Manchester City Council CEO, Sir Howard Bernstein, has officially launched the development of a new £12m Belong care village in Didsbury, Manchester, performing the ceremonial cutting of the turf to mark the occasion.
The project sees specialist care operator, Belong, collaborate with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, an organisation providing financial support for the residential and nursing care of the Jewish community, to develop the new Belong Morris Feinmann care village.
Having decided to replace the former care home previously on the site with modern facilities, the Trust identified Belong as a partner whose model would deliver the vision of 21st century care facilities it was looking for. The new village will provide a range of accommodation, care services and facilities in an innovative, vibrant and supportive environment for the Jewish community in later life.
Speaking at the event, Sir Howard Bernstein, said: “Belong has pioneered an innovative model for older people’s care that has redefined the traditional care home. We are delighted that people in the local community, including Manchester’s Jewish population, will soon have access to this range of specialist services and facilities.”
Belong Chief Executive, Nick Dykes, added: “Our partnership with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust is an exciting development for us, and we are looking forward to providing access to Belong’s award-winning services to more people in the local community.”
Belong Morris Feinmann is due to open in summer 2017 and will be the sixth Belong village in the region. It will comprise six specialist households providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care, each designed to accommodate 12 residents in private en-suite facilities. A range of services will also be available to the public, including a hair salon, exercise studio, a kosher bistro, a synagogue and an Internet café.