Work begins on £6m care home

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Work has begun on construction of a £6m care home in Sandwell in the West Midlands.

The Rowley Regis care home is part of an agreement between Sandwell Community Caring Trust (SCCT) and Sandwell Council, the Express & Star reports.

Councillor Ann Shackleton, the council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: “The new building will provide much-improved facilities for the older members of the community in this part of the borough.

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“We look forward to when it is open and our older people can get the best up-to-date care under this exciting new scheme.”

A special ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site at Harvest Road to mark the start of work on the scheme, which will provide 84 places for those in need.

Staff and residents from Grafton Lodge in Grafton Road, Oldbury and residents from Fountain Court in Millpool Way in Bearwood will be moved to the site once completed.

SCCT, a registered charity, was created in 1997 to provide services across the Black Country.

Its services include residential and day care for older people as well as supported living and domiciliary care.

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