Grand Master Dalla Torre opens specialist new residential Home in Gloucestershire
Exciting developments in dementia care will be part of the new-build Home
Stow on the Wold, 27 September 2018
Grand Master Dalla Torre, with with (left to right) OSJCT Chairman Don Wood, Richard Fitzalan Howard, President of the British Association of the Order of Malta and Trust Chief Executive Dan Hayes
In brilliant sunshine, the Grand Master today opened Edwardstow Care Centre – a new build 48-bed home for Stow on the Wold, a project sponsored by the Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT). The Trust currently runs 72 care homes and 16 accommodation schemes providing support and housing to residents and tenants across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Suffolk.
Edwardstow is already welcoming residents, many of whom will receive specialist dementia care. As Deputy Manager Sian Howse explains: ‘It’s all about teamwork – and to help our residents to live well – those with dementia, as well as non-dementia residents. We encourage all our residents to follow hobbies and interests that they have known and loved from the past. For example, one of our dear ladies loves knitting – a skill her family did not know she had, but which we have rediscovered with her. And as well as our residents, we need to support the families too.’
For more information: www.osjct.co.uk