South Staffordshire MP, Gavin Williamson, pays visit to Dudley’s newest luxury care home


South Staffordshire MP, Gavin Williamson, paid a special visit to Dudley’s newest luxury care home, Sedgley Court, to mark the homes upcoming launch this month.

Sedgley Court is Ideal Carehomes’ latest development and has benefitted from a £10 million investment, which once fully bult will provide all the finishing touches you would expect from a luxurious new home. The spacious en-suite bedrooms and latest care technology will allow the newly appointed Sedgley Court team to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.

Gavin toured the site and was even able to have an exclusive first peek inside at the state of the art facilities. Gavin was impressed with how well the home lends itself to current guidelines and Home Manager, Kim Dean, explained in depth how she and her team will immediately implement Ideal Carehomes’ unique initiative ‘Ideal Fresh Living’ to ensure they are at the forefront of infection control policies right from the start.

Gavin was very complimentary about the brand-new amenities available on site for residents to enjoy including large social and dining areas, ultra-wide corridors, a plush cinema room, a luxurious Sky Bar with far reaching views over Baggeridge village, a vintage tea room complete with balcony area and airy botanical garden rooms leading onto spacious landscaped gardens.

During the tour, which was subject to current government guidelines, the pair discussed ways that new residents would not only become part of the friendly Sedgley Court community but also continue to be at the heart of their familiar Dudley community.

Gavin was particularly interested in Kim’s commitment to combatting loneliness in older people, as she explained how the dedicated Lifestyle Co-ordinators will provide a varied activities and social calendar that is tailored to each resident’s interests and hobbies with the aim of helping them to make new friends within the home. Future residents will be able to remain in close contact with their loved ones via Skype and Facetime and the home will have a dedicated ‘social room’ which will be specially equipped to ensure that guests can safely visit, subject to Ideal Carehomes policies and local and government guidelines that are in place at the time.

To commemorate his visit, Gavin planted a commemorative tree in the garden.

Speaking after his visit, Gavin said, ‘It was a real pleasure to meet the Ideal Care Homes team and it was great to see the fantastic plans they have for residents that will be joining them in Gospel End. Kim and Maria have laid out all of the features that the home will have and I’m eager to come and see the results when it officially opens’.

Home manager, Kim Dean, said, ‘We had a wonderful time showing Gavin around our site and being able to discuss some of our key initiatives around infection control and also about our vision for the Sedgley Court lifestyle. The tree we planted is a fantastic addition to our home and is a great way to represent how Sedgley Court will grow and develop into a blossoming part of the community’.


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