The name of the new care home on Booths Hill Road, Lymm was unveiled recently at the Cherry Trees School, Lymm as part of a naming competition with the pupils.
The students from the school, aged between 4 gathered as the winning name, Cheshire Grange and the winning pupil, Daisy Knowles, were announced to a hall full of school children that had taken part.
National care provider Barchester Healthcare, which will run the new 50 -bed care home opening June 2012 launched the competition at the school last month to name the new home. Pupils entered their suggestions in the hope of winning Cinema vouchers for their family and £100 book vouchers for their school. All those that proposed a name were rewarded with a £5 WH Smiths voucher.
Daisy had such a touching story as to why she had chosen the name. She said: "I named the home Cheshire Grange because my Grandma was called Jean Cheshire – just like our county. She lived in Lymm for a while until she became too poorly. She spent her last six months at Westvale House another Barchester Home in Warrington until she went to be an Angel in May this year." By the end of the school assembly there wasn't a dry eye in the hall!
Regional Operations Director for the newly named Barchester run care home, said: "Congratulations to Daisy or winning the naming competition and well done to all those who put lots of thought into their entries. It is such a lovely tribute to Daisy's grandma Jean and we are all quite sure that she gave Daisy the inspiration for the name."
"At Barchester we pride ourselves on building excellent relationships with our local community and our new home is no different! We hope to continue this happy association with the school who have done a fabulous job in helping us chose a name. Indeed the pupils have agreed to help us create a time capsule early next year, which we will bury in the grounds of the home."
Barchester Healthcare’s Cheshire Grange care home will open in June 2012 and will deliver high quality nursing and residential services as well as personalised dementia care in Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Community.
Barchester Healthcare is recognised as the UK’s largest quality care provider (as measured by the last set of CSCI ratings).
The organisation has adapted and grown, from one that focused on older people needing nursing care in high quality environments, to providing personalised support for adults of all ages with a range of disabilities.
At Barchester Healthcare we pride ourselves on our dedicated dementia care. Our Memory Lane Communities are designed to encourage people with dementia to stay as independent and active as possible. We understand that no two people are the same and take a person-centred care approach, recognising and celebrating each person's individuality.
Barchester employs almost 15,000 people to care for more than 10,000 residents at more than 220 locations in the UK and is the only care provider listed in The Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies To Work For 2010. The company has also won three Government employment awards at the National Workforce Development Awards 2010; Macro Apprentice Employer of the Year Award , Integrating Employment and Skills and Supporting Young Talent.
In our latest customer satisfaction survey 96% more than 4,500 of residents, relatives and professionals who responded said nurses and carers “treat residents with dignity and respect".