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

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20 January 15 Grand opening for Limewood

Last week saw the High Street at Limewood transformed into a 1950s street party. Partnership organisations Choices Housing Association, The Wrekin Housing Trust and Staffordshire County Council gathered to celebrate the new dementia care home in central Stafford – part of the Northfield Village development off Stone Road.

Limewood is a purpose-designed care home for 59 residents with dementia, providing residential, nursing and respite care. Attached to the building is a reality street called the High Street, offering residents a safe place to wander down memory lane. With its cinema (pictured below with the project team), pub, cafe, hairdressers and snug, a stroll along this street is like stepping back into the 1950s. Decoration throughout is packed with memorabilia including retro radios, vintage china and a street lamp. The High Street is also open to the local community, providing a resource area for families struggling to come to terms with a dementia diagnosis.

Kicking off the event was choir Vocal Elite, of neighbouring Sir Graham Balfour High School. As guests arrived they were met with canapes and drinks, served from the pub’s very own bar!

Speaking about the opening, one relative of a Limewood resident commented “I’m so glad to be here celebrating such a fantastic care service in Stafford. I can’t express what a change moving to Limewood has made to my mother, and our whole family. I hope these organisations will continue to work together to provide further outstanding projects for those suffering from dementia."

Manager Sue Gibbs (pictured below with Cllr Philip Atkins, a resident's relative and Nigel Downs from Choices), added, “Limewood is a truly incredible building, and one that will offer excellent care to 59 people with dementia. The adjacent High Street is a wonderful resource, enabling residents to re-live memories and enjoy an outing whilst safely supported by staff. The whole Northfield Village project will be a great addition of care provision for the people of Stafford.”

The Wrekin Housing Group are currently recruiting for Limewood. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Visit the Choices website for more information about Limewood, or call 01785 215 678.

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Limewood dementia care
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