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Up to 100 new jobs will be created in Wantage with the opening of a new care home.

Elmbrook Court on Grove Road will provide all-inclusive residential, nursing, memory and respite care for up to 65 residents when it opens in late April 2021.  Jobs will be created across a number of roles including care, nursing, administration, catering, housekeeping and maintenance.

The purpose-built care home is the newest addition to Oakland Care’s portfolio which includes three homes on the Essex/London border and two on the East Sussex coast.

Home manager, Emily Montgomery, is a registered nurse and has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare.  She says they will be looking to recruit people who will provide the very highest quality care to residents.

“We will be opening as a Covid-free home and, as part of that, we will be ensuring that our staff receive the Coronavirus vaccine to keep our residents and team members safe,” she said.  “We will be seeking people with passion and energy.  Care is a fantastic career and offers an immense sense of satisfaction, whatever the role within the home.”

Elmbrook Court will feature private en-suite facilities, cinema room, hair and beauty salon, air-conditioned lounges and garden areas.  When restrictions allow, Emily aims to open the home’s bistro to the public as a memory café to support those in the community living with dementia.

The home will open with robust proven infection control protocols in place and will feature a specially designed visiting suite where friends and family can visit loved ones in a COVID secure environment.

“We hope Elmbrook Court will be a boon to the community, not just in terms of the jobs it will offer, but in the facilities we will share with local people,” added Emily.  “Oakland Care is shortlisted for three prestigious national awards, including one for our response to the Covid crisis, so people should have confidence to both live with us and work for us.”

Elmbrook Court will begin viewings for prospective residents and families from February onwards.  Initially, at least 30 new roles will be created, reaching up to 100 when the home is fully occupied.  Elmbrook Court will also support apprenticeships and work placements.

Elmbrook Court is a purpose-built care home offering residential, nursing, memory and respite care for up to 65 people.  For more information about Elmbrook Court visit https://oaklandcare.com/our-homes/elmbrook-court-wantage/

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