Opening Our New Care Home in Congleton: The Wait is Over!

Care home in Congleton: Front door of Priesty Fields care home with balloons and red carpet

Opening Our New Care Home in Congleton: The Wait is Over!

At our care home in Congleton, the countdown to our grand opening is finally over!


On Monday, 15th November 2021, we opened the doors of our state-of-the-art home to our wonderful staff, residents and the Congleton community.


We celebrated with a launch event, which saw our residents, family members and local community explore our modern, stylish home and beautiful grounds.


Priesty Fields Care Home - birds eye view of Congleton

Our Care Home in Congleton: Greeted By a Special Guest

We were delighted to be joined by the Town Mayor, Cllr Denis Murphy, who officially opened our home with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside one of our first residents, 100-year-old Dorothy. We all enjoyed Champagne and canapés to mark the occasion, before hosting guided tours.


Our care home in Congleton offers 78 spacious en-suite bedrooms, along with a gastropub, farmers market, cinema, spa, salon, gym, library, private dining room, garden lounge, and GP office. As a person-centred care team, we also endeavour to deliver personalised, tailored care to our residents.


Priesty Fields cake


During the opening ceremony, Cllr Murphy said: “I think the home is a fantastic facility. I’ve never been to a care facility like it! Getting the full tour of the rooms, spa, shops, bar and dining area was a wonderful experience. It’s a first-class facility and the people who choose to come here will have a splendid time and will be extremely well looked after.”


Congleton mayor and resident opening Priesty Fields Care Home


He continued: “As a community, we are extremely lucky to have a facility of this standard in Congleton, especially as it’s in the centre of town. One of the things Congleton has needed is a care home. We’ve got a very elderly population – the demographics for this particular area of Cheshire has a far higher number of elderly residents compared to other local authority areas, so facilities like this are very important for the community.”


Care home in Congleton: The bar at Priesty Fields


Care Home in Congleton: Our Person-Centred Approach to Care

Our building has been tailored to suit the specific needs of people requiring continuous care, with enticing communal areas that encourage independence and stimulate the senses.


Our holistic approach to care takes physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing into account. Biophilic ‘living walls’ and natural wood, stone, and glass features all help to support mental wellbeing, with our human-centric interior design providing an authentic and homely atmosphere.


We’re also proud to be a sustainable home. We’ve installed a heat recovery system and environmentally friendly lighting for low energy consumption – aligning with the wider environmental objectives of the Hansdale care group, who operate our home along with eight others across the UK.


Congleton mayor and resident talking at Priesty Fields


Rishi, Care Director at Handsale, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome everyone to the official launch of Priesty Fields Care Home. Over the past two years, our purpose-built residential and nursing home has been meticulously constructed to ensure the very best person-centred care will be delivered to our residents, so we were delighted to see so many of the local community in attendance to support us. I hope everyone had a fantastic day and we look forward to providing exceptional care to the Congleton community and further afield.”


Would you like to discover our unique approach to care for yourself? To book a tour of our care home in Congleton, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.