Derbyshire care home celebrates its 30th anniversary

6 October 2016

A resident with a magician celebrating Newlands Houses anniversaryNewlands House in Swadlincote hosted a range of festivities last week to celebrate three decades of providing care in the area.

The Leonard Cheshire Disability care home with nursing facilities put on a pantomime, hosted a magician and threw a dinner party for staff and people who use the service.

This was followed by a disco with a DJ and awards to recognise the valuable contribution of long-standing staff members.

Service manager Aarti Popat said

‘It was an honour to be part of Newlands House's 30-year celebrations and see staff and people who use our service past and present enjoy the special day — especially staff who had put on a pantomime over the weekend and another member of staff, Bernadette Chadwick, who had written a poem to the tune of Abba’s Thank You for the Music.’

Resident Shirley Spooner said:

‘I enjoyed the whole day, it was really good.’

Fellow resident Kevin said:

‘It was very good, we need to do it again.’

Jackie Price, activities organiser said:

‘It was a pleasurable day seeing old staff and volunteers coming together with everyone at Newlands.

‘Everyone enjoyed the magician, who was absolutely fabulous and entertained everyone, and the disco was also enjoyed by all.

‘It was a great celebration of 30 years of working and living within the legacy of Leonard Cheshire and all the good things he aspired to achieve in supporting disabled people.’

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