Leek Town Mayor, Lyn Swindlehurst, officially-opened a new dementia-friendly home in the town that will provide state-of-the-art residential and respite care.
The opening ceremony at Hen Cloud House in Leek was also attended by much-loved Town Crier, Bill Lomas, and Councillors Charlotte Atkins and Ben Emery.
The £10 million-pound home is operated by Borough Care, a not-for-profit care provider that invests 100 per cent of its income back into its services for residents.
Mayor Swindlehurst cut the ribbon to declare the home open and welcome residents from across the county, who require support to help them to live well with age-related conditions, including dementia.
Lyn Swindlehurst, Leek Town Mayor, said: “We had a private tour of Hen Cloud House during which we were impressed by the warm environment and friendly caring atmosphere, with numerous opportunities for activities and sharing time together. No opportunity has been missed to benefit those who live here. I am sure those who make Hen Cloud House their home will find a happy, caring place. My best wishes to everyone involved and those who make Hen Cloud House their home.”
Borough Care Chair, Isla Wilson, added: “It’s been incredible to see our first home in Staffordshire take shape and for residents to move in and make Hen Cloud House their new home.
“The facilities are of the highest standard, with added extras such as the cinema, but what really makes it special is the spirit of fun and friendship in the home, which is very much part of our ethos at Borough Care.
“We’re really grateful for the support we’ve received from our local councillors, the Town Crier and the Leek Town Mayor. It’s important to have their endorsement for a home that will help to meet the needs of the local community and provide local jobs.”