Turf is turned at Turn Furlong

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

Building work began in early February on a £14.2 million private finance initiative (PFI) to construct four new elderly care units in Northamptonshire. Scheduled to open in 2004 the facilities will provide 192 residential rehabilitation places, along with day care for almost 400 patients. To be based at Turn Furlong in Northampton, the Pemberton School site in Rushden, Daventry¹s Danetre Hospital and Great Oakley in Corby, the centres are expected to help elderly people return to their homes after periods of illness. The units are being built by a consortium headed by Shaw Homes, a charitable friendly society with experience in similar schemes across the country, with the £14.2m being paid over a 25-year period. Under the terms of the PFI agreement, Shaw Homes will be responsible for the maintenance and running of the site, along with the employment of the staff working there over the next 25 years.The Bank of Ireland has largely financed Shaw Homes in the development. The county council will pay an annual

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