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Official Launch of Lovett Cares Latest Home in Carlisle

June 8th saw Eden Manor care home in Carlisle host an official launch event. The home was acquired from Angela Swift Developments earlier this year.

The team came together and welcomed family, friends and healthcare professionals to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music from a local harpist, delicious refereshments and tours of the beautiful home.

Newly appointed mayor, Councillor Abdul Harid, pictured here with CEO of Lovett Care Keith Crockett and Angela Swift, praised the excellent facilities at the home. He called the opening a major investment in the city and said its important that we have places like this in Carlisle so that we know that everybody in our community is being cared for.

Donna Laird, newly promoted regional manager was the Home Manager when the home moved under Lovett Care. She spoke to visitors and said “What makes a house a home is the incredible team and the people who live there” The home is a wonderful environment and we are very lucky to be able to offer such a wonderful place for people to enjoy during their later years.

Staffing levels are at full strength and we haven’t experienced any recruitment challenges.

As part of the launch, the home ran a campaign to search for a local hero. Someone who had selflessly given up their time to make a difference. They received lots of nominations but one person stood out.

Mrs Florence (Ann) McGladdery was a midwife in Carlisle for years. She continues to support Eden Valley hospice and Jigsaw, from being one of their earliest volunteers, selling raffle tickets, helping at events, street collecting and more.

Eden Valley Hospice said “We appreciate all the ways you have supported such an important part of our community and we can’t thank you enough”

Many at the hospice remember wonderful times with Ann and how she always brightens up the room with her smile. Her loyalty and devotion doesn’t go unnoticed and makes a real difference!

Ann moved to Eden Manor Care Home and has settled in to her new life, continuing to support the hospice.