audrey Hepburn ladies’ beauty salon and

a barber shop. All toilet facilities are fully accessible and there is free parking on site. Designed for anyone who cares for a family member, friend or neighbour, the open minded support group offers a place where local people can talk to others who are also caring for a loved one living with dementia and share their experiences. Lyn Foulds, the ‘Dementia Champion’ who has been based at Angelica Place since it opened, will be available at the Friendship Café to provide advice, information and support to carers and to ensure that they have access to the right resources to assist them.

“Angelica Place is the ‘go-to place’ for advice, support and community-based services for local people who are living with dementia and those who are caring for them,” explains Lyn Foulds. “We are opening the café to all local people and would warmly welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer to help this to become a real hub for the community.” Each month’s activities will be published on the Manorcourt Homecare website and on the notice board at Angelica Place.

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An enjoyable & sociable day out The perfect place to make new friends

Refreshments will be available at the Friendship Café and lunch can be provided on request. Transport to Angelica Place can also be arranged. Commenting on the Friendship Café, Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Manorcourt Homecare

said: “Angelica Place already provides a vital day care support service, offering specialist facilities for 70+ individuals and their families from Griston, Watton and surrounding areas. It was always our intention to develop a community-based hub to enable carers to access support and information from people who have specialist knowledge and experience of caring for people with dementia. The Friendship Café is the first step in building that wider support network in our local community.” Angelica Place is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm at Manor Road, Griston, Thetford, IP25 6RG. For further information on the activities and facilities at Angelica Place, please visit, call a member of the team on 01953 889230, or visit www.

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Specialist Dementia Care at It’s Best The Beeches care home in East Harling With a number of recent news articles portraying poor care within care homes, especially within the Dementia market, one Norfolk care home in particular is bucking the trend. The Beeches is a registered care home for the Elderly and those suffering from Dementia. The home is set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens in the town of East Harling. All rooms are furnished to hotel standards but are personalised to suit each new resident, with residents encouraged to bring in their own personal belongings. There are 44 bedrooms with a separate specialist dementia wing for 15 residents. The Home provides a range of assisted bathrooms, showers and accompanying mobility aids. The Home also has a number of spacious lounges and a conservatory offering large flat screen televisions. Meal times are an important part of the day and The Beeches offers a full choice of daily menus. A balanced and nutritious diet is offered with emphasis placed on fresh homemade meals. Hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks are available throughout the day. The homes menu is created by discussions between the residents, their families and staff.The Home has an Activities Co-ordinator who organises activities on a daily

basis for the Residents. These are led by resident’s requests and family’s suggestions and have included cinema afternoons, arts and crafts, external entertainment, quizzes and reminiscent based events.



Black Swan International to expand with multi-million pound finance package. Norwich headquartered Black Swan International Ltd has secured a seven-figure funding package from NatWest as part of its continued expansion plans. Founded in 1994, Black Swan currently operates 13 private care homes across Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire − with a headcount of over 400.

 Rooms from £550 per week  Single En Suite Bedrooms  Permanent, Respite and

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Resident’s parties are organised on a regular basis and at all times the Home believes in maintaining social interaction between residents, their families and friends. The Beeches is owned by Norfolk based company Black Swan International Limited who have 13 care homes in Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. They are an experienced care operator that prides itself in putting residents needs and feelings first. The dignity and independence of each resident is promoted within all of the Company’s Care Homes. For more information, to request a brochure or to arrange a visit The Beeches can be contacted on 01953 717584 or visit their website


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The Beeches 1 West Harling Road, East Harling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2N Telephone +44 (0)1953 717 584 Fax. : +44 (0)1953 717 584 The funding arrangement and refinancing package with NatWest has enabled the firm to acquire The Beeches, East Harling. Following the deal, Black Swan has embarked on a 12-month re-development programme at the 44-bed care home, including physical improvement works. Tom Lyons, operations manager for Black Swan International, said “The funding stream agreed with NatWest is instrumental in helping us achieve our long-term ambitions, allowing us to invest in our care homes and prepare for future growth.

“It’s an exciting time for the business as we add The Beeches to our portfolio and upgrade the home for the comfort and benefit of residents.” Paul Barford, relationship director and healthcare specialist for NatWest, added: “A passion for putting customers at the heart of their business underpins the Black Swan team’s success. “We are proud to support them through an exciting period of growth, which will further cement the company’s strong position in the sector.”

ELDERLY The Hearing Care Centre What is a hearing test and does it hurt? One in six people in UK experience some form of hearing loss, but perhaps unsurprisingly a large percentage of people have never had a hearing assessment or sought professional advice. One of the barriers stopping people for taking this step is the ‘going into the unknown’. Local audiologist, Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA from The Hearing Care Centre, talks to us about what to expect from having a hearing test and hopefully help to irradiate any fears you may have. Having a hearing test is simple, doesn’t hurt and won’t take too much of your time. A full hearing assessment will be performed by a hearing aid audiologist who is a healthcare professional, highly-trained in the prevention,

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identification, assessment and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders. The first part of a hearing test is called the case history: you’ll be asked about your medical history, current medical issues, medications, hearing loss symptoms, family history of hearing loss, history of noise exposure, your hearing concerns, etc. This will provide the hearing aid audiologist with an overview of your medical situation and will help them in assessing the hearing test results as well as assist in determining the necessity of a medical referral following the hearing test. Next the hearing professional will examine your ear canals and eardrum with a specialised ear light called an otoscope. This is

necessary to check for issues such as wax in your ear canal or infection of the outer ear. Finally, it is time to begin the hearing test itself. You will be placed in a sound treated test booth or a quiet room. During the hearing test, a series of tones of different frequencies (also known as pitches) as well as speech signals will be presented to each ear separately through earphones. You will respond to test signals either by pushing a button, or in the case of speech signals, repeating what was heard. The lowest levels of the test signals you can hear at least half of the time are called your hearing thresholds. Thresholds are recorded for each frequency and each ear on a chart called an audiogram. Once your type and degree of hearing loss has been determined, your hearing care professional will be able to decide

how much amplification you will need; they may then show you a range of instruments appropriate for your individual hearing loss and together you can decide what is right for you. Karen’s final words of wisdom… Take the opportunity to look after yourself and those you love by having your hearing checked; take positive steps to actively protect the precious sense that allows you to hear your world your hearing. Karen Finch is the Managing Director and lead audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre.The multi-award winning, family-run company has 20 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk. For more information visit www. or call Freephone 0800 096 2637.


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Wymondham, Dereham & Watton - July 2015  

The July 2015 Edition of Dispatch Magazine for Wymondham, Dereham and Watton

Wymondham, Dereham & Watton - July 2015  

The July 2015 Edition of Dispatch Magazine for Wymondham, Dereham and Watton