Hailsham care home opens creating 55 jobs

Bowes House, new care home, Hailsham
Bowes House, new care home, Hailsham
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The latest Hailsham care home will be officially opened this week.

The opening of the care home will be marked with a special day of activities at the new Bowes House.

The new care home has created 55 new jobs in the area.

The number of jobs created at the Care UK home is expected to double as residents settle in.

Manager Alison Barnes said: “Our staff are highly skilled and 90 per cent are from Hailsham itself.

“It is very exciting to see them in their uniforms and taking part in a month’s training before we open. We are ready to welcome residents.”

Magicians, a harpist and a jazz musician will be taking part in a day of celebration care home to mark its opening on Saturday June 8

Residents and people who would like to look around the accommodation are welcome to come along to the home in Battle Road on June 8.

On the day, the Mayor of Hailsham Cllr Jo Bentley will officially be opening the home, which incorporates part of an old brewery which later became a rubber factory.

During the open day, which takes place between 10.30am and 4pm, there will be the chance to meet staff.

There will be face painting and refreshments too.

There are 90 beds for older people seeking personalised nursing, residential and respite care and specialist support will be provided at the home for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

There is a Hailsham theme throughout Bowes House.

Children from nearby schools have named the suites Weald, Meadow, Barley and Aylsham.

Earlier this year children at White House Primary School left their mark on the history of Hailsham when they named the units at the care home and buried a time capsule at the site.

There are historic pictures from the town on the walls. Hailsham’s celebrities are remembered too.

An activities kitchen, decorated retro-style, pays tribute to Fanny Craddock while one of the lounges is furnished in rich colours inspired by Cardinal Wolsey.