British Legion rebuilds Midlands home to meet new standards


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Royal British Legion is rebuilding Galanos House, its only care home in the Midlands. The Legion¹s original Galanos House, in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, will not meet the new National Minimum Standards. The Legion¹s head of homes Alison Barnard said the cost and disruption to residents resulting from extensive rebuilding of the current Galanos House would be too great to be viable. “The most economical and least disturbing approach for existing and future residents was to build a new home on another site three miles away,” Mrs Barnard said. “Its close proximity to the existing Galanos House means residents of the new home will be able to retain close links with the community they have lived in, often for many years.” The project, costing £3.5 million, will enable the Legion to continue to provide service in the region ­ something it is keen to do since a fifth of its membership live in the Midlands. There are only two other care homes in the Itchington area, both privately run, small homes. Mrs Ba





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