The doors of HC-One’s Bluebell View Care Home, a new £12 million state-of-the-art 80-bedroom care home in Oswestry, opened for the first time on Monday 22nd April to officially welcome residents to their new home.

Bluebell View’s first ever resident, Dot Jones, enjoyed cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the care home after weeks of hard work by the team preparing to get everything ready for the grand opening.

Dot was one of three residents who moved into Bluebell View and was welcomed by the home’s friendly team including Home Manager, Michelle Middleton Price who has over 20 years of frontline healthcare experience; Deputy Home Manager, Vicky Athey; and Resident Liaison Manager, Sheilagh Lewis.

Home Manager, Michelle, was also presented with a card and flowers to recognise her hard work in getting Bluebell View up and running.

Bluebell View, located on Victoria Road, around half a mile to the southeast of the town centre, has been developed in conjunction with contractor, Greenchurch Developments. Bluebell View is care provider HC-One’s first facility in Oswestry, offering high quality residential, residential dementia and nursing care to older people.

The purpose-built three-storey home features residents’ lounges, tranquil reading rooms and a comfortable reception and bar area, along with private gardens with courtyards, and will create circa 90 new jobs in the area at full occupancy.

The home also plays host to a selection of beautiful paintings created by local artist, Richard Briggs, that celebrate local landmarks and culture which can be seen proudly on display throughout the reception and communal areas to make residents and visitors feel at home.

Bluebell View is the latest home to be built in HC-One’s new build programme, which saw three homes open in 2021 (in York, Bingham, and Telford) with another set to open in Milton Keynes later this year.

This new build programme is complemented by HC-One’s wider £93 million in its refurbishment and upgrade programme, to modernise and enhance the living environments and facilities of more than 200 of HC-One’s existing care homes across the company. This is the largest ever care home upgrade programme in the UK and will ensure that people across the UK can live and work in specialist, comfortable homes fit for the future of care.

The official celebration of the opening of Bluebell View Care Home is set to take place later this year. If you are interested in visiting or finding out more about Bluebell View Care Home, please visit Bluebell View – Care home in Oswestry, Shropshire | HC One ( or call 01691 592100.

Michelle Middleton Price, Home Manager at Bluebell View Care Home, said:

 “We are delighted to have opened Bluebell View Care Home and welcomed our first residents into their new home.

 “I look forward to showcasing our new state-of-the-art beautiful care home and what it has to offer the local community. I am confident that the team will make a huge difference in the local community and enrich the lives of residents living at Bluebell View.

 “At HC-One, we strive to be the first-choice care provider for residents and colleagues in every community we serve. As the first HC-One home in the Oswestry area, I’m looking forward to working with more talented colleagues in the local area to provide the kindest possible care to older people in the local community in our welcoming new home.”

Katie Irwin and Siziwie Madikizela.

Resident Dot Jones cutting the ribbon at Bluebell View.

Bluebell View Care Team.

Resident, Dot Jones.

Bluebell View Care Team.

Resident Dot Jones with Home Manager Michelle Middleton-Price.