New Chichester care home set to open in April

Chichester Mayor, cllr Peter Budge, planting the first tree alongside Colten CEO Mark Aitchison and commissioning manager Clare Gibson
Chichester Mayor, cllr Peter Budge, planting the first tree alongside Colten CEO Mark Aitchison and commissioning manager Clare Gibson

The building of Chichester’s newest care home has been finished and is set to open soon.

The 72-bedroom Wellington Grange residential and nursing home is located on the site of the former Roussillon Barracks, in Broyle Road, and will employ 120 members of staff.

It is Colton Care’s first home in Sussex, but the group decided to backtrack on original plans to call it Lavant Hall, after Lavant residents complained that it might cause confusion with their own village hall.

Home manager Clare Gibson, pictured, said: “We are well under way with recruiting staff who share our values in focusing on the care of the individual.

“Team members include registered nurses, health care assistants, activity organisers, caterers, housekeepers, gardeners and others.

“We are creating new jobs for up to 120 people in the local area.”

The three-storey home features ‘best practice in design and architecture with the latest in impressive, elegant interiors and therapeutic gardens’, Colton Care said.

Wellington Grange is the 20th home the company has built in the last 30 years.

Visitors are being invited ton come and view the home from February 10, with the first residents arriving in early April.

Two recruitment open days are being held at Wellington Grange on January 30 and February 2. For more information, visit www.coltencare.co.uk/careers

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