Building works are nearing completion on the former Gateway Care Home site in Bradford, following approved plans for a new care facility creating more than 100 jobs within the local area.

Opening in phases, Cherrybrook Care Home will provide specialist care for adults living with dementia and complex mental and physical health conditions, with its first 16 beds open in October and full occupancy (120 beds) available by the end of this year.

The home is currently undergoing a full refurbishment comprising structural maintenance, external works and internal renovation, including re-carpeting, updated layouts and decorating throughout.

Reviving an important site and care provision, Cherrybrook Care Home will feature 120 ensuite bedrooms, spacious lounges and dining areas, a hair-dressing salon and landscaped gardens. The home will also run a thoughtful and robust activities programme for residents as well as providing dedicated activity rooms and recreational facilities including pool tables.

Founded on a person-centred approach to care, Cherrybrook Care Home champions the latest dementia research taking inspiration from the city’s academic excellence forged by the late Bradford University professor, Thomas Kitwood.

Commenting on the opening of Cherrybrook Care Home, Commissioning Operations Manager, Martin Deakin, said: “Although it has been hard work getting Cherrybrook ready we are thrilled to be reopening the site. Serving the local community as soon as possible is our priority, but we will not compromise our standards. It is important to all at Cherrybrook that this building truly becomes a home. One that is comfortable and safe while being a fulfilling place for our residents to live.

“The next step for us – recruitment and staff training – where we begin to share our care philosophy of forging meaningful connections with residents to support them through the challenges of living with such complex conditions. We couldn’t be more excited to open our doors! ”

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