On Friday 27th November, the newly refurbished Ashurst Mews Care Home celebrated in style with a Black and White Jazz Party, attended by local MP Chris Heaton-Harris (seen here with Avery Managing Director, John Strowbridge) and a host of other guests, with live music, canapés and champagne, and black and white themed decorations throughout the Home.
Ashurst Mews Care Home in Moulton, Northampton, formerly known as Lucas Court, has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment. Making a great contribution towards local employment, the £1.8m regeneration utilised local trades throughout, and has secured the long term jobs of over 80 staff at the previously run-down home. Taken over by Northampton-based national operator Avery Healthcare in late 2014, the home now makes an equal contribution in the local senior sector by providing high quality residential, dementia and nursing care.
Andrea Feeney, Manager at Ashurst Mews, said: “Beyond the fantastic improvements to the building, which make it more like a boutique hotel, the quality of life has been transformed for the residents, with en-suite shower rooms to all bedrooms, and facilities such as a café, hair salon, cinema, and landscaped gardens. It’s now the right environment for the right care.”
John Strowbridge, Avery Managing Director, commented: “The home had suffered from many years of under investment, and along with the advancements in care homes and market expectation, it had fallen far below acceptable levels. Having originally built the home some 20 years ago and then sold it to another group, the chance to reacquire and redevelop it to reach its full potential was an opportunity I could not miss”.