Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson visited Ashwood Care Home in Ware today to meet with staff and residents.
The visit took place during Care Home Open Week – an event designed to connect care home staff and residents across the country with their local communities.
The home was recently a recipient of a cherry blossom tree after Mrs Marson secured 30 for the constituency as part of a national project to celebrate the friendship between Britain and Japan.
During the visit, she took part in the home’s Wimbledon themed events and spoke with residents and staff about their experiences during the pandemic.
“It was a great pleasure to visit this fantastic home to meet with staff and residents and to talk about everything from Covid to who will win Wimbledon this year,” said Mrs Marson.
“It is important I visit and understand our social care sector here in Ware, Hertford and Stortford and speak to those on the frontline who have done a magnificent job these last few years in challenging circumstances.
“Thank you to the home for inviting me, I had a really good time and I learned a great deal.”
Lisa Meeks, Home Manager at Ashwood said: “Today was a great day for the local MP, Julie Marson, to visit the home. We hosted a ‘wear white for Wimbledon’ event where residents joined in playing chair tennis in the home and the staff dressed in white for the occasion. And it was great to see Julie getting involved in the event.
"During Julie’s visit, she showed great interest in getting to know the residents, staff and relatives and learning about our experiences through Covid.
“She is very supportive of the social care sector and was humbled by the work we all did during the pandemic.
“We look forward to welcoming her into our home again.”