A pub built by Borough Care at its Bamford Close home for older people in Cale Green, Stockport is now open for business. Residents and staff got together at the pub in the home’s
grounds to mark its official opening.
Borough Care’s Vice Chair, Jean Walker, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to declare the pub open for business. Relatives of residents, along with residents from other Borough Care homes, joined Bamford Close residents and staff for a drink and to look around the new pub.
Bamford Close residents have been heavily involved in the design process for the pub and in the choice of items to kit it out. A relative’s friend owns The Union pub in Reddish and kindly provided tables, glasses and a dart board. Borough Care also had lots of items donated by Stockport based Robinsons Brewery and Manchester’s Joseph Holt Brewery.
The pub is not just a place where residents can meet for a drink. It is also somewhere residents and visitors can go for some quiet time, to socialise or to play traditional pub games.
The new pub at Bamford Close is the latest in a wide range of activities and facilities Borough Care provides for residents at its homes. Borough Care has ambitions to lead a step change in the approach to care for older people and is continually looking at new ways to engage residents in social activities.