Edgbaston care home renamed by residents and team members

A care home in Edgbaston, in Birmingham, in the West Midlands, has been renamed by residents and team members following the completion of its new management earlier this year.

Metchley Manor, on Church Road, formerly known as Sunrise of Edgbaston, is now managed by Care UK, after the provider announced they would be taking over the management of seven Sunrise Senior Living UK and 19 Gracewell Healthcare’s homes in the UK.

To help inspire the new name, the general manager and team members, who will remain in place under Care UK, and residents at the home were invited to submit their suggestions based on Edgbaston’s history, places, and famous locals.

Residents were encouraged to reminisce about their favourite memories spent in and around Edgbaston, with team members also sharing their own experiences of the area to help decide on a name.

Zoe Doherty, director of community relations at Metchley Manor, said: “We are delighted to now be part of the Care UK family and with our new name, Metchley Manor.

“Over the last few weeks, residents and team members have been enjoying revisiting the history of Edgbaston and neighbouring Birmingham for inspiration for our new name.

“After much digging into the past, residents and the team members decided on Metchley Manor, which was inspired by Metchley Fort, a Roman fort which is now the site of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in nearby Selly Oak. Despite the party season being over, we look forward to continuing the celebrations throughout January as we celebrate our new name.”