Small specialist provider boosts capacity
Meera House, a nursing home in Kingsbury, North-West London, has recently opened a new wing, taking its capacity from 34 to 51. The care home is unusual is that it is one of the few which has identified an emerging need for facilities which cater for clients with asian backgrounds. Accepting clients from all backgrounds, Meera House provides vegetarian cuisine and one of its stated objectives is “to provide the same care for all patients regardless of their religion, sex, caste or views”. Owned by Mr & Mrs Thakkar, Meera House first opened as a 15-bed residential home in 1990. Five years later it was extended and dual-registered as a 27-bed home, and a further extension increased its capacity to 34 in 2002. Meera House recognises the spiritual aspirations and needs of its service users, and events such as bhajans, are a regular feature. Religious festivals are also celebrated in the company of service usersÂ¹ families, staff and the management. Regular outing to temples, mosques and parks are also arranged.