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It’s all in the name – local Forest Society names Bracknell’s newest care home

February 11th 2019

 

A local community group has won a competition to name a brand new care home in Bracknell.    

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Andrew Radgick, from Bracknell’s Forest Society, took part in a competition to name the new home on Warfield Road, which opens early next year.  

The competition called for local residents to share suggestions which include a cultural or historical reference to the town. 

Andrew came up with ‘Bickerton House’ in honour of two brothers from the area, who ran a brewery from 1840 until 1920. To this day, their name can still be seen on the side of an old local shop that used to sell their beer.

Eileen Coyle-Jones, regional director at Care UK, said: “The naming process is a key milestone for the new home, so it was important to involve the community in the decision. All the names put forward were of a very high quality, but we felt Bickerton House was particularly original, and really rooted the home in the local area. 

“We’re so grateful to everyone who made a name suggestion, and of course to Andrew for coming up with the winning name.” 

Andrew added: “I have lived in the Bracknell area for many years, so when the opportunity arose to be a part of the town’s history, I leapt at the chance. 

“I am delighted Bickerton House has been selected and think it’s a lovely way to preserve the heritage of Bracknell and celebrate the history of the town – and the people who lived here.” 

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Bickerton House in Bracknell delivers professional, person-centred care around the clock, catering for a wide range of needs. Providing a range of care options, including respite, residential and specialist dementia care, Bickerton House has been purpose-built to ensure residents experience the highest level of luxury possible. Our dedicated, compassionate teams take the time to get to know each resident, their interests, preferences and all about their lives. These details are incorporated into their tailored care plan, which allows menus, activities and care to be focused on their particular likes and dislikes. Bickerton House provides a safe, comfortable home for your loved one, and our facilities include spacious dining rooms, a hair salon, coffee shop and cinema, while activities, such as gentle exercises, crafts and film afternoons, are available for all. The en-suite rooms are bright and welcoming, with those on the ground floor opening onto the glorious landscaped gardens.

Bickerton House
Warfield Road
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 2JB (For Sat Nav, use RG12 2JA)

0330 058 3241

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