More than 100 people took the chance to tour a new Walberton care home.
The turnout made the open day at Walberton Place Care Home a success. Those who went along were able to meet the care team at the home and sample some of its mouthwatering menus.
The event was held three days after the home, in Yapton Lane, was declared officially open, pictured above, by the chairman of Walberton Parish Council, Cllr Suzanne Clark.
Cllr Lucy Ashworth, the Arundel town mayor, also attended the opening event. More than 60 people – who included GPs and health care professionals in the area – attended as well.
Alykhan Kachra, managing director of the home’s owner, Country Court Care, said: “We are delighted that so many people have come to see our new care home.
“We’ve been made to feel very welcome in Walberton. We look forward to continuing to build on our local relationships and making Walberton Place a real asset for the village.”
The care home has been built from scratch on the site of a previous care facility. The residential and specialist dementia care home has 80 luxury en-suite bedrooms, with walk-in wet rooms. The interior decor in the lounge and dining areas has drawn inspiration from the surrounding area.
The home features a Honey Pot tearoom cafe, cinema room, Elegance hairdressing salon, enclosed courtyard garden and Horse and Jockey pub, named in recognition of the nearby Fontwell Park racecourse.
More than 30 jobs have been created on the care team. More will follow in the next year. Home manager Cheryl Rolt is leading the team and brings her many years of experience in the care sector.
Together with her husband Peter, Cheryl recently relocated to West Sussex where she managed Country Court Care’s Lakeview Lodge Care Home to an overall ‘Good’ rating.