Harden Hall care home opens doors

Ideal Care Homes Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson, Deputy Mayor Councillor Graham Wilkes and Harden Hall Manager Adam Preece in front of Robert Bower’s sculpture.

Last week Carers at Walsall’s newest care home were delighted to show off its facilities to members of the caring profession, to mark its imminent opening in the local community.

Guests attending the opening included the Deputy Mayor Councillor Graham Wilkes, Reverend John Davies from neighbouring Coalpool Methodist Church and local care workers, district nurses, local Councillors and social workers.

Also unveiled was a specially commissioned sculpture of an abstract representation of ‘scissors and needle’ created by Dudley based Artist Robert Bowers paying tribute to the areas historic leather industry.  This is the first of 3 sculptures Robert Bowers has been commissioned to produce for new Ideal Care Homes, to celebrate the community history and heritage.

Harden Hall sculpture
Specially commissioned sculpture of an abstract representation of ‘scissors and needle’ created by Robert Bowers .

Harden Hall in Coalpool Lane, Walsall is a brand new luxurious home from home facility offering both residential and Dementia Care and providing a home for 54 older people.

Operated by Ideal Care Homes Harden Hall is part of the Leeds-based Ideal Care Homes and boasts 100% en-suite accommodation, landscaped sensory gardens, delicious home cooked food and a hairdressing salon.

In a presentation by Ideal Care Homes’ Business Development Director; Andrew Long, local care workers, district nurses, local Councillors and social workers were given an insight into Ideal Care Homes and its aim to change the face of residential care.  Tours of the new purpose built home also took place before guests joined for a buffet lunch.

After touring the home Deputy Mayor Councillor Graham Wilkes commented:

“This is a lovely facility and just what the local community needed, I only live up the road, so I will be a regular visitor popping in for a cuppa.  I will be delighted to come back to the home to welcome the first residents as they move in”

Lay Worker Linda Brown and Reverend John Davies said:

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming the home into the local community and will be working with Adam and his team to bring a service to the home for those residents who wish to attend”

Ley Worker Linda Brown added:

“The home is so lovely, I am thinking of reserving a room!”

Ideal Care Homes Business Development Director; Andrew Long commented:

“Harden Hall is a stunning care home by anybody’s standards and the team relished the opportunity to show off its first rate facilities.  Adam and his team are able to showcase just why our homes are a great place to live and they very much look forward to Harden Hall becoming an integral part of the local community and welcoming their first residents.  We invite local residents and families the opportunity to view the facilities, meet the staff and reserve rooms”

Harden Hall was built by sister company LNT Construction, both part of the Leeds-based LNT Group owned by adult social care expert Lawrence Tomlinson.  The Yorkshire born entrepreneur is responsible for a new era in care by abolishing third party top-up fees to ensure the highest quality of care for all, regardless of financial wealth and circumstances.

Report and pictures provided by LNT Group