£12million care village opens in South Manchester


Belong Morris Feinmann, a new care village for the Jewish community, has opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester, welcoming residents and members of the Jewish community to the new development. Care provider, Belong, has partnered with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust to create the new £12m facility, which will provide world leading dementia care and a range of related services.


The care village has been built with support from an £8.5million loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland.


The new care village comprises six households, each catering for 12 people in their own en-suite facilities, opening onto a private lounge, dining room and kosher kitchen. The village also includes 13 new one and two-bedroomed independent living apartments for rent or purchase, and a hub of facilities including a kosher bistro, synagogue, exercise studio and library.


Care services, including home care, Experience Days (day care centred in the village amenities) and an Admiral Nurse service for people with dementia and their carers, will all be operated from Belong Morris Feinmann. Belong is recognised as an international leader in dementia care, based on a village model that combines specialist care with choice, independence and an active lifestyle.


Deborah Baker, General Manager of Belong Morris Feinmann, added: “We are very excited to have Belong Morris Feinmann up and running and to welcome our first residents to the village. It really is a state-of-the-art facility and we are sure that the new development will be popular in the Jewish community, not only in terms of care facilities and accommodation but also as the venue for a wide range of activities in the village centre.”


The new Belong village has been built on the site of the former Morris Feinmann care home, through the partnership between Belong and the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust. The Trust was established in 1947, originally to provide a home to Jewish refugees during the Second World War. Over the years, it evolved to primarily support older people from the Jewish community.”


Kenny Nelson, Relationship Director at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Belong continue to expand their services of providing high quality care across the North West. This latest care village in Didsbury replicates the same high standard for which Belong is known, helping to meet local demand in the area. We are delighted to give our financial support to Belong’s highly experienced team and wish them all the very best as they welcome their new residents.”


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