A Northamptonshire care home is celebrating 10 years of delivering care in the community this month.
Shaw healthcare-run, Thorndale care home, in Kettering, marked the milestone with drinks, a celebratory cake and a buffet. Staff, residents and their family members were joined by special guests, including the Mayor of Kettering, Councillor Scott Edwards, Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member, Councillor Bill Parker and Russell Brown, Shaw healthcare’s chief financial officer.
The residential home, on the outskirts of Kettering town centre, provides care for up to 60 physically frail older people, including those living with dementia, and was rated ‘good’ by health watchdog, the CQC, in its most recent inspection.
Louise Wade has worked as a cook at Thorndale care home since it opened a decade ago, and said: “It’s been wonderful to see the home develop over the last ten years and become a real part of the local community. Working here has been a real pleasure and I’ve made some great friendships, not just with staff, but residents too. I’m also pleased that we’ve been able to provide a real variety of dishes for residents over the years, too!”
Home Manager, Teresa Taylor, commented:
“Staff, residents and our special guests have enjoyed a lovely afternoon to celebrate ten years of providing care here in Kettering. Recognising this significant milestone is important and I would like to pay tribute to the staff who work hard to ensure that we provide a high standard of care. Marking this occasion has been the highlight of everybody’s week at Thorndale care home and I look forward to the next ten years.”