On 12 May, the Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Tim Young, visited Edensor Care Centre in Clacton on Sea to witness their Montessori principles in action and to hear about the nursing home’s innovative plans for end-of-life care.
On Friday 12 May, residents, their families and staff at the Edensor nursing and dementia care home were thrilled to welcome the Mayor of Colchester to their Care Centre in Clacton.
The Mayoral visit was arranged to show Councillor Tim Young how the Edensor team use Montessori principles to care for their residents by supporting them to be as independent as possible with meaningful activities so they can make choices and are treated with respect and dignity. In addition, staff at Edensor were delighted to share their ambitious plans for an end of life cabin in the garden, where precious final memories for residents and their families and friends will be made.
The Mayor enjoyed a short tour and took time to speak with residents, families and staff. He then enjoyed refreshments including sandwiches and cakes on board the purpose built 1950’s Edensor train carriage with residents and their families.
Mayor of Colchester, Councillor Tim Young said, “I have had a beautiful visit here at Edensor care home. The staff are lovely, so caring, wonderful and seem so happy. They are an absolute credit to the care home and to the charity. I love the train carriages that they have made here and all the murals on the wall. I wish them all the best and great success for the future”.
Sabina Mach, Edensor Care Centre Manager said, “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Mayor of Colchester today and we were delighted that he took such an interest in how we care for our residents through unique approaches. We explained our Montessori ethos and the way we use colour and visuals throughout the home to stimulate and help our residents and he was particularly impressed with our very special train which evokes memories from years past, to help those living with dementia.
“We also explained our ambitious plans to create a very special, and much needed, cabin within our garden to enhance the end of life care we provide. The project will create a wonderful space for our residents to spend their last few hours or days in a peaceful and calm space with their families.”
To find out more about nursing and dementia care at Edensor or to discuss supporting or donating towards the end of life project visit www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/senior-dementia-care/edensorcarehomeclacton or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Diagrama Foundation
Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.
Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, an eight-bed care home for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex a fifty-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service in the southeast.
- The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
- At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for 23 adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
- Duckyls Farm in West Sussex, a care home for eight residents with learning disabilities, joined the charity care provider in February 2023.
- The team at their nursing and dementia care home, Edensor Care Centre in Clacton on Sea, support vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
- Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey.
Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.