A first of its kind street scene and shopping arcade is at the heart of a new £6 million care home in Cleethorpes designed to help people with dementia.
Yorkare Homes’ 78-bed Lindsey Hall, which opens to the public on 2 September, includes an indoor street, including a fully operational pub, hair and beauty salon, cafe and sweet shop, charity shop, artificial bowls green and old fashioned bandstand designed to encourage day to day activities in a safe environment.
The street also includes eight shop fronts with 60s products designed to provoke reminiscences.
Lindsey Hall, which has been developed on the site of a school, also has four private sensory gardens with allotments, themed areas and real and model animals.
Jonathan Garton, of Yorkare Homes, told Care Home Professional: “As a family we discussed how the conversion of the school could work as a care home, and the idea grew. We have pubs, hairdressers and shops in our other homes, but the idea grew into something we feel will be really special.”
Creating over 100 jobs, the home will be split into three units, with 38 beds for nursing and residential care and two 20 bed units to care for residents living with dementia related illnesses. Respite and day care will also be provided.