Chester Pupils Lend a Helping Hand to Local Care Home
4th June 2019
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A local primary school has named the suites at a brand new care home in Chester.


Pupils from Dee Banks Primary School took part in a competition to name the four suites at Care UK’s new care home, Deewater Grange on Chester Road in Huntington.


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


When the care home opens in winter 2019, the suites will be known as: the ‘Kingfisher Suite,’ the ‘Swan Suite,’ the ‘Mallard Suite,’ and the ‘Cygnet Suite’, which were inspired by a nature theme suggested by the local pupils.


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


Sally Cooper, home manager at Deewater Grange, said: “As we gear up to welcome the first residents to the home later this year, the all-important naming of the suites within the care home is a key consideration – and this presented an excellent opportunity to work with Dee Banks Primary School.


“The ideas the pupils put forward were all of a very high standard, and we’re really pleased with the four final names.”


Erica Flynn, teacher at Dee Banks Primary School, added: “We were thrilled when Care UK asked to work with us on this exciting new venture here in Chester. The children had a great time researching the local area to help them come up with four suite names.”


Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Deewater Grange will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities, and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café. The layout of the building will be 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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