Castle set to expand services

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

A Devon nursing home which was thrown an 11th-hour lifeline seven months ago is set to expand its services in a £350,000 project. Carlton Care Group took over the 33-bed Castle Nursing Home in Torrington after previous operators Parkland Care Homes Ltd went into liquidation last summer. Now Carlton¹s partners Carole Jenkins and Tony Billingham have bought the home’s neighbouring bungalow by the town’s bowling green for an up-market supported housing scheme. Mrs Jenkins said: “It’s another step in our commitment to the elderly of this lovely historic town. We intend to develop an extra care housing project at the bungalow, which is currently being totally renovated. Extracare is a kind of half-way house between total independence and full-time residential care which may be decided upon later. “The home will provide accommodation for four residents, aged 65 or over, who can generally manage their lives well but need the option of some kind of support.” The bungalow, just 200 yards from the town centre, will r

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