Work begins on care centre


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

Work has started on a new centre being built in St Helens in Lancashire, providing specialist 24-hour care for people with dementia. Developed by Merseyside-based Villages Housing in partnership with St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC), Portland House will provide round-the-clock care and support for eight older people with dementia and will work with an existing day care centre next door. Work began at the site in Newton Le Willows in early September and the £500,000 project is expected to be fully operational by 2002. Solely dedicated to older people with dementia, Villages Housing says the scheme is one of the first of its kind in the country. It represents a new partnership between the local authority, local housing association and the Housing Corporation to provide care for people with special needs. The scheme¹s backers expect it to become a model for other similar projects across the country. Initiatives director at Villages Housing Sarah Bevan said Portland House had taken a great deal of p





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