Local MP former Chancellor George Osborne and Mayor of Northwich Kevin Rimmer did the honours at the opening of Country Court Care’s Lostock Lodge care home in Northwich.
The £6.6m development is the second of five, 66-bed homes to be built with LNT Construction as part of a £40m, eight property scheme funded by Cheyne Capital.
Al-karim Kachra, Country Court finance director, told Care Home Professional: “We have been really impressed by the response of the local community to the home and the quality of staff here.”
The facility, which includes spa, gym, shop, hair and beauty salon, cafe/bistro, cinema and en suite bedrooms, will offer residential and dementia care.
Two activities co-ordinators will be charged with gearing activities to individual tastes through Country Court Care’s ‘Meaningful Opportunities’ activities programme.
Mayor Rimmer said: “It’s absolutely exceptional. We are very lucky to have this high quality care facility. There’s a real need for it in the area.”
CEO Abdul Kachra added: “It’s more efficient for us to build from scratch. It allows us to incorporate state of the art facilities and build larger rooms with en suite showers. It’s definitely the way ahead for us.”
The partnership with LNT has also included the opening of a new home in Huntingdon last July as well as upcoming homes in Milton Keynes in September and Birmingham and Welwyn Garden City in November. Further plans are in the pipeline to open a new home in Spalding.
Country Court Care has 25 homes in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Somerset and Birmingham.