Parkland View, the extra-care facility owned by Derby City Council and managed by Derby Homes, turned three years old today.
The birthday celebrations took place on the newly expanded, outdoor terrace area, on what was probably the hottest day of the year! Residents and visitors were treated to ice lollies, a BBQ, music, balloons, and sparkling juice for residents and staff.
The new garden area has been put together by Derby Homes’ Caretakers and has seen a massive improvement on the outside area that many residents enjoy, with more seating, café-style table areas, raised planters and a central gazebo to give shade and shelter in all weathers.
This summer is also the 100th anniversary of council housing in Derby, and Derby Homes’ staff heard some amazing stories from Parkland residents who had lived in council properties ever since they were young. Cllr Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing, was on hand to deliver the birthday toast.
Within the past year, Parkland has won several national awards, including a Gold Award at the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2019. The scheme was also recognised by the Dignity in Care Awards, along with being a finalist in the TPAS Awards for Excellence in Engagement in Support and Care.
Parkland View is entirely focused around community. It is full of communal areas for residents to meet and socialise, including a lounge, hobby room, restaurant, wellbeing room, shop and reception area.
The majority of residents at Parklands are over-65, with some form of care needs. This extra-care scheme is very different from residential homes or sheltered housing. There is an onsite care team that offers flexible, personal care to support people. Residents can choose how much or how little support they require to best maximise their health, wellbeing and independence. Even as these needs change over time, residents are able to remain in their own homes, and have services tailored around them.
Cllr Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing said:
“I’m delighted to be here to wish Parkland View a happy birthday. In just three years, Parkland has gone from strength to strength. The quality of care provided has been nationally recognised, and I want to say thank you to the staff and carers who really go above and beyond to support residents here.“