PrimeLife has been announced as the new provider to run Solihull Council’s new dementia care home, due to open in Shirley this autumn.
The 60-bed purpose built care home is under construction on land just off Tanworth Lane, adjacent to a medical centre. It will meet the needs of the increasing number of older people in the borough, particularly those with dementia.
The Council already has a long-standing relationship with PrimeLife, a major provider of social care with more than 60 care homes across the country including Solihull.
The new home, being built by Speller Metcalfe, will provide affordable, high quality nursing care for those funded by the Council, the NHS and people who pay for their own care.
As our population of older people in the borough grows, so too does the demand for high quality care and support services. The new home is the Council’s response to the challenge of trying to find affordable care within the borough.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health said: “PrimeLife was chosen because of their wealth of experience in the care home sector and we believe they will provide excellent care for the people of Solihull.
“We look forward to extending our existing relationship with PrimeLife and opening the doors to our new care home later this year.”
James Wood, Managing Director of PrimeLife said: “As a national provider of care services, and as an existing partner of Solihull Council at our sister home, Lyndon Croft, we are delighted to have been selected for this exciting new opportunity. The design of the building and its facilities will offer a fabulous new care home for local residents.
“We look forward to bringing the building to life in the coming months - making it a premier care home, and giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy life, with PrimeLife.
“This new development will offer exciting recruitment opportunities, making this a ‘win-win’ situation for the local area.”
Karen Mayo will be the manager of the new home. Karen added: "I am really pleased to have been asked to take on this exciting new opportunity and I am looking forward to providing residents with the highest quality care in a fantastic new home.”
Photo L-R: Councillor Karen Grinsell - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health; Karen Mayo from PrimeLife - future manager of Tanworth Lane care home; and Simon Van Herrewege - Developments Director at PrimeLife