Kidbrooke facility is the first of three in Greenwich


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

A “topping out” ceremony was held in late July at the site of one of the new Neighbourhood Resource Centres (NRCs) for older people now being built in the London Borough of Greenwich. Meadows House in Kidbrooke is one of three NRCs being built in the borough in a social care partnership first announced last October. Ashley Homes, the not-for-profit care and support services division of the Shaftesbury Housing Group, in a consortium with Kier Project Investment, signed the contract with Greenwich Council to design, build and manage the NRCs which will provide residential and nursing care along with day care services for older people. The contract is the largest social care PFI deal to-date, with build costs in excess of £20 million. The three NRCs will provide 167 beds with facilities that exceed the minimum standards required by the National Care Standards Commission. Meadows House is scheduled to open in July 2004, with the other two following later that summer. As part of the contract, four existing counci





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Time for a ten dollar answer

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Ernest Hemingway was known for his minimalist style and he used to pooh-pooh what he called “ten-dollar” words. Not to...

Lacking capacity

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

A friend of mine diagnosed with cancer – now, happily, treated – was asked how he could possibly have missed the...

Care homes – understated examples of tasteful design

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Dozens of recently-built care homes are material proof that it is perfectly possible to design aesthetically pleasing buildings and put...