Urmston House in Bristol, which supports people with learning disabilities and additional complex needs, has celebrated 21 years of service with a party for its residents.

The home provides accommodation for up to six people and opened its doors for the first time in 2000. Four of its residents have been there since it first opened.

To mark the special occasion and to celebrate hard work and commitment throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, staff members were handed certificates and chocolate gifts. Guests, including chairman for Shaw healthcare, Alun Thomas, commercial director, Geraint Evans, and former service manager, Carolyn Booth all attended the event and enjoyed a buffet lunch.

Three members of staff also shared their memories of Urmston from across the years, with Tina Moore working at the home for 19 years, Carly Britt for 14 years and Rachel Ward for 13 years.

Trudie Morse, service manager of the Shaw healthcare operated home, said: “After what has been an extraordinary 18 months, it was fantastic for faces new and old to come together and celebrate our anniversary.

“I am so proud of the team and their dedication to our residents and we are very fortunate to have such a kind and supportive community who trust our service.”