Lockdown at level four didn’t stop the quiet April 24 handover of Raeburn Lifecare rest-home into Cambridge Resthaven’s ownership.
The facility also has a new name – Resthaven on Burns, named for the Leamington street in which is situated.
Handover day was marked with a special cake and small morning tea – a bigger celebration will be planned for the post-lockdown era. The welcome cake was baked and decorated by Rebecca Hall, daughter and household bubble companion of Cambridge Resthaven CEO David Hall. Rebecca has made numerous cakes for Resthaven events over the years.
David said: “The most important thing, as Resthaven on Burns becomes part of the Resthaven family, is for us to make the transition as smooth as possible for the ladies and gentlemen who live at Resthaven on Burns, their families and for staff.”
He said the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions had made the purchase and handover process more difficult, adding: “It’s all come together; both teams have been superb, going above and beyond during trying times.”
Cambridge Resthaven is Community Trust not-for-profit organisation. It is 100 percent community-owned and was established by the community more than 45 years ago to build a rest-home in Vogel St.
David Hall said: “It’s great that we now have a rest-home in Leamington, because it means residents wanting to stay in Leamington don’t have to move far from family and familiar surroundings.”