Care home resident wins competition to rename the service she calls home

Pauline Moss, resident at Swanton House Care Centre
Pauline Moss, resident at Swanton House Care Centre

A service user at Swanton House Care Centre in Norfolk has won a stiff competition to rename one of the units.


Main House, which is part of the three unit service at Swanton House Care Centre, has now been named Birch House, after resident, Pauline Moss, won a competition to rename the unit. Pauline is a long-time member of the Swanton family, having been supported at the centre for over ten years.


The competition, which was run by Activities Coordinator, Kerry Hope, challenged service users, family members and staff, to come up with a creative new name for the unit.


A panel of judges, which included the Service Manager of Swanton House Care Centre, deliberated long and hard over who would win the renaming competition. An evening of celebration was hosted to welcome in the new name, where Pauline was crowned the competition winner with her entry of ‘Birch House’.


Swanton House Care Centre is part of Swanton Care and Community. The service comprises three units, all of which are dedicated to providing a supportive and caring living environment for adults with mental health challenges and learning difficulties.


Activities Coordinator, Kerry Hope, commented:


Everyone at Swanton House Care Centre sends a huge congratulations to Pauline for her well-deserved win in the competition to rename Main House. Pauline is a well-liked member of the community, and her entry of ‘Birch House’ was a clear winner in a close contest.


At Swanton Care and Community we are dedicated to creating and nurturing trusting relationships with service users, where they are supported to live as independently as possible. We are delighted to have involved service users and extended members of the Swanton community in helping to shape the services that support them.”



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