The residents of Featherton House Care Home in Deddington got the chance to grill Banbury MP Victoria Prentice at the official opening of their newly refurbished dining room.
The home, which is located in the centre of the village, has recently undergone a £300,000 refurbishment programme to improve both interior and exterior areas of the Georgian property. The dining area is at the very heart of the home. Thanks to its new glass roof, it now provides residents with a beautifully light and inviting place to eat.
Victoria Prentice MP visited the home to cut the ribbon to officially open the new dining room, but also to join Featherton House resident Edna Sewell for a tour of the new accessible walled garden area. As part of the refurbishment programme, the home’s outdoor area now boasts full wheelchair access and raised flowerbeds. These will enable green-fingered residents to enjoy pottering in the garden during the warmer months.
Edna, aged 94, could not wait to get out into the garden to use the new flowerbeds, so led a trip to the local garden centre to choose plants and bulbs to get them ready for spring. Edna enjoyed showing Mrs Prentice around the new area and explaining her plans for the planters over the coming months.
During the visit, the Featherton House residents also got to chat to Mrs Prentice about their views on the local area, current affairs, and what will happen following Brexit.
Talking about her visit, Victoria Prentis MP said; “It is always a joy to visit Featherton House, in Deddington. We are blessed with a variety of great care homes in North Oxfordshire, especially when they are filled with so much love and care.
“The new refurbishments are an excellent addition to an already fantastic facility. I especially enjoyed the garden and am looking forward to seeing it in the summer.”
Jessica Broadbent, 91, said: “It was lovely to have Mrs Prentis visit and see the work we’ve had done at Featherton House.
“I spoke to her about the potholes outside Featherton and she said she would look into it.”
Other recent refurbishments at Featherton House Care Home include extensive redecoration to a number of bedrooms, with the installation of state-of-the-art en-suite bathroom facilities. An attractive new resin top finish to the car park in front of the home is also due to be completed in the coming weeks.