Local councillors, family and friends have joined residents and staff at Glebe House to celebrate the home’s 15th anniversary.

Glebe House on Stein Road first opened in 2007 in partnership with West Sussex County Council and provides accommodation for up to 40 elderly people with care needs including those with dementia.

The residents and staff were joined by the chair of Southbourne Parish Council, councillor Lyn Hicks, councillors Tracey Bangert and Jonathan Brown, as well as Russell Brown and Mike Smith, CEO and COO of Shaw healthcare respectively.

Attendees were treated to a buffet lunch and other snacks, with the 63-strong team reflecting on the ongoing maintaining and improvement of the home’s facilities, which led to a ‘good’ Care Quality Commission rating in 2019.

Irene Pudduck, manager of the Shaw healthcare-operated home, said: “I am proud to manage a team who support me in running a service that aims to deliver the type of care that we would want for our own loved ones.

“From the team leaders to the domestics, and the cooks to the maintenance operatives, we ensure that we make Glebe House as much of a home as possible.

“It was great to welcome the councillors to our home who joined us in celebrating the last 15 years, and join us in looking forward to our future.”

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