Dean Russell MP Visits Courtland Lodge
Watford MP Dean Russell visited Courtland Lodge, our care home in Watford, on Friday 26th January to talk to residents and staff at the home.
Dean’s visit started in Courtland Lodge’s new 1950’s themed café, where residents were enjoying refreshments along with cakes, biscuits, ice cream and popcorn served by members of staff who were wearing 1950’s style costumes. Background music was provided by a jukebox which was playing era relevant music, fitting for a room decorated with vinyl records, guitars and photographs of some of the music stars of the time.
Dean spent time talking to each of the residents in the café as well as staff and then took an informal meeting in the home’s sun lounge where he talked to representatives from our Head Office in Welwyn Garden City about the challenges of social care.
Following his visit Dean said “My visit to Courtland Lodge Care Home has been really valuable. Speaking directly with both staff and representatives has provided me with insights into the daily challenges and successes within the care sector. The warmth and dedication of the staff was apparent, and residents spoke highly of the team.”
Wanda Spooner, our Director of Human Resources said “We were delighted to welcome Dean to the home. As a not for profit Community Benefit Society, we welcomed the opportunity to discuss our experience in the current social care climate. Being able to speak to MPs in this way highlights the importance of collaboration between policymakers and care providers in the development of future provision and quality of care services”.