Building work begins on Gloucestershire dementia care home


A ceremony has been held to mark the launch of building work on a state of the dementia care home.

The foundation stone has been laid for the 70-bed Grace Care Centre in Thornbury, which is being built by Castleoak for The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), one of the country’s largest not-for-profit care home providers, the Thornbury Gazette reports.

Castleoak development director, Doug Jones, said: “Having delivered design and build solutions with The Orders of St John Care Trust over the past 13 years, we’re delighted to have this opportunity to consolidate our partnership with this project, our first development deal.

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“We’re looking forward to providing a first class new facility for the local community.”

The home, which is set to be completed next year, will provide a combination of residential and specialist dementia care.

Facilities will include a cafe, hair and beauty salon, craft room and cinema, and landscaped gardens.

OSJCT provides 68 care homes as well as a domiciliary care service in 14 extra care housing schemes across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The care home provider employs approximately 4,000 staff and looks after over 3,500 residents.

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