Shaw healthcare-run, Lancum House care home, in Wellingborough, marked the milestone with drinks, a celebratory cake and a buffet, alongside entertainment from local singer, Gavin Burke, a regular visitor to the home.
Staff, residents and their family members were joined by special guests, including The Mayor of Wellingborough, councilllor Malcolm Ward, local ward councillor, Lord Harrington and his wife, Lady Harrington, the chief executive of Northampton Healthwatch, Kate Holt, and Suzanne Hughes, Shaw healthcare’s deputy chief executive.
The residential home, which provides care for up to 60 physically frail older people – including those living with dementia – has recently benefited from a garden make-over, courtesy of a community project supported by the local Tesco store. The store’s community champion, Emma-Jayne Ward, also joined in the celebrations.
The celebrations doubled up as an opportunity to recognise the five-year service milestones of maintenance operative, Alan Dixey, domestic assistants Kathleen Campbell and Theresa Wills, and support worker Jacqueline Hyde. Helen Deveraux, one of the home’s senior night support workers, received recognition for her decade-long service.
Home manager, Yvonne Murphy, commented:
“Staff, residents and our special guests have enjoyed a lovely afternoon to celebrate ten years of providing care here in Wellingborough. Recognising this significant milestone is important, and I would like to pay tribute to the staff who work so hard to ensure that we provide a high standard of care. Marking this occasion has been the highlight of everybody’s week at Lancum House care home and we are all looking forward to the next ten years.”
Shaw healthcare provides a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs