Northbourne – a 120-bed partnership development for people with dementia

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

KCHT (first known as the Kent Community Housing Trust) opened its first new care home, Northbourne Court in Bexley, during October 2006 – a 120 resident specialist dementia care home, investing £6.2m in the project. Created in 1990, KCHT is a charitable company providing care and support to more than 1,000 older people, most with dementia, in our 19 care homes in Medway, Kent, Greenwich, and Bexley. Like many care providers the twin challenges faced by KCHT include the modernising of often out-dated buildings with new services designed to meet the needs and aspirations of current and future residents and their families – and within the significant cost constraints of today’s care system. In 2000 KCHT was successful in being awarded a contract by Bexley Council, a 3-star authority, for the transfer, management and modernisation of the council’s eight remaining homes for older people with a programme to be developed to reshape the care services over a 10-year period. Northbourne Court is the second sta

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