Big new care home recruits staff team

December 02 2019

This artist's impression shows the scale of the new £8.5m development which will support the elderly and people living with dementia

This artist's impression shows the scale of the new £8.5m development which will support the elderly and people living with dementia

A RECRUITMENT event for a new £8.5 million care home and reablement centre in Cadbury Heath has taken place.
Local charity and care and housing provider Brunelcare hosted the drop-in session at One Church, which is opposite the new development in Earlstone Crescent.
The home, called Little Heath, is due to be completed in February 2020 so the event was timed to ensure all staff would be appointed in time.
Visitors found out about careers on offer including carers, nurses, maintenance operatives, cleaners and chefs.
Brunelcare canvas bags with information about Little Heath and career opportunities were given out during the event, which ran from 1pm-8pm.
Marius Popescu, Little Heath care home manager, said: “We are really excited for the new care home to open in February 2020. We have some fantastic roles available that we are excited to begin filling.”
Little Heath is designed to support the needs of the elderly and people living with dementia.
It will provide 64-ensuite bedrooms, dining and servery areas, as well as shared community amenities including communal lounges, a hair and beauty salon, function room and shop, plus fitness and gym facilities. It also includes two GP consulting rooms.
The scheme’s connecting reablement centre will offer separate accommodation and rehabilitation services for people leaving hospital in need of temporary step-down care before returning home. This facility will provide a further 24-ensuite bedrooms, a rehabilitation gym, shared lounge and dining facilities, and a kitchen to help residents regain their confidence and independence.
Brunelcare will be working in partnership with Cadbury Heath Healthcare who will be providing GP services in the reablement centre and the care home, with a GP base on site Monday to Friday.  
For more information on careers at Little Heath visit www.brunelcare.org.uk/locations/little-heath-care-home-and-reablement-centre/ or email marius.popescu@brunelcare.org.uk