A luxury Surrey-based care home has recently welcomed the public for an exclusive tour of its newly refurbished home.
Earlier this month CHD Living’s Brownscombe Care Residences opened its doors to the public with a football-themed open day – coinciding with the Lionesses making it to the world cup final. Family, friends, and health and social care professionals had the exclusive opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art enhancements that the care home has made in recent months.
A unique touch to the open day was the staff’s ‘team kit’ attire – custom-designed shirts featuring a football-themed logo, a design the residents helped to choose. This collaborative effort emphasises the care home’s desire to increase resident engagement and partnership in shaping the home’s culture.
Under the guidance of the Head Chef, the Brownscombe team also prepared an array of dishes for all dietary requirements. From sandwiches, cakes, and sugar-free treats, to a full BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, and kebabs. The staff even took the reins behind the open bar, crafting a mixture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Accompanied by a live band, the open day filled the home with a vibrant atmosphere that left a lasting impression on all who attended.
Actress and media personality, Jess Impiazzi, along with her former professional footballer partner, Jermaine Pennant, also made a special appearance at the open day. The duo took the stage to deliver a touching speech, sharing their insights on Brownscombe Care Residences and reflecting on Jess’ father’s time at the home.
Jess, commenting on the care that her father received, shared: “My dad was here for a year and so the home is very close to me. It will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the wonderful treatment he received and the warm environment that embraced him, so it’s fantastic to be able to come back and see the work that’s been done.”
The new updates have sought to balance the preservation of the home’s original features with contemporary touches.
The recent refurbishment has seen the home make Knight Frank’s Top 100 Luxury Care Homes in the UK as well as being shortlisted for its ‘Renovation of the Year’ award. They have also been a contributing factor to the home being awarded two consecutive ‘Good’ ratings, following CQC’s recent inspection in May 2023.
Shaleeza Hasham, Director of CHD Living, said: “I was absolutely thrilled to witness the incredible energy and enthusiasm at our Brownscombe Care Residences open day. The spirit of camaraderie and the joy that radiated from both our residents and the visitors was truly heartwarming. Our team put a massive amount of effort into creating a memorable event, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us.”
Shaleeza continued: “At CHD Living, our mission has always been to create an environment where our residents feel not just cared for, but truly cherished. Events like this open day are a testament to our commitment to fostering a sense of community and creating happiness daily among our residents. It’s such a privilege to see the smiles on their faces and to witness the connections being forged among our residents, staff, and the wider community – it reminds me of why I’m so passionate about what we do here!”