New £6.2m North East Care Home development for Eothen Homes
A North East care home operator is investing £6.2m in a new specialist care development for people with dementia, the first of its kind in the region.
Eothen Homes is constructing a new 60-bed residential care facility in Wallsend to add to its portfolio across the North East and Surrey, which will also see the creation of 42 new jobs.
The home is being developed to include ground breaking dementia specific design features, as well as offering a ‘family home’ environment and an array of engaging activities for residents. Additionally, it will provide some residential facilities for partners and spouses.
The facility will be unique in this region, and is hailed as helping to significantly raise the bar in specialist dementia care in the North East.
Eothen Homes, a registered charity providing Christian based care was established in 1950 and already operates care facilities in Gosforth and Whitley Bay in the North East, and Sutton in Surrey. The company has a policy of continued investment in its homes to ensure they are maintained to a high standard.
Barclays has supported Eothen Homes with its new development by agreeing a funding package for the home. Newcastle law firm Sintons, which has worked with the care provider for a number of years, has overseen the construction, property and financial legal aspects.
Jenny Hearl, chief executive of Eothen Homes, said: “This new dementia facility will break new ground in terms of its design, services and features. The layout and general provision has been developed in line with the latest research and thinking into dementia care and we are excited to be the first to bring this to the North East.”
Lesley Telford, relationship director at Barclays, said: “Eothen is delivering further innovation for an exciting sector in the North East and the new facility will provide state of the art care for the local ageing population. The new funding from Barclays will not only enable the delivery of innovation but also help secure new job and career opportunities for the North East.”
Mark Dobbin, head of real estate at Sintons, said: “Eothen Homes has an enviable reputation for the quality of its facilities alongside a strong commitment to exceptional standards, and we are very pleased to be able to work alongside Barclays to support them in the addition of a new ground-breaking development to their portfolio.”