Northfield Village is a unique development that brings together a range of accommodation, community and care facilities on one site.

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14 November 14 From The Foxwalls to Limewood

Since starting work on the design for Northfield Village in 2012, there have been many changes for the people of Stafford, and those requiring and receiving care in the local community.

Choices and The Wrekin Housing Trust have worked together to design, plan and build a variety of purpose-built care facilities in Stafford. The finished result, Northfield Village, is a new innovative ‘Care Village’ concept unique to the UK, which integrates itself with the surrounding community to provide a life changing experience. The partnership is now over halfway through the journey, with the whole site due to be complete in March 2015.

Limewood, a state of the art dementia care home, is the latest element of the site to be complete. Providing 59 residents at every stage and age of dementia with residential and/or nursing care, the building will also assist relatives with advice and support.


22 residents moved in to Limewood in the summer, having transferred from a council-run home The Foxwalls on the same site. After being a happy home for many years, the building will now make way for stylish general needs housing. Staffordshire County Council worked throughout with Choices to ensure a smooth transition for all residents and relatives, and many of the staff. The move to the new purpose-designed Limewood has been a great success, with all stakeholders delighting in the new surroundings and continued excellence of care.


Attached to Limewood is a reality street – the ‘High Street’ – complete with 1950s-style cinema, pub, hairdresser and snug. Choices will be recruiting for a Dementia Champion to co-ordinate the on-site activities and support service– please contact us for details. The ‘High Street’ provides residents, and the wider community, with the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed visit outside of typical ‘care home’ surroundings. It is expected that residents will greatly enjoy taking a trip down memory lane with family and friends, whilst being safe in the knowledge of staff being on hand for support if necessary.

For more information about Limewood, please call 01785 215 678, or email or visit website

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Limewood dementia care
A specialised building supporting 59 people
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