Councillor Bill Moy and his Consort, Mrs Dilys Moy, have visited Droitwich Spa’s latest luxury care home development, Woodland View. The Mayor and Mayoress planted the first tree in the substantial grounds of the home as the build moves forward ahead of its grand opening later this year.
Woodland View is care provider Ideal Carehomes’ latest development and has benefitted from a £12 million investment. Situated on Woodland Way, just off Pulley Lane, Woodland View will provide 24 hour residential and dementia care for 66 residents, as well as bringing up to 65 jobs to the area once fully staffed.
Home Manager, Cindy Hawkins, gave the Mayor and Mayoress a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities including the spacious cinema room, hairdressing salon, vintage tea room with balcony area, luxurious Sky Bar with far-reaching views and well-equipped bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms.
The Mayor planted a bay tree to commemorate the visit and as a nod to the ancient myth that planting a tree at a new build home will appease the tree-dwelling spirits which may have been displaced in its construction.
Cindy said, “It’s been wonderful to meet the Mayor and Mayoress of Droitwich Spa and for them to be involved with our home at such an exciting time of the build. The home is coming along nicely and I know the future residents will enjoy living here when we officially open our doors.”
The Mayor was particularly interested in the commitment to combatting loneliness in the community, as Cindy explained how dedicated Activity Co-ordinators will provide varied activities and a busy social calendar that is tailored to each resident’s interests and hobbies with the aim of helping them make new friends within the home.
Councillor Bill Moy said, “We have been extremely impressed with the fantastic facilities and the ethos of the team at Woodland View. Every detail of the home has been thoroughly considered to benefit both residents and staff, from the design of the social areas and bedrooms, the climate cooling system right through to the set up in the laundry room. The older people of our community really deserve to have such great provisions as those on offer at Woodland View.”