Wednesday 4 December saw the official opening of the new café at Northbourne Court care home. The home welcomed a number of guests alongside residents and family members to celebrate the café opening. Guests included newly elected local MP James Brokenshire and the contractors who were involved in repositioning the café from the first floor to the ground floor reception area.

The celebrations were opened by Managing Director, Stuart Cross, who welcomed and thanked everyone who had been involved with the design and implementation of the café.

Stuart also thanked residents and families for their patience during the time the building works were carried out.

The café relocation allows residents, families, staff and the local community to enjoy the spacious bright area overlooking the gardens of Northbourne Court, whilst enjoying freshly baked cakes, sandwiches and hot drinks.

MP James Brokenshire also expressed his thanks by saying, ‘Well done and thank you to Avante Care & Support for investing in the café for residents, families, staff and the local community to enjoy. Seeing this investment is absolutely fantastic and it’s lovely to be back here with you all at Northbourne Court for this wonderful new café opening. I hope you all enjoy and make use of the new area in the months to come.’

James and resident Nellie then went on to officially open the café by cutting the ribbon into the new cafe area.

Throughout the afternoon residents and staff had the opportunity to speak with James whilst enjoying some of the culinary delights the homes catering team provided for the celebrations, including beautiful homemade mince pies, mulled wine and gateaux.