LLRA understand that work is progressing well on the new 72-bed care home with nursing, being built for Tanglewood Care Homes on Long Leys Road. A manager for the home has been appointed and will meet with LLRA in the next few weeks. The nursing home has yet to be named and Tanglewood are running a prize competition to find a suitable name (see below for details).
Tanglewood report that between 50-60 jobs will be created at the nursing home which will cater for elderly residential care, nursing care and dementia care residents. Residents of the nursing home will have exclusive access to a large, secure, landscaped garden as well as a café, cinema, tavern, hair salon and lounges (not generally accessible for non-care home residents). Tracy-Ann Shelbourn, owner of Tanglewood, advises: “The residents of Long Leys Road will be routinely invited to the social events and to join our ‘Friends and relatives of Tanglewood’. We will be holding regular social events both within the home and the gardens to which local residents will be invited. Maintaining a close relationship with the local community is very important to Tanglewood and undoubtedly improves the quality of life and wellbeing of our residents.”
Tanglewood Care Homes is an independent family-run business founded in 1989. It owns and runs residential care homes in Spalding, Boston, Coningsby, Horncastle and Alford as well as bungalows for the elderly in Spalding and Horncastle. For more about Tanglewood see tanglewoodcarehomes.co.uk.
Nursing Home – Naming Competition
Tanglewood has not as yet decided on a name for the home, which will become the sixth care home in the group and are running a competition to come up with a name. The names of the other homes within the group are Hunters Creek in Boston, Cedar Falls in Spalding, Tanglewood in Horncastle, Toray Pines in Coningsby and Sandpiper in Alford.
“Our new home will be a great addition to the Long Leys Road area of Lincoln and we’re looking forward to quickly becoming part of the local community,” said Tanglewood owner and founder Tracy-Ann Shelbourn.
“It’s important that we give the home a name that resonates with local people and has relevance to the area so we’re approaching residents’ associations, local schools and community groups to find a really suitable name.”
The new name might relate to Long Leys Road, where the home is situated, or the nearby St George’s Hospital site – or it could reflect the home’s position on the edge of West Common or local landmarks such as Ellis’ Mill. The competition to find a name is open to everyone and the person or group who thinks up the winning entry will receive £100 of Amazon vouchers.
“The new home is due to open in February 2019 so we’re keen to find a name as soon as possible,” said Tracy-Ann.
To enter, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line NAMING COMPETITION and explain which name you’ve chosen and why. The deadline for entries is Friday 19th October 2018, the judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.