The Care UK team at Cringleford’s newest care home, Cavell Court, joined with members of the local community and a host of VIPs for a grand launch to celebrate the home’s official opening.
Lady Philippa Dannatt of Keswick, former High Sheriff of Norfolk, was invited to perform the ceremonial ribbon cutting; while The Cavell Nurses Trust, the care home’s nominated charity for this year, also marked the occasion by planting a Miss Edith Cavell rose in Cavell Court’s gardens.
After the official proceedings were complete, there was fun for all the family when the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and its feathered friends arrived. Representatives from the charity, which operates an owl care and rehabilitation centre, were on hand throughout the day to give guests the rare opportunity to get up close with the owls.
Home manager, Anita O’Neill, said: “As with everything we do at Cavell Court, our residents and their families were at the heart of the launch celebrations and we were delighted to also have some very special guests on hand to perform the official opening of the new care home.
“It was fantastic to welcome so many local people to Cavell Court, and the visit from the owl sanctuary helped to bring all generations together. We really did celebrate in style and our grand launch was a day to remember.”
Cavell Court has been designed to enable residents to live fulfilled and active lives, with care and activities tailored to each individual. There is a cinema, hairdressing salon and a coffee shop which is well-stocked with homemade bakes. For those who want to relax outdoors, there are landscaped gardens with attractive patio areas and a courtyard.