Barchester dementia facility opening marked with time capsule

Barchester dementia facility opening marked with time capsule

Residents of a care home in Yorkshire have teamed up with local school children to mark the opening of a new dementia care facility by burying a time capsule.

Barchester Healthcare's Beaumont Care Home in Stamford Bridge is opening a new centre which will accommodate 18 extra residents in the early stages of dementia.

Residents from the home joined children from Stamford Bridge Primary School to fill the capsule with - among other things - newspapers, a mobile phone, a school prospectus and a recipe for a favourite care home meal.

Pocklington mayor David Sykes was in attendance to open the facility.

He told the York Press: "I have had the opportunity to meet the general manager, members of staff and those who are already living here and it is great to see somewhere where the residents' feelings are at the centre of everything the staff do."

Centre general manager Sue Cartwright added that she hoped the centre would boost local dementia care services in the area.

Barchester Healthcare was recently awarded a Special Contribution award for a "consistently high standard in care home design" at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards.

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