New Southampton care home welcomes first resident

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The team at an all-new local care home has welcomed the first resident, 94-year-old Graham.

The former nuclear power station design engineer was welcomed by the team at Care UK’s newest home, Ancasta Grove, on Barnes Lane, and given a celebratory ride in a 1952 MG YA vintage car to mark the occasion.

Graham said: “I had a wonderful day moving in – the car drive was splendid.”New Southampton care home welcomes first resident

Raymond Arnold, Home Manager at Ancasta Grove, said: “We are thrilled to have opened our doors to the first resident at Ancasta Grove. We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Graham and spent time getting to know him and his interests. As an engineer who is proud of his career designing and building nuclear power stations, our lifestyle team has developed a programme of activities to enhance Graham’s time with us.   

“We’re also looking forward to visiting museums and galleries, including the Aylesford Steam Railway, when we are able, and we’ve also discovered that some of the team have an interest in classic vehicles. I feel an Ancasta Grove car show may be on the cards.”  

The brand-new luxury care home in Sarisbury Green which opened this month has its own café and bar, cinema, and hair and beauty salon which residents can use whenever they wish. Its landscaped gardens are perfect for a stroll, growing fruit and vegetables, or simply for sitting and enjoying the Hampshire sunshine.

A full range of relaxing coffee mornings and breakfast clubs will be provided for residents and activities such as painting, poetry, quizzes and games will be a daily feature. Music will play a big part of life at Ancasta Grove with a selection of guitars and other instruments to strum or fully learn to play. New residents will also received a handmade welcome card specially designed by children at Woodland Early Learning nursery.

Ancasta Grove, which opened its doors in June 2021, has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as respite and end of life care, and is proud to be able to offer a ‘home for life’ if an individual’s needs change over time. The team are able to offer show rounds by appointment so local residents can see the home for themselves and ask any questions they may have about the care available.

To find out more Ancasta Grove, please call 02392 982 479 or email Customer Relations Manager, Christopher Roby, at

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