Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding Common was officially opened on Friday 9th October, with the ribbon cut by local MP Sir John Hayes.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the open day was not quite the usual grand celebration, instead, visitors enjoyed socially distanced individual tours and the opportunity to see the home and meet the Home Manager. Stringent measures were in place to ensure the visitors felt safe and welcome during their tours, PPE was provided, and the domestic team were on hand to clean all areas and touchpoints between each tour.
Fenchurch House is Country Court’s 33rd care home, and third care home to open in Spalding alongside Ashwood Nursing Home and St John’s Care Home which play an important role in the local community, both enjoying excellent reputations.
“We are delighted to open Fenchurch House,” said Home Manager Suria Webb “This really is a beautiful home and I believe, the best yet for Country Court. In these difficult times, the elderly population is particularly vulnerable at home. People may be concerned about how a relative is coping and would like to have more support, here at Fenchurch House we will offer peace of mind and security. Our first residents will be joining us this week and we can’t wait for them to enjoy their new home”.
Fenchurch House will be home to up to sixty people, with a luxurious yet homely feel. The care home will offer long term residential care, short-term respite care and specialist dementia care. Facilities at Fenchurch House have been designed with the needs of residents in mind. There are themed communal spaces, large open spaces and various spacious lounge and dining areas, all complete with comfortable seating, modern facilities and specialist equipment. All bedrooms feature en-suite walk-in shower rooms and are bright and spacious, with some opening on to the landscaped gardens.
On the ground floor, the Gatsby Café provides a wonderful meeting area for residents and visitors, the front of house team will be on hand to ensure freshly baked cakes, tea and coffee are available for everyone all day. On the same floor, The Palm Suite is suitable for special occasions, opening out into the stunning and beautiful mature garden for residents to enjoy.
Residents will be able to move easily around the garden with wheelchair friendly paths and quirky design features greeting them around every corner adding areas of interest and talking points. From the stunning six-foot-high metal giraffe and leaping antelope sculptures to wooden carts and oak benches, there is plenty to see and do in the garden.
Also overlooking the garden, Fenchurch House boasts its own pub, The Mallard Tavern Inn provides a fantastic location for activities such as pub quizzes and games. Residents will be able to enjoy regular fish and chip suppers over a drink with their friends, just as they would at their local pub. Meanwhile, the Entertainment Suite features a widescreen TV and cinema area to enjoy films in style, as well as quiet sitting areas for one to one games and activities.
On the second-floor residents have a marketplace creating a community space within the home where residents can meet their friends and pick up a few essentials from the shop and just round the corner, the luxurious Pamper Salon features a hair salon, nail bar and mini-spa area for massage and aromatherapy. Daily meaningful activities will be provided throughout the home, particularly in the dedicated activity room which will be used for arts, crafts and reminiscing. This includes an OMI interactive projector, which will be used for games and activities and is designed to encourage residents to keep mobile and active.
Fenchurch House Care Home is part of the Country Court Group, a family-owned and run business founded in 1983,
with the company philosophy “Our family caring for yours”.
Country Court 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 25 Large Care Home Groups 2019.