Home opening further expands care group’s portfolio

Leeds-headquartered Danforth Care is continuing to expand its care home portfolio with a new facility opening up in Garstang, Lancashire, making it the company’s third in the county in the last 12 months.

The opening for Meadow Croft took place on 1 March, with Rossendale House and Pear Tree House already open to the public. The three openings have created a total of 180 jobs and housed 198 residents.

Facilities for the 66 residents who will live at the new home include a hair salon, café, library, sweet shop and cinema. Built by LNT, the care home also has landscaped gardens and underfloor heating.

Home manager Diane Langford says: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Meadow Croft House officially open in Garstang.

“It was a pleasure showing off this fabulous new care home, and we can’t wait to serve the wonderful community here in the village.”

“Like all Danforth’s homes, Meadow Croft is A rated for energy and will operate without gas, going pure electric to be as ecofriendly as possible.

“With 80% of the available roof space lined with solar panels, the home will be making its own electricity, and selling what it doesn’t need back to the grid.”

“We are incredibly proud of all the work done to ensure this care home will be a happy, ecofriendly place to live for decades to come.”

Danforth Care Group has opened 13 care homes in the last 16 months, providing 780 jobs to the care industry, and providing homes to 858 vulnerable adults.