Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St Anthony’s Care Home in Wombourne last week.
Gavin was given a tour of the care home and met members of staff and a group of the residents who were celebrating St Patrick’s Day.
Care Home service manager, Rose Willetts, spoke to Gavin on the importance of the close working relationships between residents and staff. The dedicated team of staff work extremely hard to encourage residents to be as independent as possible and in some cases getting residents ready to transfer to independent living back in the community.
St Anthony’s provides nursing care and a range of services for adults with physical disabilities and residents who fall into a wide range of Specialist Care Categories. As well as being a full time care facility, the home offers regular activities to residents, including theatre trips, quiz nights, Christmas shows, birthday parties, fundraisers and other celebrations.
Gavin previously visited St Anthony’s to open their sensory garden which has wheelchair access which all residents at the Care Home, regardless of disability, can enjoy.
On his visit Gavin commented: “It was great to be invited back to visit St Anthony's and to once again to see all of the wonderful work that goes on here.
“I really enjoyed meeting residents and staff; it is fantastic to see how much commitment and dedication goes into making the St Anthony’s a home from home for residents and how much support those who are getting ready to leave to go back into communities receive from the staff.”