Mary Chapman Court Care Home in Norwich has welcomed Alice Macdonald, the Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North.
Alice, who was selected by the Labour Party last year to contest the Norwich North seat at the next general election, reached out to the care home to arrange the visit.
The 31-bedroom residential care home, which is part of the UK-wide Maria Mallaband Care Group, hosted Ms Macdonald on January 5. She was offered a tour of the purpose-built facilities and an opportunity to meet with those living and working in the home, taking time to chat with them over light refreshments.
Home manager Mihaela Laza said:
“It was lovely to meet Alice and to see how interested she is in the social care sector.
“We were very proud to show her the home and talk about the work we do and what it takes to deliver truly person-centred care and create a safe, happy and lively community.”
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Alice Macdonald said:
“Improving our social care system is one of the biggest challenges facing the UK and so I am keen to learn more about how it works and understand the challenges on the ground. There is no better way to do that than by meeting with care providers and those they care for. Care workers here and across the country do a fantastic job and deserve all our gratitude.
“It was a great pleasure visit Mary Chapman Court, and chat with the amazing team and some of those living there too. They were incredibly open and generous with their time, and I’d like to thank everyone for the warm welcome.