Tallington Care Home set to provide nursing care too

Tallington Care Home
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The number of beds in a care home is set to almost double after plans for an extension and an additional building were approved.

Tallington Care Home currently accommodates 39 residential care beds. But residents who need nursing care have to be transferred to other homes.

The plans, which were approved by South Kesteven District Council on Tuesday, will add another 28 beds which will cater for people needing nursing care.

A spokesman for the care home said the extension would provide “an excellent opportunity for elderly vulnerable people in the local vicinity to receive the specialist care and attention they deserve”.

The application was submitted by Country Court Care, of Deeping St James.

The planning application was to demolish two semi-detached houses on the home’s Old Rectory Drive site, add a two-storey extension to the existing property and build a new two-storey home that will house 28 beds, and parking for 27 vehicles.

Once complete the new premises are expected to create around 15 permanent jobs.

Country Court Care managing director Alykhan Kachra said: “We are delighted that the plans for the redevelopment and extension have been granted.

“The extension will allow us to extend our services to more vulnerable older people. It’s further commitment to one of our core beliefs; that high quality care should be available to all older people within the community in which they have lived.”

Tallington Parish Council had no objections to the plans.

But the application attracted three letters of objection raising concerns about noise, loss of privacy and increased traffic. Nevertheless planning offices concluded the plans were in keeping with the character of the locality and would “not have a significantly overbearing, overshadowing or overlooking impact on adjoining properties”.

l Care Quality Commission inspectors who visited Tallington Care Home have awarded it a “fully compliant” (with health needs) status. The random inspection highlighted a number of areas including the excellent communication between staff and residents and that residents were treated with respect and integrity.

Manager Manju Panankavil said: “The Fully Compliant status gives our dedicated team of staff the recognition they deserve for their hard work. We continually work tirelessly to maintain and increase our impeccable standards. We are all thrilled.”