Lord Foster of Bath visited Bridgemead on 13th January. He came down from Suffolk to see some of the residents, Iris Stanton, Jean Kemmery and Ruth Hewetson.
He said: “I like to go off and talk to people rather than follow a script, and when I do that here I find that everyone is so positive. This is a huge testimony to the staff who work here. Bridgemead always gets very high praise. I have been to a number of events here. I remember coming here with Shirley Williams to a concert and we were told off for singing too noisily! When I was Deputy Mayor of the Paralympic Village I went to an Olympic event here too. At Bridgemead there is always something going on, there are a lot of activities to engage people. People always have a chance to do new things rather than just fade away. They are given care and support to get on and do the things they really want to do. I love this place.”
Iris Stanton told Lord Foster: “This is a super place. We are well looked after and I feel safe.”