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