Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire Unveils new Barchester care home
Care home staff and guests were delighted when Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, and the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor David Leytham, officially opened Lichfield’s newest care home, The Spires by unveiling a plaque at a recent opening ceremony at the home.
The Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor greeted residents and guests, and gave speeches before unveiling the plaque, marking the formal opening of the home. During their visit, invited guests were given tours of the purpose built home, and were treated to a selection of refreshments as well as entertainment throughout the home, including performances from a live choir and a harpist.
Aptly named after the three spires on Lichfield’s famous Cathedral, The Spires, operated by Barchester Healthcare, and will provide personalised residential and dementia care for 70 people within the Staffordshire community.
Fran Sharp, General Manager at The Spires said: “We are all very excited about the opening of The Spires and the residents and our newly appointed team have really enjoyed meeting new residents and their families, as well as the Lord Lieutenant and The Mayor. At Barchester, residents are at the core of everything we do, and at The Spires we will be providing support for older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Barchester brings 25 years’ experience in expert care to Lichfield, which means residents and their relatives can feel safe in the knowledge that they are in trusted hands.”
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson said at the event; “we are delighted and honoured that Barchester have created a new home to take care of our loved ones with the best quality care available. Moving into a care home is one of the bigger decisions we make in our lives so it’s a wonderful thing to have The Spires in Lichfield, it already feels like a home-away-from-home.”
The new facilities will provide high quality care for 70 individuals, and provide 100 new jobs within the Lichfield area. The modern, purpose-built setting is open for enquires seven days a week. www.barchester.com/home/spires-care-home