A new outdoor wellbeing space has been opened at Devonshire Court care home in Leicester.
Devonshire Court – which is currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC – is operated by RMBI Care Co., part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded entirely by freemasons, their friends, and families. The new wellbeing space, named the Fred Lifford Balcony, was officially opened by freemason Steven Varley, alongside Peter Kinder from the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons.
To mark the event, staff at the home, which supports older people with residential care and residential dementia support, created a day of activities which included a dementia bus experience, where guests had the opportunity to use equipment that helped them understand what it might feel like to live with dementia, and tours of the Kindness Suite – a newly refurbished area with personalised bedrooms and light installations.
Home manager Juliet McNeilly said: “Our balcony area is our newest addition in creating open spaces that can be appreciated by all our residents, especially to socialise and enjoy nature in the warmer months.”
Resident Shirley Hughes added: “The new balcony is really spacious and has good views looking out to the front of the home and local area. I’m looking forward to spending more time outdoors once the weather gets warmer.”