On 19 October, Cllr Dorcas Binns, Cabinet Member for Older People at Gloucestershire Council, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Edwardstow Court Care Centre, OSJCT's newest development on Fosse Way in Stow on the Wold
Set for completion in late summer 2017, the new 48 bed dementia care centre being constructed by Stepnell Construction, will be split over three floors and will incorporate a number of features to promote reminiscence as therapy. The home will be arranged in small "household" units, each having their own homely living area, with sitting room, kitchen and dining area. The large single bedrooms will all have en suite shower and toilet facilities, although assisted bathrooms are also provided in each household. All rooms have access to Sky and digital TV, Wi-Fi as well as a 24-hour nurse call facility. Additional features of the home include a café, hair and beauty salon as well as a shop.
The external area will provide safe and secure landscaped gardens with access from each of the ground floor households as well as communal gardens accessible from the café area.
It was a real pleasure to welcome many members of the local community to this event and we look forward to meeting more of our new neighbours and showing off our new facilities as soon as the building is completed. In the meantime, keep watching this space for updates on our exciting new development.