Cumbrian home to get £0.5m upgrade


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

A Cumbrian nursing home has been rescued from possible closure and given a £500,000 upgrade. The Croft care home with nursing, which had been in the hands of receivers for three years, has been purchased by Guardian Care Homes UK and its name has now changed to Kirksanton Care Centre. The home, based in the village of Kirksanton, near Millom, Cumbria, has 42 beds, including 10 self-contained flats in a mews building. Guardian plans to invest £500,000 to renovate and refurbish the accommodation to provide rooms which are all ensuite, together with creating four new luxury retirement apartments in the main building. “We aim to give Kirkstanton Care Centre the Å’Guardian¹ treatment, which is the hallmark of all our care centres,” said Guardian managing director Marlene Butler. “This means that we provide care which is respectful of people¹s individual needs in modern accommodation, providing privacy and dignity for all our residents.” A domiciliary agency, which employs four staff to care for local elderly p





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