Burnham-On-Sea’s Mayor and Mayoress joined celebrations at the town’s Frith House care home this week as new facilities for those dementia were unveiled.

The Burnham care home has recently undergone development work to create a new area for people living with the advanced stages of dementia.

“The ‘household’ model offers a colourful and stimulating environment for people who are further along their dementia journey, and includes corridors decorated with engaging street scenes,” spokeswoman Kim Draper told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“The new model of care enables residents at the home to live independently, whilst being supported by staff to maintain life skills, such as cooking their own meals and helping with household activities.”

Residents and staff at Frith House were joined by Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hanock on Wednesday (April 17th) to cut a ribbon and declare the household open. Visitors then had a tour of the new area, followed by cream tea.

The new household model is a new addition to Frith House which already offers residential, dementia, day care and respite stays.

Frith House is one of three Somerset Care services that has recently received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC.