Hunt gets baking at Nightingale

December 9, 2013

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Nightingale House in Clapham last week to witness its dementia work ahead of the first G8 summit on dementia care.

Mr Hunt also elicited the views of Nightingale leaders on how to address the major issues facing UK care homes.
During a tour of the premises, he spoke to resident Betty Weinberg about her time at the home and helped her to bake a cake.


Rabbiting on benefits Nightingale residents

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

Things were hopping at Nightingale House last Thursday as the Clapham care home introduced six new residents to launch its farm — four rabbits and two guinea pigs.


Lucas proves one in a million for Nightingale

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

Matt Lucas kept 550 guests laughing on Monday evening at the Nightingale Hammerson dinner at London’s Guildhall.

And the charity’s treasurers were also happy, with proceeds exceeding £1 million, in particular to support a major redevelopment at Hammerson House in north London.


Nightingale is looking to outsider

By Anna Sheinman, August 19, 2013

A major communal welfare charity has chosen a non-Jew to be its next chief executive.


Long-time Nightingale chief is to stand down

May 13, 2013

Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith will step down at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the care home charity. He will become an external ambassador for Nightingale.


How Nightingale inspired 'Marigold Hotel'

November 8, 2012

Author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach has told Nightingale supporters that visits to the south London home had inspired her to write a novel about the elderly, These Foolish Things — on which the hit movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was based.


Care chiefs press Cameron over welfare reform delays

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Fundamental reforms to address a crisis in the care of the elderly have been delayed again, despite pleas from charity chiefs.

The Jewish Care and Nightingale Hammerson chief executives, Simon Morris and Leon Smith, were among the 78 signatories of a letter to David Cameron this week, calling on him to urgently address "the devastating impact of years of failure to reform".

The letter contin


Nightingale merger formalised

May 3, 2012

The merger of the Nightingale and Hammerson care homes was formalised on Monday.


Duncan Smith keeps £1m Nightingale dinner date

By Barry Toberman, November 10, 2011

With a little help from his hosts, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith managed to fulfil his speaking engagement at Nightingale's key fundraiser and an event with David Cameron on the same night.


Charles sings the praises of Nightingale

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

Opening the Wohl Wing at Nightingale on Wednesday, the Prince of Wales was so impressed by the home's care for the elderly that he said he was "booking early to avoid disappointment".