Braeburn Lodge is sweet name for new care home

The name of the new Barchester care home in Deeping St James has been chosen through a naming competition launched within the local community and the winning entry is Braeburn Lodge.

A local man, Roy Howes, is the lucky winner and will receive a cheque for £500 to donate to a charity of his choice. Roy put forward the name of Braeburn Lodge as an apple orchard used to be on the site of the care home. Some of the other strong entries were Deeplands View and St James Lodge.

Liz Moran, Senior Regional Operational Director at Barchester, said: ''Congratulations to Roy for winning the naming competition and the cheque presentation will be arranged in the next few weeks. The name is befitting as the old apple orchard is something local people remember and we may be able to mark this by planting an apple tree in the home's grounds.

''At Barchester we pride ourselves on building excellent relationships within the local community and our new home is no different. We are also keen to speak with people looking for a career in the social care sector as a home of this size creates about 100 jobs and we offer great development opportunities as a top employer.''

Once open in November, Braeburn Lodge care home will offer high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care. The show suite will open this summer and will provide further information about the personalised care and rooms available.