You are here

Flying high - Framlingham care home takes part in community initiative

May 10th 2021

Residents at a care home in Framlingham were delighted to take part in a community initiative to celebrate new life.  

Care UK’s Mills Meadow, on Fore Street, created 50 butterflies, along with local schoolchildren and members of the community, as part of an artwork initiative by St Michael’s Church to bring local people together and celebrate new life.

Mills Meadow butterflies project_0Rebecca Calver, Home Manager at Mills Meadow, said: “Here at Mills Meadow, we play an active role in our local community, which is why we were thrilled to take part in St Michael’s latest project.

“Creative activities have many positive benefits for older people, especially those living with dementia, as is it provides an alternative way to communicate and express emotions, as well as providing an opportunity to connect with the world around them.

“Many residents have been missing attending church in person, and have found purpose and connection in watching the zoom services and engaging with the local community through this collaborative project. Everyone has enjoyed seeing the photos of the display, and we look forward to being able to see it for ourselves as soon as we are safely able.”

Reverend Chris, from St Michael’s Church, added: “We have been overwhelmed with the response to our community butterfly project, and in total have received over 200 creations from local people. The display has really brightened up the entrance to the church, and we are delighted our friends at Mills Meadow have helped bring this to life. We hope it remains as a symbol of new life and hope for the year ahead.”

Mills Meadow is a care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

To find out more about Mills Meadow, call Home Manager, Rebecca Calver, on 0330 127 8375, or email

For more general information on Mills Meadow, visit

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or

Mills Meadow, rated ‘outstanding’ in 2019 by the Care Quality Commission, provides short-term dementia care or permanent residential care for your loved one. Residents can enjoy our comfortable cinema, in-house hair salon, and friendly coffee shop, or join in with our programme of daily activities and entertainment. With en-suite rooms and secure, landscaped gardens, Mills Meadow offers a home from home experience.

Mills Meadow
Fore Street
IP13 9DF

0333 321 1983

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club