Care in the RMBI Homes hase been
carried out for more than 160 years
Queen Elizabeth Court in Llandudno –
ideal for a short-stay respite break
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The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
(RMBI) has been caring for older
Freemasons and their dependants for
over 160 years, providing a comprehensive
range of services including residential care
in 17 RMBI Homes throughout England
All our Homes offer residential care,
which caters for a wide range of individual
needs. In addition, nursing care is available at
13 and specialist dementia care at seven of
our Homes. Respite care is also available.
Although we have been in the business of
caring for 160 years, the organisation has not
remained static. We have continually strived
to provide the highest quality care and
facilities for our residents and those efforts
have been recognised by the Commission
for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), the care
CSCI reviewed the RMBI’s Homes
very positively overall with a number of
our Homes described as excellent. As part
of this quest for quality, the RMBI has
identified Homes which need to be
replaced. One of these is Scarbrough Court
in Cramlington, Northumberland.
This Home will be rebuilt at its present
location after planning permission was given
by Blyth Valley Borough Council. This
brings to a close two years of uncertainty and
the RMBI is delighted with the decision.
Scarbrough Court has been part of the local
community since 1967 and this news will be
welcomed by all who rely on it for care and
nursing as well as the staff.
Everyone is looking forward to the new
Home and are glad the decision has been
made. Caroline Edden, Scarbrough Court
Home Manager, said: “My staff are so happy
that we will be getting a brand new
workplace that will make it easier for us to
care for our residents and also create a terrific
atmosphere around the Home. We wish it
could be built tomorrow.”
The new Home will have more beds and
will require additional staff from the local
area to cope with the increased demand.
It will also be built first so that the residents
at Scarbrough Court have minimal
disturbance. Work is expected to start
on the new Home in the new year.
Similar plans are underway for Albert
Edward, Prince of Wales Court in
Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, as well as James
Terry Court in Croydon, Surrey. It is hoped
that these Homes will also benefit from
redevelopment in the future, subject to
Fancy a break beside the seaside?
Queen Elizabeth Court (QEC) is located in
the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno,
Wales’s largest resort, in Conwy, North
Wales. The Victorian resort town is nestled
between the Great and Little Ormes and has
two beautiful beaches, the award-winning
North Shore and the quiet, sand dunes of
QEC was purpose-built in 1977 and
is situated on level land within walking
distance of the seaside, shops and
surrounding hills and countryside. A theatre,
indoor and outdoor bowling greens,
swimming pool and golf course are all near
the Home, together with churches, chapels,
shops, banks and a post office.
There is a bed capacity of 67, of which
19 can be available for nursing. The Home
operates a traditional “hotel” style of care,
where residents share communal facilities.
Rooms are centrally-heated, en suite and
arranged on two floors, in seven wings.
QEC is an ideal location for a short-stay
respite break. These are helpful for both
those living alone, and for families that need
a little respite from the demands of caring
for an older relative.