A brand new care home overlooking the scenic view of the Erewash Canal in Ilkeston has welcomed more than 100 guests to its grand opening.
The Canal Vue care home, based on the site of the Old Bridge Inn, on Awsworth Road, opened its doors on Friday with a special ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the Mayor or Erewash, Cllr Val Clare, and local MP Jessica Lee.
Potential residents and their families, together with local businesses, also turned out to support the development which is the fifth addition to family care home provider, Eastgate’s, four current care homes.
The new home has 70 bedrooms which have all been individually designed with en-suite bathrooms.
Shipley resident, Kirsty Carter has been appointed as the care home’s manager, bringing more than 16 years of experience to the new home.
She said she looked forward to bringing her commitment and dedication to the role while understanding the needs of the elderly and their families.
“I’m naturally sympathetic and this is all key to the role.”
She added: “I look forward to welcoming the new residents to Canal Vue and being part of the wider local community.”
Erewash mayor, Councillor Val Clare said the development was going to be a great asset to the community.
“It will also bring some great job opportunities,” she added.
The home boasts five communal lounge areas, landscaped gardens which complement the waterside setting and a mini allotment.