As we welcome in 2024, it’s always good to reflect on the previous year. So much has been accomplished that we can’t list them all, but here’s a few highlights in 2023 at Castel Froma Neuro Care.


Sensory Room at Lillington House was officially opened

Our registered Manager Alex cuts the ribbon to open the new sensory room at Lillington House. Members of CFNC and donators welcome the opening of the sensory room



Extension Works at Helen Ley House underway

An image that shows the proposed external perspective from the front of Helen Ley House.



Lillington House gardens were awarded Gold by the Leamington Town Council’s Leamington in Bloom competition

The photo shows the Mayor Alan Boad stood with two of our managers Andrew & Sarah Willoughby holding up the Gold award certificate.



Respite services re-opened after being closed during the Covid-19 Pandemic

An image of one of our respite rooms at Helen Ley.



A new trustee joined us

Photo is of our new trustee member



Several weddings and CFNC babies have been welcomed into the world

Photo is of our registered manager's new little girl. 2 of our CFNC staff members got married this year.

A relatives wedding came to Helen Ley so the family member and residents could be a part of the special day. There was Prosecco, wedding cupcakes and balloons.



Thank you to everyone who support us and our residents and we look forward to sharing exciting updates in 2024! Keep up to date by visiting our latest news page or follow us on Facebook 

We are proud to announce that the Royal Leamington Spa Town Council selected the Lillington House gardens for a Gold Award in the Leamington in Bloom competition.

This is wonderful recognition for the hard work put in by our gardening team to maintain the beautiful gardens for residents and visitors alike. Two of our managers Andrew & Sarah Willoughby were nominated to attend the award ceremony at the Town Hall for tea and cake with Mayor Alan Boad. They were also joined by other businesses and Leamington in Bloom competition winners.


The photo shows the Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa Alan Boad stood with two of our managers Andrew & Sarah Willoughby, holding up the Gold award for the Leamington in Bloom competition.


A massive well done to the gardening team and well done to all the other businesses that were nominated in the awards as well!

Head to Our Sites to see a photo of our gardens.

Over recent months, we’ve had some very exciting extension works being done at our Helen Ley House site. The extension is being transformed into eight additional bedrooms so we can accommodate and extend our specialist neurological service offering within our community.


Have a look at the proposed architectural images:

An image that shows the proposed external perspective from the front of Helen Ley House. A side image of the proposed external perspective of the Helen Ley House extension


To date, all the main extension works have been completed by Sibbasbridge, and the painting and flooring are currently underway.

If you would like more information about the care and services we provide to those with neurological conditions, then please have a look at our services page.


Our wonderful newly installed Sensory Room at Lillington House was officially opened by Registered Manager Alex Albu on 30 January 2023.  Deputy Chief Executive Elizabeth Jackson shared the importance of sensory modulation; the ability of the brain to interpret sensory input and form a response that results in maintaining the body at an appropriate level of alertness.  Our Therapy team demonstrated the features of the room.  Trustees, residents and staff attended the event.  The Sensory Room provides a sensory environment (sound, smell, sight, taste, touch) for sensory modulation sessions using theme related key events such as ‘seasons’.  The theme on opening day was ‘going to the movies’ – the popcorn smelled so good!  Integrex Limited are the suppliers of the equipment installed.  A big shout out goes to the National Lottery players who have made this possible by funding raised for the Community Fund who awarded Castel Froma £9,988 for this project – thank you #NationalLottery Our residents’ quality of life has already been improved by access to this space and its facilities, and the Therapy team will continue to learn new approaches to using the Sensory Room technology.


We are currently recruiting for new trustees to join our Board!

We welcome interest from anyone with the appropriate skills to strengthen our Board.

The ideal candidate would need to be able to make a commitment to the charity, have strategic vision, good independent judgement and an ability to think creatively.

Where applicable candidates should refer to any experience in the following areas:

  • Lived experience with neurological conditions Including as a carer;
  • Strategic planning and business development;
  • Clinical experience in neurological practice (any clinical discipline);
  • Experience of residential and/or social care;
  • Experience in commissioning for health and/or social care.

It would be an advantage to have experience of an oversight role in a charitable or public sector organisation.

Castel Froma Neuro Care is committed to improving the diversity of the Board and believes that representation is important to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We welcome applications from women, individuals with a disability and/or individuals from a minority ethnic background.

For more information, please see our job advert on CharityJob