Greensleeves Care, the award-winning, national care charity, has taken possession of its latest, brand new luxury care home in Ipswich. The home is located on Henley Road, on the site of former cricket nets.  The exchange of keys between LNT, the main contractor, and Greensleeves Care took place on Friday.

Henley House is equipped with a superb range of facilities including well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, cinema, lounge bar, tea room, garden room, several sociable lounges and dining areas. The state-of-the-art care home will provide residential, dementia and respite care for up to 66 residents.

The new care home is a replacement for Thornbank, a 33-bed care home in Ipswich, which Greensleeves Care has managed for many years.  Greensleeves Care already manages five other care homes in East Anglia, two of which are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said: “At Henley House, we are looking to build on the successful reputation of Thornbank, an extremely popular home, which has supported the Ipswich community for many decades. In addition to being able to care for twice as many residents as before in a purpose-built and modern setting, we are creating dozens of new jobs in the local economy.”