Enfield Council has given the green light to the provision of a new 70 – 80 bed care home for people with dementia in the borough.
The new building, will replace, and be constructed on the site of the current 38 bed Coppice Wood Lodge Care Home in Grove Road. It is needed because the borough’s 12 nursing homes are operating at full capacity, and with the borough’s population continuing to live longer further pressure on places is expected in the longer term.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, said: “The new care home will provide a safe and secure environment for residents and enable them to live with dignity in a stimulating setting where they will have their own privacy and personal space.
“Growing old is not optional, it happens to everyone and we have a duty of care to the people in this borough who have lived, worked and paid their taxes here to provide first class nursing care to those who need additional support when they become older and frail. The new care home will enable us to do precisely that.”
The new care home will be constructed across three floors with residents having their own front doors for privacy and each floor arranged as a household.
Existing residents of Coppice Wood Lodge will move to the new care home on the site of the former Elizabeth House site near the Hertford Road and Coppice Wood Lodge will then be demolished and rebuilt.