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Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk marks opening of Care UK’s tenth and final care home

April 28th 2016

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has joined residents and Care UK colleagues in Bury St Edmunds today as they celebrate the official opening of Glastonbury Court, the tenth and final care home to be opened by Care UK in Suffolk.

Lady Euston unveiled a commemorative plaque at Glastonbury Court, on Glastonbury Road, alongside Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for adult care, and one of the new residents at the home.

The official opening was not only a special occasion for Bury St Edmunds, with Glastonbury Court being Care UK’s second new care home for the town, but also a celebration of the completion of Care UK’s £60 million Suffolk development project in partnership with Suffolk County Council.

066Andrew Knight, managing director of Residential Care Services, Care UK, said: “We are delighted to officially open Glastonbury Court and we’re very pleased to celebrate this occasion with so many people who have been part of the project. I would like to say thank you to Suffolk County Council for working so effectively with us in the development and opening of each of our 10 new homes.”

Since 2012, Care UK’s Suffolk development project has seen 10 new care homes and 10 day care centres built across the county, each with modern and spacious facilities that will meet the residential, nursing and dementia care needs of older people in Suffolk now and in the future. Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds was the tenth and final care home to open as part of the project.

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for adult care, said: “It is fantastic to see Glastonbury Court officially open. Everything about the care provided at Glastonbury Court is personalised to the residents’ needs, which is crucial because providing good quality care is important to us, as commissioners, and our customers. I am pleased that Glastonbury Court has opened in Bury St Edmunds as it offers a brand new, welcoming and homely environment with plenty of activities on offer.”

Castleoak have been Care UK’s construction partner throughout the development project. Phil Andrews, project director at Castleoak, said: “As Care UK’s construction partner, we’re proud to have successfully completed this ambitious new build programme. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of colleagues across Castleoak and Care UK, we have delivered quality living space for older people across Suffolk.”

The opening event at Glastonbury Court was attended by local councillors, community groups and health care representatives as well as members of the public who enjoyed an open afternoon with guided tours of the facilities, free refreshments prepared by the Glastonbury Court chef and musical entertainment. As well as the commemorative plaque unveiling by Lady Euston, attendees also enjoyed a celebratory film that looked back on the project and how residents are now enjoying life at each of the new homes. 

As a lasting celebration to mark the success of the project, Care UK will be commissioning a sculpture artist to create a permanent outdoor centrepiece at Glastonbury Court, which will be enjoyed by residents, colleagues and visitors for years to come. To find out more and to download the brief for Care UK’s Suffolk sculpture commission, visit careuk.com/suffolk-sculpture.

For more information about Care UK’s Suffolk development project and the ten Suffolk care homes and day care centres visit careuk.com/suffolk.

The team at Britten Court pride themselves on making residents feel cared for, arranging romantic dinners for them, as well as fancy dress parties and even trips to the theatre. We understand that everyone likes to have something to look forward to. We’re always open to residents’ ideas for new activities too.

Britten Court
Love Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 2NY

0150 255 9611

  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • Day care

Everything about our Stowmarket care home is designed to support the health, comfort and wellbeing of residents. As well as providing a wide range of high quality care services, each of the home’s 70 bedrooms has en-suite facilities and we even have downstairs rooms that open on to our lovely secure gardens.

Cedrus House
Bittern Crescent
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 5XG (For sat nav please use IP14 5GD)

0333 321 1987

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

There’s a great atmosphere at Cleves Place, helped by our enthusiastic team and keen residents. We take every opportunity to have fun, whether at our own (indoor) street party to commemorate VE Day, or dreaming up unusual sandwich fillings and getting competitive during National Sandwich Week.

Cleves Place
Millfields Way
Haverhill
Suffolk
CB9 0JB

0144 085 7920

Our skilled care teams deliver a range of round-the-clock care services, all matched to each resident’s needs. Everything about the home is designed with residents’ comfort in mind and a range of daily activities and regular events ensures that there’s always something to look forward to.

Davers Court
Shakers Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BN

0333 321 1982

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

Our 80-bed care home specialises in supporting people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Keeping active is the key to staying independent, so we support residents to take part in a range of activities and even have their own small role in the home if that appeals to them – like laying the table for dinner.

Glastonbury Court
Glastonbury Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 2EX

0333 321 1989

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Hartismere Place is a brand new, purpose-built care home in Eye – an ancient market town in North Suffolk. Everything about the 60-bed home has been designed to support your loved one to continue to enjoy a fulfilling, varied and comfortable lifestyle.

Hartismere Place
Castleton Way
Eye
Suffolk
IP23 7DD

0333 321 1988

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

We believe in supporting families, whether they have loved ones living with us at Mildenhall Lodge, or they’re caring for them at home in the community. We run a number of events that local people can come along to for extra help, and we’ve also set up a Carers’ Support Group that meets regularly.

Mildenhall Lodge
St John’s Close
Mildenhall
Suffolk
IP28 7NX

0163 877 8504

  • Dementia care
  • Dementia care (Early stages)
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Residential dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Palliative care
  • Continuing care
  • Continuing healthcare
  • Frail elderly

Our new purpose-built care home in the ancient market town of Framlingham is now open. The team in our bright and spacious home plan exciting activities and outings, and residents are welcome to play their part in home life in whatever way they wish, including helping in our lovely gardens.

Mills Meadow
Fore Street
Framlingham
Suffolk
IP13 9DF

0333 321 1983

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

Our care home team will get to know your loved one to find out everything we can about their life, interests and even the food they enjoy so that we can deliver quality care that’s personalised to their needs. Family members and friends can visit at any time, and we’re always on hand to provide advice and support when you need us.

Prince George House
102 Mansbrook Boulevard
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9GY

0147 385 5690

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