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Care home searches for Shinfield’s local heroes

October 23rd 2020

A new care home in Shinfield is asking the community to nominate ‘local heroes’ for the chance to win a £300 cash prize.

Care UK’s Parsons Grange on Westall Street is searching for local people or organisations who go above and beyond for their community, friends or family, and have a positive impact on the local area.

The winner of the ‘local heroes’ competition will receive £300, while the two runners up will win £200 for second place and £100 for third. 

Ruth Halls, home manager at Parsons Grange, said: “We know how challenging the last few months have been, so here at Parsons Grange, we want to find those people who have gone above and beyond to support their communities and say thank you.

“Whether they’re a volunteer at a local charity, a community group that really makes a difference to the area, or simply someone who goes that extra mile for others – share your story with us so we can reward them with the treat they deserve.”

To nominate your ‘local hero’, visit www.careuk.com/shinfield-heroes before Thursday 31st December and explain in 100-400 words why they deserve to be rewarded.

The care home has officially been named ‘Parsons Grange’ after Louisa Parsons, a nurse trained by Florence Nightingale. Decorated for her service in the British Army, she also founded the University of Maryland School of Nursing, before moving back to England and spending the latter part of her life in Shinfield.  

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.

For more general information on Parsons Grange, please call customer relations manager, Shelby Ratcliffe, on 07970 679624, or email shelby.ratcliffe@careuk.com

For more general information about Parsons Grange, visit careuk.com/parsons-grange   

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Purpose-built Parsons Grange in Shinfield near Reading offers professional and compassionate care for older people in luxurious surroundings. Parsons Grange has been designed to provide the perfect home from home for your loved one. Not only are the lounges and dining rooms the epitome of luxury and comfort, but there is also a hair and beauty salon, café, bar, gym, activity rooms and a sumptuous cinema. Outside, the glorious gardens are ideal to wander through or to sit and enjoy the wildlife. If your loved one enjoys horticulture, they are more than welcome to join in with looking after the garden. Our professional teams take time to learn about every resident, listening to their life stories and noting down their preferences on their tailored care plan. This ensures that they receive the best care, are offered their favourite meals, freshly prepared by the in-house chef, and are able to take part in daily activities that they’ll enjoy. As specialists in caring for those living with dementia, Parsons Grange features the latest, innovative ideas, including clear signage, colour schemes and lighting plans, as well as themed areas. Together these encourage a sense of independence by supporting residents as they move around the home. With en-suite wet rooms, residents’ rooms are spacious and bright, all include a state-of-the-art flat-screen TV, and some have direct access to the gardens. Decorating their room with special treasured possessions and pictures allows your loved to feel comfortable and at home.

Parsons Grange
Westall Street
Shinfield
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 9AU

0330 058 3242

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
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