Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Contractor appointed to build new dementia day care facility in Kirklees

Kirklees Council have appointed a contractor to build new dementia day care facilities in North Kirklees.

Tilbury Douglas is a UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out business. They will start work by demolishing the existing Knowl Park House building on Crowlees Road in Mirfield this summer.

Construction will then begin on a single-storey dementia daycare facility. This will include zones for wellbeing, home therapy and activities as well as outdoor space that will house a potting shed and a greenhouse. This space will be flexible to accommodate the physical disability, sensory and mobility needs of the people who use these services.

Tilbury Douglas will also build the co-located Kirklees Living Well Centre. The centre will provide modern facilities to support, advise, develop and train family carers and care staff, partners, families and the wider community to maintain their independence in the community with a strong focus on the use of assistive and digital technologies.

Councillor Musarrat Khan, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “I’m delighted we are taking the next steps to build modern facilities that will meet the needs of service users living with dementia in North Kirklees.

“It’s important that we invest in the wellbeing of our vulnerable and elderly residents. The new dementia day care facility is a vital space that will enable service users to live well for longer whilst providing much needed daily respite for carers.

“The new Kirklees Living Well Centre will complement day care facilities by taking full advantage of new assistive technology to enable users to live better and more independent lives.”

Paul Ellenor, regional director at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We’re delighted and proud to have been selected by Kirklees Council as their partner to build and deliver this scheme. The new facility will greatly transform dementia care for the local community and provide staff, service users and healthcare professionals with a new exciting state-of-the-art environment.”

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