Dementia centre opens in Solihull

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

Last month saw the opening of a dementia care centre for older people following a £12m public-private partnership between Craegmoor Healthcare and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC). Said to be the first of its kind to open in the West Midlands, offering residential care and beds for 50 older mentally infirm and frail people, as well as a day care unit accommodating 24 service users, Jubilee Gardens offers a care programme incorporating assessment, continuous care and active rehabilitation. Managed by Craegmoor, the facility will receive guaranteed funding from Solihull over a 10-year period. Craegmoor chief executive Frank Richardson said the project marked the real potential for public-private partnerships and their ability to realise long-term strategic plans, as outlined by the Government in Building Capacity and Partnerships in Care and he hoped the facility would become a blueprint for other local authorities across the country. “We are rightly proud of this partnership and hope that its succ

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