A Portishead care home has celebrated 20 years of delivering care in the community this month with a virtual party.
Staff and residents at Petersfield marked the occasion on Friday 16th April with an afternoon tea party, with virtual attendance from family and friends, as well as Liam Fox MP and Alun Thomas, chairman of Shaw healthcare – which operates the care home.
Included in the event was administrator Kay Kellet, the home’s longest-serving employee after joining in October 2013 as well as Philip Wyatt, who moved into the home in 2008 and has lived there longer than anyone else.
The home provides respite and residential care for 36 service users, providing a structured environment and therapeutic activities to encourage confidence and assist in maximising independence.
Home Manager Lin Rees said: “While we would have loved to have been able to welcome more people into the home to celebrate, it was still a nice treat to see so many faces virtually.
“So much has changed over the last 20 years, but the high quality of care provided by our staff has not. We get to know residents and families and offer the individual care people need.”