Enhancing Lives at Derwent with Exciting New Facilities


We are delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new project at Derwent Care Home; introducing cutting-edge elderly and dementia facilities in the form of unique destinations within the home, such as the Apple Tree Cafe, The Orangery, and The Village Shop.


Scheduled for completion by the end of April 2024, these new additions are carefully designed to provide elderly residents including those living with dementia a safe and enjoyable outing experience within the home environment.

The introduction of these new spaces will transport Derwent Care Home residents to various local destinations mirroring real communities outside the home, offering a sense of freedom and familiarity while maintaining a secure environment. 


The Apple Tree Cafe – Render images for visual purposes only

From May 2024, visitors and residents entering Derwent Care Home on the ground floor can enjoy a visit to The Apple Tree Cafe, a bespoke café area complete with a coffee machine, kitchen facilities, and a selection of pastries and cakes. Through a glass door, guests can then relax in The Orangery, where the modernised conservatory provides views of the scenic Derwent Valley and offers a range of beverages from The Orangery bar.

The Orangery Bar – Render images for visual purposes only

On the lower ground floor, residents and visitors can enjoy browsing the Village Shop and can ‘purchase’ newspapers, fresh fruit, snacks, and toiletries in a setting reminiscent of a traditional English village with cobbled flooring. 

The Village Shop – Render images for visual purposes only

The newly designed cafe, conservatory, and village shop are tailored to create engaging experiences for residents and their loved-ones, fostering a sense of community and familiarity.


Julie Shield, Home Manager at Derwent Care Home, said:


“I am absolutely thrilled to witness this vision taking shape through the ongoing development works. Being a part of this project which is pioneering enhanced elderly living and dementia care in the area fills me with the utmost pride. 


Everyone within the home is looking forward to using the new facilities, and I am confident that these new facilities will positively impact our residents’ lives and enhance their overall quality of life.”


This project aligns with Mariposa Care’s broader elderly and dementia strategy, which aims to enhance the quality of life for elderly residents including those living with dementia and other specialised medical needs through first-class person-centred care, enrichment activities, and experiences.


The Orangery Social Seating – Render images for visual purposes only

Mariposa Care is committed to enhancing the residents’ quality of life at Derwent Care Home through exceptional care and facilities. The team is eager to witness the positive impact of these enhancements on residents and their families, creating a warm and interactive atmosphere within the home.


For further details on the Derwent Care Home project and the services offered by Mariposa Care, please contact the home on 01207 563 886 or email derwent@mariposacare.com