Westgate is first step in Trust’s reprovisioning strategy

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

Not-for-profit provider The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has opened Westgate House, a 60-bed care home in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Built by Castleoak Construction, Westgate House is the first step towards the implementation of the care home re-provisioning strategy to replace local authority care homes which do not meet the latest registration standards agreed when Oxfordshire County Council transferred its 19 care homes for older people to The Oxfordshire Care Partnership, (a joint venture between The Orders of St John Care Trust and Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association) in December 2001. Builders are already on site at the next new home in the programme, Ladygrove House in Didcot, also being built by Castleoak, and work on a further new care home in Witney is expected to begin before the end of the year. Plans are also well under way for a care village development at Donnington in Oxford, which will combine an 80 bed care home with 20 close care housing units and community facilities, includin

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