Complex needs care home provider Exemplar Health Care is launching its first care home in the North East this summer, following a £2m investment.
Located on Grainger Park Road in Newcastle’s west, Tyne Grange, the new complex needs care home, is built on what used to be the Hillfield Nursing Home. Since being closed and acquired by Exemplar Health Care, the care home is being completely rebuilt from the inside, as part of a £2m investment in the area.
Tyne Grange will support 22 younger adults who live with complex needs such as neuro-disabilities, Huntington’s Disease, brain injury and stroke, and challenging behaviour.
The home is being completely renovated and will be equipped top-to-bottom to meet the needs of its new residents. Every bedroom will come with an en-suite wet room and there will be two unique one-bedroom apartments on the ground floor to support more independent living. Tyne Grange will also benefit from high quality communal spaces, such as landscaped gardens, for residents and their visitors.
Speaking about the opening, Tyne Grange’s Commissioning Home Director Sam Cottam, said: “I’m thrilled to be opening Exemplar Health Care’s very first care home in Newcastle. Exemplar Health Care’s existing experience supporting complex needs – as well as its systems, processes and values – will set Tyne Grange apart from other care home providers.”
The care home is also recruiting a total of 100 local staff, such as nurses, support workers, administrators, kitchen and domestic team members, and others.
Sam Cottam continues: “Every one of our high-quality care homes provides supportive, welcoming, community-based services which help our residents reach their goals. Supporting complex care residents can be extremely rewarding, and Exemplar Health Care is already offering stable and secure careers to more than 3,200 people.
“As well as providing employment opportunities, there are plans in place to help Tyne Grange become part of the local community. It’s our ambition for Tyne Grange to be a place where we host community events, and where our residents can be part of the community, whether through work placements, local events or volunteering.”