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Our statement on Coronavirus can be read here.

We will be keeping it up to date as new advice is published by the government, the safety and health of our residents, customers and staff is our top priority

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Nationwide Building Society opens branches early for elderly and vulnerable

The society is trialling new branch opening times during the coronavirus outbreak to help the elderly and vulnerable people manage their money. Britain’s biggest building society is trialling new branch opening times during the coronavirus outbreak, to help the elderly and vulnerable manage their money with a dedicated hour each morning. From March 18, more…

Six reasons to take vitamin C

As a study examines whether vitamin C might help beat coronavirus, here’s how it can help improve your health. Many of us will reach for the vitamin C if we’ve caught a cold, or want to avoid getting one. But now scientists are looking at whether it could help beat coronavirus too. Chinese researchers are…

Coronavirus Update

At Platinum Skies, our first priority is always to keep our homeowners, staff and community safe. In response to the national health measures surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been closely following advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Covid-19, more commonly referred to as ‘coronavirus’, can cause more severe symptoms in…

Ten Mother’s Day gifts for home comfort queens

A gift she can enjoy at home is bound to be a hit. Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to make your mum feel special with a thoughtful gift – but while chocolates and flowers are a fail-safe traditional choice, how about surprising her with a home treat? From accessories to make her rooms sparkle…

Three breathing exercises to reduce stress, anxiety and a racing mind

Breathing apps have soared in popularity – here’s how to give it a go without your phone. It’s often said the most powerful tools for taking care of our wellbeing are the ones that already exist within us – and breathing is prime example. Breathing techniques feature in countless therapeutic forms and practices, from yoga,…

The simple benefits of batch cooking

At Platinum Skies, our residents can enjoy first-class cuisine and beverages with friends and family in the bistro. Our dishes are healthy, nutritionally balanced and we provide options for those with special dietary requirements such vegetarian, vegan and coeliac. If you are at home and find yourself constantly reaching for the treats and sweets you…

RECIPE: Banana Bread

The idea that most people will be affected by mental health issues at least once in their life has never seemed more prevalent. While it’s a conversation that still feels relatively new, awareness of mental ill health is growing, and in turn the condition is becoming less stigmatised.  It’s a topic heavily debated on social…

Five things to cut out of your diet if you want a better night’s sleep

Can’t remember the last time you slept through the night? The solution could lie in what you consume. Nothing beats waking up from a good night’s sleep yet, for many of us, the idea of that happening seems like a dream. Sleep deprivation can affect your memory, productivity and overall happiness, so it is essential…

15 of the world’s best nature photos

Studies suggest spending just 20 minutes in the in the garden can boost your wellbeing and even visualising nature-themed images can trigger specific responses in the brain. Now a new competition from photography app Agora has scoured the globe for the very finest photos of the natural world, as part of its #Nature2020 competition, and…

Joanna Trollope at 76: ‘I don’t worry about getting older – so far’

Bestselling author Joanna Trollope talks to Hannah Stephenson about keeping young, being happier than ever, and staying away from social media. Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope has a knack for having her finger on the pulse of pressing social dilemmas. “All my novels are reflections of what I think is a great universal preoccupation at the…

Support and reassurance with Platinum Skies

It feels good to know that even when you are enjoying a quiet moment in the privacy of your own home you can call on someone for support if you need to. At Platinum Skies, you will always have the best of both worlds and maintain your own independent lifestyle. When you move into a new…

How to prevent dry skin from constant hand-washing

Cracked, painful skin can be an unfortunate side effect to staying sanitary. With the threat of coronavirus looming large, it’s important to be hyper-vigilant with washing your hands. The number of people in the UK diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus is rising every day, and the government has said the single most important thing you…