01 JUN 2012

Dr Dan meets residents and staff at care home in Kesgrave

Dr Dan with staff and residents at Holm Court care home in KesgraveDan has written many times of the need to promote closer working relationships between GPs, hospitals and local adult Social Services care services if we are to meet the challenge of looking after the growing number of older people in Suffolk. Many of our older people are now living longer - which is a good thing – but in some cases with long-term medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Last week, he visited Holm Court in Kesgrave, which is an Extra Housing care home that helps older people to remain independent for as long as possible. As well as providing comprehensive general care and support, Holm Court’s staff have expertise in providing specialist care for those residents who have mental health conditions such as dementia. Each apartment is furnished with a kitchen, oven and hob, whilst on-site facilities include a full time court manager, restaurant, hairdressing salon, small shop, communal lounges and a 24 hour day care service tailored to individual needs. The home is run by the social enterprise group Housing 21, which provides specialist accommodation for older people within their own community.

Holm Court is the sort of facility he hopes to see much more of in the future. Dan would like to thank the staff of Holm Court for showing him around and introducing him to the guests. He looks forward to visiting again.

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Written Answers — Department for Transport: A14: Bridges (10 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients (8 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of working-age adult mental-health bed admissions have taken place under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each year since 2009.