New Care Home Highlights the Value of Women in Construction to Local School

Posted on the 11 Oct 2017

Staff from the site of a brand new residential and dementia care home in Rothley have visited a local primary school to highlight to the children the value of women in construction.  Nicola Mather, Communities Manager for LNT Care Developments who are currently in the final sprint of constructing Mountview Care Home on Loughborough Road, visited Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School last week.

Nicola, who ensures that all LNT Care Development sites are engaged with the Considerate Constructors scheme, gave a presentation to over 250 children, revealing the exciting jobs which are available for women, and men, in construction.  She was also keen to highlight the many dangers which can be found on construction sites. 

LNT Care Developments have an established relationship with the school, having already donated plants and gardening equipment.  This relationship will be further cultivated by Mountview Care Home once it opens at the end of the year.  Home Manager, Sue Shaw, also visited the school with Nicola to give the children an insight into life in a care home and to help them understand certain characteristics of people living with dementia. 

Sue said, “It is great to begin building a relationship with the local community even before Mountview has opened.  The children were extremely interested in what life is like in a care home, and were really surprised at some of the activities our residents will take part in, such as pet therapy, chair exercises and pop-up restaurants.  I think the cinema room will be a hit with the children when they visit!”

LNT Care Developments have donated paints to enable the children to take part in a poster competition about being safe on site.  The winning entry will be seen at all LNT Care Developments sites in the future.  Mountview, which will be operated by Ideal Carehomes, has also enlisted the children’s help to bury a time capsule at the home, and to name the three floors of the building. 

Deputy Head at Christ Church & St Peter’s CE Primary School, Fran Ward, said, “We are extremely grateful to LNT Care Developments and Ideal Carehomes for visiting our school.  The presentations were a great opportunity for the pupils to see how rewarding a career in construction could be, and also an inspiring insight into care home life. There has been a real buzz in the school ever since the competitions have been announced and we can’t wait to take part!”

Mountview is a care home on Loughborough Road in Rothley and will provide a home for 66 residents when it opens at the end of this year.  The home is holding a public open day on Sunday 19th November where local people can have a first look around the brand new facilities and meet the caring staff team.