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Oakland Care’s latest care home officially opens its doors

by Kirsty Kirsty

Leading care home provider, Oakland Care, have officially opened their latest care home, Osbern Manor, at a VIP launch event on 14th June.

The 72-bedroom care home located in the village of Wigmore, Kent, is the tenth to open in the business’ growing portfolio of care homes across the South East and London. The new £13m care home will offer fully equipped accommodation and amenities such as café bistro, hair salon, activity room, library, quiet lounges, courtyard, and landscaped gardens.

It is also certified ‘Excellent’ by BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for buildings and organisations, in line with Oakland Care’s green mission as a carbon neutral care home group.

To mark the memorable occasion an official launch event took place, with residents and their families, and several notable local dignitaries in attendance. This included the armed forces veteran and Deputy Lieutenant Brigadier, Andrew Wood TD VR DL, who officiated the event, and Mayor of Medway, Cllr Marian Nestorov, and the Mayoress.

The celebrations began with opening remarks from Chief Executive Officer of Oakland Care, Joanne Balmer BEM and Osbern Manor’s new Manager, Claudiu Lucean. Guests then enjoyed singing from vocalists and local pupils from Fairview Community Primary School. Following a ribbon cutting, attendees then had the opportunity to step inside and take a tour around the brand-new care home, before enjoying delicious ice cream from Simply Ice Cream, a local business in Kent who brought their van along for the day. 

The opening of Osbern Manor comes during a major month for Oakland Care, with the start of construction on their eleventh care home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The 75-bedroom home is their most innovative and sustainable to date and will be powered by 100% electricity and will also include a wildlife garden area to promote and support biodiversity.

Meanwhile, next month will also see the care home provider mark their 10-year anniversary with celebrations planned across all their homes for the memorable moment.  

Joanne Balmer BEM, Chief Executive Officer of Oakland Care, said:

“To officially open our tenth care home is a major milestone for Oakland Care and one we are incredibly proud of. Osbern Manor is an excellent care home that has been carefully designed to meet our exceptional standards and our environmental ambitions as the greener choice of care home group in the UK.

“Osbern Manor expands our ability to deliver outstanding care to residents across Wigmore and Kent. This achievement is testament to the excellent work of everybody across Oakland Care who have helped build our reputation as a leading care home provider well-recognised for the support we provide to our residents and their families. We look forward to supporting more people in the local area over the coming years and strengthening our relationships with the wonderful community.”

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