Wigan Council have approved Millennium Care’s planning application to build a 52-bed care home in Standish which will be the catalyst for a unique development, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Standish Care Village.
Langtree Care Home will be built on an existing site in-between Chorley Road and Worthington Lake. Combining with the Worthington Lake and Lakeside Care Homes, the three will form the Standish Care Village and will include onsite amenities such as a bird watching observation decks, indoor botanical art and a music therapy suite.
The landmark decision means award winning provider, Millennium Care, can guarantee that families who need extra support with complex care can continue to ensure their loved ones stay in the village, close to their home.
The vision behind the development is underpinned by the importance that the built environment and biophilia can improve health and wellbeing of those living with dementia. The home has been deliberately and carefully designed around existing trees to maximise the exposure to greenery and will also incorporate a woodland walking trail.
Drawing on experience of Millennium operating a household model of care at its Worthington Lake Care Home, Langtree will operate along similar principles with each household incorporating clusters of eight residents.
In the event of another pandemic, the home can continue to operate with appropriate zones and cohorts with strong consideration given to the prevention of infectious and viral spreads.
The Standish Care Village will ensure that those who’s needs progress to a different level of care can stay on the same, familiar site. This will reduce the risk of trauma associated by moving to a new and unfamiliar care environment, for both the resident and family.
The Langtree Care Home will be Millennium Care’s eighth home in the north-west and the Standish Care Village will be the first of its kind in the UK.