Consultation over new care home

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Cornwall Care, the region’s largest independent care provider for older people, is inviting members of the public to join them at consultation events at St Ives School on January 15 and 16.

The events will provide people with an opportunity to view proposals for the development of a new care home in the St Ives area.

Cornwall Care is a charity that runs care homes and community services for older people in Cornwall. The company currently operates 18 homes across Cornwall, two of which, Trewartha and Headlands, are in Carbis Bay.

The public consultation events, which are taking place from 4pm until 7pm on Friday, January 15 and from 10:30am until 4:30pm on Saturday, January 16, have been designed to showcase Cornwall Care’s plans to build a new, purpose built care home in the Carbis Bay / St Ives area to replace the two existing homes.

Trewartha and Headlands were built many years ago and acquired by Cornwall Care from Social Services in 1996, when Cornwall Care was established.

The plans would seek permission to build a small retirement community, a brand new concept in retirement care, which will include a care home and independent assisted living accommodation. The site that has been identified is close to the secondary school, off Higher Tregenna Road.

A similar project was undertaken in Launceston during 2007 / 2008. Cedar Grange, now Cornwall Care’s flagship care home, was designed as a purpose built care home. Residents and staff from Miller House moved to the new home following its completion.

Douglas Webb, Chief Executive of Cornwall Care said: “Trewartha and Headlands have provided valuable care services to the local community for many years and they are both held in high regard. We want to provide our clients with an even better living environment which exceeds their expectations. By building a new home we will be able to design it with our clients’ needs at the very heart of all aspects of the home, from the layout through to facilities and services.”