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Expanding dementia care as Newgate Lodge plan approved

Posted onPosted on 24th Jan

Lidder Care has secured planning permission to extend Newgate Lodge Care Home to 84 beds, solidifying its commitment to providing dementia care.

As part of the expansion at the Mansfield home, which celebrated its 20-year anniversary last year (above), new features will include a ground-floor bistro within a new and improved entrance area, cinema room, Japanese garden, and a hairdressing salon.

Larger bedrooms with wet-room facilities will be created, while four units, each featuring adaptable and dementia-friendly communal spaces, will provide supportive environments for residents with diverse needs.

Additional disabled parking spaces and an ambulance drop-off bay will be provided adjacent to the main entrance.

Manjas Lidder, managing director of Lidder Care, said: “It is important we continue investing in our homes to build on the high-level of care we provide to those living with dementia.

“This extension ensures a care-orientated design to meet the specialist needs of residents as well as Lidder Care’s operational needs.

“This includes high-quality private accommodation with accessible and inclusive living spaces, designed to suit residents with reduced mobility.

“Newgate Lodge Care Home takes immense pride in its residents, colleagues, and the remarkable community that surrounds it. As the home embarks on the next chapter of its journey, we look forward to continuing to provide compassion, exceptional care, and new adventures for all those who call Newgate Lodge their home.”

Work on site is expected to get under way in the spring.

Mansfield District Council planning officers praised the scheme for improving accessibility to residents, as well as providing larger and more suitable internal spaces for staff and visitors.