Agincare officially opens Sunnymeade and Critchill Court

June 27, 2024

We were delighted to officially open Sunnymeade Care Home in Chard and Critchill Court Care Home in Frome!

The fantastic team at each home invited residents, their family and friends, and representatives from their respective communities to a special opening event that included a drinks reception, live entertainment, a buffet lunch and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Speaking before Mayor Andy Jones, Agincare Founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst thanked guests for attending.

He said:

“It’s been six weeks since Agincare took on the responsibility of running this wonderful home.

It is great that Mayor Andy Jones has made time to come and honour us by cutting the ribbon and open this new era of running this wonderful care home under the name of Agincare.”

Mayor of Frome Andy Jones cut the ribbon alongside residents, adding:

“On behalf of the town, I must say how much this home is valued by our local people.”

“The threat of closure caused a huge public outcry so I am pleased that Agincare has stepped in to look after the facility for the future.”

Pictured: Agincare Founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst (second left), Mayor of Frome Andy Jones (middle), Agincare Chief Executive Raina Summerson (second right) with residents of Critchill Court 

Sunnymeade Care Home in Chard benefits from a central location just a short walk from the High Street and other amenities in town.

The home supports fifty residents, with accommodation comprising five ground-floor spaces each with its own lounge and dining room.

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Pictured from left: Agincare Founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst, Sunnymeade resident Alan, Chard Deputy Mayor Andy Kenton, Sunnymeade resident Molly, Agincare Chief Executive Raina Summerson, Sunnymeade resident Marlene and family

Deputy Mayor Andy Kenton was delighted to open Sunnymeade to the large crowd of assembled residents, family members and local officials, stating:

“It was really something for Agincare to step in and take over Sunnymeade at such short notice, if they hadn’t, then we’d have lost all the brilliant staff.

“For the people of Chard and their families it is so important that local residents have somewhere they can stay but also for relatives to have somewhere easy to visit.”

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Cheering at the opening of Sunnymeade Care Home in Char

Critchill and Sunnymeade join our growing network of 29 high-quality residential care and nursing homes nationwide, including Beaufort Park Retirement Village in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.

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