On Friday 12 February 2016, Victoria Prentis MP visited Agnes Court care home in Banbury. The purpose-built home, which was opened in 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen, provides a range of services for adults with physical disabilities. It has accommodation for 24 residents, who have access to 24/7 nursing care. They are all provided with large rooms enjoying en-suite facilities.
Victoria spent the morning at the home, and was given a tour of its impressive facilities by Sue Northcott (Service Manager), Maureen Carney (Chair of the Friends of Agnes Court) and resident Louise Maxfield. Victoria had the opportunity to spend time with several of the residents during their weekly baking activity session, and enjoyed speaking to them about living at Agnes Court.
Agnes Court is equipped with assistive technology, which enables residents to open doors, control lighting and enjoy other facilities independently. Residents are supported to live as independently as possibly, and have access to several communal areas, including a garden, physiotherapy room, computer room and TV room. There is a regular program of events and activities for those residents who wish to participate.
Victoria said, “I was very impressed by the high quality of care offered by Agnes Court. The home has a wonderfully warm atmosphere, and it is clear that the staff are committed to supporting the residents to live as independently as possible. I really enjoyed meeting some of the residents and having a look at the brilliant facilities on offer.
“I am very grateful to the residents who made me feel so welcome in their home, and I look forward to visiting again in the future.”
After the visit, Agnes Court’s Service Manager, Sue Northcott, said, “It was a pleasure to be visited by Victoria Prentis MP. She clearly enjoyed speaking to all the residents, as did they to her. We have been supported by Victoria in the past when she helped with fundraising events to help finance the new home, and we look forward to having Victoria’s support over the coming years.”
Agnes Court is owned and managed by Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity which supports disabled people in the UK and around the world.
Maureen Carney (Chair of the Friends of Agnes Court), Sue Northcott (Service Manager), resident Louise Maxfield and Victoria Prentis MP at Agnes Court.