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

Published: Thursday 4th July 2019


Urmston care home, De Brook Lodge, welcomed the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Robert Chilton, last Friday, 28th June as part of its participation in National Care Home Open Day (NCHOD).The home, which offers 24-hour residential and dementia care for 52 people, threw 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 – was reflected in De Brook Lodge’s schedule of events which included an exclusive live performance by Urmston Musical Theatre, live entertainment from Deborah Delight plus an art class hosted by pupils from Wellacre Academy. The home also hosted pottery, creative drawing, decoupage and flower arranging sessions throughout the day.

Valerie Shaughnessy, De Brook Lodge’s manager, said: “We were delighted to open our home to the public and welcome Councillor Chilton as part of National Care Home Open Day. It’s important that the people living in our area feel welcome to visit 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 were very excited to showcase our home as part of a national programme which rightly celebrates the dedicated 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 was thrilled to visit De Brook Lodge as part of a wider national celebration and enjoyed meeting staff and residents personally.”

De Brook Lodge, which is part of the Ideal Carehomes family, boasts a hair salon, spacious lounges and landscaped gardens for residents to enjoy.

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