Top new facility in Dale Lane estate

ALMOST READY The new care facility in Dale Lane. (d316a345)
ALMOST READY The new care facility in Dale Lane. (d316a345)

A new multi-million pound complex for the elderly in Dale Lane is expected to open this month.

Builders have been at the site throughout the year, and this week the last of the hoardings were removed to reveal Meadow Green which has 53 flats and a separate 10-flat complex which will provide specialist care for people with dementia.

National health and social care charity Community Integrated Care has been appointed to manage it.

It says it will help residents manage their tenancy and offer activities to interest everybody.

There will also be a hair and beauty salon and restaurant that will be open to the public.

Dale Lane residents might be hoping that the grand opening could even bring a member of the Royal Family to the estate, after HRH the Duke of Kent officially opened a similar facility, Woodland Court in Dewsbury, last month.

Coun Mollie Walton, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care services, said: “This is the second of our three extra care housing schemes to be completed.

“We’re very excited to know that more people will benefit from this new way of living, where care and support is close at hand in an emergency 24/7, 365 days a year.

“We’re thrilled with the response we’re getting from the new tenants living at Woodland Court and I’m looking forward to hearing the comments we will be receiving from people moving into Meadow Green.”

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