The £1 million new-build will be the city’s first specialist dementia care unit and is being developed by Bullock Construction in partnership with Liverpool City Council.
The facility is being constructed as part of Sedgemoor Care Home and once complete will be used by up to 30 people per day.
The new centre will include a sensory room, hobby space and a mini-cinema which will be used to show old film reels to help with cognitive therapy.
It will also include a ‘Telecare’ suite where staff will be able to fully assess people and identify the most suitable types of technology which can be fitted in their home to keep them safe.
Andy Saul, managing director at Bullock Construction, says: “This is a really exciting development for Bullock as we are continuing to build and consolidate our reputation within the healthcare sector.
“Throughout the 40-week project we will be working closely with our partners to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum for customers.”
The project was officially launched by Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for adult social care, Roz Gladden, as partners gathered to witness work start on site.
“We have an ageing population in Liverpool and all of the evidence shows there is going to be an increased need for this type of facility to help assist those who have dementia.
“This is a significant investment in a new kind of care facility which will completely change the way in which we deliver services.
“We are moving to a system where we are focused on meeting people’s individual needs, rather than having to choose from a fixed menu of social care services.”
The dementia centre is part of Liverpool City Council’s ‘Transformation’ plans for day care services which will see six health and wellbeing hubs created across the city.