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Hendon's Ella and Ridley Jacobs House care home and Sam Beckman dementia service set to close
A dementia service and a care home that have been based in Hendon for 40 years are set to close in 2015.
Ella and Ridley Jacobs House and the adjacent Sam Beckman dementia day care facility in Church Road will be shut down and residents and staff will be transferred to a new site in Asher Loftus Way in Friern Barnet.
There is already a nursing and residential care home in Asher Loftus Way and work to develop a third care home is underway.
Once complete, the new site will provide residential and day care to approximately 250 people.
Commenting on the plans, Jewish Care's chairman Steven Lewis said: “The quality of our care is consistent across the board. However, we know we have a lot of work to do to ensure our physical spaces match the quality of care.
“These plans form the next chapter in our Building for the Future programme. It’s a programme focused on providing quality specialist care and support in modern facilities for our current community and future generations. This work is only possible thanks to the enormous generosity of the community.”
The new home will cost £10million and £5.6million will be spent on upgrading the current facilities at Asher Loftus Way.
More than £13.75million has already been donated by members of the public and Jewish Care is currently fundraising to secure the remainder of the money.
All three care homes, which will be connected by walkways, will offer recreational and social care activities including a café and shop as well as holistic therapies, a synagogue and activities for people with dementia.
Jewish Care wants to retain the site in Hendon with plans to develop it into self-contained independent living flats for older members of the community.
The charity is now working on the plans for the site which will be submitted to Barnet Borough Council for approval.
Residents and staff at the Hendon-based care home have been offered a place at one of the three care homes in Asher Loftus Way.
Jewish Care’s chief executive Simon Morris said: “We know that any news of change brings with it questions and some anxiety. Our focus now is to work closely with residents, clients, families, our staff, volunteers and the wider community to ensure that we support them through this change.
“We are confident that they will reap the benefits of these exciting changes.”
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