Handyman comes to the rescue at Willington care home


Willington-Care Industry NewsA handyman at Willington-based care home, Richmond Court, has been hailed as the home’s hero after coming to the rescue of its residents.


Ray Clarke, who has worked at Richmond Court for the past eight years, worked tirelessly to repair the residents’ greenhouse, which had been severely damaged following a period of bad weather.




As part of the activities available at the home, residents had been growing tomatoes in the greenhouse and were devastated when it was destroyed by strong winds.


Richmond Court, which is part of care home operator Bondcare, also has Raby Cottage and Binchester Court on site, and provides care for 45 residents, including mental health and dementia nursing care and residential or respite care for people with learning difficulties.


Julie Gray, Manager of Richmond Court, said: “I can’t thank Ray enough for restoring the greenhouse back to its former glory, which has had a real positive impact on our residents. They had been working hard on growing vegetables as part of their activities, so it was quite distressing when all their work had been destroyed.


“Thankfully, the residents can now continue to grow their plants and vegetables in their fantastic new environment, and we are extremely grateful for Ray’s hard work and dedication.”


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