A TEAM from a care home were joined this week by the mayor and mayoress of Evesham (Mark and Emma Goodge) and Fred Kaler, a local member of Evesham's Older Peoples Forum.

The group met up to mark the final stage of the build by planting the final tree in the Offenham Road grounds of Cavendish Park Care Home. Mayor Mark Goodge made a toast wishing "A very prosperous future for Cavendish Park, everyone one who works here and most importantly everyone who comes to live here".

Roger Pratap, Majesticare Chairman said: "We are really excited to be opening our newest care home in Evesham. It is fantastic to be able to celebrate this important milestone, as we step ever closer to opening our doors to the older people of Evesham and beyond. We are also proud to be creating the opportunity for more than 100 jobs when the home is fully commissioned".

When the home is completed it will boost the provision of residential, dementia and nursing care for up to 67 older people, as well as creating many jobs for the local community. The home has been designed to make the most of the inside and outside by creating spacious en-suite personal living areas along with all of the community spaces that the future residents may need. The home will boast amongst its many day spaces, its own hair salon, cafe, fitness room and cinema. The design of the gardens will ensure that the residents have every opportunity to embrace the natural beauty of the surrounding areas and will feature a dementia friendly sensory garden.

Cavendish Park Care Home is scheduled to welcome its first residents this summer.