The Fremantle Trust, in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council and Housing Solutions, has developed a £4.5m nursing and dementia care home in Chesham.
The new nursing home, Chesham Leys, will provide exceptional care and support for 62 people who require nursing or nursing dementia care. The three-storey purpose built home, features spacious rooms all with en suite facilities, separate lounge and dining areas, onsite hair salon and landscaped gardens.
Chesham Leys is the last of eight care homes to be built under the ‘Project Care’ partnership agreement. Project Care has been successful as well as ambitious, designed to significantly improve the quality of accommodation for older people and people with learning disabilities across Buckinghamshire.
Patricia Birchley, cabinet member for Health & Wellbeing at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: “I’m delighted to see the completion of Project Care. Having visited all the care homes in the project, I’ve seen first-hand how working in partnership with Fremantle and Housing Solutions has given our residents such wonderful homes and facilities as well as a first-class service to very vulnerable people.”
The opening of Chesham Leys, which will employ around 80 staff, is positive news for job creation in the area. Vacancies will include management, nursing, care, housekeeping, kitchen, activity coordination and administration roles.
Commenting on the completion of the new home, Sue Green, director of operations at the Trust, said: “This is a very exciting time for Fremantle, with the opportunity to add to our existing network of care homes across the region, to provide care for more people and to complete the Project Care agreement.
“Our friendly and dedicated team are looking forward to welcoming the people who will make Chesham Leys their home. We are confident that Chesham Leys will become a valuable asset to the local community.”