St Andrew’s Glebe retirement home in Cherry Hinton, managed by local Housing Association CHS Group, celebrated its 30th anniversary on Friday 07 April, alongside residents, staff, family and friends.

The afternoon celebrations were enjoyed by Honorary Councillor John Woodhouse, Revd Karin voth Harman and Revd Chris Barber, current and past vicars of St Andrew’s, and a member of the local history society, who gave a talk on the history of the local area and St Andrew’s Glebe. There were also a selection of cakes and drinks for guests to enjoy.

Beryl Gillespie, Head of Older People’s Services, said: “CHS provides a wide range of services and St Andrew’s Glebe is one part of what’s brilliant about this organisation. I’m so glad that everyone is happy to be living here and I hope that this wonderful home continues to bring happiness to our residents.”

St Andrew’s Glebe was built in 1987, offering residents self-contained accommodation, support from experienced staff and the opportunity to take part in social activities.

Nigel Howlett, Chief Executive at CHS Group, said: “I joined a few years after St Andrew’s Glebe was opened and 27 years later I’m still here and very proud of what CHS has achieved. We’ve been here for a long time and although there’s been a lot of change in Cambridge, we still provide important services for the people of Cambridge.”

The CHS care home consists of one and two bedroom flats for both couples and single people over 55 years of age. The homes offer an independent environment, designed to meet everyone’s physical, personal and social needs.

Situated in the village of Cherry Hinton and next door to a 12th century church, there are plenty of local amenities for residents to enjoy.

2017 is a landmark year for both St Andrew’s Glebe and the charitable housing association CHS Group, who mark its 90th anniversary. To celebrate this landmark achievement, staff at CHS will be running numerous 90 inspired initiatives across the year.