Charity and care and housing provider Brunelcare plans to build a 64-bed care home and 24-bed reablement service in Cadbury Heath, South Gloucestershire.

The schemes will be leased from project developer Brackley Investments on a 25-year term.

Brunelcare CEO Kevin Fairman said: “This is excellent news in that we will be able to increase the number of care home places Brunelcare currently provides for people in the South West region by 20%, along with expanding our already successful reablement service, supporting people returning home from hospital.

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“This development will also provide over 100 new job opportunities, for both our existing employees and new recruits, when we recruit to run this new service.”

The partners hope to launch the developments within two years.

Jeff Moore, Principal Director of Brackley Investments, added: “Brackley are thrilled to be continuing our investment in care home development in South Gloucestershire – our fourth development in the area and our first for Brunelcare.

“We’re honoured to have been chosen as the Trust’s development partner for this prestigious proposal and our local design team look forward to working with Brunelcare in securing planning permission and delivering this bespoke facility for the people of Cadbury Heath at the earliest opportunity.”

Cllr Ben Stokes, Cabinet Member responsible for adult care at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “I am pleased to see that early proposals for the former council-owned site include a reablement facility, as well as a care home, which would provide vital support to people to aid their recovery after an illness which required a hospital stay.

“There are a lot of initiatives to help reduce placements into care homes, however, with the number of people aged 65 and over set to rise it was a condition of the sale that the land be developed for care use only. This is the third time the council has done this, with other sites at Yate and Kingswood brought forward in recent years.”

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