Royston Town Council Mayor, Councillor Robert Inwood and Jose Hales, District Councillor for Melbourn at South Cambridgeshire District Council joined the Barchester Healthcare team to unveil the brand new marketing suite at Barchester’s luxury care home in Melbourn, Melbourn Springs.
On the day of the opening Mr Inwood and Mr Hales cut the ribbon to the completed part of the home with an enormous pair of scissors as guests from the local community cheered them on.
The marketing suite at Melbourn Springs Care Home was fitted out by Barchester’s team of expert interior designers, and provides the local community an opportunity to see what the finished 75-bed care home will look like when the home is complete.
On the Saturday of the launch, the new General Manager of the home, Karen Allen and Home Services Advisor, Dan Amis welcomed visitors to see the Marketing Suite for the first time. The suite features spacious en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, a lifestyle enrichment room - all designed with the comfort of residents in mind.
When it opens, the home will also feature activity cafés, cinema, spa bathrooms, large dining areas with life-skills kitchens, an in-house hair salon, luxury en-suite bedrooms and a choice of quiet relaxing lounges with garden access. A daily life enrichment programme with an array of tailored activities including a state of the art Magic Table, a concierge service, as well as delicious and nutritious seasonal meals will also be provided services at the home.
Pictures of old Melbourn, gifted to the home by Peter Simmonett and Ann Dekkers of the local Melbourn Magazine and Melbourn History Group who attended the launch, will feature in the rooms of the first Melbourn Springs residents. The pair also donated a history of Melbourn presentation currently on display at the home.
As General Manager Karen Allen raised a glass to the guests she said, “We’re so pleased to meet so many lovely people for the first look around of the home. Our marketing suite is a wonderful way for people to come and see the high quality environment that we are creating, and meet the friendly team who will be caring for our residents. Personalised care really is at the heart of everything we do.”
Home Services Advisor Dan Amis added, “It was lovely for so many of our new friends from the community to join us for such a special occasion. The feedback has been amazing and all of our guests said that they were extremely impressed!”
Melbourn Springs Care Home, owned and operated by Barchester Healthcare, and will provide residential and dementia care for older people in the Melbourn community for short breaks to long term stays.
The marketing suite will be open between 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and from 12pm – 8pm on Thursdays. The Melbourn Springs team will be on hand to answer any questions about the services at the home, and will be able to discuss the care options available when the home is ready to welcome residents in December 2019.