Meltham Teen Wins Care Home Bake Off - Ideal Carehomes

Meltham Teen Wins Care Home Bake Off

Greenacres care home in Meltham crowned the winner of their ‘Apple Bake Off’ recently, where community members cooked up a storm using apples from the residents’ garden.

Having grown vast amounts of apples over the summer, the residents at Greenacres challenged their neighbours to come up with creative ways to use the fruit.

Community members were welcome to pick up some apples from Greenacres and bake their best apple-flavoured treats for a panel of judges in a bid to win some great prizes.

95-year-old resident, Shelia Neale, said, ‘It’s great that we can arrange these events in the home, and it was so good to meet everyone and taste their delicious baking.’

16-year-old Brandon Williams won first place with his apple cinnamon swirls. Brandon studies Food at Shelley College and entered the competition in hopes that it would help him grow in skill and confidence. Brandon said,

‘The competition had a community feel and it was a nice way to get involved. I enjoyed seeing all the different apple dishes everyone made and the comments the judges gave me! It was a fantastic experience.’

Verity Taylor, the General Manager at Greenacres, added, ‘Our residents and team always enjoy inviting our local community to join us for exciting events like this. Our first ever ‘Apple Bake Off’ was a huge success.

‘We were all so impressed with the delicious bakes our competitors whipped up, which were even tastier knowing that our wonderful residents’ apples were used.’

Residents at Greenacres are also inviting members of the community to their weekly Chatty Café, every Tuesday at 10:30. All are welcome to come along for a cuppa, cake and a chat with the residents and staff.

To find out more, please call Greenacres on call 01484 855 390, email or visit

Greenacres is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 64 ensuite bedrooms, Greenacres provides person-centred care and varied activities programme. Greenacres is proud to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.