Warminster care home could be completed by 2014
By nhavergal | Friday, December 07, 2012, 12:43
A new care home in Warminster is due to be built and could be completed by the end of 2014.
Warminster will soon be boasting a new care home in the town.
The 80 room care home will be built on the former Beckford Centre site which will be able to accommodate more elderly people in the town.
According to Wiltshire Council, the care home is expected to be a modern take on the current care homes which will provide 'choice and control to individuals and respond to needs in the local communities.'
Northcote Ryder Ltd will be constructing the new care home in partnership with The Orders of St John Care Trust.
Operations Director of The Orders of St John Care Trust, Dan Hayes said: "We are absolutely delighted that the green light has been given for this wonderful new service for the people of Warminster."
Consultation with current residents and their families has already begun to assist with moving some of the residents from Woodmead Care Home to the new facilities.
Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult care, John Thomson said: "This home will provide a modern-fit-for-purpose accommodation which will meet the care needs of the increasing number of older people in Wiltshire."
The Orders of St John Care Trust are working closely with the Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association who are funding the initiative.
The Senior Development Manager at BPHA said: "BPHA have worked closely with both Wiltshire Council and the Orders of St John Care Trust in designing and delivering this high quality new care home which will provide excellent care home facilities, fit for the 21st Century."
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