Home comforts at the new Braeburn Lodge

Braeburn Lodge care home in Deeping St James welcomes its first resident Joyce Haynes (centre) who is with carers Chloe Russell and Lyn Copland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Braeburn Lodge care home in Deeping St James welcomes its first resident Joyce Haynes (centre) who is with carers Chloe Russell and Lyn Copland. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A retired postmistress is the first guest at a new care home offering residential and nursing support in Deeping St James.

Braeburn Lodge hosted a 90th birthday party for Joyce Haynes which included a pampering session in the home’s hairdressing salon.

The care home opened in January and has room for 60 residents, including those needing specialist dementia care in its Memory Lane Community to help them live more independently.

General manager Sue Scarlett said: “This is a very exciting time and I have been enjoying the task of getting to know the individuals moving in.

“We have a very friendly team and welcome anyone who would like to visit the home and find out more about the services we offer.”

Braeburn Lodge is run by Barchester Healthcare of London who also run Wood Grange Care Home in Bourne.

Senior regional operational director Liz Moran said: “There is a real need for quality care in the area and Braeburn Lodge will definitely meet this, potentially giving a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.”