North East care provider Solehawk has opened a £3.2m development in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Ashton Court Care Home, in West Road, Fenham was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle Councillor Linda Wright.
Director for Care Homes at Solehawk, Arvan Handa, said: “This project takes us back to our roots – Fenham, which is where the family was born and our business belongs. We wanted to give the very best we could back to the area’s local economy and community.
“Our company ethos is ‘care you can believe in’ as we are confident in the quality of our services, and see the importance of trust when it comes to families enlisting our support in looking after their loved ones. Ashton Court is a first class exemplar of this and we are pleased to have marked its arrival, and greatly thank the Lord Mayor of Newcastle for attending our official opening.”
Solehawk, which is run by the Handa family, runs Kenton Hall Nursing Home and Craigielea Community Nursing Home in Low Fell.
Ashton Court offers 42 en-suite bedrooms, including interactive LCD televisions, three spacious living areas and an in-house hair salon, as well as a social cinema room.
Maggie Scott, Ashton Court Care Home manager, said: “With Ashton Court, we have achieved our aim of a comfortable and contemporary environment from which to provide a 24 hour high quality service. Around the clock personalised and compassionate care will be at the heart of our new care home, available for those ready to take the step into residential living. We have opportunities available for residents to join us, and would welcome any enquiries.”