The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has unveiled a plaque at Jubilee House Care Home in Woodbridge to mark the creation of six new bedrooms. Jubilee House, which is situated in the grounds of the Seckford Almshouses on Seckford Street, now provides residential care for up to 25 older people.
Before unveiling the plaque, Lady Euston took a tour around the new facilities and met with residents and staff at Jubilee House, as well as the architect, surveyor, members of the building company and others responsible for the realisation of the project. The project, which began in January 2016, also includes an indoor seating area and an office, a new separate entrance to Jubilee House and easier access to the outdoor patio area and potting shed.
Sarah Kopferschmitt, Head of Care at The Seckford Foundation, said: “We were delighted to welcome Lady Euston to officially open the wonderful new rooms in Jubilee House. The extra rooms will enable us to meet the residential care needs of more, local older people.”
Jubilee House opened as a residential care home within the historic Seckford Almshouses building in 1978, and was extended in 1995 to include a day care room. The Seckford Day Club is now held at the Octagon in Woodbridge Methodist Church.
For more information about residential care at Jubilee House care home, very sheltered accommodation at the Seckford Almshouses or day care at the Seckford Day Club in Woodbridge, visit www.seckfordalmshouses.org.uk or call 01394 386 520.