Dozens of new jobs set to be created at new care facility in Upton

PUBLISHED: 15:06 01 February 2018

Chris May pictured on the site of the new care facility in Upton.

Chris May pictured on the site of the new care facility in Upton.

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Jobs are to be created at a new care home which is set to open in Huntingdonshire.

The home, based at Glebe Farm, in Upton, which will cater for people with learning disabilities and will eventually create more than 50 jobs.

The home is set to open in April and is part of a £3million project to provide a supportive home for nine adults. It is being completed by ISISS, the specialist services division of Suffolk-based Kingsley Healthcare Group.

ISISS director, Chris May said: “We are looking for exceptional individuals to fill the roles of nurses, support workers and maintenance staff.

“Our existing four learning disability services are all rated good by the Care Quality Commission and we want to recruit people with the right character and work ethic to ensure Glebe Farm matches our very high standards.”

Mr May is hoping that the commissioning of Glebe Farm would help tackle the shortages of places around Cambridgeshire for adults with learning difficulties.

Mr May said: “We will cater mainly for people who are currently in long stay placements with very complex needs that the majority of learning disability services would not be able to cater for, some of whom consequently may have been placed out of county and will now be able to return to Cambridgeshire.”

The development, designed by architects Feilden and Mawson, has seen the existing farmhouse extended and converted into three self-contained flats with a communal area and other facilities.

Meanwhile, two new annexe buildings have been added to provide a further six flats.

A part of the planning permission granted last summer, approval has been given for a large barn on the site to be turned into an indoor horse riding centre for use by the residents.

Mr May said: “Our homes provide a homely, safe and secure living environment to enable the people we support to fulfil their potential and to achieve their goals and ambitions no matter what obstacles seem to be in their way.”

Mr added that such care facilities were in short supply, not just in Cambridgeshire but across the country, and this meant that people were sometimes placed a long way from their families.

If you are interested in a job, apply by calling Kingsley recruitment manager Beverley Lambert on 01502-502743 or e-mail beverley.lambert@kingsleyhealthcare.co.uk.

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