Channel 4 chef Theo A Michaels to use his culinary experience at new five star Garstang care home

The five star luxury care home will have amenities such as a cinema and a hair and beauty salon.
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A five star, state-of-the-art care home is due to open tomorrow (Friday) in Lancashire. Purpose-built by Danforth Care Homes, the five-star luxury care accommodation located at Medow Croft, will be home to 66 residents, who can enjoy welcoming social spaces on-site, such as a hair and beauty salon and sensory garden, as well as a café bar, library and cinema.  

Each resident will also have a private room that has state-of-the-art facilities including en-suite wet rooms, smart TVs and mini fridges.

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The home also offers restaurant-quality food cooked by the team’s on-site chefs, as well as 24-hour residential, dementia or respite care, tailored to individual requirements.

It also has several environmentally friendly initiatives throughout - built with the environment front of mind. 80 per cent of the home’s roof is covered in solar panels for electricity generation, with an on-site battery to store excess energy for use at another time.

Acclaimed chef Theo A MichaelsAcclaimed chef Theo A Michaels
Acclaimed chef Theo A Michaels

The home comes with an A energy-rating and a carbon-free status, meaning it operates without gas. Instead, ground source heating technology has been built under the site for underfloor and water heating, as well as air-cooling systems. Home manager Diane Langford said: “We are thrilled to be opening Meadow Croft House in Garstang, in Lancashire.

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"The grand opening event is set to be a lovely afternoon, as we look forward to meeting the local community, welcoming the Mayor and showing off this fabulous new care home.”

The grand opening will take place with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor at 5pm, followed by a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities for visitors, and canopies prepared by Meadow Croft’s in house chefs.

It has also been announced that resident chef on Channel 4's Steph's Packed Lunch Theo A Michaels has partnered with Danforth Care Homes to bring a taste of culinary delight to them. A spokesperson said: "We’re thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between Danforth Care Homes and the acclaimed chef Theo will be joining us at our care homes to bring his culinary expertise to our residents, serving up an array of delicious dishes for them." Theo added: “Working with Danforth is an incredibly exciting opportunity to create exciting dining experiences for it’s residents while working with their team of incredible chefs in the world of care hospitality.”

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