On 5 April, Mrs Jill Hughes, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire cut the ribbon to open the home's newly-built dementia care household.

The new, 470m2 care facility has been designed to meet the needs of older people with dementia, and features 11 new bedrooms, living space, dining and communal areas.  The new state of the art dementia household at The Poplars will help meet the growing demand for additional specialist care within the Market Rasen area.

The large single bedrooms have en suite facilities, with assisted bathrooms. All rooms have digital television and telephone points, as well as a 24-hour nurse call facility.   The new household, which has taken nearly a year to develop, has communal facilities, a large open plan sitting/dining area and kitchen for residents  to enjoy.

Designed to a high specification with person centred care in mind, including interior design that will enhance orientation and wellbeing whilst keeping a domestic feel, the new extension is  linked to the existing home to provide a seamless integration of the new facilities, which will benefit all of the residents at The Poplars.

Don Wood, CBE, Chairman of OSJCT’s Trustees, Dan Hayes, OSJCT’s Chief Executive and Cllr John Matthews, Market Rasen Mayor were also present at the ceremony.