CARE homes across the nation threw open their doors to the public for National Care Home Open Day on June 20 – and Leycester House in Mobberley had a visit from an extra special guest.
Tatton MP George Osborne popped by to show his support for the Edenfield Road home, and during his visit he took the time to learn about the residents’ lives, complete a tour of the home, and join residents for a garden party.
“It was really good to meet so many friendly people at Leycester House,” said Mr Osborne.
“The staff do a brilliant job and it is good to see that people who have contributed so much to our communities throughout their lives, are being cared for so well.”
And residents took full advantage of their chance to have a chat with the Chancellor.
Joanne Johnson, home services manager at Leycester House, said: “We were thrilled when we heard that George Osborne wanted to come along for the open day.
“We spent a great deal of time trying to promote the event to the local community, but we never thought we would get the Chancellor to come along!”
The event, now in its second year, involves care homes right across the country, and is aimed at engaging the general public, giving them a glimpse of what life is really like inside a care home.
Leycester House was one of 20 CLS homes in the North West to invite visitors to spend the day with residents.
Robert Black, CLS managing director, said: “The interest and enthusiasm we have seen from the public has been overwhelming. All of our staff obviously worked very hard to make the day a success for all CLS Care Homes, and for that, I congratulate them. Well done.”