Maitland Park Care Home and Gospel Oak Court celebrated five years of delivering quality care to Camden residents on Monday 9 July 2018.
Shaw Healthcare, the provider of services delivered at Maitland Park care home and Gospel Oak Court extra care marked the milestone with a drinks reception, celebratory cake and a buffet. Elaine McGregor from Nordoff Robbins (musical therapy charity), played some well-recognised songs on the grand piano to greeted staff, residents and their family members.
Special guests included the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Jenny Headlam-Wells who performed the official opening of the celebrations, Deputy CEO of Shaw, Suzanne Hughes, Camden social workers, and local singer Chirag Goyate. Pupils from Holy Trinity Junior School provided the entertainment, performing a selection of popular music.
Councillor Headlam-Wells said, “It was a pleasure to be invited to such a special celebration. I very much enjoyed speaking with residents and their families and finding out more about what goes on at Maitland Park and Gospel Oak.”
The cake was made by Beverley Beckford, the senior cook at Maitland Park, who has clocked up 30 years’ service in the care sector – five of them at Maitland Park where she’s been working since it opened in 2013.
Maitland Park provides care for up to 60 physically frail older people, including those living with dementia, while Gospel Oak Court comprises 35 extra care apartments for people who are able to live independently with access to tailored and flexible support. Both are the result of a collaboration between Shaw Healthcare and Camden Council.
Maitland Park’s Home Manager, Geoff Odur, commented: “Staff, residents and our special guests have enjoyed a lovely afternoon to celebrate five years of providing high quality care for residents in Camden. Recognising this significant milestone is important, and I would like to pay tribute to the staff who work hard to ensure that we provide a high standard of care. Marking this occasion has been the highlight of everybody’s week at Maitland Park and we look forward to the next five years.”
Shaw Healthcare provides a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low-level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.