A new nursing home in Camberwell will bring ‘hundreds’ of jobs and help meet high demand for specialist care says Southwark Council.
Operated by Country Court – an award-winning family business – the new home in Picton Street will provide nursing, residential and dementia care, and short-term respite care for up to 99 people.
The building is being developed with WGP Architects who aim to create a space very different to usual care homes.
Currently unnamed, the council is asking residents to submit their own suggestions.
County court’s managing director, Alykhan Kachra, said: “Our aim with this project is to create an environment that promotes healthy living and apply that to the design of our care home with numerous communal spaces and lots of light.
“By choosing to work with architects that have not worked on a care home before we have been able to approach the project from a completely new angle, while still reflecting our usual family and community-led approach to care.”
Southwark Council’s deputy leader, Jasmine Ali, said: “We want to help people to stay in their communities and near their families and friends wherever possible and this new nursing home will enable just that.”
She added: “The home will offer a mix of residential and nursing care in the heart of Southwark, for some of the borough’s more vulnerable residents.
“The council and Country Court are committed to meeting the needs of local residents and delivering high quality care, including to residents with dementia.”
To suggest a name for the new home, or enquire about places, email Huw Graham on firstname.lastname@example.org