On Friday, a new luxury care home in St Neots celebrated its grand opening over champagne and canapes with Mayor Rob Simonis, Deputy Mayor Richard Slade, and other guests from the local community. 

Henbrook House, which opened its doors to its first batch of residents last week, wants to improve life in St Neots by bringing the next level of luxury and excellence to the town. Guests were treated to champagne, canapes prepared by professional chefs, tours of the home, live music from a professional harpist.

Catherine Frost, General Manager of Henbrook House, comments on the launch:

“The whole team were delighted to finally open our doors in St Neots, which after a week already feels like home. When we began designing Henbrook House, our aim was to create a place which offers superb facilities and hospitality with the added bonus of care. Through various luxury services and community-building activities, we hope to create an extraordinary home for our residents and a ‘home away from home’ for their families and friends to enjoy”.

Henbrook staff believe regular engagement with the community is essential for creating a happier environment for residents. The home is working with the St Neots Initiative, a local business-led group aimed at developing the town as a better place to live, work, and play.

Catherine Frost again:

“Regular engagement with local groups is a crucial part of our offering. Not only will this help residents feel connected to life in St Neots, but it will also help build a stronger sense of community in the wider town as well. Through our work with the St Neots Initiative and others, we will engage in various campaigns aimed at developing the town into a better place to live for everyone”.

Care homes can sometimes feel like a seperate world, hidden away from the wider community with very little interaction between residents and the community. Henbrook House has made it its mission to change this through extensive engagement with local businesses and charities.

Already in the diary is the Henbrook Hoedown Barn Dance, a visit by Cirque Du Soleil, and various festivals and fundraising events in town. Residents will be able to partake in these events under a unique all-inclusive payment model.

Also covered under this model are luxury services including an on-site chiropodist, hair salon, Sky TV packages, outings on the home’s Mini Bus, treatments at The Lotus Spa, and meals and drinks at the on-site Eaton Bar & Bistro – all with no additional charges.