St Brelade Local Constable Steve Pallet has commended Barclays’ involvement in securing the future of the Maison St Brelade Nursing Home at the opening of its newly refurbished facilities.
The home originally opened 37 years ago in 1977 but £5 million has now been invested in improving and securing the facilities for the future.
The refurbishment project has taken three years to complete, with a full renewal of all living and communal areas. The 50 residents now have more comfortable living facilities including en-suite bathrooms, which are vital for their comfort and well-being.
Barclays has been involved from the beginning of the project, facilitating a loan which has been pivotal in the realisation of the plans.
The new wing was opened at a special ceremony in June in which Steve Pallet praised Barclays for its support in making the plans a reality.
Denis Tulip, vice president of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, and Barclays’ project lead for the Maison St Brelade development, said: “We have been supporting this initiative from the outset; it is an important part of the local community and it has been our pleasure to assist the management and staff to achieve their goal of providing the residents with a more comfortable and fulfilling life.”
“We plan to continue our relationship and to provide assistance in other ways. Volunteers from the bank will be involved in other forms of support, for example we are hoping to help with planting gardens and building a squirrel run around the perimeter. It was an honour to attend the open day and to see three years of hard work come to fruition.”
Constable Steve Pallet, said: “Maison St Brelade has a proud history but after 25 years it was necessary to renew the facilities and ensure that our residents have the best possible care. This project would not have happened without the support of the Barclays team and we are looking forward to working with them on volunteering projects in the future.”