Staff welcome first residents to new 66-bed care home in Ely that boosts coffee bar, a library and even a cinema

Official opening of the new 66-bed care home at Ely called The Orchards. It is run by Greensleeves,

Official opening of the new 66-bed care home at Ely called The Orchards. It is run by Greensleeves, a charity. Picture; GREENSLEEVES - Credit: Archant

A 66-bedroom care home has opened in Ely that includes a cinema for residents, a coffee bar and providing up to 100 full and part-time jobs.

A new state-of-the-art care home providing dementia care for 66 residents will create 100 jobs in El

A new state-of-the-art care home providing dementia care for 66 residents will create 100 jobs in Ely. Picture: GREENSLEEVES CARE. - Credit: Archant

The Orchards opened officially on Friday and will become the 25th such facility provided by Greensleeves Care.

The state-of-the-art care home also features a physiotherapy room, several lounges, and a library and provides for both residential care and specialist dementia care.

Greensleeves Care is a registered charity and says it has built the Ely home within its long established principles "from which we have never wavered".

A spokesman said: "The staff never forgets they are guests in the residents' home and they consider ourselves privileged to share those homes with them.

A new state-of-the-art care home providing dementia care for 66 residents will create 100 jobs in El

A new state-of-the-art care home providing dementia care for 66 residents will create 100 jobs in Ely. Picture: GREENSLEEVES CARE. - Credit: Archant


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"Everyone at Greensleeves lives by this ethos. It empowers the residents to influence and drive the decisions that impact their lives."

Nick Broadbent, development director at LNT Care Developments said: "We are looking forward to seeing the care home become a fantastic local community facility."

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Home manager Samantha Curran said: "The Orchards looks elegant and has been designed and furnished to the highest specifications. My team and I look forward to settling in at the care home and welcoming new residents who I am sure will be as impressed with their new home as I am."

It is based in Forsythia Road, Ely.

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