Home is where the art is – Cambridge pupils get crafty for new care home

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Local children have created eye-catching pieces of artwork to brighten the walls of Cambridge’s newest care home.

Pupils from Queen Emma Primary School were invited by Care UK to get creative with a piece of artwork around the theme of ‘who do you care about?’. The artwork is now on display in the new marketing suite at Heathlands House, on Bullen Close, as the care home gets ready to open its doors for the first time.Home is where the art is – Cambridge pupils get crafty for new care home

The multi-million-pound, purpose-built care home will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 68 older people in Cambridge and beyond, and is due to open in August 2021.

Sharlene Van Tonder, Home Manager at Heathlands House, said: “We were delighted to collaborate with Queen Emma Primary School on a fantastic art project to decorate the walls of Heathlands House.

“With the school just a stone’s throw away from the home, we’re excited to start building a long-lasting relationship with one of our neighbours, and we’re looking forward to working with them on more creative projects once we start welcoming the first residents in August 2021.

“On behalf of everyone at Heathlands House, I’d like to say a big thank you to all the children who lent their creative talents to the home, there are certainly some budding young artists in our midst!”

Cath Stubbs, Deputy Headteacher at Queen Emma Primary School, said: “We were thrilled to take part in Care UK’s creative project for their new home in Cambridge. The children had a great time creating the artwork and are looking forward to seeing it displayed for everyone to see.

"We’re looking forward to building on this new relationship with Heathlands House, and hope this is the start of a budding new friendship between the school and the care home.”

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home, which is set to open later this year, 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 and dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more, please call Customer Relations Manager, Tanya Jackson-Turner, on 01223 631 945 or email tanya.jackson-turner@careuk.com

For general information about Heathlands House, please visit careuk.com/heathlands-house

Open to new residents

442 Bullen Close, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8YU

Heathlands House

Heathlands House

CQC Rating: The CQC have not inspected this service yet
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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