Nottingham dementia care specialist gets extension go-ahead

Dementia care home specialist Church Farm Care has received planning permission to extend one of its care homes in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.

Church Farm Care Home at Cotgrave has been given the go-ahead for a first-floor extension, in addition to single storey extensions to the side and rear of the existing building. The added space will ensure that every bedroom at the home includes an en suite.

The new extensions follow recent works at Church Farm Care’s Rusticus home, also located in Cotgrave. Hickling Lodge, a 30-bedroom standalone building at Rusticus, opened in late 2021 to meet additional demand for Church Farm’s special form of dementia care.

Work is also set to start this year at Church Farm’s Skylarks home in West Bridgford. This will see the creation of 30 independent living pods in addition to amenities such as a hydrotherapy swimming pool.

Lucy Atkinson, director at Church Farm Care, said: “It’s important that we continue investing in our homes to build on the high-level of care we provide to those living with dementia. Ensuring all rooms at Church Farm Care Home at Cotgrave feature ensuites will give our family members greater independence and boost their quality of life which is always at the heart of everything we do.”

Patrick Atkinson, director of Church Farm Care, commented: “Our inspiration for our care homes comes from the Dementia Village in the Netherlands. Home to more than 150 residents, they are encouraged to be independent, visit shops, get their hair done and attend clubs, all onsite.

“The independence that the residents can have at the Dementia Village is something we are striving to achieve across all our homes, and the continued development of our two homes in Cotgrave and at Skylarks takes us one step closer to accomplishing this goal.

“This combined investment and exciting work in the future will all go towards improving life for our family members as well as consciously adding to the sense of community in the local area.”

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