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First Taste Charity
New Era for First Taste

Like the boards of many small charities the Trustees of Darley Dale based First Taste Charity have been facing the challenges of both attracting new hands-on Trustees and securing funding to continue and develop the Charity’s work of promoting the stimulative care of frail older people, so many now with dementia, in care /nursing homes and day care centres across Derbyshire as well as ensuring […]

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First Taste’s DIG Project
Celebrating First Taste’s DIG Project

Friday 7 July saw First Taste Charity’s Patron, Baroness Estelle Morris, and Derbyshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Linda Chilton, joining residents of Longmeadow Care Home and the children from Darley Dale County Primary School to celebrate the end of this year’s intergenerational DIG (Developing Interactive Gardens) Project at the Home. Since autumn of 2016 the children & the […]

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Hand Massage Training Course – September 2017

(The deadline to apply for this course has now passed) FIRST TASTE is offering another opportunity for FREE TRAINING to CREATE A RICHER ENVIRONMENT IN YOUR CARE HOME. By inviting you and your staff for a practical day to enhance your skills and encourage calm and relaxation for older people in care settings. Venue – […]

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Teaching older people in care, a point of view

First Taste – TOPIC = Teaching older people in care Having worked in residential care homes for older people for the biggest part of my working life, I am extremely passionate about the quality of care each individual deserves and receives. Going into a care home is often perceived as the last vestiges of ‘home life’. […]

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Baroness Estelle Morris Encourages Gentle Chair Based Exercise for Frail Older People

Baroness Estelle Morris, Patron of Darley Dale based First Taste, launched the Charity’s latest chair based exercise CD “Yet More Music to Move” on Friday 13 May at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. This new resource has been produced specifically to encourage care / nursing homes’ & day care centres’ care staff to undertake sessions of gentle exercise coupled with reminiscence […]

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Baroness Morris’ visit to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Intergenerational IT project between Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School students and residents of The Green Nursing Home in conjunction with First Taste Charitable Trust   10 Year 9 students from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School have become teachers to residents of The Green Nursing Home, Dronfield. The students are teaching residents how to use iPads by helping […]

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