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New Shropshire care home to create 150 jobs

The development of a brand new multi-million pound care home which is set to result in the creation of 150 new local jobs is underway in Shropshire.

Supported by a £4.4m funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland, the new specialist centre Cleobury Hills is being created to provide care for adults in the Midlands who are aged over 50 and suffering predominantly from mental illness.

Located in Cleobury Mortimer, the new state of the art, 60 bed home is expected to open in April 2018 and will provide both 24 hour nursing and residential care to adults in the local and surrounding area.

The new home is being developed by Capulet Care, the owners of specialist care homes Perton Manor in Perton and Woodford House in Trysull, both located in South Staffordshire. As with its sister properties, Cleobury Hills will focus on providing a safe, yet stimulating environment for residents to enjoy. Caring for people with illnesses including, Alzheimer’s, dementia, sensory disorder and physical disability as well as those with palliative care needs, the centre will be run by highly trained specialist nurses and carers who will not just focus on enhancing the physical health of residents but their mental and emotional wellbeing. In addition to providing 24 hour qualified nursing care, the centre will provide a wide range of fun and inspirational daily activities including arts and crafts, games, music, outings and events to stimulate and entertain residents.

Juliet Briggs, Owner of Cleobury Hills, said: “I am thrilled that work is now underway on our new state of the art care home. Cleobury Hills will provide much needed care services for adults with mental illness and nursing needs in the local area and I am pleased to say that 150 new jobs will be created as a result of the opening, across all areas of the business.

“As with our other care homes, the focus at Cleobury Hills will be to not only provide the highest standard and level of nursing care possible but to give residents the life they want. Well-being plays a major part in daily life at our homes and assists us in delivering the holistic care that helps our clients feel truly at home. We regularly organise outings from trips to the local pub through to days out at the seaside and places of interest, whilst most days clients and staff participate in in-house games, craft sessions, cooking and baking, singing, dancing and cinema events.”

Work on Cleobury Hills commence in January 2017 but has been subjected to a six month delay caused by the discovery of a badgers sett on the development site. Juliet Briggs, continued: “Early preparation works uncovered a badger’s sett on the site of the new development so we have had to postpone building work until the badgers could be safely re-housed. I am pleased to say that by working alongside ecologists and Natural England we have been able to naturally relocate the badgers to another sett on a different part of the land.”

Juliet Briggs commented: “The support we have received from Darren Vander and the team at Royal Bank of Scotland for this project has been excellent. We have worked with them for a number of years and have a fantastic relationship so I am pleased that they understood the need and our desire to create a new care facility in the region. The funding they have provided will enable us to create one of the best purpose built facilities in the area.”

Darren Vander, Relationship Director, Healthcare, at Royal Bank of Scotland said: “I am pleased that we have been able to support Juliet and the team with the development of Cleobury Hills. The plans for the new property are very impressive and we are looking forward to working with the team and aiding its completion next year.”