The Mayor of Faringdon has praised the staff at a Ferendune Court care home for their exceptional quality dementia care.

Dr Mike Wise paid tribute to Ferendune Court Care Home in Ash Close during his visit to the Anchor care home on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Staff had organised a special party for residents and guests to celebrate the home’s new Anchor Inspires accreditation, which recognises its outstanding specialist dementia care.

The Ferendune Follies project launched as part of Anchor Inspires, created a sensory garden and a themed indoor visual garden in just 10 weeks. 

Ferendune Court in Ash Close is one of several care homes in the country to have achieved Anchor Inspires accreditation, after passing a rigorous assessment.

The accreditation has been developed by dementia experts at Anchor, England’s leading not-for-profit housing and care provider, and is awarded to care homes which deliver the highest standards of dementia care. 

Ferendune Court Home Manager Samantha Bell said: “It was wonderful to have the Mayor here to celebrate this achievement with us.

“He was very complimentary about the changes in the environment the staff had made at Ferendune Court and presented staff with their accreditation certificates. 

“I am very proud of the team here and all their hard work - becoming an Anchor Inspires accredited home demonstrates our dedication to helping people living with dementia to get the most out of life.”

Maria Bamford, Regional Operations Director at Anchor, said: “Person-centred care is all about valuing the individual - the Anchor Inspires accreditation emphasises that one size does not fit all, and the team at Ferendune Court have embedded this into every element of their residents’ lives.”

Ferendune Court would also like to thank Tesco store in Faringdon for their generous donation of plant compost and plant pots.  Mr Tappin who gave up his free time and built several raised garden planters for the resident’s garden. Also Sheila Smith for her continued support volunteering time/advise with planting.

For further information on Ferendune Court, please call 0800 0854136.

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