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New state-of-the-art care home creates new social care jobs

HC-One, a kind care company, have opened the doors of their latest £12m care home in Oswestry, Shropshire.

The million-pound project was delivered in partnership with Greenchurch Developments and is comprised of 80-bedrooms spread across three storeys.

Dot Jones at the opening of Bluebell View.

In addition, the purpose-built care home, which is otherwise known as Bluebell View, features reading rooms, private gardens and a reception and bar area. The development is HC-One’s latest achievement, as they opened three homes in 2021 which are located in York, Bingham and Telford. All of these developments form part of the organisations new build programme, which is the largest-ever care home upgrade scheme in the UK.

As well as providing a luxury space for the elderly, the new care home is also set to create 90 new social care positions – vacancy rates is an area the entire sector has been struggling with, but filling more positions casts a bout of hope.

Following weeks of hard work preparing for the grand opening, Dot Jones, one of the three residents who has moved into the new facility, cut the ribbon at the front of the care home. Dot was then welcomed inside by the home’s friendly team including manager, Michelle Middleton Price, who has over 20 years of frontline healthcare experience; deputy home manager Vicky Athey and resident liaison manager, Sheilagh Lewis.

The official celebration of the opening of Bluebell View is due to take place later in 2024.

Commenting on the news, Ms Middleton Price, expressed her enthusiasm for welcoming the first set of residents into the new development.

‘We are delighted to have opened Bluebell View Care Home and welcome our first residents into their new home,’ Ms Middleton Price said. ‘I look forward to showcasing our new state-of-the-art beautiful care home and what it has to offer the local community. I am confident that the team will make a huge difference in the local community and enrich the lives of residents living at Bluebell View.’

The care home manager added: ‘At HC-One, we strive to be the first-choice care provider for residents and colleagues in every community we serve. As the first HC-One home in the Oswestry area, I’m looking forward to working with more talented colleagues in the local area to provide the kindest possible care to older people in the local community in our welcoming new home.’

In future, HC-One are planning to open another set of care homes in Milton Keyes later on this year.

Images: HC-One and Clay Banks

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