Housing association builds new care home in Dorset – not-for-profit trust is leasehold operator

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

Fairlawn, a new 60-bed care home has been opened in Ferndown, Dorset. The care home has been completed by the East Dorset Housing Association in conjunction with contractors Rokbuild three months ahead of schedule since the original, obsolete building was demolished at the beginning of May 2002. Not-for-profit provider The Dorset Trust will operate the new home under a lease from East Dorset Housing Association. Dorset County Council made the site available and a financial contribution towards the scheme was made by Dorset & Somerset Strategic Health Authority. The home provides residential care for older people and also has a specialist dementia care unit. Features of the new two storey building include seven individual lounges offering a choice of community and social contact. Each floor, accessed by two lifts, has its own separate dining area. All 60 private rooms are single occupancy with ensuite bathroom facilities and generously exceed the latest environmental requirements set by the Care Standards Act

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