Care centre will be a hub for community
THE new £6 million Wolds Care Centre in Louth is nearing completion.
Caron Davis has been appointed as manager of the site, located on land of the former Lord Tennyson pub at the junction of Grimsby Road and North Holme Road.
The centre will be home to more than 60 residents and will provide 75 full-time and part-time jobs.
It is designed around a community hub and includes a café, cinema, beauty salon and spa as well as a host of other facilities for residents. The centre will provide nursing, dementia care and residential care.
It can also be used for respite care and for day care visitors.
The hub is also available for local community use, such as luncheon clubs and for charities. People who are cared for in their own homes will also be welcomed and take advantage of the services.
Owner Bluebrick Healthcare said the centre will provide a home for life, providing specialist care and support as people's needs change and develop.
The hub is at the centre of four wings to house patients with a range of care needs.
Chief executive officer Les Chaplin is planning an open day once the centre is up and running, so people can tour the building.
A driving force of the project, he said, had been to employ local people in the construction and use locally sourced materials.
He estimated the centre will plough around £1 million per year back into the Louth economy.
The care centre will meet the growing needs for dementia care as the population of the area lives longer.
Mr Chaplin said: "The Wolds will provide a home for life and care for the changing needs of the people who use its service.
Ms Davis said: "I'm excited and thrilled to be involved from the beginning with the Wolds Care Centre.
"Its innovative design, ideas on the delivery of care and support will be a real asset to the people of Louth."