A Cumbrian care home hopes to welcome new and familiar faces to their festive event leading up to Christmas.

Lanercost House, on Berkeley Grange on Newton Road in Carlisle, is inviting staff, residents, relatives, and members of the local community to come together to enjoy a Christmas fete that will be held on the home’s grounds on December 9, 2023.

The event starts at 10 am until 4 pm, and there will be a variety of activities throughout the day, including a Christmas market made up of local businesses selling their wares, Santa’s grotto, face painting, and a raffle to be enjoyed by all attendees on the day.

Staff at Lanercost House are looking forward to meeting neighbours and new friends at the fete, which they believe will be a great opportunity for generations, young and old, to have fun together.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies provided by the home’s hospitality team when visitors have a minute to relax from all the fun.

Lanercost House care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. 

Lanercost House provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 93 residents, from respite care to long-term stays.

The teams of highly qualified and attentive staff are passionate about independence, dignity and choice for all residents within their care. Their well-trained care staff focus on the individual needs of each resident, developing a bespoke care plan for every person. They aim to employ motivated, attentive staff committed to excellent care and customer service.

Janette Lawrence, General Manager at Lanercost House said: “Staff at Lanercost House are dedicated to making sure that the home is a hub of the local community.

"I’m excited about welcoming new visitors and existing friends of the home to our Christmas fete, which I’m sure will be a real treat for everyone.

"It’s a great time to visit the home and ask questions, but also just to enjoy some delightful entertainment in a