Festival plans to build in Suffolk

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

Plans have been unveiled for a new 60-bed care home in Suffolk. Surveys have shown a serious lack of care home facilities in Bury St Edmunds, and Festival Care Homes has submitted a plan to turn a former community centre into a care home. Festival managing director Richard Thomas said there was a relative shortage of care beds and the proposed facility would be one of the few purpose-built nursing homes in Bury or the catchment area. “Obviously, the older buildings are getting harder and harder to work with ­ it is quite unusual to find a town of the size of Bury without many purpose built nursing homes,” said Mr Thomas. “We know this answers a need in the town and we have tried to be quite sympathetic to the site and the area.” Public officials of the St Edmundsbury Borough Council are reported to have indicated they will view the application sympathetically. Joanna Spicer, county councillor and former chairman of the Suffolk West Primary Care Trust, has welcomed the application, saying there was a great sh

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