MP visits Villa Adastra care home
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert was in Hassocks on Friday (19 April) to meet the staff and residents of Villa Adastra care home.
Villa Adastra provides residential and day facilities for older people, and is run by the Salvation Army. The impressive building on Keymer Road in Hassocks was given to the Salvation Army in 1928, and now provides 40 en-suite rooms for residents who can no longer live independently in their own homes.
The home also provides specialist care and facilities for the elderly living with dementia. The environment, care and activity programmes support the extra needs they have.
Mr Herbert was given a tour of the accommodation and leisure spaces by Christopher Shields the Home Manager, and the visit also provided an opportunity to discuss social care.
Home Manager Christopher Shields said: "The Salvation Army has a long history of providing care for Older People. We believe tailoring our services to the individual helps us treat people with dignity, respect, and enables them to continue to make a contribution to their communities and families. A lot of our residents have made a huge difference to people with their lives, and it's a great privilege to be able to give something back to them."
Nick Herbert said: "The Salvation Army provides an invaluable service with affordable care for people with limited means. It was a great pleasure to visit the Villa Adastra care home again and to see how much the charity is doing to support local people."
Notes for Editors
1. National Dementia Awareness week is 19-25 May 2013. For more information please see the Alzheimer's Society website http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson
2. For more information about Villa Adastra care home please contact Chris Shields on 01273 842 184 or at christopher.Shields@salvationarmy.org.uk