New care home creates hundred new jobs in Edinburgh

Date Published: 22 Oct 2012 @ 00:00 AM
Article By: Sue Learner, News Editor

A new care home being built by Care UK Nursing & Residential Care Services, has created a hundred new jobs in Edinburgh.

Artist' impression of new Care UK home in Edinburgh

The home, which will provide residential and dementia care for around 90 people, is currently being built on Redford Road in Colinton and recruitment for a whole range of jobs has already begun.

Care UK is looking for care assistants, activities co-ordinators, kitchen staff, concierge staff and receptionists.

The home is due to open in February 2013 and will be the latest addition to Care UK’s portfolio of purpose-built homes.

Lynda Appleby, operational projects director for Care UK, said: “Our newest home is going to be a fantastic addition to the local area and will offer the chance to be part of a team that brings specialised, professional care to people living with dementia.”

She added: “We are looking for team members who share our passion and determination to provide the very best care in a modern and stimulating environment.”

The Colinton home is being designed by Richard Pollock, of Edinburgh-based practice Burnett Pollock Associates.

Mr Pollock is the Dementia Services Development Centre's director of architecture at the University of Stirling and an internationally-recognised expert in creating buildings that help people with dementia to lead calm, happy and fulfilled lives.

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