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Residents help to revive care home in Hucknall

Resident May Leatherland talks about the plans for the home with carer Kayleigh Willie.
Resident May Leatherland talks about the plans for the home with carer Kayleigh Willie.

Residents have had their say in a £1 million refurbishment project that has brought a care home in Hucknall back to life.

The new home, Buddleia House, is at the site of the former Hallcroft Care Home, on Croft Avenue, which closed two years ago.

Carers Chloe Jordan and Gemma Daffin shows the plans for the home to residents Betty Leicester and Glennis Seery.

Carers Chloe Jordan and Gemma Daffin shows the plans for the home to residents Betty Leicester and Glennis Seery.

Redesigned and revamped, it will open in the autumn for up to 38 residents, all of whom put forward their ideas for the home’s state-of-the-art facilities.

“A care home would be nothing without its residents, which is what makes Buddleia House so very special,” said Pierre Falleth, managing director of the Milford Care Group, which will run the home.

“Our residents have had their say in the planning process, including the home’s name. They have even chosen the textures of the furniture, and artwork for the home.

“Building a care home is a very personal thing, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the completed home later this year.”

Buddleia House will also feature landscaped sensory gardens, a chicken run, a bowls lawn and even a pub.

It is named after the butterfly bush because the home will adopt what is known as the ‘Butterfly Model’ of dementia care, which encourages a focus on the residents and their past.

This approach is already in use at Hazelgrove Care Home in Hucknall, which is also operated by Milford Care.