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The Ipswich community help to name its new care home

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The local Ipswich community have helped to name one of two new care homes for the town. Care UK’s competition attracted over 20 entries and Councillor Alan Murray, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care and Chris Hopkinson, Care UK’s Operations Director, have selected three finalists.

They are ‘Asterbury Place’, nominated by Harold Double, a wellbeing centre customer from Angel Court Wellbeing Centre, Hadleigh; ‘Aster Place’, proposed by Paulette Scott, a Care UK colleague from Bentley near Ipswich and finally ‘Churchman’s Care Home’, suggested by Laura Hayden from Ipswich.  They all received £100 shopping vouchers which were presented at Angel Court care home in Hadleigh on 6th June.

Chris Hopkinson, Regional Operations Director at Care UK, said: “As a new and valuable service for the area it’s fantastic to have the community involved in the development process.”

Cllr Alan Murray, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care said: “We received a number of very interesting suggestions and I would like to thank all those that got involved. These new developments will be people’s homes and therefore it is only right that they are involved in the naming them.” 

A final choice of the name for the home will be made by Care UK in partnership with Suffolk County Council in the coming weeks. Four more ‘give our home a name’ competitions are still to be held, including one running now to name the new home which is planned for Alnesbourn Crescent at Ravenswood in Ipswich. Look out for further details of this at

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