Planning permission has now been granted for a new modern care home to provide exceptional support for some of Westminster’s older residents.
The go ahead was given for the construction of Beachcroft House, a new care home in Maida Vale. The building will feature 84 individual bedrooms with en-suite facilities, affording privacy and dignity to residents while meeting their personal care needs. High quality furnishings, communal lounge areas and dining facilities will be available on each floor, along with features such as activity rooms and a garden with state-of-the-art design features to help those with dementia. The garden is one element of Beachcroft House’s particular focus on supporting those with dementia and other complex conditions. Assistive technology will be incorporated into the building plans enabling aids and adaptations to be installed as needed by residents.
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Westminster City Council, said: “This is a great decision for Westminster. Beachcroft House is an important part of our Specialist Housing Strategy for Older People, an ambitious programme to transform the current provision of care. Beachcroft House shows the progress we are making towards our vision for Westminster, outlined in City for All, that prioritises council resources on those who need the most support and helps ensure we maintain their standards of living at a level expected by the city.”
Cllr Heather Acton, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Public Heath, Westminster City Council, said: “Westminster City Council is transforming the way care is delivered to support people in living full, active lives in later life. This support takes many forms, including the Community Independence Service that aims to work with the NHS to support people in living independently while remaining in their own homes. This exceptional new care home will likewise support residents being active and valued members of the community. Residents will live safely and with dignity in appropriate housing, with access to high quality support when needed.”