16th Jan, 2018

Thinking caps on as St John's Middle School pupils name the suites at new Bromsgrove care home

PUPILS from Bromsgrove’s St John’s C of E Middle School Academy have taken part in a competition to name the four suites at Care UK’s new care home Chandler Court, Recreation Road.

The children put their thinking caps on and came up with a list of names that have a cultural or historical reference to them and the local area.

They were whittled down to four by the team at Care UK which runs the home.

The ‘Windmill Suite’ has been created to commemorate the 19th century windmill at Avoncroft Museum, the ‘Buckingham Suite’ references the gates of Buckingham Palace which were made by the Bromsgrove Guild, there is the ‘Housman Suite’ named after Bromsgrove poet AE Housman and the ‘Sanders Suite’ has been created after Sanders Park.

Care UK presented the winning children with individual book vouchers to say thank you for all their hard work.

Care UK regional director Daniel Turner-Naylor said: “As we gear up to welcome the first residents to the home later this year, the all-important naming of the suites within the care home is a priority, and we thought this presented an excellent opportunity to work with St John’s C of E Middle School Academy, and to get to know our neighbours a little better.

“The ideas the pupils put forward were all of a very high quality, and we’re really pleased with the chosen four names.”

The new four-storey care home, which will feature 81 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.

Visit careuk.com/Bromsgrove for more information about Chandler Court which is due to open later this year.

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