Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) has broken ground on a new 66-bed state-of-the-art care home in Halesowen.
The £5 million facility is due for completion in September next year. It will offer residential care as well as up to 32 beds and specialist care facilities designated for people with dementia.
The 30,580 sq ft property, built by LNT Carehome Developments, will include 66 fully en-suite bedrooms for those aged over 55 years. There will also be six two-bedroom, semi-detached independent living bungalows.
The Halesowen property is first new build that BCHG has developed, and represents a step-change in the company’s investment in premium care homes for the West Midlands.
It joins the BCHG estate that includes six independent living schemes for people aged over 55, plus two assisted living homes for people with physical and learning disabilities.
“Our investment in this new residential care home represents BCHG’s commitment to build on our existing care offer to help enhance the quality of life for local people living in care. In Dudley we expect the number of people aged 65+ to increase by over 7,000 in the next ten years so the need for a new build, high-quality care-home has never been greater. The property will also be unique because it will provide dedicated accommodation and expert care to support people living with dementia,” said Janette Beckett, director of care and social business at BCHG.
Christine Cooper, managing director of LNT Carehome Developments added: “We are really excited to be working with BCHG on this project and can’t wait to get stuck into the construction phase. Once the facility is open, we are sure he’ll be impressed by the facilities BCHG will provide to the local community.”