Banbury care home thanks local community for their support

A care home in Banbury has thanked those who have gone the extra mile to support residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic, from members of the community to its dedicated team.

Highmarket House resident Joanna Fort next to the pompom donation
Highmarket House resident Joanna Fort next to the pompom donation

Care UK’s Highmarket House, in North Bar Place, has expressed its gratitude for the consideration and generosity shown by the people of Banbury over the past couple of months.

From volunteering, to delivering messages and artwork to brighten everyone’s day, individuals and organisations have pulled together to support the older members of the community, and Care UK homes across the country have been overwhelmed by the kind gestures of local people.

Highmarket House has been inundated with support, receiving pompoms from community members Kirsty, Ella and Pat, to decorate the home, and a special delivery of Easter eggs from its local Morrison’s branch and from Home Bargains.

Mary Wadlow and friends also created special headbands, while Jeni Bruno donated ear protectors, for team members to wear with their masks to protect their ears.

The team was also treated to pizza from the home’s local Domino’s branch and pub snacks from Barley Mow Pub. Children at Carrdus School also put pen to paper and shared thoughtful letters and drawings with residents.

Whether it’s baking for a resident’s birthday, keeping the morale up through creative activities or organising family skype calls in the home’s cinema, team members at Highmarket House have also been praised for their unwavering dedication and relentless efforts over the past few months.

Jo Pohl, home manager at Highmarket House, said: “We want to thank everyone in Banbury for their continued kindness throughout this challenging time.

“Here at Highmarket House, we play an active role in our community, and it’s been overwhelming to see how many people have reached out to support us in the last couple of months.

“Both residents and team members are looking forward to welcoming back local people into Highmarket House to say thank you when we are able.”

Highmarket House is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia, nursing and short-term respite care.

The home, which features 73 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.

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