A £13 million care home in Dawlish is hosting an open day ahead of its official launch. 

Claremont Manor, a 71-bed care home will offer residential, dementia and nursing care when it opens in March.

Ahead of the home opening next month, members of the local community are invited to experience a preview of everything it will offer at an open day on Saturday, February 24 from 11am to 4pm. 

The team will welcome visitors with activities and entertainment, home tours and food from the home’s chef. 

Facilities at the home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group which has 80 homes nationally, will include a hair and beauty salon, a cinema room, a wellness suite, private dining and leisure suite and a grandchildren’s room for families to gather.

Carla Bowman, Senior Operations Manager at MMCG, said: ‘This is such an exciting time for all of us at MMCG, especially the new team who will take this home forward; we cannot wait to share this exceptional home with the Dawlish community.

‘For those moving in next month, it will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter. 

‘We want to create a vibrant happy community where people feel they belong, be themselves and continue to love life and live it to the fullest.’

The new lifestyle team will begin by getting to know everyone living with them, creating a personalised lifestyle plan for each, capturing their likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests, and the activities they would like to try or continue with.

Among a varied programme will be Just Bowl indoor bowls, movement exercise sessions and an online resource created for the care sector, offering a choice of live and recorded exercise sessions, virtual tours, language lessons, history talks, music concerts, interactive quizzes and more.   

The owners aim to bring wider benefits and become part of the community and has already been working with the The Strand Centre Food Bank.

Carla added: ‘I’m happy to say we’ve received the warmest of welcomes and a huge amount of interest already. 

‘This will be an exceptional place to live and work and we are so excited to see it come to life and become an integral and valued part of this fantastic community.’