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Mayor opens exhibition of artwork from west London care homes

October 14th 2013

The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Allan Kauffman, marked the opening of an exhibition of art created in care homes across west London on Monday 30th September.

The paintings are on display in the newly-refurbished care home, The Burroughs, in West Drayton and include work from residents at the home and at other Care UK care homes including:

Amberley Lodge       in Purley

Franklin House        in West Drayton

Laurel Dene              in Hampton

Whitby Dene             in Eastcote

Manager Josephine Thomas said: “Art is very popular in all Care UK homes and often artists come in to work with residents. Charlie Joy visits The Burroughs on a regular basis and he has helped to frame and mount the residents’ work.

“There are some very bright and colourful pieces in the exhibition and I know residents find it a very effective way to communicate their feelings and ideas, as well as capturing subjects that have caught their interest.”

Councillor Kauffmann, who was joined by his wife, Mayoress Lynne Kauffman, was the guest of honour at the opening of the exhibition, which was attended by more than 50 guests including the artists themselves, fellow residents, their friends and families and members of the local community.

Councillor Kauffmann was impressed by the striking works of art that residents had produced and which have transformed the reception area where they are displayed into a modern and bright space. The residents and care team at the Burroughs are so delighted with the exhibition that they plan to turn it into a permanent gallery with changing artists.

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Offering a warm welcome, The Burroughs in West Drayton delivers first class compassionate care for your loved one. Our caring professional team at The Burroughs provides person-centred tailored care for your older family member, and whether you are looking for short term respite or specialist dementia care, we are here to help.

Understanding each resident, their likes and dislikes and listening to their life story is the key to ensuring they receive the care that they require. Working closely with you, your family and medical professionals enables our teams to establish a care plan that delivers.

With three bright, sunny conservatories, comfortable lounges and dining rooms, a café and cinema, The Burroughs offers a homely feel. Daily activities include gentle exercises, quizzes, gardening and craft sessions, but if your loved one wishes to help around the home, they are welcome to join in.

Residents can bring treasured possessions to decorate their rooms, helping them settle in and feel at home, allowing you to relax, knowing that they are happy.

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