Pupils help name Shinfield care home suites

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A local primary school helped to name the suites at a brand-new care home in Shinfield.

Pupils from Crosfields School took part in a competition to name the four suites at Care UK’s new care home, Parsons Grange, on Westall Street.

The children put their heads together to come up with a list of names that had cultural or historical significance to them and the local area.

The home team unveiled the names when Parsons Grange opened its doors earlier this year, and revealed the suites will be known as the Hardy Suite the Aragon Suite, the Allfrey Suite, and the Cobham Suite, which were inspired by a local historical theme suggested by Lottie, one of the local pupils who put forward Thomas Hardy’s name.

Care UK has presented the school with £250 towards new books to say thank you for the pupils’ hard work.

Ruth Halls, home manager at Parsons Grange, said: “The all-important naming of the suites within the care home is a key consideration, and this presented an excellent opportunity to work with Crosfields School.

“The ideas the pupils put forward were all of a very high standard and have truly inspired us – we’re really pleased with the four final names. We’re all looking forward to building upon our relationship with the local pupils in the future.”

The new care home has officially been named Parsons Grange after Louisa Parsons, a nurse trained by Florence Nightingale.

Decorated for her service in the British Army, she also founded the University of Maryland School of Nursing, before moving back to England and spending the latter part of her life in Shinfield.

The home has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities.

Care UK says that the layout of the building has been configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close knit communities.

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