New £5 million care home for Barrowcliff

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More than 50 new jobs for nursing and administration staff are to be created with a new £5 million care home due to open in Scarborough in autumn next year.

Construction work start this autumn on the 64-bed care home in Barrowcliff, which will be known as Maple Court and is a new venture by Tony Gray, one of the county’s most experienced car home operators,.

The home will have specialist facilities for people living with dementia.

Yorkshire Bank provided a £2.9 mullion development loan to part fund the construction of the new care home for which Scarborough construction company, Appledorn Developments Ltd, a family business founded in 2010, has been appointed main contractor.

Assistance was also provided by Tony Farmer at JWP Creers,

Maple Court is the latest care home to be run by businessman Tony Gray who set up the 107-bed Manor House Nursing Home.

He sold that business and an associated a homecare service caring for 100 clients in their own homes in North and East Yorkshire, to national healthcare provider, Barchester Healthcare, in November 2005.

Mr Gray said: “An aging population means that there is a growing need for very high-quality facilities and top-quality nursing staff run by experienced operators. This is one reason why I have decided to re-enter this sector and have chosen Scarborough to launch this new home.

“My working association with Tony Farmer in establishing, developing and selling care homes goes back more than 30 years and we have once again had their top-class advice and attention to detail.”