Westerham Place Care Home in Westerham has delighted its residents by investing in a new mini bus to make trips and outings more enjoyable.
The home, which is based on Quebec Square, has purchased the new vehicle with nine seats and room for one wheelchair.
The residents regularly enjoy outings, however the introduction of the mini bus will allow the staff more freedom for spontaneous outings and trips without needing to book a vehicle from another company.
The minibus was provided by Wren Retirement Living, which manages the home, as part of an initiative to support homes in getting their residents more mobile.
Claire Davis, Home Manager at Westerham Place, said: “We are delighted with our new mini bus, and the residents are incredibly excited for the trips we will be able to go on. The residents and team love to be out and about, and the new transport will really help.
“It is incredibly important to us that our residents enjoy every day, and get to visit places and have positive experiences while they are living with us. Whether it’s a short visit or a big adventure, we want them to get there safely and comfortably.”
Tracy Nelson, Regional Manager for Wren Retirement Living, said: “Investing in transport for our homes has been something we’ve wanted to do for a while, and we’re pleased to now have the opportunity. We are certain the homes will make lots of happy memories for the residents with the mini buses, visiting lots of fantastic places.”
Westerham Place is part of Wren Retirement Living and is currently managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. It provides residential care for up to 33 older people and is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC.