Nightingale gets good report

June 10, 2016

Clapham residential home Nightingale House has been graded good in overall terms by the Care Quality Commission and outstanding in the category of responsiveness.

Nightingale says the findings place it in the top three per cent of UK care homes inspected under the more robust regime introduced by the watchdog in late 2014.

The CQC reported that "people's needs were assessed before they began


Dealing with dementia

May 27, 2016

Nightingale Hammerson marked Dementia Awareness Week with a two-day roadshow at its Clapham home.

Stalls offered literature on prevention, treatment and research and information about the charity's approach to dementia care. Staff wore T-shirts with slogans promoting person-centred care and the importance of sufferers not being defined by their dementia.


Home's appeal is all relative

April 21, 2016

Keeping it in the family, the Nightingale Hammerson Pesach appeal is being led by Jeffrey Galvan, son of Nightingale House resident Netta Galvan, 89.

Mr Galvan said that "Nightingale is a home from home for the residents. The first Pesach my mother spent in Nightingale was very different from usual. But it was also very special.


Improving life for Nightingale residents is kids' stuff

By Barry Toberman, March 3, 2016

Sipping coffee at a Nightingale House café window table overlooking the south London home's vast and verdant outdoor space, Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Helen Simmons points to a building in the garden area.


Hammerson to take more residents

February 4, 2016

The final plans for the £36 million redevelopment of Nightingale's north London home, Hammerson House, reveal that capacity will increase by more than a third, from 85 to 120 residents. The original proposal was for a 102-resident capacity.

Nightingale Hammerson leaders said this week that the proposed model of care had been shaped by the new wings at the Nightingale home in Clapham.


Nightingale has £1 million meal

By Josh Jackman, November 5, 2015

Praising the work of Nightingale Hammerson at the welfare charity's biennial dinner on Tuesday, Labour business spokesman Lord Mendelsohn said being among the 500 guests at London's Guildhall meant more to him than his work in the House of Lords.

Lord Mendelsohn, a former adviser to Tony Blair, said: "There may be wisdom in politics, but there's a lot more in this room.


End of life care: We must remain a beacon

By Helen Simmons, November 2, 2015

"Where are you going to live out the end your life?" This isn't really a topic that many of us would like to discuss at dinner parties or social functions but it should be an issue that we are all thinking about.


Nursery at home site

October 29, 2015

Nightingale Hammerson is in discussions to provide a second site for Wimbledon Jewish nursery, Apples and Honey, at Nightingale's Clapham premises, furthering a long-time relationship.

Apples and Honey principal, Judith Ish-Horowicz, said: "Over the past 25 years, a generation of children at Apples and Honey Wimbledon have visited residents at Nightingale.


Nightingale long-server leaves

July 9, 2015

Former Nightingale chief executive Leon Smith will leave the organisation next week after 42 years' service.

He joined the Clapham home in an administrative role after a year on kibbutz, serving as CEO from 1998 to 2013.


Nightingale revisited

April 20, 2015

Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Diana Quick, Nickolas Grace and other Brideshead Revisited stars reminisced in the company of Nightingale Hammerson supporters at a fundraising tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Also at the event were those who worked backstage on the series, among them assistant costume designer Joy Kleiner Meier, whose mother is a Nightingale House resident.