We encourage the residents to maintain any links that they have whether it be to a club, society or church and we facilitate this. For example we attend a weekly coffee morning for our local church, and we have a resident who still attends Blackpool Football Club home games. Lancashire library visits the home so reading can be continued.

We also work hard to help the residents to maintain family links. Visiting is unrestricted, but at certain times of the year a relative may benefit from something personal and that’s why at Christmas we help the residents to write Christmas cards and choose presents for their loved ones.

We host residents’ birthday parties so that families can be reunited without the stress of an unfamiliar venue. As a company we are also involved in local charitable work. It gave us great pleasure in 2012 to raise over £5,500 for a little local boy.

This demonstrates the fact that we have our very own Lakeview community culture which encompasses all of our staff, residents, relatives and wider Lakeview family.