AN OLTON care home has officially cut the ribbon to open a residents-run shop.
The Claridge Place shop is managed by resident Joan Young and sells toiletries, snacks, sweets, and a variety of drinks to fellow residents.
Joan’s new role has been well received and she says she is looking forward to running the shop when it is open every day from 11am until midday.
The idea came from senior general manager, James Morris, in a bid to allow residents to be able to maintain their own independence.
The team is waiting for an old-fashioned till to arrive and some new shop signage too, which will contribute to the activity.
James said: “I am delighted that our very own shop has turned out so well.
“The residents express their wishes in our resident meetings, and it is one of my top priorities to ensure that residents can feel like their suggestions are always taken into serious consideration.
“I am so glad that Joan loves running the shop, which is a great occupational activity. I look forward to discussing additional ways that we can meet the wishes of our residents and to continue ensuring the home feels inclusive and welcoming to everyone.”