New care home to open in St Ives

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A new, state-of-the-art care home offering high quality residential, dementia and nursing care is to open in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and to celebrate the occasion pupils from a nearby primary school were invited by Care UK to name two of the homes’ suites.

Eight-year-olds Alana Bird and Jessica Walter from Thorndown Primary School chose the names Buttercup and Thorndown in a competition organised by the team at Care UK’s new Field Lodge care home. The third suite, Willow, was named by home manager Matt Cox.

Field Lodge officially opens next month. It will offer places for 72 residents and provide employment for around 70 people. Other suites at the home have been named to reflect the area’s rich local history, including a contemporary cafĂ© called the Slepe Tea Room in honour of the original name for St Ives. One of the dining rooms is called the Cromwell Suite, after an event during the English civil war where Oliver Cromwell destroyed part of the bridge into the town to prevent troops sent by King Charles I from reaching London.

The facilities at Field Lodge include en-suite bedrooms, landscaped gardens featuring sensory and butterfly areas, a cinema, hair salon and a nail bar. The Slepe Tea Room is also open to members of the local community, who are welcome to visit for free refreshments.

Upcoming events at Field Lodge include celebrations to mark national Dignity Action Day on 1st February and an open day on 8th February. For more information about both events contact customer relations manager Christine Martin-Royle on 07442 505513 or email

Open to new residents

London Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5EX

Field Lodge

Field Lodge

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

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