Local resident names new Care UK home

A community member has won a competition to help name a brand-new Care UK home in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

The competition called for local people to share suggestions that had a cultural or historical reference to the town. The new home will open in autumn next year.

Thomas Hutt came up with the winning name ‘Charlton Lodge’, taking inspiration from the local village of Charlton. As a reward for his winning suggestion, Care UK has awarded Mr Hutt with £250.

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new Care UK home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

Thomas said: “I’m thrilled to have helped pick the name of the new Care UK home. Charlton is a lovely village in Wantage which I’m sure will prove very popular with the future residents of the home.”

Justin Daley, development project manager for Care UK, said: “The home naming process is one of the key milestones for a new home, so it was important to involve the community in the decision. All of the names put forward were of a very high quality, but we felt ‘Charlton Lodge’ really rooted the home in the local area.

“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone that made a name suggestion, and to Thomas for his inspired entry – we are very much looking forward to the home taking shape and opening with its name of Charlton Lodge in 2024.”

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