A brand new, luxury care home in Duston will create more than 50 new jobs for local people over the next few months.
Timken Grange, which is currently being constructed on the site of the historic British Timken factory, will provide high quality residential and dementia care for 66 people in state-of-the-art accommodation. The home will open in January next year following the completion of an extensive induction and training programme for the staff team.
The purpose built home will be the second home for operators, Oakdale Care Group. Co-Founder of Oakdale Care Group, Chris Babington, said, “We are really keen to promote care as a positive career choice and hope to see the people who come to work at Timken Grange progress within their careers by providing exceptional care to the people who will live with us”.
The new staff team will be led by Home Manager, Rachel Cadd, who is extremely excited to be involved with the home from the very beginning. Rachel, who is a true Northamptonian and has a wealth of experience in the care sector, said, “It is really exciting to set up and manage a new home with responsibility for recruiting a full team of new staff. Myself, Chris and everyone at Oakdale are incredibly passionate about care and I am certain we will find the right people to make Timken Grange a home from home for the people who live with us and, also a key part of the local community.”
The home is already becoming a beacon in the Duston neighbourhood and Oakdale Care Group are very proud of the strong heritage of the British Timken site. Many reminiscence elements are being included in both the exterior and interior design of the comfortable and elegant home. It will provide individually tailored care with features such as a cinema room, English Tea Room, library, sky lounge and landscaped gardens. Timken Grange will hold a public open day on Sunday 28th January where local residents can view the facilities and reserve rooms.