Consortium set to transform dementia care

A council and a development consortium have signed a deal to design and build two dementia centres of excellence in Staffordshire. The multi-million pound flagship centres will be developed in a partnership between Staffordshire County Council and the Symphony consortium, which comprises the Accord Group, Keepmoat and Quattro Architects.

The centres will be built in Lichfield and Burton with the aim of transforming care and support for residents and their families. They will create a home-like environment where residents will be able to hold family gatherings, keep pets and have access to communal areas and facilities such as a café.  Support, including nursing care, will be provided as and when residents require additional care as their condition changes.

Cllr Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health, care and wellbeing, said: “These dementia centres of excellence will absolutely transform the way people receive care and support”.

The centres are expected to open in 2017.

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