Bishop dedicates The Manor Garden Rooms

Rt. Reverend William Pwaisiho OBE, Honorary Assistant Bishop of
Chester, has given a service of thanks and dedication at Lawton Manor
Care Home in Church Lawton.

Long standing friend of
residents and staff Reverend Graham Joyce of All Saint’s Church (Church
Lawton), invited ‘Bishop Willie’ ahead of the launch of Lawton Manor’s
£1.6m development The Manor Garden Rooms.

Erica Hart, Managing Director of Majesticare, the luxury care home
group which owns Lawton Manor, said “We are honoured to have Bishop
Willie here today, and his kind words coupled with the preview of our
new rooms have given our staff and residents a day to remember”.

During the service Bishop Willie recognised Lawton Manor’s long
standing team of dedicated staff, calling them “angels of god” and
praising their work in caring for elderly people. A list of residents,
relatives, staff and friends of Lawton Manor were invited to join the
special service which was followed by a sumptuous high tea. Guests and
dignitaries had the opportunity to preview the spacious new facilities
at Lawton Manor, which include individually interior designed bedrooms
with en-suite wet rooms, patio doors, direct dial phones, tea and coffee
making facilities, fridges, HD televisions with DVD players, internet
and electric fully profiling beds.

Contact: Sharon Smith, Manager, Lawton Manor 01270 844200

7th June 2010

Majesticare premier care home just got even better

Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn MBE, who
played Vera Duckworth on the soap for 34 years, was invited to
officially open the extension to Lawton Manor, in Church Lawton, Stoke-
on-Trent, ST7 3DD. The facility which is set in two acres of beautifully
landscaped grounds will provide an extra 18 rooms at the home, all with
en-suite showers, electric beds and flat-screen televisions. A Nintendo
Wii room will enable residents to play console games, while a new
Library, Picture House and hydrotherapy baths have been added.

Manager Sharon Smith said: “We’ve been increasing our numbers of
nursing staff, care staff and catering staff. We have also taken on
another full-time activities coordinator to work with our Social Care
Manager Dawn Jones. The new facilities are for everyone in the home, not
just for the clients who will move into the new rooms.” Sharon went on
to say “All the new rooms are individually designed, so no two are the

Work on the extension started in April last year and it
was completed towards the end of last month.  Speaking of the
investment, Erica Hart, Managing Director of Majesticare, said: “It will
enable us to future-proof the home and it is meeting the demands of the
community. We’ve been encouraging the people who already live at Lawton
Manor to think of the new extension as part of their home.” Erica went
on to say that “Lawton Manor, like all Majesticare’s care homes, has
always offered the best possible quality of life but now with the
completion of our extension, we can offer our residents, their friends
and families even more.”

Ronald Budd, aged 78, who has lived at
Lawton Manor for seven years and is its longest-standing resident, said:
“It’s a lovely place to live. I really enjoy it. The new extension is
very nice.” At the official opening ceremony residents welcomed visitors
including soap star Liz by giving a performance of their singing
talents. Liz said: “What a lovely place it is. It is in such a good
position. You couldn’t wish for a better location.” She added: “I do
miss the stone cladding of Coronation Street. I had a happy time on the
show, but 34 years is a long time.”

Lawton Manor Care Home is one of seventeen Majesticare  Luxury Care Homes.

12th June 2010

Majesticare Residents share in Duke’s cake

A celebration cake marking the visit of HRH
The Duke of Gloucester to the new straw houses in Waddington,
Lincolnshire, was shared with residents of a nursing home in the

Cutting the cake became one of the highlights of
the trip for the Duke who then took a slice with him as he moved onto
his next engagements. It was then shared with the 22 residents from St
Paul’s Nursing Home  who were delighted to learn that their afternoon
tea treat was specially commissioned for the Royal guest.

It was crafted to look like the pioneering semi-detached straw houses
built by North Kesteven District Council at nearby Brumby Crescent.
Everyone in the village, including residents on trips out from the home,
was fascinated during the eight month construction phase as straw bales
formed he main basis of new energy efficient eco homes.

Chairman of North Kesteven District Council, Cllr Sue Howe later cut
it for the residents, highlighting its Royal provenance and remarking on
how comfortable and welcoming the home was.

Paula Wheat, manager
of St Paul’s, said: “Everyone’s ended up having a slice, and they have
all enjoyed it very much. It was a delicious cake made all the more
special by the Duke’s association with it. We are very grateful to North
Kesteven District Council for thinking of us and allowing us to share
the occasion.”

St Pauls Care Home is part of the Majesticare Luxury care group.  For more information on Majesticare visit the website.

2nd June 2010