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Mayor of Trafford to Visit De Brook Lodge on National Care Home Open Day

Published: Monday 24th June 2019

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Urmston care home, De Brook Lodge, will be welcoming the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Robert Chilton, this Friday, 28th June as part of its participation in National Care Home Open Day.The home, which offers 24-hour residential and dementia care for 52 people, is throwing open its doors to the general public as part of the annual awareness day.

Established by Care England in 2013, it aims to enrich the lives of the UK’s care home residents by reminding the general public that residential homes in every community are filled with unique and intelligent people and run by dedicated and committed care givers.  

This year’s theme – which celebrates the role of art and music in care – will be reflected in De Brooke Lodge’s schedule of events which includes an exclusive live performance by Urmston Musical Theatre at 1.45pm, live entertainment from Deborah Delight at 3pm plus an art class hosted by pupils from Wellacre Academy. The home will also be hosting pottery, creative drawing, decoupage and flower arranging sessions throughout the day.

Valerie Shaughnessy, De Brook Lodge’s manager, said: “We are delighted to be opening our home to the public and welcoming Councillor Chilton as part of National Care Home Open Day and we have got so much going on during the day from a host of local entertainers, musicians, singers and artists. It’s important that the people living in our area can come inside De Brook Lodge and see for themselves how fulfilling and fun daily life is here.

“Our key values are based around friendship, connectivity and respect and we’re very excited to showcase our home as part of a national programme which rightly celebrates the tireless work of the residential care sector.”

Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Chilton, added: “Care homes are an integral part of the community and it’s important that we recognise the contribution that they – and the people who live and work in them – make to society. I’m thrilled to be visiting De Brook Lodge as part of a wider national celebration and am looking forward to meeting staff and residents personally.”

To contact De Brook Lodge, please call 0161 755 9750 or email