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First resident welcomed to new £25m veterans care home in High Wycombe

| April 17, 2019

Image by The Royal Star & Garter Homes.

The Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe has welcomed its first resident.

David French, aged 85 and a RAF veteran who served from 1951 to 1953, was greeted by Home Manager Chelle Daly as he entered the £25 million care home in High Wycombe on Tuesday 16th April 2019.

The state of the art building has 74 bedrooms and also features a café bar area, activities room, in house physiotherapy room, library, gardens and hair salon. The home will care for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

After being shown to the room and around parts of the Home, Mr French said: ‘It’s very impressive, I’m happy to be here.

His daughter, Sue Couldery, said: ‘It’s a huge relief that Dad is here, it’s been very hard for the past few months. It means he’s going to be safe and occupied. We all feel very welcomed here.

Home Manager Chelle Daly said: ‘I’m so happy we’re open and it’s our privilege to welcome David to the new Home. I’m looking forward to him becoming part of The Royal Star & Garter Homes’ family.

The Home will welcome residents in small numbers so that it can adapt the care provided to each individual’s needs with full capacity expected to be reached in Spring 2020.

Royal Star & Garter also have homes in Solihull and Surbiton and provides award winning care for military veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia.

Further information on Royal Star & Garter Homes can be found on Twitter at @starandgarter, Facebook at facebook.com/starandgarter and on the Royal Star & Garter Homes website at www.starandgarter.org.

Mr French from the The Royal Star & Garter Homes on a video hosted on Vimeo.

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