The opening of a new specialist care home in Fazeley, near Tamworth in Staffordshire supported by the presence of fully trained staff and a registered manager 24 hours a day will create 50 new jobs, with the support of Yorkshire Bank.
Fazeley Junction, also known as The Boathouse, opened its doors at the end of June. The facility was developed by Midcroft Care on behalf of the Midway Care Group which has built and operates a number of care homes in the Midlands. The development was funded by Yorkshire Bank which provided a seven figure support package. The finance deal was delivered by Heather Griffin, Relationship Manager at the Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Birmingham.
The new care home specialises in residential care and transitional services for individuals with learning disabilities and associated needs. It is split into three parts: an eight bed residential home, which includes a transitional training flat, and 12 apartments for shared supported housing.
Serving up to 20 residents at once, each with a care plan tailored to their needs, Fazeley Junction has taken advantage of new technology throughout the home which reduces the costs of care to the local authority as well as ensuring all residents live in an environment where rights, independence and choice are made a priority.
For example each of the 20 living areas has an electronic link to the staff care station which allows residents to contact staff directly, without having to wait for someone to come to them. Additional security systems have also been installed in the main residential home as well as the apartments to ensure resident safety.
The new care home increases the Midway Care Group portfolio to eleven developments since launching in 2006. The group currently provides care for 110 people across the Midlands and will look to double this number over the next five years as it expands its operation.
Matthew Harrison, managing director for Midway Care Group, said:
Fazeley Junction is ideally suited for the kind of care Midway Care Group has become synonymous with over the past five years. That of a pro-active, meaningful, transitional care with carefully mapped out pathways that encourage residents to move constructively through the various elements of our residential, training and supported living accommodation.
“Yorkshire Bank supports our vision and is working in partnership with the Midway Care Group to help us achieve our goals.”
Gareth Jones, Head of Commercial and Small Business Relationship Management at Yorkshire Bank in Birmingham, said:
“Midway Care Group has been providing high-quality care for nearly 10 years and looks set to continue to do so with the opening of the new care home in Staffordshire. It is extremely rewarding to know that through our funding, there will be a real and positive impact for the local community, as well as for the local economy, through the creation of a significant number of jobs.
“As economic conditions continue to improve, Yorkshire Bank remains focused on supporting the growth ambitions of businesses in the West Midlands.”
Yorkshire Bank has recently strengthened its support for UK SMEs by becoming the first to partner with the British Business Bank under its ENABLE Guarantees scheme. Up to £125m of new lending by Yorkshire Bank, guaranteed by the British Business Bank, will help more small businesses achieve their growth ambitions.