Residents at The Ridings care home in Banbury were celebrating with the Mayor of Banbury as their new 'seaside lounge' was formally opened this week.

To open the new space staff organised a special British seaside-themed party for residents and guests on Thursday 23 February.

Visitors enjoyed cakes baked by the residents and music played by Bob Dainty of Radio Horton.

Banbury Mayor Gordon Ross attended and cut the ribbon to open the new space, a relaxing place for residents to sit and chat filled with nautical decorations.

The Ridings manager Karen Kyme said: "It was wonderful to have the Mayor here to celebrate this achievement with us.

"He was very complimentary, saying the residents were obviously well looked-after and how lucky they were to live in such a lovely place."

The care home was also toasting its newly-earned 'Anchor Inspires' accreditation, which recognises outstanding specialist dementia care.

Karen added: "I am very proud of the team here and all their hard work. Becoming an Anchor Inspires home demonstrates our dedication to helping people living with dementia to get the most out of life.

"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 The Ridings have embedded this into every element of their residents’ lives."

To find out more about The Ridings contact the home directly on 0800 0854158.

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