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45 jobs promised from Oakham care home

Forty-five jobs are promised from a new care home that has been approved in Oakham.

Alysia Caring Luxury Care Homes has won planning permission from Rutland Council for the new development on the former site of the Rutland Agricultural Society in Main Road, Barleythorpe.

Some 78 beds will be created, plus 21 linked aftercare apartments on cleared brownfield land 600m north of Oakham town centre, sited between the new Lidl store and the McCarthy and Stone building.

Artis impression of the care home (8127770)
Artis impression of the care home (8127770)

The application said:"The proposed facility is designed for older people specialising in palliative and dementia care as regulated by the Care Quality Commissions. The services provided in the building will broadly fall into four categories: residential care, nursing care, day care and continuing healthcare."

The service will work closely with local councils and hospitals and plans to offer free NHS care provision under contract, Local Authority funded placements and placements.

Facilities would include a doctor, cafe/bar, cinema and salon for use by residents.

The application also said: "The proposed operator successfully manages several care home facilities and is looking forward to expand into the Oakham area. Providing quality nursing care is a rapidly growing sector and the operator recognises that Oakham is a forward thinking town with long term aspirations that would be attractive to their business a future residents."

Approving the scheme, a council document commented: "The council as local planning authority has had regard to the relevant policies of the development plan and considers that subject to compliance with the conditions attached to the permission, the proposed development would be in accordance with the development plan as set out above, would not materially harm the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers and would be acceptable in all other planning considerations."

"The council has taken into account all other matters, none of which outweigh the considerations that have led to its decision."

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