Colchester’s ‘most luxurious care home’ reopens

The Chillingworths Julia Louise Jon

The Oaks Care Home, billed as Colchester’s “most luxurious care home” has reopened following a £1.2m refurbishment.

The New Century Care home was relaunched by Deputy Mayor of Colchester Councillor Peter Chillingworth.

Louise Baxter, Home Manager at The Oaks Care Home, said: “This is the beginning of an exciting new stage in The Oaks’ history. Since opening in 1995 we have strived to provide the very best care at the heart of the local community.

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“This revamp will allow us to continue to do this in a modern but welcoming and homely environment for our residents and their families. The new services in particular have been a huge hit, with residents enjoying seeing all their favourite films in our new cinema, or being pampered in the beauty salon.”

The Oaks, which is home to 61 local residents, underwent a six-month refurbishment programme earlier this year, with designers drawing inspiration from the residents and their loved-ones in an effort to make sure the new interior design represented the tastes of the people who live there.

Residents were encouraged to choose the decoration for their bedrooms, the lounge, and the dining areas. The home was originally designed by renowned gardener and author, Beth Chatto. Beth’s granddaughter, Julia Boulton, also attended the relaunch.

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