Care Manager Jill Kemp, (back left to right) LEP Board Chair Roger Marsh, Bradford Council leader Co
Clare Burnett

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£8 million 'care village' development in Bradford to create over 100 jobs

Business and council leaders gathered in Bradford today to mark the start of construction on a 90+ bed care home which is set to create over 100 jobs and boost the local economy.

The purpose built care village will be constructed at the Dudley Hill roundabout at the junction of Wakefield Road and Sticker Lane and is expected to generatearound 140 jobs to deliver its holistic care services for people with a wide range of care needs.

With work now underwayby specialist healthcare project construction team Walter Thompson and due for completion in July 2015, the £8million development is being part-funded by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)Business Growth Programme with additional support from Yorkshire Bank.

Care Manager Jill Kemp, one of the Gateway’s senior management team that holds a combined 70 years’ experience in Bradford’s care sector, said today’s ceremony for the Gateway Care Village follows five years of planning and consultation with the dementia mapping team at the University of Bradford, Stirling University’s dementia design team, the Contented Dementia Trust and Bradford Council’s adult services team.

Jill said: “Today marks an exciting stage in a long term plan to create a care environment which offers exemplary specialist dementia care for olderpeople in Bradford.”

“The Gateway Care Village has been designed by Brierley Groom Architects for Bradford people and will create jobs for Bradford people. With the senior management team already in place, roles will soon be advertised for care staff and ancillary workers and we’re keen to employ from our immediate communities in BD3 and BD4.”

Bradford Council leader Councillor David Green said: “I’m delighted that 140 jobs will be created through this new care village which will specialise in caring for those with dementia.

“We have worked intensively with the Gateway Care Village and supported them in their application to the Leeds City Region business growth programme. It is fantastic news for Bradford.”

LEP Board Chair, Roger Marsh, added: “I’m extremely pleased to see work starting on site on the Gateway Care Village, which will provide an important economic boost to its community.

“The LEP has so far provided £4.8m of Business Growth Programme funding to Bradford firms, and this project is another excellent example of how we are helping to create significant new jobs and grow the City Region economy.”

For further details about the Gateway Care Village visit, email or follow @gateway_careon Twitter or like on Gateway Care Village

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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