A one of a kind £6.5 million care home in Cleethorpes is just days away from launch.
The Yorkare home at the Lindsey Hall former school in Clee Road, which boasts a first of its kind street scene, gave Care Home Professional a sneak preview as building works near completion.
The innovative street facade in the central hall of the development offers residents the chance to interact and reminisce and even buy treats at the sweet and clothes shop. All money spent is reinvested in the home’s entertainment for residents.
The street scene is the brainchild of founder John Garton and son Laurence, who has led building work.
John said: “I’ve been in the business 25 years and I know what needs to be done. The building had been closed for four or five years when I came here with Lawrence. We walked into the main hall and I immediately said ‘street scene’. It just stood out to me.
“We’ve done similar things but on a much smaller scale. All of our homes have a pub, a hairdresser’s and small cinema. This is just on a bigger scale because the building lent itself to this development when we bought it. The council wanted us to keep the facade of the building. This main hall is such a beautiful structure we just had to use it for something. There’s nothing else like this in the UK.”
Yorkare is a real family affair with John’s wife Evonne leading on design and sons Jonathan and Lawrence and daughter Elizabeth directors of the business.
The opening of Lindsey Hall, which provides bedrooms and wet rooms for 78 residents, including people living with dementia, brings to completion a two-year project to convert the 1925 school building.
Yorkare financial partner Yorkshire Bank helped finance the project.