August 2018

Locals invited to meet Scotland’s first Homemakers


Instead of having separate care workers and housekeeping staff, the team at Newton House on North Greenlaw Way will operate as Homemakers.

The means that Homemakers are responsible for the wellbeing, care and companionship of residents plus the general tidiness of the care home.

The revolutionary approach, the first time it is believed to be operated in Scotland, aims to make the care home much more like the normal experience people have living in their own homes. 

The luxury care home, which will be opening soon is inviting locals to take part in an Open Day this Friday 15th March.

As well as meeting the Homemakers, attendees can take part in a cake decorating masterclass, enjoy a free manicure, attend a singing workshop or simply kick back and enjoy a classic film in the cinema with free popcorn. 

Home Manager Helen Hendrie said she was delighted to welcome the community into the home for the first time. 

She said "I'm excited to introduce the Homemakers of Hamberley to our community. This is a revolutionary approach to person-centred care that will be truly life-enhancing for our residents. Not only does having such a personalised approach help people feel more valued and remove social isolation, but it'll be our Homemakers who will spot changes in our residents' wellbeing early. This means our clinical team can adjust levels of care much earlier than other types of care would allow. I'm also very proud to open the care home to visitors officially for the first time, our facilities are wonderful and I do hope everyone can come along and enjoy a free manicure in our beauty salon, or take part in the cake decorating masterclass with our resident Chef."

The open day will be held on Friday 15th March from 10am - 6pm. Guests are invited to attend throughout the day. Full open day details are as follows:

11am - 12pm

Meet Thomas, our Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach and join him for a seated exercise class 

12pm - 1pm 

Come along to our Singalong Café, followed by a delicious lunch

1pm - 2pm

Meet our Chef George, and take part in a cake decorating masterclass

3pm - 4.45pm

Find out more about our dementia friendly cinema club, and join us for a screening at 3pm, with free popcorn!

Throughout the day our Homemakers will also be on hand to provide demonstrations of the mobile care monitoring software utilised at Newton House, a cutting edge technology which allows instant access to information and reporting, giving our team more time to spend with residents.

Guests will also be able to enjoy a free manicure in our Wellbeing & Beauty Salon (limited availability) and find out more about our over 65's Community Salon.

For further information, or to book your place at any of the activities on the day contact us:

Tel: 0141 616 5060 or email [email protected]

Newton House Care Home, North Greenlaw Way, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire G77 6TQ