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People of Shinfield invited to take first look at new multi-million pound care home

July 23rd 2020

Parsons GrangeA new care home in Shinfield is inviting the local community to celebrate its completion with an exclusive first look inside the purpose-built facilities.

Care UK’s Parsons Grange, on Westall Street, is opening its doors on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July to give local people the opportunity to take a closer look at the brand-new care home before it welcomes the first residents in August. 

Members of the public are invited to book an appointment to take a tour around the completed care home, which will provide care for up to 68 older people when it opens in August 2020. There will also be an opportunity to meet the team at Parsons Grange, including home manager, Ruth Halls, and customer relations manager, Shelby Ratcliffe.

A nurse for over 30 years, before working her way up to home manager, Ruth joined Care UK in 2018 to manage Buchanan Court, in Harrow. Joining Parsons Grange while it was still being built, she recruited the new team herself, based on their passion for care and commitment to enable residents to lead fulfilling lives. 

Shelby has worked in the healthcare sector for five years, starting as a care assistant before working her way up to regional director. Having the experience and knowledge of what it takes to deliver outstanding care, she truly appreciates the importance of understanding residents’ needs to live a fulfilling life at Parsons Grange.

Both Ruth and Shelby described the morning as their favourite part of the day, as it’s the best time to catch up with the rest of the team and start the day in the right way.

Ruth said: “It’s been a challenging few months for the community, but I know the team at Parsons Grange is looking forward to welcoming the first residents to the home next month. We have a great team in place, and we are really proud of the environment that has been created. Every last detail here has been considered to create a high-quality, luxury care home which will enable residents to live safe, active and fulfilled lives. 

“We’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure our open days will be as safe as possible, by offering appointments, and allowing plenty of space between booking slots so the home can be cleaned throughout the day and following the social distancing guidelines. We’re looking forward to showing visitors what life will be like at Parsons Grange, including the fantastic activities that will be on offer, while giving them an opportunity to meet our friendly team.”

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 or to book an appointment, please call customer relations manager, Shelby Ratcliffe, on 07970 679624, or email

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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.

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