Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Mildenhall: Celebratory event for opening of new purpose-built care home

10:40 17 June 2014

Archant

The first care home to be delivered through the partnership between Suffolk County Council and Care UK is being opened in Mildenhall this week.

shares

People are invited to the opening of Mildenhall Lodge in St John’s Close at 2pm on Friday when councillor Alan Murray, cabinet member for health and adult care at Suffolk County Council, will cut the ribbon.

Care UK was selected as Suffolk County Council’s partner in 2012 and is investing £60million in delivering 10 new care homes in the county.

The new homes are to provide additional dementia and nursing care in modern, purpose-designed residential accommodation, with separate day clubs which help older people living in their own homes to enjoy their independence for longer.

The celebration afternoon on Friday will continue until 7pm, with tours of the facilities, free refreshments and activities for children.

Mr Murray said: “It is fantastic that the opening of the first new home and club is only a little over a week away. Mildenhall Lodge and the other new homes and clubs across the county will allow the most vulnerable in society to receive the care and support they need in purpose-built, dementia-friendly facilities.”

Mildenhall Lodge can provide accommodation for 60 residents and at the adjacent Mildenhall Club –previously known as a wellbeing centre – local older people can enjoy hobbies, a freshly cooked meal and make new friends. The club members can also use the care home’s facilities, including the café, hairdressers and cinema.

Andrew Knight, Care UK’s managing director for residential care homes, said: “We very much look forward to offering members of the community the opportunity to see the new facilities before our first residents, including those from nearby Wamil Court, move into the home during the coming weeks.”

Once all the residents have moved out, the old care home building at Wamil Court will close and pass back to Suffolk County Council to decide its future use.

On Saturday, there is a public open day at Mildenhall Lodge from 10am to 4pm, with refreshments, tours and children’s entertainment.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Landscape gardener jailed

An “unscrupulous” landscape gardener accused of posting flyers containing misleading information through the doors of several elderly and vulnerable people in the Felixstowe area has been jailed for 10 months.

Grand opening of the new premises for the Stowmarket and Area Foodbank. 
L-R:  Stowmarket Mayor Barry Salmon, Mike Smith and Needham Market Mayor Josephine Lee.

A Suffolk town’s foodbank has officially moved into its own premises.

Artist's impression of the new KFC proposed for Stane Park, Stanway

KFC has been announced as the latest name to sign up for a proposed leisure park in Stanway.

Fire crews were sent to a lorry fire in Stansfield

Firefighters from Wickhambrook and Clare were sent to a lorry fire overnight.

Adele Bellis says her life has been changed forever by the attack

A beautician who lost an ear, was left partially bald and has permanent scarring after being attacked at a Lowestoft bus stop has spoken out.

Gallery:Back to school with Kindred Spirits

Yesterday, 17:41
Playtime fun at Clifford Road, School, Ipswich, in March 1974. What playtime games do you recall? (Photo by Paul Nixon/Archant)

Schools soon begin another term and proud parents will be filling Facebook with first day at school photos.

Grafitti under the A14 B1113 Newton Road bridge.

Colourful street art which has appeared on an underpass on the outskirts of a Suffolk town has sparked a debate about whether provisions should be made for it to become a feature elsewhere in the area.

Ipswich Academy.

The new sponsors of two Ipswich academies in special measures have outlined their vision to improve their schools.

Staff at Asda took the plunge as part of the  'Get Stocked Up' day in aid of St Nicholas Hospice.

A medieval pillory, buckets and spades and poker chips are just some of the items west Suffolk businesses are using to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

A spooky procession through Christchurch Park before the start of the fireworks in 2014

There will be an army of ghouls and zombies filling Christchurch Park next month – but do not let that put you off watching Ipswich’s Halloween firework display.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages