Butterfly Lounge opened by the Dowager Duchess of Rutland

Published on 24th June 2015 in Residential

A picture of the Dowager Duchess cutting an orange ribbon in front of the Butterfly Lounge.

A state of the art, multifunctional lounge and living space has been officially opened by Her Grace, the Dowager Duchess of Rutland at our New Wycliffe Home.

The Butterfly Lounge, which was unveiled on Tuesday 23rd June, incorporates assistive and innovative technology to provide for sight loss and dementia needs.

New Wycliffe Home delivers residential care to older people with a sensory impairment and people with dementia. The Butterfly Lounge is a new extension to the building, funded by the Department of Health and fundraised income.

Paul Bott, Chief Executive, said “Thanks to the Butterfly Lounge, New Wycliffe Home is now a Department of Health ‘Beacon Site’ for improving dementia care. 

“It has been specifically designed to help older people with dementia to maintain their independence, reduce any distress or anxiety, and improve each person’s health and emotional wellbeing. 

“This innovative facility leads the way in improving the quality of care that individuals with dementia receive.”

In addition to funding from the Department of Health, The Edith Murphy Foundation and The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK also contributed for the construction. 

Funding for the furniture was provided by The Percy Bilton Charity and Next Retail Limited.

For more photos of the Butterfly Lounge launch event, visit our Facebook album.

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