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Celebrating 30 years of care


Great Western Court (GWC) has celebrated its 30th year of offering care in a residential setting with a special vintage tea party for residents and staff.

The tea party took place on Wednesday and welcomed many people to enjoy a wide variety of cakes, sandwiches and drinks.

The tea party also recognised the dedication of the staff at GWC, many of whom have worked there for over 20 years.

GWC first opened in 1986, originally as a residential care home for older people, offering independent living alongside respite care.

In 2012, GWC became a dedicated reablement facility, helping those over 65 become independent again.

GWC aims to provide individual care to each resident that will help them be fit enough to get back to their own homes and independence.

The centre has four units, each with six bedrooms, a lounge area and kitchen/dining room. Meals are cooked for residents, although they are encouraged to make their own evening meals and drinks when able, whether this is with support or independently.

Mary Major, manager of Great Western Court, said: "It was a  fantastic day to celebrate with our staff and residents. The tea party was attended by lots of people and I hope that everyone enjoyed the day as much I did."

Cllr Dorcas Binns, cabinet member for older people, said: "We want everyone to be able to live the independent and fulfilling lives they want. But sometimes we need help to get us back on track after an injury or set back.

"Great Western Court provides this extra support, and I'd like to thank all the staff for their dedication."

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