First residents move into Barchester's newest home

On 28th July, The Fernes Care Home in Fareham gave a warm welcome to its first residents and presented them with bottles of bubbly to celebrate.

Staff at the new, purpose-built home are enjoying getting to know the first people to move in and they are all looking forward to welcoming many more people over the coming months.

The Fernes is a 52-bed home providing quality residential care and specialised dementia care in their Memory Lane Community.

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at The Fernes said: “We are happy to be welcoming the first two people to move in, who are both busy settling in. There’s a lot of interest in this new home and the superb quality of care that we offer here. I look forward to meeting more new residents, getting to know them and hearing about their fascinating lives.”

Marlene Long, one of the first people to move into the new home, said: “I knew immediately I wanted to come to The Fernes. It’s a wonderful new Barchester home in Fareham, where I’ve always lived. I was worried about moving but everything was all sorted and moved for me, no problems. So it was very easy and stress free. The organisation here is so excellent and I feel very relaxed and at home.”

The home will be holding an official opening celebration on 21st September. 

For more information about the home please visit their webpage