Ashfield and Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero visited Sutton’s newest dementia care home on Friday to talk to staff and residents and mark national Care Home Open Day.
A host of activities were being held at Kingfisher Court, on Kingfisher Way in Sutton, to encourage links between the local community and the care home.
Staff dressed up in 1970s fancy dress, children from Hillocks Primary School came and judged the Dementia Cup bake off while residents’ friends and family and members of the public called in to look round, buy a raffle ticket and have a cuppa and some cake.
Gloria said: “It was lovely to meet the staff and residents at Kingfisher Court and to see what a fantastic set up they have there.
“I was so impressed with the facilities and it was great to hear from the owner that his staff are employed on proper full or part time contracts and not the zero hours contracts that too many employers now use.”
Kingfisher Court opened earlier this year and is a 66 bed residential and dementia care home operated by Oakdale Care Group.