Duchess of Rutland opens Memory Café

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img_6470Thursday 29th September 2016, saw the grand opening of a beautiful new memory café at Belvoir Vale Care Home, Old Melton Road, Widmerpool, NG12 5QL, by Her Grace Frances The Duchess of Rutland. Visitors were given a VIP tour of Belvoir Vale Care Home and then served afternoon tea and cupcakes in the beautiful vintage café. The transformed former library also boasts an indoor garden room and vintage sweet shop.

The café and its accompanying rooms will be also open to the public alternate weeks, on a Thursday, for those needing a break or change whilst caring for someone with dementia. Memories Café is the brainchild of Jo Widdowson, Care Home Manager, who wanted to create a secure and beautiful environment where people could relax and enjoy coffee and cakes in a safe and risk-free environment. Jo is hoping the residents and families utilise the café every day and get pleasure out of it.

Belvoir Vale Care Home is a unique mini care complex sited over 3 buildings, offering residential care in Granby Lodge and The Gate House and residential dementia care in Rutland House. The home features beautiful internal courtyards and a sensory garden; the home is an idyllic place to live.

img_7904 img_7796Belvoir Vale Care Home is part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, one of the UK’s leading care home providers, renowned for offering comfortable, luxurious facilities and outstanding services. MMCG aim to build confidence and promote independence to enable residents to lead a fulfilling life with dignity and respect at all times, ensuring their residents needs come first and foremost.  MMCG provide exceptional standards of care to their residents, whilst maintaining an on-going commitment to train and develop staff to meet resident’s individual needs and will continue to do as Investors in People.

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