CELEBRATIONS were underway at Frith House this week as the care home hosted a house-warming party to show off their new 'household' for people suffering from dementia.

The Burnham-on-Sea care home in Steart Drive has recently undergone development work to create a new 'household' area for people living with advanced stages of dementia.

The ‘household’ model offers a colourful and stimulating environment for people who are further along their dementia journey, and includes corridors decorated with engaging street scenes.

The new model of care enables residents at the home to live independently, whilst being supported by staff to maintain life skills, such as cooking their own meals and helping with household activities.

Residents and staff at Frith House were joined by Bill Hancock, Mayor of Burnham, on April 17 who cut the ribbon and declared the household open.

Visitors had the chance to look around the new 'household' area and then enjoyed a cream tea.

Vicki Mitchell, manager of Frith House said: “We are delighted to have opened our new household model and thank everyone who attended to help us celebrate.

"Many of our residents are really enjoying getting into the kitchen and being able to prepare their own meals or help with tasks such as the laundry or laying the tables.

This new way of delivering care means we’re giving our residents the opportunity to continue living life as they would at home, but with some additional support.