A new state-of-the-art care home in Garforth is to be called Augustus Court, after one of the town’s most inspirational figures, Sir Augustus Walker.
Sir Augustus Walker was an Air Chief Marshal who was born in Garforth. Serving in the RAF 1934-70, he rose to its highest ranks. An inspirational figure, he led daring bombing raids with 50 Squadron on industrial targets in Germany and commanded a series of bomber stations during World War II.
The name was suggested by the residents of the neighbouring sheltered housing units in Church Gardens, who were invited to help choose the name of the new care home. They came up with a shortlist of name suggestions and the residents who came to the meeting chose Augustus Court.
The new 58 bed residential care home, which is being built on Church Gardens and is due to open in spring, promises superb accommodation including an onsite spa, hairdressing Salon and gymnasium.
Meridian Healthcare’s Managing Director, Paula Keys, said:
‘We are delighted that our fantastic new care home will be named after such an inspirational local figure.
I would like to thank all those that took part in the naming process. We always work hard to forge good relationships with the local community and welcome the opportunity to include them in life at our homes.’
Situated at the heart of Garforth, Augustus Court will provide residential care and support for up to 58 discerning ladies and gentlemen. Run by award-winning Meridian Healthcare, the home will join the company’s Premiere Collection.