Today, situated on the corner of Victoria Street and Glasgow Road, on the former site of Hastie’s Farm, Annfield Terrace and Blantyre market is the modern Victoria House Care Home.
Whilst this building has an entrance and address at 16 Victoria Street, its large, impressive frontage facing out on to Glasgow Road makes it hard to ignore in this book and deserving of being touched upon here.
Owned by private family run company ‘RAM 217 Ltd’, the care home was built in 1996 and has 50 rooms offering care and nursing services for the elderly and disabled. Each room has en-suite facilities and living spaces are a variety of sizes. Costs are around £500-£600 per week and residents are permitted their own furniture and pets by arrangement. The care home offers ground floor accommodation and a nice garden with good wheelchair access. Maria Guarino is the person in charge and Laura McFadyen is the current manager.
The purpose brick and block built complex also had 3 generous sized lounges, a laundry and even a hair salon! All staff are carefully selected for skill, motivation and their enthusiasm. Victoria House has its own mini-bus to allow the Residents to enjoy outings around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Loch Lomond and all the local places of interest. Outings to the adjacent Little Tea Room are frequent to the delight of all residents.
From the book, ‘Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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