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Topping Out Ceremony for New Dementia Specialist Care Home HMT Littlehampton

An official ceremony has marked the ‘topping out’ of HMT Littlehampton, a brand-new dementia specialist care home in Climping, near the seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex.

Mair Williams, Chief Operations Officer for Healthcare Management Trust, the charity which runs specialist care homes across the UK, laid a stone to complete the building’s structural frame and mark the end of major construction for the care home.

Mair Williams said:
“We are very excited to reach this milestone in the building development of HMT Littlehampton which is specifically designed to enable and support the wellbeing of people with dementia, and facilitates the household model of care. The building has strong sustainability credentials including a living, green roof, solar panels and air source heat pumps as its primary source of heating.

“Not only will this £10 million home create valuable jobs in the community, it will also provide residents with a ground-breaking, high-quality care option for people suffering from dementia.”

Residents will enjoy sweeping views across the quiet countryside, with Climping Beach less than a mile away.

Tony Barrett, Chief Executive at HMT said:
“It’s an exciting day as HMT Littlehampton reaches a milestone in its construction. This is a ground-breaking care home as residents will feel like they are at home. HMT Littlehampton will look like a family style household as well as feel like one with the personal care they will receive. As construction continues, we are looking forward to the recruitment stage – offering fulfilling jobs to people in the community”.

Annie Lewis, Care Home Manager said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed as the Manager of the care home which will be an integral part of the local community and will provide employment such as the role of ‘Homemaker,’ who will support our residents to receive high-quality person-centred care in a ‘home-from-home’ environment. Residents living with dementia in the local community will be welcome to visit the cafe and hairdressing salon.”