A BRAND new care home has opened in Pensby.

Built on the site of the former Pensby Hotel pub, Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home was declared open by its very first resident Vera Grant who cut the ribbon at the ceremony alongside councillor Geoffrey Watt.

Guests were given a guided tour of the new home which provides residential and residential dementia care, while enjoying live music from a guitarist and jazz pianist.

Vera, who has a floor at the home named after her said: “I felt flattered to be asked and the staff here at Ridgewood made it a very special day.

"I am very happy at the home - it was a big move but the staff have made me feel very welcome and made my first day extra special.”

Ridgewood Court features 60 spacious en-suite bedrooms, light and airy open plan lounge and dining areas and an on-site café.

It also boasts a boutique shop, hairdressing and beauty salon, a themed cinema room and Wi-Fi.

Cllr Watt said: "We were delighted to be invited to the opening of Ridgewood Court Residential Care Home in Pensby, to meet some of the first residents and be shown around by the manager, staff and directors from Sanctuary Care.

"We were really impressed by the design of the building and the facilities it offers, which we are certain will be appreciated by residents and their families for many years to come.”

The team and residents will be looking forward to inviting people from the local community along to see the home for themselves and will be holding a variety of events throughout the year.

Sanctuary Care’s director of business development Chris Poole said: “It was an honour to meet our residents, who have settled into their new home so quickly, as well as the fantastic team.

"The occasion was extra special because Ridgewood Court is the first home that we have opened this year, in what is Sanctuary Care’s 20th anniversary of delivering care to our residents – a double celebration indeed.”