Kirksanton gets the ‘Guardian treatment’

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

A Cumbrian care home rescued from the threat of closure is thriving after being given a £600,000 upgrade by its new owners, Guardian Care Homes. Kirksanton Care Centre, near Millom in the Lake District, has been given a new lease of life, securing the jobs of its 31 staff, since Guardian took it over two years ago. New carpets, curtains and furnishings have been installed throughout, the centre has been redecorated and six ensuite rooms have been created in the main part of the building. In June, six luxury “supported living” apartments for retired people – who can call on care and support from the centre as they need it – will open there and Copeland Borough Council has given planning permission for a further eight similar apartments to be built in the extensive grounds in the future. Guardian says it will consult local health and social care agencies to assess what the greatest need is for care accommodation in the area before deciding what kind of residents should be placed in the proposed new dev

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