Latest Oakland Care home officially opens

Leading care home provider Oakland Care has officially opened its latest care home – Osbern Manor in Kent.

The 72-bed home in Wigmore is the tenth to open in the business’ growing portfolio of care homes across the South East and London. The £13m home will offer fully equipped accommodation and amenities such as café bistro, hair salon, activity room, library, quiet lounges, courtyard, and landscaped gardens.

It is also certified ‘Excellent’ by BREEAM, in line with Oakland Care’s green mission as a carbon neutral care home group.

To mark the occasion an official launch event took place, with residents and their families and several notable local dignitaries in attendance. This included the armed forces veteran and Deputy Lieutenant Brigadier, Andrew Wood TD VR DL, who officiated the event, and Mayor of Medway, Cllr Marian Nestorov, and the Mayoress.

The celebrations began with opening remarks from Oakland Care CEO Joanne Balmer BEM and Osbern Manor’s new manager Claudiu Lucean. Guests then enjoyed singing from vocalists and local pupils from Fairview Community Primary School. Following a ribbon cutting, attendees had the opportunity to take a tour before enjoying delicious ice cream from Simply Ice Cream, a local business in Kent who brought their van along for the day.

Joanne Balmer BEM said: “To officially open our tenth care home is a major milestone for Oakland Care and one we are incredibly proud of. Osbern Manor is an excellent care home that has been carefully designed to meet our exceptional standards and our environmental ambitions as the greener choice of care home group in the UK.

“Osbern Manor expands our ability to deliver outstanding care to residents across Wigmore and Kent. This achievement is testament to the excellent work of everybody across Oakland Care who have helped build our reputation as a leading care home provider well-recognised for the support we provide to our residents and their families. We look forward to supporting more people in the local area over the coming years and strengthening our relationships with the wonderful community."

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