WCS Care gets green light for £7.5m care home

Woodside

Outstanding care provider WCS Care has been granted planning permission for a £7.5m home in Warwick.

The state of the art replacement care home will be built on the existing site of WCS Care’s Woodside home.

Ed Russell, WCS Care’s Director of Innovation and Delivery, said: “We’re delighted that our inspirational new home has been given the go-ahead and that we’ll be able to continue to meet the aspirations of residents in Warwick for many years to come.

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“We’ve brought many of the ideas that have already had a positive impact on health and wellbeing for people living with dementia into the design for our new home in Warwick – such as our traditional launderette, table tennis, and deluxe cinema – along with a host of new features such as circadian rhythm lighting.

“It’s a really exciting time at WCS Care as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity in care to ensure every day is well lived.”

Woodside, which is one of WCS Care’s oldest properties, was closed earlier this year and its residents moved to WCS Care’s neighbouring Castle Brook home.

The new home will provide a deluxe village experience for 72 older people and people with dementia, including family-scale households for up to six residents, with ensuite showers and toilets for everyone.

There will also be a relaxing spa, pamper salon, deluxe cinema, shop, and coin-operated, fully staffed, traditional launderette, as well as table tennis and companion cycling for two.

The home will feature the latest technology designed to enhance and integrate into daily life without being intrusive, including circadian rhythm lighting and night-time acoustic monitoring to help ensure a good night’s sleep.

Smart phone apps connected to electronic care planning will mean carers spend more time with residents in the household, rather than in lengthy handovers.

The system is linked to a Relatives’ Gateway, where people can check and interact with their loved one’s care 24-hours a day, wherever they are.

Work is set to begin this summer with the new home scheduled to open in spring 2019.

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