Care home throws long-serving chaplain party

Posted on 04 March 2011

Care home residents threw their chaplain a party when she left after 15 years, it has been reported.

The Borehamwood and Elstree Times reports that those paying for care at the Houndswood House Care Home, in Radlett, threw their chaplain a party to celebrate the contribution she has made to the care home.

Jill Whitfield, 80, worked at the care home for 15 years, giving communion once a month and paying visits to residents every Friday.

She told the newspaper: "It has changed a lot in the last 15 years and I will continue to work in the community through my association Christ Church and St Johns of Radlett."

Meanwhile, residents of two care homes in Derby are said to be "over the moon" that their care home avoided closure, giving people more options when they choose a care home in the area.

Warwick House, in Littleover and Merrill House in Shelton Lock, were due to be closed under council plans, the Derby Telegraph reported.

However, Merrill house is to remain active for another five years while it is proposed that Warwick House will be kept open for one year before residents are offered places at Bramblebrook House, in Mickleover.

 

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