West Sussex fire station transformed into care home

Posted on 18 May 2011

An old fire station in West Sussex is to be transformed into care facility, expanding the options for those choosing a care home in the area.

Westhope Lodge will eventually give care and support to 50 adults, and is to house ten adults with learning difficulties, reports the West Sussex County Times.

This will add to Westhope Care's portfolio in Horsham, bringing its total up to three sites.

Company director Dermot Hurford told the newspaper that the staff "can't wait" to meet their residents.

"What makes us different is the activity programme that we believe is very important to the development of vulnerable people," he added.

The fire station is not the only unusual venue being transformed into a care home, with an old vicarage in East Staffordshire touted to be turned into a facility.

If plans get the go ahead the historic vicarage could become a 57-bed nursing home, according to the Burton Mail.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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