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Provost opens care centre

The opening of the new kinloch care Centre took place on Friday aafternoon. Provost Helen Oswald performed the opening and she is picture here with social work convenor Glennis Middleton.

The opening of the new kinloch care Centre took place on Friday aafternoon. Provost Helen Oswald performed the opening and she is picture here with social work convenor Glennis Middleton.

Angus Provost and local councillor, Helen Oswald, on Friday performed the official opening ceremony at the new Kinloch Care Centre.

The £9.6 million development comprises a care centre with a residential care unit, respite care unit, day centre and office accommodation.

The new care centre replaces the nearby Camus House and has the additional benefit of having 28 supported housing units on the same site.

Located in the heart of Carnoustie on the site of the former Kinloch Primary School, the care centre welcomed its first residents on May 18.

Since then all services have become established with a busy day-care centre, respite wing, residential wing and supported housing providing services to 32 people living on site, and over 100 local older people using the day-care and respite facilities.

It is also a base for social work services supporting hundreds of people in the local area.

Speaking at the opening, the Provost said: “I am delighted to officially open the Kinloch Care Centre.

“This has been an important project for the council, demonstrating our commitment to providing the highest possible standards in our facilities to support older people within their own communities in Angus.

“I believe that we have achieved our ambition to create a supportive community where tenants can live in their own houses with the reassurance that support is close at hand when they need it.”

She continued: “This magnificent building has been designed and constructed to reflect the principles of dementia friendly design, as promoted through the University of Stirling Dementia Centre Design school.

“Throughout the building you will see design features which help to orientate, promote independence, reduce interference and create a comforting environment.”

The development followed a review which showed that by 2031 there will be a 120 per cent increase in the number of people over the age of 85.

 

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