Opening of a new retirement home in Leek

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A new £ 10million care home has officially opened in Leek, Staffordshire.

Staff and guests welcomed the Mayor of the Town of Leek, Lyn Swindlehurst, to officially open the new 66-bed home, providing care and support for the elderly in Staffordshire.

The event at Hen Cloud House in Leek was also attended by Town Crier Bill Lomas and Councilors Charlotte Atkins and Ben Emery.

Located on the site of the former Eaton House on Buxton Road, the £ 10million house is operated by Borough Care, a non-profit care provider that reinvests 100% of its income into its services, providing facilities exceptional events and individual support for residents.

Ms Swindlehurst cut the ribbon to declare the house open and welcome residents across the county, who need support to help them live well with age-related conditions, including dementia.

She said, “We had a private tour of Hen Cloud House where we were impressed with the warm environment and the caring and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities for activities and time sharing together. No opportunity has been missed to benefit those who live here.

“I’m sure those who make Hen Cloud House their home will find a happy and caring place. Best wishes to everyone involved and to those who make Hen Cloud House their home.

Borough Care President Isla Wilson said: “It has been amazing to see our first home in Staffordshire take shape and for the residents to move in and make Hen Cloud House their new home.

“The facilities are of the highest standard, with additional extras such as cinema, but what makes it really special is the spirit of fun and friendship at home, which is an integral part of our philosophy. at Borough Care. We believe that people should have the opportunity to live full lives, regardless of their age or ability, and our homes help residents to do so whether they live here full time or come for a job. respite.

“We are truly grateful for the support we have received from our local councilors, the town crier and the mayor of Leek Town. It is important to have their approval for a house that will help meet the needs of the local community and provide local employment.

Hen Cloud House is designed to have small “households” to provide residents with a true home-from-home experience and to support residents with dementia. Each ‘house’ has its own dining and living areas, organized around an open-plan cafe and lounge.

The spacious bedrooms feature high quality furnishings and décor and include a full shower room. The house also has its own hair and beauty salon and Hollywood-themed cinema, as well as landscaped gardens.

Pictured, Leek Town Mayor Lyn Swindlehurst with staff and visitors at the grand opening

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