Care home’s 20 new jobs

Holmside residential care home in Blyth.
Holmside residential care home in Blyth.
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A county care home has created up to 20 new jobs following a £2m refurbishment.

Holmside residential care home in Bedlington has refurbished all the public areas and bedrooms and has now added 29 rooms with executive en-suites.

Our main focus was to make the home feel as homely as possible for its residents whilst giving them the most up to date technology that is so important in today’s world

Manager Carol Woodhouse

Manager Carol Woodhouse said: “Our main focus was to make the home feel as homely as possible for its residents, whilst giving them the most up-to-date technology that is so important in today’s world.”

The design of the new bedrooms and public spaces has been tailored to suit those with dementia, and dementia care has been the main focus in the refurbishment.

Jobs have been created in all sectors during the refurbishment, as well more carers for the extra residents.

“Now that we have more bedrooms we will need more carers for the new residents which in turn mean we need more cleaners, cooks, launders etc.,” said Carol.

“We are extremely proud of what we have achieved at Holmside and we hope that the local community are proud that we strive to create as many jobs as possible in this area and continue to invest in services that help our community.”