A STOCKTON Heath care home is set to take on new residents after revamping its premises thanks to a six-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank.

Arlington House Residential Care Home, on Ackers Road, has used £200,000 to expand the home and build five new en-suite rooms, which became available to new residents earlier this month.

The management team has also revamped the home's communal facilities, including renovating its dining room, building a new sensory garden, creating a new orangery lounge area and installing a hair salon for residents.

Arlington House Residential Care Home was acquired by Neeruj and Gita Luthra in 2015 and specialises in providing support to 21 residents, many who are living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Neeruj said: "The funding has made a huge difference to our residents and we've revamped the rooms to reflect their taste. This includes transforming the dining room into a 1950s tea room where we can host events and traditional dances.

"We've also created a new sensory garden that provides a peaceful place where our residents can relax, and everyone is looking forward to spending time there during the summer months.

"Gaining funding for a care home can be a complex process, but we've found working with the healthcare team at Lloyds Bank extremely beneficial. They have an in-depth knowledge of the sector and the challenges that healthcare businesses face, and as a result were able to provide support that was exactly suited to our needs."

Lauren Parsons, healthcare relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: "Renovating the home will have a tangible impact on the community, providing more people across the area with access to high-quality care in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

"Residential homes like Arlington House provide a vital service within their areas and it's essential that they receive the tailored support needed to provide the best possible service to their patients. That's why we have a dedicated team of healthcare relationship managers who can provide the specialist guidance that firms need to prosper."