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100 jobs could be created at new residential home in Burton Waters

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 24, 2012

Burton Waters

Perfect location: Barchester Healthcare is looking to build a residential home at Burton Waters

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Around one hundred jobs will be created if a new 60 bed care home is built near Lincoln.

Barchester Homes and Frontier Retail have lodged plans with West Lindsey District Council for the development in Park Lane, Burton Waters.

Work could start next year on the residential care home, which will also cater for people living with dementia.

Kenneth MacKenzie, director of development at Barchester Healthcare, said: "Burton Waters is the perfect location for a Barchester home as it meets all our demographic and development requirements and will have stunning views for the home's future residents.

"The building is designed for residential, 24-hour nursing needs as well as dementia care in a Memory Lane Community, designed to encourage people living with dementia to stay as independent and active as possible.

"A home of this size will also create in the region of 100 jobs, giving a great boost to the local economy.

"With all things running to schedule, we hope to make a start on site in the second quarter of next year."

Simon Beardsley, chief executive of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the announcement.

"It is always good to hear about more jobs being created, especially against the backdrop of uncertain economic times," he said.

"We are pleased to hear these national companies have the confidence to invest in Lincolnshire and the creation of around 100 jobs at this time is very positive for the local labour market."

The scheme features 47 car parking spaces, a hairdressers, a laundry and ancillary buildings within the 7,440 square metre site.

According to a planning statement submitted with the blueprints: "The application site itself is located at a 'gateway' location within the Burton Waters development, being immediately to the south east of the main roundabout entrance to the development.

"The submitted scheme therefore properly acknowledges the sensitivity and importance of the location by attempting to create a landmark building that has substance, but which is sensitive to its surroundings."

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  September 24 2012, 10:15PM

    If they cannot recruit enough staff with their own transport into low wage jobs, I suspect employment agencies will use minibuses to shuttle them in and out. My concern is more about siting a home for people with dementia next to a marina. Even well-managed care homes sometimes lose sight of residents.

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  • InsideStory  |  September 24 2012, 6:06PM

    As Adrian as said more poorly paid employment for dedicated staff with employers not acknowledging workers rights .These type of jobs are the least appreciated by employers and family members of the residents.Malcolm if you think the employers will pay for taxi fares for their employees then i should think again if i was you because care home employers are not that charitable . Don't knock the bus service you get because if it was not for private family company who provide the service you would have no service at all because the type of people who live on Burton Waters don't use buses they mostly use exec motors and wouldn't lower their self's to catch buses.

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  • Adrian1208  |  September 24 2012, 3:06PM

    Yet another 100 jobs at minimum wage in the care homes that nobody wants!!

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  • malcolmbrhc  |  September 24 2012, 8:28AM

    Let's hope the council manages to persuade Stagecoach to re-introduce the bus stops on the A57, otherwise only people with their own transport will be able to get to work there, unless their shifts fit in with the sparse, never on a Sunday or after 5pm, PC coaches service. As most care staff are on minimum wage, the owners will have to put on taxis for the staff, or have thenm live on the premises. Perhpas they will buy one of the £500,000 boats in the Marina. Most of them are up for sale, I notice on apollo duck.

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