The Carers’ Arms now open!

A care home in Nottingham has decided to turn one of its rooms into a 1960s-style pub at the request of the residents. Stoke House care home in Gedling decided to transform a room into a pub, which they have called The Carers’ Arms. Staff decided to make the change after some of the residents said they missed going to the pub and having a game of darts. Louise Nichol, 39, the activities coordinator who decided to turn the room into a pub said “life doesn’t stop just because you’re in a care home. I have got to know each of the residents in the four months I have been in this job and when you get to know people you can find out what they liked doing and what they miss. I soon realised that a lot of people just missed going to the local pub on a Sunday for lunch or of an evening for a pint and so I decided to bring the pub to them. A lot of the men said they missed a game of darts and so I decided to make it into a proper pub, 1960s style, with darts and a warm and cosy feeling”. The pub stocks a range of beers and alcoholic drinks as well as tea, coffee and crisps free of charge. It also plays sport on a television screen and provides residents with an alternative place to eat.