Now we’re on the final push on fixtures and fittings and the landscaping outside. We’re desperately trying to beat the weather and get the paving slabs down for the external seating area and the small garden to the rear of the building.

The extension will provide an additional four bedrooms and large lounge / dining area which we are calling the ‘Coffee Club’. The idea is that people in the community will be able to drop loved ones off for a couple of hours, go and do their shopping, or meet a friend, have some much-needed respite knowing that they are in capable hands.

We don’t know our exact opening date because when we have finished, all of the information about the property including final photos need to be submitted to the Care Quality Commission for their sign-off before we can finally open the doors and welcome people in.

The residents have completed a ‘rag-rug’ hanging for the new extension but we’re keeping that as a surprise!