Grand opening of new luxury care home in Buntingford

From left to right: Chris Babington (co-owner), Councillor Jeff Jones, Jill Jones (Town Clerk), Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades, Sam Campbell (Home Manager) Janet Noades (Consort), Andrew Long (co-owner)

Buntingford’s brand-new care home, Layston Grove, was officially opened last week by honoured guests Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones. The home opened its doors to local healthcare professionals, councillors and business owners, giving them the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art facilities. 

The purpose-built home, which is located at the Southern End of Buntingford, will provide a home for 66 elderly people requiring residential or dementia care on an ALL-INCLUSIVE basis.  Home Manager, Sam Campbell, and her team had already welcomed local residents to view the luxury facilities at their busy open day on Sunday 18th March.

Prior to the official ribbon cutting ceremony, Councillor Jeff Jones delivered a speech in which he highlighted the strong links already formed with the home and community and the opportunities that Layston Grove will bring to Buntingford and surrounding areas, including jobs for up to 70 local people.  The new home should also become a focal point for the community as there are numerous and regular activities and events planned that local people can become involved in.

Guests were treated to tours of the three-storey home which boasts a cinema, library, English tea room, garden room, hair and beauty salon, several comfortable lounges and landscaped gardens, as well as all bedrooms benefiting from en-suite facilities. 

Sam Campbell (Home Manager), Andrew Long and Chris Babington (co-owners) were delighted to show off the outstanding facilities to their visitors.  Sam said, “My team and I have now been in the home for a few weeks and we are so proud of the facilities.  It really is a home from home and we couldn’t wait to show everyone around!  We have all had a great day and now we are ready for our first residents to move in.”


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