New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator


Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme has appointed Daniel Turner as Experience Day and Heritage Gallery Coordinator at the state-of-the-art care village, currently under construction in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.


Daniel will lead the village’s programme of activities, both for residents and members of the wider community, including customers visiting the village on Experience Days – a specialist day care service. He will also run the events programme providing opportunities for people to engage with local heritage in The Belong Heritage Gallery, which will include Sammy Bell’s Tea Room, a recreation of the Old Pomona Inn and reminiscence lounge.


Daniel has ten years’ experience as a team leader in the care sector and a longstanding interest in history, particularly the heritage of Staffordshire. He will use his connections with local museums and galleries to develop heritage-based activities and events at The Belong Heritage Gallery.


The Belong Heritage Gallery is being created as part of the multi-million-pound care village development by Belong, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The North-West care village operator is transforming Newcastle’s oldest building, formerly Maxims nightclub, into a centre for world-leading dementia care and a gallery documenting local heritage and the history of the building. It will also be the hub for Belong’s Experience Day service.


Alison Peake, General Manager for Belong Newcastle, said: “Daniel’s enthusiasm and passion for local history is already proving a real asset in our planning of the Heritage Gallery and this, combined with his skills in the care sector, make him as great addition to the team. We are delighted to have him on board.”


Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme is due to open in spring 2018


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