New care home name is historic link to Southport's past

Sutton Grange is the new name given to the care development that is under construction on Greaves Hall Avenue, in the Banks area of Southport.

The home's namesake is William Sutton who founded the town of Southport in 1792. William was commonly known as “The Old Duke” and he opened the first hotel located on what is now the junction of Duke Street and Lord Street. It seemed fitting to name the care home after a key figure from the town's past.

Jo Revie, newly appointed General Manager at Sutton Grange, said: “It is fantastic to have a name that really embeds the home in the local community. I’m excited to begin recruiting a dedicated care team to deliver personalised care to the new residents we hope to welcome to this luxurious care home when we open in the summer.

“At Barchester we pride ourselves on building excellent relationships with our neighbours 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.”

The team at Sutton Grange care home has also asked the pupils of Churchtown Primary School to come up with some names for the four suites, which will distinguish areas within the home. A contribution will be made to the school for participating and the winners will receive some tokens.

Once open in October, Sutton Grange care home will offer high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care. The show suites will open this spring and provide further information about the personlised care and rooms available.