Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Firm Aims for Crown-Ing Care Homes Achievement; PLANNING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Firm Aims for Crown-Ing Care Homes Achievement; PLANNING

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Byline: coreena ford

NORTH East operator Crown Care is poised to invest PS115m into the creation of care villages and residential homes across the UK, in plans which will create more than 700 jobs.

Crown Care has planning permission in place for three new developments, with others in the pipeline as the company embarks on major growth plans.

The firm has worked with Newcastle-based architects ID Partnership to secure permission for schemes in Daventry, Norhamptonshire and Northallerton, where development include the creation of a new hotel to be operated by sister company Ladhar Leisure.

Baldev Ladhar, director of Crown Care, said: "We pride ourselves on providing thriving homes with a philosophy of care that puts the needs of our residents at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We are investing more than PS115m to deliver a nationwide portfolio of care facilities with the focus on the care village model - communities at the heart of the community where they are based.

"Crown Care is investing not simply in new homes but in taking the whole care concept to the next level.

"The company has attracted some of the leading clinicians and managers from across the care sector who have contributed to achieving what are uniformly high standards of excellence. We look forward to getting on site and creating homes for hundreds of residents."

At Middlemore, Daventry, 307 homes are set to be built, made up of apartments, bungalows and houses with central facilities forming a new care village.

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) includes an 83-bed care home overlooking Drayton Reservoir which will provide housing for elderly people through a variety of care options.

The extra care building will offer a range of services for all residents including a doctors' surgery, consultation rooms, cafe, bar/restaurant, reminiscence library, shop, nursery, gym and spa. …

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