Home’s revamp includes cinema and a tearoom

The Oxford Times: Home’s revamp  includes cinema and a tearoom Home’s revamp includes cinema and a tearoom

A CINEMA, tearoom and library have been unveiled as part of a Wallingford care home’s £150,000 renovation.

The 20-bed dementia wing at the Westgate House care home, Millington Road, was largely funded by the Department of Health through Oxfordshire County Council’s Dignity Plus Programme.

The upgrade included building a single-storey extension which incorporated a garden room and patio.

A ribbon was cut to celebrate the opening of the new wing, and county councillor Judith Heathcoat, cabinet member for adult social care, and Dan Hayes, operations director of The Orders of St John Care Trust, which owns the home, were taken on a VIP tour.

Mrs Heathcoat said: “I thought the facilities were lovely, I liked the atmosphere.

“I thought it was very tranquil and that if someone was diagnosed with dementia it would help them to be calmer than they would before.”

Mr Hayes said: “It has been a real success story, and so far so good, it seems to have made an improvement to the residents.

“The Department of Health grant has rejuvenated the whole wing.”

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