A sculpture has been unveiled to celebrate a £80m development project between Care UK and Suffolk County Council.

The artwork at Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmonds entitled ‘Tree of Life’ was produced by artist Nigel Kaines of metalwork company, Designs On Metal.

It was commissioned to celebrate the ground-breaking partnership between Suffolk County Council and Care UK to deliver 10 new care homes to the region.

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Glastonbury Court is the tenth and final care to be opened as part of the scheme.

The sculpture was officially unveiled by Andrew Knight, Care UK’s Managing Director of Residential Care, Phillip Steyn, Regional Director at Care UK, Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council Councillor and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Sharlene Van Tonder, Glastonbury Court Home Manager, and resident, Evelyn Riordan. They were joined by Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St. Edmunds.

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care, said: “This partnership has been a huge success and has been widely recognised as a leading example of how the independent and public sector can work together to drive standards in adult social care. It was lovely to celebrate the success of the alliance with Care UK and the new Suffolk care homes.”

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