Former BBC journalist opens care home

Official opening of the Lapwing Apartments at Matley, Orton Brimbles.  guest Jennie Bond, former BBC Royal Correspondent talking to residents EMN-180919-152547009
Official opening of the Lapwing Apartments at Matley, Orton Brimbles. guest Jennie Bond, former BBC Royal Correspondent talking to residents EMN-180919-152547009

Cross Keys Homes’ second extra care scheme, Lapwing Apartments, was officially opened last week by former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond.

Lapwing Apartments in Orton Brimbles provides community living for the over 55s with on-site care.

Residents and guests were enthralled as Jennie regaled them with anecdotes from her varied career, and also enjoyed music from Luna Nightingale. Jennie said: “It was lovely to meet the residents and staff at Lapwing Apartments. It is such a warm and welcoming place, with outstanding facilities. Indeed, I was very jealous of the library and the grand piano!”

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) chief executive Claire Higgins said: “We were delighted to be joined by Jennie to mark such a key milestone in CKH’s provision of housing for older people.”