Akari Care’s Church House care home, which is based in Austerson, has celebrated the launch of its newly-refurbished home by welcoming some VIP guests to mark the occasion.
Deputy Mayor, Hilda Gaddum, was on hand to cut the ribbon to launch the new-look home with the help of Vicar Barry Wilson, who conducted a special blessing, which was followed by entertainment.
The refurbishment and redecoration is part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK.
Refurbishment work at the home, which is based on Coole Lane, included a redecoration of communal and personal spaces, including new curtains, carpets, furniture and soft furnishings and the lighting has been upgraded to make the areas more comfortable and relaxing for residents.
The exterior also has a fresh new look, with all external windows being painted and the car park resurfaced.
Yvonne Burutsa, manager at Church House care home, said: “At Church House, we are dedicated to delivering the best quality care to our residents, and the redecoration and refurbishment will further enhance their experience at the home.
“We are delighted with our new-look home, which has had many compliments from residents and their families, and I would like to thank Mrs Gaddum for officially opening the home, as well as Vicar Barry Wilson for giving his blessing.”