New £4.3 million Nottingham City Council care home opens

Nottingham City Council’s new residential care home for people with dementia, is being officially opened next week (Friday, July 30) by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Brian Grocock.

Residents moved into Cherry Trees, Nottingham City Council’s third residential care home for people with dementia, in April. The new £4.3million Cherry Trees in Chippenham Road, Bestwood, represents a significant investment in adult social care by Nottingham City Council. It has en-suite rooms for 40 full-time residents, a five-bed respite care wing and a day-care resource centre for up to 15 people.

Four separate residential wings each has accommodation for 10 residents with communal areas for residents to socialise including a lounge-dining room for residents and separate quiet room. The main foyer leads to an informal meeting area with a tea bar, cafe tables, soft seating and doors leading to landscaped gardens, specially designed to help people with dementia. The communal areas give residents a place to meet up with family and friends away from their bedrooms. A relaxing sensory room has also been incorporated into the plans for use by residents and the day centre.

The City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Support and Health, Councillor Eunice Campbell, said: “Cherry Trees is a superb building that is both innovative and sensitive. It creates a homely atmosphere and gives residents their personal identity, independence and dignity. It is welcoming to relatives and to the local community and also provide the best facilities for staff to work in.

“Investing in adult social care is a City Council priority and the new Cherry Trees helps residents and their families, who want to see loved ones receive the best possible care.”
Nottingham Lord Mayor Councillor Brian Grocock, will open the new home, which was built for Nottingham City Council by construction company G F Tomlinson. Project managers were Faithful and Gould of Nottingham.

Nick Banks, Construction Director at G F Tomlinson Building Limited said “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Nottingham City Council and the Cherry Trees team to successfully deliver this prestigious community building, which will provide first class care facilities for vulnerable members of society within the local community for many years to come. We have extensive experience working on care homes and take great pride in our achievement of giving something back to the local communities we live and work in.”

Nottingham City Council already has two homes registered for people with dementia, the award-winning Laura Chambers Lodge in Clifton, which accommodates 30 residents, a day centre, and the base for the JackDawe dementia home care service, and The Oaks in St Ann’s which has 32 residents.  Cherry Trees will provide similar facilities in the north of the city.