We welcomed some unusual visitors to Wiltshire Heights on the morning of Friday 26th April, when we were visited by BBC Radio Wiltshire as part of their 30th birthday celebrations.
Our client services manager, Libby, invited the team to visit us after hearing that they were looking for venues around Wiltshire from which to broadcast their popular breakfast show. Libby said, “I really want to challenge people’s perceptions around care, care homes and the elderly. All too often, the older generation can be written off and not valued by their local community. Wiltshire Heights is a massive part of Bradford on Avon and that was shown by the amount of visitors who joined us throughout the morning.” She continued, “Our residents are encouraged to be as active and engaged as they want to be through a variety of mediums, some of which were demonstrated today”.
Visitors to the show included Cllr Alex Kay, Mayor of Bradford on Avon, the children of Westwood with Iford School along with their head teacher Mr Ian Rockey, the Mighty Girls, the police cadets, Mark Smulian, co-creator of MindHarp and Cllr Jerry Wickham from Wiltshire Council.
We were recently awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the health and social care regulator, the CQC, and this didn’t go unnoticed by Ben Prater, the show’s host. During the show, he made references to the look and feel of the home and how it was different to other experiences he had had.
This episode of BBC Radio Wiltshire’s breakfast show is available to listen to now on BBC Sounds.