Care UK starts work on Sussex care home rebuild


Care UK has begun work on rebuilding a Haywards Heath care home that closed its doors earlier this year.

The new home, which is expected to welcome its first residents in summer 2021, will provide full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 75 older people, creating more than 80 jobs.

Natalie Smith, development project manager for Care UK, said: “We are delighted that work has begun at Haywards Heath. We’re committed to continue providing excellent residential care in the town, and our updated Haywards Heath care home perfectly reflects that.

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“Many factors can greatly impact the everyday experiences of those living in a care environment, including the overall design and layout of each individual room. Our upgraded care home will live up to these standards, and will provide a quality home for older people from Haywards Heath and beyond.”

The rebuilt three-storey home will a cinema, café and hairdressing salon. Secure and wheelchair friendly landscaped outdoor space will include sensory gardens, water features and seating to give residents the opportunity to spend quality time outdoors.

Nick Barnes, construction director at build partners, Jenner, said: “Demolition of the old care home has got off to a great start, and we are on schedule to complete the scheme in summer 2021. This is another high quality development conceived by Jenner, and we are proud to be taking part in this ambition project, by helping to upgrade this much needed care home for Haywards Heath community.”

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