Visitors invited to call in at new care home at Five Ash Down
Visitors are invited to call in at Hurstwood View, the new care home being built at Five Ash Down, to see what it will look like when it opens next month.
An information suite has been fitted out by national care provider Barchester Healthcare to show bedrooms and a dining room all designed with future residents’ comfort in mind.
Access to the suite is through a courtyard complemented with sensory garden and water feature.
Deputy manager at the home, Joanna March, said: ““Our show suites are a wonderful way for people to see the type of high quality environment that we are creating at Hurstwood View for the residents we will care for and the staff we will employ.
“A home of this size – 55 beds - should create around 100 jobs in the area. The home is really coming together and I cannot wait to start welcoming residents to make this place a real home.”
One of the care team will be available at the information suite every day between 10am and 4pm, to answer any questions and discuss the care options the new home has to offer.
* A time capsule has been buried at Hurstwood View to celebrate its forthcoming opening in September.
Pupils from Buxted Primary School suggested objects to put inside and six winners were presented with a £10 book token for their ideas. Head teacher Mrs Ann Radford accepted a voucher for £100 to spend on books for the school.
Winning entries included pictures of the school’s Diamond Jubilee Tea party and other Jubilee keepsakes, a Winnie-the-Pooh book, a United Kingdom flag and a current copy of a local newspaper.
There was also a picture of fund-raiser Derek Mepham, holding an Olympic Torch. He carried a torch in the official relay as it travelled through East Sussex.
Buxted parish councillor Maggie Dopson placed a copy of the Buxted Community Voice magazine in the time capsule and Tim Benians added a programme for this year’s Art Trail. Hurstwood View was the main sponsor of the event.
Dean Hamblin, Construction Manager for Castleoak, Barchester's partners for the development of Hurstwood View, placed a London 2012 Wenlock mascot and Geoff Pride, of Barchester Healthcare, placed copies of Hurstwood View's brochure and floor plans.
The capsule was buried in the sensory garden courtyard near the newly opened Information Suite and the children placed the sealed box into the ground.
Jane Higgins, general manager at Hurstwood View, said: "I'm pleased that we can involve the local school children and members of our local community in this lovely occasion. A plaque will mark the spot where the capsule is to remind the community to unearth it in 50 years time."
Students from Buxted CEP School are pictured below with their winning suggestions for the Hurstwood View time capsule. Also there are their mums, headteacher Mrs Radford, and members of the team from Barchester Healthcare and Castleoak Construction.
Read more about Hurstwood View in their profile in our Uckfield Directory.
(Added to site Friday, August 3rd, 2012)