Work begins on cutting-edge care home

PUBLISHED: 16:30 31 January 2011

Stephen McPartland cuts the first sod of earth alongside Quantum Care chiefs and county council members.

Stephen McPartland cuts the first sod of earth alongside Quantum Care chiefs and county council members.

Daniel Wilson

Building work started today (Monday) on a care home specially designed for dementia sufferers and those with physical disabilities.

Ground works began at Hayward Close, Stevenage for the home which is due to open in the summer of 2012.

The building, which is the result of a partnership between Herts County Council and Quantum Care will replace the current Newhaven care home in Drakes Drive.

A spokesman for Quantum Care said: “It has been designed to care for older people with a variety of short and long-term care needs and will have specially designed living spaces for people with dementia as well as those with physical disabilities.

“It has also been designed with the local community in mind and will feature a café which will enable people within the home, as well as the local community, to enjoy coffee and cakes with friends.”

Maria Ball, chief executive of the not-for-profit company, said it was a “really exciting” project that will provide a high standard of accommodation for older people.

The first sod of earth was ceremonially dug by Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland.


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