Framlingham: Work on new residential care home set to start this summer

Artist impressions of what Mills Meadow will look like

Artist impressions of what Mills Meadow will look like - Credit: Archant

Artist’s impressions of what a new residential care centre will look like have been released.

Care UK received permission to replace care home in Fore Street, Framlingham, with a larger facility and community wellbeing centre earlier this month.

The existing 35-bedroom building will be replaced with a two-storey 60-bedroom home as well as a single-storey wellbeing centre which will provide 25 day care places.

Alan Murray, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health and adult care, said: “I am so pleased that the new residential care home for Framlingham has received planning approval.

“The development of this home along with the others planned across the county will help us to deliver our commitment of ensuring the people of Suffolk can receive high quality care in fit for purpose facilities.

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“With the number of people suffering with dementia expected to double over the next 15 years it was important that we took the necessary steps now to ensure the facilities available in the county were able to support people with increasingly complex needs.”

The new home will be part of the company’s £60million investment in 10 new care homes and 10 new wellbeing centres in Suffolk by 2016.

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Mills Meadow provides residential and respite care for older people, including those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Construction is due to begin this summer, with completion of the first phase scheduled for summer 2014.

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