Bilton Court care home celebrates 30th anniversary
A Wellingborough care home for older people will be unveiling a kids’ corner for their younger visitors during its 30th anniversary celebrations on Friday (27 September).
Staff at Anchor’s Bilton Court in Queenway will be showing off a variety of new services for their residents, including the children’s corner for when younger guests come to see their relatives or when nursery children visit the home.
In fact, children from Happy Dayz Nursery will be the first to use the area at the anniversary party when Kitchen Assistant and author Sam Southern will read from her newly published children’s book.
The guests of honour Mayor Jo Beirne and Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE will have a tour of the home, including a ‘bus stop’ in one of the corridors where residents and staff can sit and chat as part of reminiscence sessions.
They will then unveil a plaque before being treated to songs from Bilton Court’s Dementia Choir, whose members are living with the condition.
Manager Carley Young said the staff wanted to highlight that 30 years of caring for the town’s older people had meant they excelled at providing good quality care.
She said: “We are passionate about providing person-centred care so that all of our residents enjoy living here.
“That’s why we continue to innovate and creating positive environments and opportunities, such as the bus stop and the Dementia Choir, where our residents can thrive.
“I am proud of all the staff who are like one big family, with many having worked here for more than 10 years. It’s because of this low turnover of staff that they get to know the residents well and provide the meaningful activities they enjoy and the care they need."
“The regulator, The Care Quality Commission, recognises what a great care home this is, rating us as Good, so we wanted to celebrate this and share this special day with the local community."