WCS Care has opened its doors to welcome older people and people with dementia at its latest care home, Castle Brook in Kenilworth.
Royal Bank of Scotland supported this development with a funding package to allow the Warwickshire-based care home charity to forge ahead with their expansion plans in the Midlands.
Providing specialist care for 84 older people, Castle Brook has been designed with individual households of 14 people to promote a sense of community and wellbeing.
Castle Brook includes a mix of private fee payers and the relocation of 34 residents from their Woodside home in Warwick, which is set to be replaced by an inspirational new home for 72 older people and people with dementia.
The new Warwick development will see a 50% increase in current occupancy levels and will pave the way for improved, modern facilities. Work is expected to start in June 2017, subject to planning permission, and the project has received £5.9million finance facilities from Royal Bank of Scotland.
Facilities at Castle Brook include a café, relaxing spa, deluxe cinema, pamper salon and a shop, along with the latest innovative nurse call and acoustic technology to help maintain dignity and independence for people living with dementia.
Castle Brook is one of the first care homes in Warwickshire to have double apartments for couples or relatives wanting to stay together. It has a community feel inside and outdoors, where keeping active is encouraged through secure, private gardens and a side-by-side bike for two.
Royal Bank of Scotland has sponsored the purchase of WCS Care’s second side-by-side bike (costing in the region of £3,000) for another of the charity’s homes to support the group’s values and ethos.