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Organisations say planned care home in Lichfield will be a “centre of excellence” for people with dementia

A new care home in Lichfield will be a “centre of excellence” for people with dementia, according to the group behind the scheme.

If a planning proposal is accepted, land off Bridge Farm Lane in Fradley will be transformed into a multi-million pound development.

An artist's impression of the new Fradley care home

An artist’s impression of the new Fradley care home

The site will host six ‘households’ containing 15 en-suite bedrooms to accommodate 90 people in total. There will also be a communal kitchen, dining area, lounge and garden space.

It is being planned by Symphony, a consortium made up of Accord, Housing Association and Engie, who are working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council.

Alan White

Cllr Alan White

Councillor Alan White, the county council’s Cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said: “Dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing the whole country, and it is essential that effective care and support is provided.

“In Staffordshire, we are moving in the right direction in terms of offering the best possible care for people living with dementia and their families.

“The dementia centre of excellence in Fradley will absolutely transform the way people receive care and support. There has been really positive support for the scheme from the local community, and the new centre demonstrates how the county council is driving forward innovative, high quality dementia care.”

Part of the funding for the project has come via a £2.6million grant from Homes England.

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