The grand opening of Sid Bailey Care Home in Brampton, Rotherham, South Yorkshire has been celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
The ceremony to open Danforth Care Limited’s latest luxury care home was attended by Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey, and Adele Riles, daughter of 1960s club singer Sid Bailey, after whom the home was named. Sid was a trustee of the Miner Welfare Club, a local councillor, and a much-loved community figure. For 25 years he served as a voluntary member of the fire service whose fire station sat on the site where Sid Bailey Care Home now stands.
Sid Bailey Care Home was designed and built by LNT Care Developments. Enjoying an EPC ‘A’ rating, the home will operate without gas, as 80 per cent of the roof is covered in solar panels for electricity generation. Ground source heat technology will be used for water heating, underfloor heating, and air cooling.
Providing residential, dementia, and respite care, Sid Bailey Care Home also offers a coffee shop, garden rooms, a library, cinema, and a hair and beauty salon. The opening will create 60 jobs for the local community.
Home manager Sue Ravenhall says “We are delighted to be opening Sid Bailey in Brampton officially this Friday. The home will support every resident who lives here and their families, as well as an asset to the whole community.
“The home is industry-leading in every way, from the bespoke individual centred care to the design of the building.
“It is important for us that the residents feel encouraged and supported to make their own choices and have control over decisions. All care is personalised and delivered with dignity and respect. The environment should feel like home, where residents’ lives are meaningful and fulfilled.”
John Healey MP added: “I’ve been following the progress of the building works after the plans for the care home were approved last year. “It’s great to see that work is complete and that a former derelict site is being brought back into use. “The new care home is a welcome addition to the area and it’s good to see it’s also creating local jobs in and around Brampton.”