Co-op opens its first care home

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

West Midlands Co-operative Society has opened its first residential home for elderly people. It has bought and will manage The Willows, in Codsall, Wolverhampton, which offers places for up to 19 residents. David Pinion, the society’s assistant chief executive officer (services) described the move as a very exciting new venture. “The Co-op has always had a philosophy of caring and supporting the community and we see this as a natural progression of that ideal,” Mr Pinion said. The Willows has been extensively refurbished and has 15 single and two double rooms with en-suite facilities. It also features two lounges, specialist bathing facilities, a chair lift, conventional lift, residents’ library and a garden. “Our investment has been considerable, not just in money but also in time and planning,” Mr Pinion said. “We have given a great deal of consideration both to the residents, whose care and needs are paramount, and to ensuring the very best standards are met.”

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