Former Blue Peter presenter opens Anchor home

Janet opened the home with Mayor of St Neots, Cllr Derek Giles (left)

TV broadcaster, author and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis has officially opened Anchor’s Nelson Lodge care home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Janet also shared some baking, crafting and general gardening knowledge, gained during her four years as a Blue Peter presenter, with residents and guests at the party.

She said: “It’s clear from meeting the care team and residents today that Nelson Lodge is a wonderful home, full of fun and laughter.

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“Participating in the baking, gardening and crafts today has made me realise how entertaining it must be for residents and staff, with all these fabulous activities going on all the time.”

Nelson Lodge residents mingled with St Neots VIPs and the Anchor team whilst joining in one of the several activities running at the home, before celebrating with a slice of cake.

Nelson Lodge care home provides care for older people as well as specialist dementia care. The home is part of Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care to older people.

The home has a hair and beauty salon, quiet and social lounges on each floor, a tea room and landscaped gardens.

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