£6m bespoke dementia care facility will create up to 100 care jobs in Greater Manchester

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Kingsley Healthcare-care industry newsDementia specialist care provider Kingsley Healthcare whose head office is based in Suffolk has announced that building work has begun on the 62-bedroom purpose-built dementia care home in Partington, Trafford, Greater Manchester and is due for completion in June 2016.

Facilities at the new home in Wood Lane, will include a cinema, library, dementia café and large sun room. All rooms will be en-suite and for single occupancy.

A sensory garden will complete the care home.

Debbie Cank, Kingsley’s operations manager for the north-west, said: “Our intention is to build a home that will be at the heart of the local community.

“A lot of good work has been done over the past couple of years in lifting the area and providing new youth activities; we will be playing our part by sponsoring some of these.”

She said the new facility would require a wide range of staff including home managers and deputies, nurses, care staff, support workers, chefs and activity co-ordinators.

“To open in June 2016 we will be taking staff on from April next year and training them at our nearby Timperley Care Home,” she said.

Aiming to become a national brand name in care this forms part of a £230m plus expansion strategy launched by the Suffolk-based care provider earlier this year.

The Alzheimer’s Research UK charity warned of a “looming national health crisis” as the population ages and called for greater efforts across the globe to help develop new treatments.

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