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Mayor of Gedling Visits Coppice Lodge on National Care Home Open Day

Published: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Mayor of Gedling Mrs Sandra Barnes and her husband launch the tropical sensory garden at Coppice Lodge

Coppice Lodge, which offers 24-hour residential and dementia care for 64 people, threw open its doors to the local community 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 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 – was reflected in Coppice Lodge’s schedule of events which included singing from Tanya Adel and sessions dedicated to arts, crafts and painting.

Samantha Kavanagh, care home manager, said: “We were delighted to open our home to the public and welcome Councillor Barnes as part of National Care Home Open Day as she helped us celebrate the launch of our new sensory garden. Our key values are based around friendship, connectivity and respect and it was a privilege to showcase our home as part of a national programme which rightly celebrates the dedication of the residential care sector.”

Mayor of Gedling, Sandra Barnes, 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’ve been lucky enough to visit Coppice Lodge on a number of occasions and it was an absolute pleasure to be here again today to formally launch the stunning tropical sensory garden which I’m sure is going to give residents a lot of pleasure.”

Coppice Lodge, which is part of the Ideal Carehomes family, boasts a café, hair salon andspacious lounges for residents to enjoy.

To contact Coppice Lodge, please call  0115 920 5906 or email