Ian Waite leads glittering grand launch for Newbury care home
Professional dancer, Ian Waite, best known for his involvement in BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, led the celebrations at the glittering grand launch of Newbury’s newest care home, Winchcombe Place.
Trinity School’s Trinity Swing Band welcomed visitors to Winchcombe Place, before everyone was treated to a dazzling dance demonstration from Ian Waite. Visitors then had the chance to show off their own fancy footwork when Ian took the lead in an audience participation of the Cha Cha Cha.
Michelle Sides, home manager at Winchcombe Place, said: “The afternoon of Strictly-style sparkle was a fun way of marking the official opening of Winchcombe Place. We were thrilled to have Ian Waite leading the proceedings at our grand launch, and it was fantastic to welcome along so many local people who helped to make the celebrations such a stand-out success.”
Ian Waite added: “It was a pleasure to meet the residents at Winchcombe Place and the team behind the home, and to help all involved in extending a warm welcome to the people of Newbury for the grand launch. The live music and dancing brought everyone together across the generations, and there was a real party atmosphere which was a joy to be part of.”
The grand launch of Winchcombe Place coincided with Care UK’s support for National Care Home Open Day – an annual initiative which aims to dispel myths around the care environment, changing perceptions of care homes and connecting residents with their communities.
Visitors to Winchcombe Place were given the opportunity to pick up copies of Care UK’s free guides ‘As Easy as ABC (http://www.careuk.com/
Situated on Maple Crescent, Winchcombe Place provides a range of care services for older people, including residential and nursing care, specialist dementia care, short term respite care, and sensitive end of life care.