Blooming marvellous celebration for staff of Flowers House at anniversary party

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Staff involved in a city scheme that helps to look after people with dementia got together to celebrate its first anniversary.

Flowers House, named after Bletchley Park hero Tommy Flowers, first anniversary was celebrated with a party which included residents, their families and staff.

Flowers House is a scheme that offers individual care and support to 34 people with dementia in their own apartments.

Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and actor Kevin Whately, opened Flowers House a year ago with guests including residents and their families as well as Tommy Flowers’ surviving son and daughter-in-law.

Mr Flowers’ work at Bletchley Park led to the building of the famous code-breaking Colossus machine.

The anniversary coincides with the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection where Flowers House was deemed fully compliant in all inspected areas.

Residents and their families told inspectors they were happy with the service, that staff couldn’t do enough to help and are flexible to meet needs.

Councillor Debbie Brock, the Cabinet Member responsible for Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, said: “Milton Keynes Council identified a need for such a care setting which offers an alternative choice to the more traditional.

“Flowers House gives people the independence while offering round the clock care. The inspection result is fantastic news and is a credit to all the staff at Flowers House for their hard work and dedication.”