AN ELLESMERE care home had a celebration last week as it goes from strength to strength under its new management.

Ellesmere House held an afternoon of entertainment for its residents to celebrate the new management, which took over in March 2016, and to welcome the mayor of the town to the home.

The home is currently being refurbished inside and out.

Deputy manager Siobhan O’Neill said that the residents really enjoyed the entertainment.

“We aim to involve the community in all events that we hold, we have a good relationship with them and professionals in the area, including local councillor Ann Hartley and mayor of Ellesmere Ryan Hartley,” she said.

“Residents really enjoy the entertainers we get into the home, especially Linda Pelling who gets them all up dancing and singing. Staff all work really hard to make the house a home for the residents.

“We welcome all visitors to be involved and welcome all suggestions. Also we get fantastic support from manager Alisha Chavda and company directors in head office.

“We like to prove that just because there may be a few ‘bad’ homes, there is also a lot of homes like ours that are full of love and joy. We want to do our residents and community proud.”

Mayor Ryan Hartley added: “I am absolutely delighted to see this great facility so vibrant, the homemade cakes and treats are delicious, the entertainer is great and the residents all seemed to be entering into the early Christmas spirit.”