Slammed nursing home: caring staff

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IN response to your article about the Lauriston Christian Nursing Home last week, I would like to let your readers know that my mother, whom I visited on Good Friday for her 93rd birthday, has been very well looked after by caring staff in a safe and welcoming environment since the autumn of 2009.

Other residents and their relatives and friends also speak highly of the warm and caring atmosphere provided by a committed team of carers, some of whom have been in post for many years. There is a strong sense of fellowship among many of the residents. They see the Lauriston as their home and their fellow residents as extended family.

Shared pleasure in a birthday celebration, with many participating in an afternoon of music and singing followed by the planting of flowers in the communal gardens enjoyed by everyone, may not tick a box in an official report, but it provides something invaluable - a sense of belonging and feeling part of a community.

CATHARINE WELLS

Laurier Road

London