60 jobs at new Bingley care complex

60 jobs at new Bingley care complex

A new elderly care complex being constructed by charitable housing organisation The Abbeyfield Society is set to create 60 new, local jobs.

The 84,000 sq ft facility which is being built on the former Bingley hospital site will offer 47 one and two bedroom extra care apartments, a 30-bed specialist dementia centre and a day care centre.

It is expected that the facility, which is due to be completed in Autumn of this year, will create about 60 new jobs including care staff, nurses, catering staff, cleaning staff and administration support.

The Abbeyfield Society, based in St. Albans, is an international charity celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The organisation looks after about 8,000 people in nine countries including the UK where it operates 521 sites.

Jackie Bradfield, CEO of Abbeyfield, said: “We’re really looking forward to opening our new Bingley site. As well as offering fantastic high quality care services to the community we will have a positive impact locally in lots of other ways, from supporting new jobs to implementing a volunteer network that has the potential to enrich people’s lives.

“We strongly believe in recruiting local people into local jobs to provide local services. People who join us will have the opportunity to develop their career and learn from our existing staff.”

Gail Fielding, director in Health and Social Care, Yorkshire Bank said: “It’s a great privilege to be supporting the work of The Abbeyfield Society, which provides vital care services to older people and enables our elderly to enjoy an improved quality of life in their later years.

“The Bingley development will be a standout purpose built development which will be a real asset to the local community and will also create new job opportunities.  I’m extremely proud to be helping the organisation deliver its Bingley plans.”