Lyncroft Care Home enjoys successful open days
Lyncroft Care Home on Clarkson Avenue in Wisbech enjoyed a successful weekend showcasing the extension and refurbishment project that has been ongoing for the past few months. The new areas of the home were declared officially open on Friday when the ribbon was cut by Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Michael Hill and Rt Hon Stephen Barclay, MP for North East Cambridgeshire. During the weekend over one hundred visitors had the opportunity to take a tour of the home, meet the staff team and sample the delicious food on offer. The residential care home has an additional 14 en-suite bedrooms, plus refurbished lounge and dining areas, bistro café and even its own pub.
Staff at the home were inundated with positive comments and praise for the home, many visitors commented “It’s like a five-star hotel” and “It’s wonderful, very luxurious and homely too”. The hospitality team was on hand to ensure everyone had plenty to eat and drink with a selection of dishes to try including mini roast beef sliders, roast chicken, fish and chip cone and a wide variety of delicious cakes and biscuits to sample.
Brenda Durrington, Home Manager at Lyncroft Care Home, explains more “I’ve worked for Country Court Care for 25 years, so I’ve seen many changes here at Lyncroft, but what hasn’t changed are our family values. We care for people as if they’re our own family, that’s how it’s always been here.”
Brenda continued, “The refurbishment of the home is already having a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of our residents and their families. People appreciate having more places to relax and enjoy visits with their families. Having such a wonderful, fresh and spacious environment makes all the difference to people”.
The ‘Fisherman’s Arms’ pub was a particular favourite with visitors who were very impressed with the authentic pub, which gives residents the opportunity to have a drink with their visiting family and friends, enjoy pub quizzes, games and fish and chip suppers. Other new areas of the home include a hairdressing salon, spa room, and library. The home features quiet seating areas in corridors where residents can rest for a moment and enjoy the themed décor. The interior design has been carefully chosen to offer opportunities for reminiscing using old photographs from the local area and talking points, with themes such as vintage motoring with maps, books, and items to look at or read.
The refurbishment has not stopped with the inside of the home. All outside areas have been updated, with a secure courtyard area and gardens around the home ready for residents to use and enjoy. There are areas of interest such as a fishpond in the courtyard and sculpture of a stag in the garden, in the summer residents will be encouraged to help with the gardening and plant vegetables and herbs.
Lyncroft Care Home is part of the Country Court Care Group, a family-owned and run business founded in 1983, with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours”.
Country Court Care has won numerous Great British Care Awards. In 2015 the company was awarded Health Investor Residential Care Provider of the Year and is in the carehome.co.uk ‘Top 20 Large Care Home Groups 2019’.