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‘Turning Point’ for care home resident who has refused to leave the home for over a year

Author: Leanna Aitken | Posted: 16th November 2016 | Category: General News


Peggy Eustace, has refused to leave Beaumont Hall care home for over a year, despite the best efforts of family, friends and staff.

But a trip to Leicester Cathedral changed her mind and proved to be a “turning point” as Peggy decided she really wanted to go.

Unfortunately when the day of the trip came, she changed her mind and decided not to go. However, as the other residents got into the taxi, Peggy decided join them, much to the amazement of staff and friends.

Regional activities executive at Beaumont Hall, Catherine Goddard, who accompanied the residents on the trip said: “It was such an emotional and magical day – the amazement on Peggy’s face as we walked round the cathedral was worth its weight in gold. It was wonderful to see her enjoying every part of the day and I really hope this is the start of many more outings for Peggy.”

Peggy and the other residents went for a walk round the cathedral and also the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

Marion Coltman, Peggy’s sister, said “This trip meant such a lot to myself and Peggy. We have been trying to get Peggy to go out for over a year but she was happy in the home and didn’t want to leave.

“When her husband was alive, they used to visit places like the cathedral so I knew she would enjoy the trip. I am so glad she managed to go, it was such a fulfilling day for all of us and I think it is a real turning point for Peggy.”

When Peggy got back to the home, she commented saying “I’m that high, that I don’t think I will ever come down.”

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