National care provider Barchester Healthcare marked the start of its newest care home build in Deeping St James, a development by Larkpoint with the investment being funded by Cinnamon Care Capital.
Liz Moran, senior regional operations director at Barchester, was joined by Deeping Parish Council chairman, Andy Pelling, to mark the occasion.
After a tour of the work so far, Mr Pelling said: “I am very impressed with the work I saw at the Barchester site. The new care home will be an important facility for the Deepings and a very welcome source of employment.”
The 60-bed care home will provide high quality care services, as well as dedicated dementia care in one of Barchester’s unique Memory Lane Communities.
Liz Moran said: “We are very excited about the construction of our new care home in Deeping St James and I feel lucky that our prospective residents will have a home set in such beautiful grounds.
“There is a real need for quality care in the local area and our new home will definitely meet this and potentially give a boost to employment in neighbouring communities.”
The home is due to open in Autumn 2014 and once a general manager is appointed the community engagement programme will be fully underway.
Giles Nursey, director at Larkpoint said:
“We are delighted to have commenced the construction phase of the project and are pleased to see excellent progress being made. When completed the development promises to provide first class accommodation for Barchester and their residents as well as providing an important addition to the built environment within the Deepings.”
Declan Walsh managing partner at Cinnamon said:
“I am pleased that progress is well underway on this new high quality healthcare facility and this is the third such agreement this year between Barchester and Cinnamon.”
Barchester Healthcare is recognised as a major UK care provider, committed to delivering high-quality care.
Barchester focuses on providing personalised nursing care for older people in high quality environments and prides ourselves on our expert dementia care. Memory Lane Communities are designed to encourage people living with dementia to stay as independent and active as possible.
Barchester also operates seven independent hospitals which focus on enabling recovery from enduring mental illness for adults of all ages.
Barchester employs more than 17,000 people to care for more than 10,000 residents in more than 200 locations in the UK. The care provider is also proud to be the only care provider to make the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies 2013 list.