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Bowbrook leaves a lasting impression on Lichfield MP

Bowbrook MP Visit

Last week the long-serving MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, visited one of our Dementia Centres of Excellence.

The purpose of the visit was for Michael Fabricant MP to find out more about the service provided at Bowbrook and the experiences of our customers and colleagues at the scheme.

The Lichfield MP, whose constituency includes Fradley where Bowbrook is located, kicked off his visit to the Dementia Centre of Excellence with a guided tour of the scheme accompanied by Lucie Willday our Registered Manager at Bowbrook. Michael was able to meet some of our customers at the scheme and see first-hand the high quality facilities they are able to make use of.

Reflecting on his visit to Bowbrook Michael Fabricant MP said: “I was hugely impressed with the facilities. The centre is divided into separate households each with their own communal areas and dedicated staff.  The facilities are incredible including communal areas and gardens, courtyards, and a roof terrace. 

“The standards of care are high and I was very grateful to Lucie Willday for showing me around this three-year-old facility and explaining the issues which are affecting them – one of which is the lack of a bus stop by the Centre which makes it difficult for visitors who don’t have their own transport. This is an issue I will be taking up with the bus company and the County Council.”

Following the tour, Michael enjoyed some light refreshments for elevenses and had an in-depth discussion regarding the culture at Bowbrook with Lucie and other colleagues. 

The local MP also heard about challenges concerning recruitment both at Bowbrook and in the wider care sector.

Lucie Willday, our Registered Manager at Bowbrook said “It was a real pleasure to receive a visit from Michael Fabricant MP and we appreciate the time he spent with us given the demands on a Member of Parliament’s schedule. We look forward to working with him to try to secure a bus stop closer to the scheme and valued the opportunity to showcase the work we do to support customers at Bowbrook.”

You can find out more about Bowbrook here