Staff at Buxton House care home in Weymouth have been buoyed by a message of support from a popstar.

Perrie Edwards, a singer in the girl group Little Mix, recorded the special video message sending well wishes to everyone at the residential and dementia care home in Radipole Lane.

The X Factor winner, who has close ties to Buxton House, said: “Hi everybody at Buxton House, it’s Perrie from Little Mix here. I just wanted to send a quick video message to say I hope you’re all keeping well during this horrible, horrible global pandemic and I’m sending you guys so much love and support.”

After seeing the video, Chris Kowalski, Acting Home Manager, said: “On behalf of everyone at Buxton House, I want to say thank you to Perrie for her kind words.

“Thanks to our amazing team of carers and support staff, we have remained a safe haven from COVID-19, offering companionship, social interaction, a fulfilled lifestyle, good food and, above all, compassionate care. We have also been able to continue with COVID-secure family visits during the second lockdown.

A message like this is a great boost for staff as they continue to go above and beyond to keep our residents safe and supported.”

Buxton House is a 64-bedroom care home providing residential, dementia and respite care. The home was rated ‘Good’ in all areas following the most recent inspection by the CQC. Recent reviews from relatives say, “Buxton House is a fantastic care home” and “I have found Buxton House and the staff have gone above and beyond to give the dignity, care, support and kindness my mother deserves”.

It is managed by not-for-profit charity Care South, a leading provider of care and nursing homes across the South, including Maiden Castle House in nearby Dorchester, and care at home services in Dorset and Somerset. For more information about Buxton House, call 01305 760834 or visit www.care-south.co.uk.