£6m care home in Sittingbourne to create 100 jobs
About 100 new jobs will be created when a £6 million care home
complex opens near Sittingbourne in November.
The Hengist Field Care Centre is under construction on the
outskirts of the village of Borden.
Nellsar Homes, a leading UK care homes provider, describes its
new centre as a "state-of-the-art project".
The centre, scheduled to open in November, will
have 75 beds for elderly residents needing nursing or dementia
Facilities include a small cinema, a sensory room, an internet
café for resdients and relatives, a hairdressers and secure,
The centre is being built by local contractors Bryen &
Langley and will have taken 18 months to complete. Work is due to
finish next month.
An information centre has been opened in the grounds of
another Nellsar home in Sittingbourne, the Woodstock Residential
Home at 80 Woodstock Road.
Nellsar says it decided to build the Hengist Field Care Centre
after demand for nursing beds in the area far outstripped
Company chiefs in the county say "wholesale review" of business rates would be welcomed but admit they do not know what the alternative is.
Eight companies have pledged to hire over 50 apprentices as part of the Kick Start Kent campaign, being run by the KM Group.
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