Mayor Cllr Sonia Barker praised “this Important investment In our town” as she opened Kingsley Home Care’s new office In London Road North, Lowestoft, at noon on Tuesday.
Cutting a ceremonial ribbon, she said: “My mother In law was looked after brilliantly In social care; it Is such an important Issue that provision Is made for people to be looked after well when they need care.”
Welcoming the mayor, Kingsley Healthcare CEO Daya Thayan said the opening of Kingsley Home Care’s town centre office marked a significant moment for the company as It entered Its 25th anniversary year.
“We started Kingsley in 1999 and Lowestoft was the place we bought our first care home. Our company has since grown to become a national care provider but we built our head office in Lowestoft and the town remains close to our heart.”
He said the new Kingsley Home Care office had three floors which opened up the exciting possibility of running community programmes such as drop-in cafes for older people.
“We can be a force for good, it is important for us to make a difference,” he said.
Kingsley Home Care Chief Operating Officer Georgina Johnston said: “Kingsley Healthcare has been a highly trusted care home provider for over two decades and that reputation gave our customers a lot of reassurance straightaway when we launched Kingsley Home Care two years ago.
“We started up in Diss and surrounding areas of South Norfolk and rolled out our services to Lowestoft, Gorleston and Beccles 12 months ago. It’s great that this new office now gives Kingsley a presence on the High Street.
“I am confident that with our flexible services, offering personal care, domestic services or simply companionship in your own home, Kingsley Home Care will go from strength to strength with a team of lovely carers behind us.”
Kingsley Home Care Business Development Manager Dan Wellings said: “With Kingsley’s trusted reputation, our vision is to expand home care with new branches throughout the region and, eventually, across the UK.”
During the afternoon, shoppers were invited to share in the celebration by dropping in for canapes and hot and cold drinks and to listen to the Full House Duo singing Christmas hits from the 1950s and 60s. There was also an opportunity to discuss home care services with branch manager Nikki Roden and her team of carers.
The entertainment will continue tomorrow, 6th December with staff dressing up for Elf Day and raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. They will be inviting passers-by to enter a Christmas hamper raffle and giving out festive goodie bags. Carols will be sung at lunch time by the choir from Grove Primary School.
On Thursday 7th December the home care team will be celebrating Christmas Jumper Day and handing out mince pies, cakes and goodie bags.
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