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New Dewsbury care home to create 70 jobs

A brand new purpose-built care home will open its doors in May, creating up to 70 full and part-time jobs for the West Yorkshire economy, thanks to a £3m development package from Yorkshire Bank. 

Oak Park care home will specialise in care for the elderly, and once complete, will host a residential, dementia and dedicated nursing unit. Serving the needs of the community around West Yorkshire, Oak Park, part of Darrington Healthcare, will contain 66 beds when it opens at the end of May.

The funding package was delivered by Jonathan Russell, Relationship Manager at the Bank’s Business and Private Banking centre based in Leeds.  

The new home is being built on the site of derelict a council building, and will cost £4m in total. It’s the third care home Darrington Healthcare has built in the region and the group is currently looking at other sites in West Yorkshire. Additional homes could bring between 60 to 80 jobs each to the local community, while also providing the local supply chain with a significant number of contracts in the coming years. 

Eric Dixon, managing director for Darrington Healthcare, said: “Oak Park’s modern facilities and structured care are designed to enable us to provide top quality services to all residents at all stages of their stay with us. We will see our first patients in a few months, and look forward to serving Dewsbury and surrounding area for the foreseeable future.  

“We’re currently looking at other potential sites in the region and we hope to confirm plans for additional care homes in the near future. Yorkshire Bank has been fully supportive in our vision and is working in partnership to help us achieve our goals.” 

Darren Owers, head of at Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking centre in Leeds, said: “Darrington Healthcare has been providing high-quality care for the elderly for more than five years and looks set to continue to do so with the opening of the new care home in Dewsbury. 

“It is extremely rewarding to know that through our funding, there will be a real and positive impact for the local community and economy, through the creation of a significant number of jobs. 

“As economic conditions continue to improve, Yorkshire Bank remains focused on supporting the growth ambitions of businesses throughout the North of England and beyond.”

Pictured from left are: Jonathan Russell, Yorkshire Bank; Eric Dixon, Oak Park; Iain Murphy, Oak Park; Darren Owers, Yorkshire Bank; Amanda Woolford, Oak Park




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