Layston Grove, Buntingford’s brand new luxury care home opened its doors to the public last Sunday 18th March and gave potential residents and their families and friends a full preview day with tours of the home and the chance to discuss care requirements and room reservations with the management and staff team.
Home Manager, Sam Campbell was delighted to present her new facility and her new staff team to visitors throughout the day. “We held a preview event in early December in Buntingford due to the levels of interest being shown and we have had a high level of enquiries ever since with a number of families and prospective residents seeking to make reservations” said Miss Campbell, who is an experienced care home manager from the area. Adding “We had over 350 applications for jobs and conducted a values based selection process leading to the appointment of some 25 personnel to the initial care and wellbeing team.”
Co Founders’ Andrew Long and Chris Babington were also on hand to welcome visitors into the building and enthusiastically chaperone guests around the home assisting their staff teams.
Commenting on the day, Andrew Long said “ We are thrilled to have opened up in Buntingford. The scheme has been a long time in design and planning and we have been really excited about this particular location” adding “We fell in love with Buntingford when we first came to look at the site and its location in 2014”
Chris Babington said “ We have been made so welcome to this community with assistance from a whole host of local people from the very helpful Bury Football Club who provided a base for our two week staff induction training, to the local Council team led by Jeff Jones. Everybody involved, has been very pleased to see this beautiful facility and it has endorsed our decision to open a state-of-the-art care home in Buntingford”
The purpose-built care home has an incredible range of innovative features to support the active wellbeing and health of those in later years in need of personal care or assistance with a dementia condition. Facilities include a cinema room, English tea room, library and hair salon. Heating is provided via Ground Source Heat Pumps so very little fossil fuel is used and the building has automatic lighting systems that sense movement. Underfloor heating means there are no radiators and each floor is equipped with sprinkler systems.