A NEW manager has been appointed at a care home in Ludlow.

Claire Harris will oversee the running of the 60-bed Hagley Place Care Home and will be responsible for a team of 79.

Prior to starting in this position, she was General Manager of Field House, another Barchester home.

Hagley Place is one of over 200 care homes owned by Barchester Healthcare.

The home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours and part of a programme of community engagement.

“I am delighted to join the team here at Hagley Place and am enjoying meeting and getting to know our residents,” said Ms Harris.

The home also provides a place where Ludlow fire fighters can call in for a drink and a chat.