Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson meets staff and residents of Crosby care home during National Care Home Open Day


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson visited Crosby's Tithe Barn Care Home in Moor Lane as part of the National Care Home Open Day.

Thousands of UK care homes opened their doors to welcome the public, connect residents with their local communities, and change perceptions of care homes for good as part of the national day

During his visit, Bill Esterson met residents and staff and was shown round the Crosby home. 
Bill said: "I was impressed by the high standards and by the quality of care at the home. 
"The staff told me how much they enjoy their work and the residents clearly love their home. 
"The staff had dressed up in 1940s clothes as part of the event and were looking forward to welcoming visitors from Crosby to the home during the day. 
"And I saw for myself how well equipped the home is and the excellent care they receive from the dedicated staff."
While at the home, Bill had the chance to meet residents, including the oldest resident, Phyllis.
Bill said: "It was great speaking to so many residents, which included Phyllis who is 102. 
"Phyllis showed me her card form The Queen and wondered who would send the Queen a telegram when she reached 100 in 12 years time? 
"I would like to thank the residents for welcoming me into their home and the staff for the hard work they do. 
"It is vital that we all support carers who do a demanding job looking after us all as grow older and I shall continue to make the case for carers to be well paid and well trained as the demands of an ageing population continue to grow. 
"It was great to be able to help celebrate the National Care Homes Open Day and I wish everyone at Tithe Barn and at other care homes well."