Gloucester care centre under way

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The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has held a foundation stone ceremony for a new state-of-the-art care centre in Gloucestershire.

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold, which is due for completion in late 2017, will provide residential and specialist dementia care for 70 residents.

Chris Poole, OSJCT assistant operations director for Gloucestershire, said: “This is the third foundation stone we’ve laid in Gloucestershire this year, reflecting the exciting new developments in our care offering to the people of Gloucestershire – something we’re very proud of and excited about.”

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“More and more older people are living with dementia. The Trust offers a very high level of person-centred care for those living with the condition, and we really want to help meet the needs of as many people as possible within the county so that they can maintain the highest quality of life, no matter their age or medical condition. Our new care centres are designed to provide that support.”

The centre will provide six eight-bedroom households with their own kitchen and communal living space and will feature a central destination area that will provide a café, hair & beauty salon, and shop area.

Councillor Dorcas Binns, cabinet member for older people with Gloucestershire County Council, unveiled the foundation stone in front of an audience that included representatives from several local community organisations, OSJCT trustees and directors and several of those involved in the design and construction of the project.

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