Nowadays grandparents are playing an ever increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. But what legal rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren, particularly if mum and dad decide to separate?
The latest in the Lester Aldridge Life Matters series, this article written by Rosemary Sharp, Partner with Lester Aldridge, offers some comfort and advice to an increasing number of grandparents who only want to do the best for their grandchildren at…
Tony Mills calls himself a “Soul Whisperer”.
When you meet him you soon learn why and what he means.
If you often or just sometimes feel depressed...
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Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa has welcomed a new general manager. Steve Woodrow, 44, has over 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry, having worked for premier 4* and 5* hotels both in the UK and abroad.
Steve comes to Careys Manor from the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, where he was general manager for five years, overseeing a 117-bedroom hotel, 13 meeting rooms, and a 1 rosette restaurant and bar and spa. Steve
Hassan Hicks is a long established private business. It’s a family owned, traditional ophthalmic and dispensing optician and contact lens specialist which also markets fabulous top quality spectacles, and has always been based in Lymington. NHS sight tests and private eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified staff using the most modern equipment and a warm welcome is always extended to new patients.
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Social enterprise companies Belu Water, Rubies in the Rubble and From Babies with Love all led by women are striving to make a difference in a troubled world whilst also making healthy profits. They serve as fantastic examples of how businesses can lead the way in many directions.
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No more decisions to make about which brand to buy, no more heavy loads of pet foods to carry home. Buying Oscar makes life easier all round, as well as making healthy sense for your pet.
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Luxury New Forest brand SenSpa, part of the historic Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, was recognised at the Beauty Shortlist 2019 Awards, winning won four international awards for its natural beauty products and brand.
The spa was named Best Value Spa Brand and won both the Best Body Butter and Best Scalp Care Shampoo categories. SenSpa’s Himalayan Bath Salts also won the Wellbeing Editor’s Choice category.
Perfect to use after a long soak in the bath, the Relaxing Therapist Touch
During February David and Paul Martin announced the sale of their family businesses, BHG Marine and Willow Marine, to Lymington Marina, a subsidiary of Berthon.
The evolution will see all BHG and Willow staff retained and both businesses continuing under Lymington Marina, and the sale is a big positive for BHG which had been seeking a satisfactory progression for its long established family business.
After 62 years’ service to the Marine Industry, David Martin will now…
This month’s Life Matters from Lester Aldridge Solicitors focuses on the health and social care crisis which has been a subject of debate and media headlines for quite some time.
Lester Aldridge’s new Community Care team is helping people who need guidance through the maze of confusing and sometimes conflicting guidance available about health and social care.
As reported by James from the Community Care team...
“Recent research by Age UK reports that since the 2017 Spring Budget, an average of…
A good night’s sleep is crucial for both physical and mental health, and a luxury Thai SenSpa in the New Forest is launching two fragrance-led Sleep Therapy products to help relax the mind and body.
We Brits love our sleep, but with busy lives, hectic work schedules – and a growing addiction to technology – many are struggling to get the full eight hours recommended by experts. A good night’s rest boosts communication skills and aids memory, creativity and decision-making.
10.00 – Refreshments 10.30 -11.30 Music
£5 to include carer
Music as an aid to many abilities
As music uses many different areas of the brain, this enables participation even when parts of the brain are failing due to illness or damage.
So, for instance, when speech or motor skills are not fully functioning, a person may still respond to rhythm, melody or harmony.
Active engagement in music also stimulates other areas of the brain, for example, someone who may have lost the ability to talk may be able to sing the words of a familiar song.
What happens in a session?
Each time we meet we have a theme e.g. birds, the weather, so as to include a wide variety of styles and eras of music. We use songs (although the ability to sing is not essential!), play percussion instruments, and sometimes listen to short pieces on the piano or violin. The emphasis is on enjoyment and participation, even if this is just nodding or tapping a foot.
What are the benefits of being in a group?
Making music with others is naturally sociable and encourages listening, cooperation, and using non-verbal communication. It offers opportunities for interaction, reducing isolation and experiencing the support of others within a group.
Frances Attwood did her initial training at the Guildhall, London in 2001. She has since gained an MA in Music Therapy from the University of the West of England. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, has DBS clearance and undergoes regular safeguarding training.
She practised from 2002 to 2009 at the Coda Music Centre in Walkford with children and adults with a variety of needs, from learning disabilities and autism to social and emotional needs. She lived and worked in Uganda for five years, mainly with children with special needs.
For further information contact Frances on 01590 718749 or 07500 117814
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