Residents, staff, guests and visitors at the relaunch Picture: Tony Jones.

A 16-year-old King’s Lynn care home has been given a revamp to create a bright and welcoming environment.

The improvements at Goodwins Hall in Goodwins Road have been celebrated with a relaunch and open day.

Members of the community and care professionals were invited to look around the new-look premises during the event.

Julian Tranter, the home’s hospitality services manager, said all the rooms had been decorated, there had been new carpets, curtains, furniture and lighting, the layout of the reception area had been altered and the home now had a cafe and library.

“We wanted to look at how we could make the home brighter, more welcoming and create some bigger spaces for our 70-plus residents,” said Mr Tranter.

Guest of honour at the relaunch was professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK.

Mr Green, who was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to social care and is a champion of dementia care and support, unveiled a plaque to mark the refurbishment.

The open day included entertainment and a buffet lunch. Goodwins Hall is part of Athena Care Homes.