Community living specialist Belong has opened a care village for the Jewish community in Didsbury, South Manchester.
Belong has partnered with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust on the development, which will provide dementia care and a range of related services.
Deborah Baker, General Manager of Belong Morris Feinmann, said: “We are very excited to have Belong Morris Feinmann up and running and to welcome our first residents to the village. It really is a state-of-the-art facility and we are sure that the new development will be popular in the Jewish community, not only in terms of care facilities and accommodation but also as the venue for a wide range of activities in the village centre.”
The new care village comprises six households, each catering for 12 people in their own en-suite facilities, opening onto a private lounge, dining room and kosher kitchen.
The village also includes 13 new one and two-bedroomed independent living apartments for rent or purchase, and a hub of facilities, including a kosher bistro, synagogue, exercise studio and library.
Care services, including home care, Experience Days (day care centred in the village amenities) and an Admiral Nurse service for people with dementia and their carers, will all be operated from Belong Morris Feinmann.
Belong is recognised as an international leader in dementia care, based on a village model that combines specialist care with choice, independence and an active lifestyle.