New Staffs care home will create up to 50 jobs

A NEW care home will create up to 50 jobs when it opens on the site of a former pub. National company Ideal Care Homes is offering jobseekers positions at The Cedars in Leek New Road, Sneyd Green.

The home will have 42 bedrooms for sufferers of dementia.

Positions being advertised ahead of its opening later this year include senior and standard care assistants, night care managers, laundry assistants, cooks, domestic assistants, kitchen managers, receptionists and caretakers.

Mark Greaves, Ideal Care Homes’ managing director, said: “The Cedars is a fantastic place in which to work.

“We look forward to hearing from anyone who feels they have the skills, caring nature and dedication to make a significant contribution to the Ideal Care Home family.”

The care home has been built on the site of the Holden Bridge pub, which closed in 2007.

All bedrooms will be en-suite and include touch-operated lamps, a flat screen TV, DVD player, mini fridge, and telephone and internet facilities.

North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Bryan Carnes said: “These job opportunities are to be welcomed in North Staffordshire as they are offering something across a broad range that will see experienced people and younger workers given an opportunity in the work place.

“They will hopefully provide the opportunity for younger people to receive training and also opportunities for those who have been out of work for some time.”

Ideal Care Homes runs centres across the country and opened a £4.2 million home in Bentilee in April, with television star Anthea Turner cutting the ribbon.

The Bentilee development and the new home in Sneyd Green are owned and managed by Ideal Care Homes and were built by sister company LNT Construction, both part of the Leeds-based LNT Group owned by Lawrence Tomlinson.

Chairman of Holden Lane Residents’ Association John Reynolds has welcomed the development.

The 46-year-old said: “When the pub was closed it was attracting a lot of trouble as youngsters were getting in there and using it as a meeting place on a Friday night.”

Councillor Hazel Lyth, of East Valley Conservative and Independent Alliance, said: “It’s excellent news for the area and new jobs are always welcome.”

The facility is set to open in October.