A milestone has been recorded in The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) £240,000 refurbishment of a Wiltshire care home.
The revamp of the 60-bed Coombe End Court facility in Marlborough, which will include the installation of a best practice dementia care facility, has reached its midway point.
Robin Khokhar, Wiltshire assistant operations director for OSJCT, said: “With over 850,000 people living with the condition throughout the UK, dementia is a growing issue being faced by many Wiltshire residents.
“As part of our Trust-wide strategy, we decided it was of the utmost importance to ensure that the facilities we offer people in the region are of the highest quality, especially when it comes to dementia care and design. As a result, we’ve pressed ahead with this refurbishment project for a home that, once complete, will allow us to provide a much higher quality of dementia care to families in the Marlborough area.”
The project will see the creation of a ‘destination area’ in the home, including a cafe and bistro, cinema, corner shop and seating area, and update of an existing hair salon.
OSJCT is one of the UK’s leading not for profit care home operators with around 4,000 staff looking after over 3,500 residents.
The operator has 68 care homes as well as domiciliary care services in Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.