Ribbon cut at new Shefford care home

PUBLISHED: 16:35 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 01 December 2017

Shefford mayor Paul Mackin cuts the ribbon at the new MHA Oak Manor care home, flanked by (left to right) Linda Zaidi from MHA, resident John Snell, manager Sharon Hipper, resident Lillian Atkinson, receptionist Naomi Codrington, Fay Gooch and MHA's Raden Mauremootoo. Picture: Nic Cooper

Shefford mayor Paul Mackin cuts the ribbon at the new MHA Oak Manor care home, flanked by (left to right) Linda Zaidi from MHA, resident John Snell, manager Sharon Hipper, resident Lillian Atkinson, receptionist Naomi Codrington, Fay Gooch and MHA's Raden Mauremootoo. Picture: Nic Cooper

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A new care home has thrown open its doors in Shefford, with the ribbon cut by town mayor Paul Mackin.

Shefford mayor Paul Mackin at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new MHA Oak Manor care home. Picture: Nic CooperShefford mayor Paul Mackin at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new MHA Oak Manor care home. Picture: Nic Cooper

The mayor formally opened Oak Manor, a new MHA care home in Harvest Rise that can house 64 residents.

MHA says the new home off Ivel Road has created more than 70 new jobs, headed by experienced care professional Sharon Hipper.

The team at the MHA Oak Manor care home in Shefford. Picture: Nic CooperThe team at the MHA Oak Manor care home in Shefford. Picture: Nic Cooper

She said: “We were thrilled to finally open the doors and welcome the community.

“The event was a huge success and to see so many faces mingling in our new facility was wonderful. It truly felt like the whole of Shefford was here.

Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new MHA Oak Manor care home in Shefford. Picture: Nic CooperGuests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new MHA Oak Manor care home in Shefford. Picture: Nic Cooper

“A huge thank you goes to the mayor for helping us to mark the occasion with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Of course, the most important thing for us is that we’re now able to welcome our lovely new residents and get them settled into their new home. Just in time for Christmas!”

To find out more or to volunteer, call Sharon on 01462 816170.

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