Randlay community celebrates The Maples care home opening
Members of the Randlay community are celebrating the opening of a new care home which was approved by Telford & Wrekin Council and is managed by Bracebridge Care Group.
A special event marked the launch of The Maples Care Home in Randlay which was attended by Telford & Wrekin Mayor Cllr Raj Mehta, Katie Foster from Alzheimer’s Research, talented members of the Randlay Primary School choir and people from the local and wider community.
The Maples offers 70 spacious bedrooms, all with private en suite wet rooms, and is designed to support independence and comfort for its residents.
It offers the very best dementia and nursing care to older people aged 65 and over and modern amenities and living spaces including a hairdressers, a music room and an activities kitchen.
Designed with ease of movement and views across the Wrekin, there is also a ground floor cafe area where people can come together and beautiful garden areas for them to relax in and explore.
The home has been thoughtfully designed to complement the local community and history with a focus on interior design and wayfinding to ensure ease of navigation and a feeling of safety and comfort.
Technology within the building will also enable staffing levels to be optimised, freeing up more time for care and support.
Councillor Richard Overton (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for homes & enforcement, said: “We are delighted that The Maples has opened, bringing a superb new care home to Randlay which will provide quality support for older people.
“Projects like this are all part of our commitment to provide more specialist and supported accommodation for our residents which allows them to retain their independence.
“This is a fantastic new facility which residents in Randlay and the wider community should be extremely proud of.”
The Nedge ward members Councillors Nathan England, Chris Turley and Leanne Powers said: "We are thrilled to see this project completed. The new care home will not only provide a much-needed care facility for the local community, but it will also bring 70 new job opportunities to the area.”
Bracebridge Care Group is committed to redefining the provision of care for older people in the community.
Samantha Crawley, Chief Executive Officer at Bracebridge Care Group, said: “We are so excited to have held our very first opening event at The Maples.
“The care home has been designed sympathetically with the local community in mind, as well as the very best innovation in technology, and it was humbling to have been able to showcase this to people in attendance.
“We are thrilled that so many people visited and fed back so enthusiastically about the design and comfort of the home.
“We are committed to creating spaces where compassion, inclusion and innovation are at the heart of everything we do, enabling people to live and work in our homes as their true, authentic selves and we are very much looking forward to offering the very best care locally to those living with a dementia and/or nursing need.
“As we embark on this journey, we look forward to building relationships and nurturing and embracing the uniqueness of each person that lives at The Maples.
“I’d like to extend a special thanks to The Mayor of Telford, Cllr Raj Mehta, Katie Foster, the amazingly talented school choir at Randlay Primary School and everyone else that attended the opening.”
For more information about The Maples Care Home please visiti www.bracebridgecare.org/care-homes/the-maples/
Photo: Telford & Wrekin Mayor Cllr Raj Mehta with Samantha Crawley, Chief Executive Officer at Bracebridge Care Group, at The Maples opening event.