Walberton Place Care Home was declared officially open by Chair of Walberton Parish Council, Suzanne Clark, who cut the ribbon at a special event on Thursday 25th April. The opening event was attended by Mayor of Arundel Lucy Ashworth and over sixty people, including local GPs and health care professionals, members of community groups, schools and other services in the area.
"We are delighted that so many people have come to see our new care home” said Alykhan Kachra, Managing Director of Country Court Care, “We’ve been made to feel very welcome in Walberton, we look forward to continuing to build on our local relationships and making Walberton Place a real asset for the village”.
The ribbon-cutting event was followed by a public Open Day on Sunday 28th April. Over 100 people from the local area visited to take a tour of the home, meet the care team and sample mouthwatering menus.
The brand-new care home has been completely rebuilt on the site of a previous care facility. The residential and specialist dementia care home has 80 luxury en-suite bedrooms, with walk-in wet rooms. The interior décor in the beautifully furnished lounge and dining areas draws inspiration from the local area. The care home features its own ‘Honey Pot’ tearoom café, cinema room, ‘Elegance’ hairdressing salon, enclosed courtyard garden and ‘Horse & Jockey’ pub named in recognition of the local racecourse at Fontwell Park.
Walberton Place features a dedicated dementia-friendly activities room with an interactive ‘OMi’ table. The interactive projection system features games, music and social activities to engage and motivate all generations. Residents will be able to enjoy a wide range of daily activities tailored to their individual needs and preferences from gardening and crafts to games and singing.
The Care Team will be led by Home Manager, Cheryl Rolt who brings many years of experience in the care sector. Together with her husband Peter, Cheryl recently relocated to West Sussex from Milton Keynes where she managed Country Court Care’s Lakeview Lodge Care Home. At Lakeview Lodge she led the team to achieve an overall ‘Good’ CQC rating with ‘outstanding’ for responsiveness.
“We are delighted that so many people have come to visit our home this week” said Cheryl, adding “We have already started to build great relationships with various local groups, schools and churches; the new home will give us a fantastic venue to invite community groups to join our residents for events.”
Fine dining at Walberton Place will be led by experienced chef Sergio Terrasini, who brings a wealth of experience from Michelin star restaurants to the care industry. He and his team will be creating restaurant-quality food for residents every day. The hospitality team will be on hand to deliver hotel-level service for residents, serving refreshments and drinks throughout the day.
Customer Relations Manager, Peter Rolt said “Walberton Place has been designed with a 5-star hotel in mind, with a welcoming and homely, yet tasteful feel. It’s as glamorous as it is comfortable and our aim is for our home to become part of the local community. We are proud and thrilled to represent Country Court Care in Walberton”.
The new care home has already bought over 30 new jobs to the village with more positions becoming available in the next twelve months. The Country Court Care Group operates 32 care homes which provide care for up to 1600 elderly people across the UK. 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 2018’.
For more information about Walberton Place, to discuss your care needs or to visit the home please get in touch on 01243 551549