Care home creates 50 new jobs

Wigan Mayor Joy Birch and her consort Albert Bradley pictured at the brand new Montrose Hall Care Home on Sherwood Cresent Wigan with manager Donna Norton and Mr Lawrence Tomlinson ( Chairman of Ideal carehomes)

Wigan Mayor Joy Birch and her consort Albert Bradley pictured at the brand new Montrose Hall Care Home on Sherwood Cresent Wigan with manager Donna Norton and Mr Lawrence Tomlinson ( Chairman of Ideal carehomes)

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FIFTY new jobs are being created at a care home which is opening in Wigan.

Montrose Hall, on Sherwood Crescent in Norley Hall, is due to open its doors on June 19 for a public open day and will be letting potential residents reserve their room on the day.

The home, run by Ideal Care Homes, is the company’s first home in Wigan and will cater for 40 residents with dementia.

A spokesman for Ideal said: “It is our aim to create 1,000 more beds every year, which we were able to do last year and are on track to do again this year.

“Montrose Hall is our 20th home to open, our first opening was in October 2009 in Sheffield.

“The company was set up with the hope of addressing the issue of an aging population and the problem of there not being enough good quality care for that group of people.”

The home, which took about 42 weeks to complete from buying the land, will be employing between 40 and 50 new members of staff from carers and night managers to chefs and receptionists.

The company’s bosses hope that the home will start to fill up by the middle of next week.

A spokesman said: “As of Sunday, June 19 we are fully open.

“If someone comes in on Sunday and puts their name down for a room, they will go through the necessary admission process before they come to live with us.

“This means we could have our first resident as quickly as in two to three days after that.

“We always make a fuss over the first one, two, three residents, just to ensure that they are settling in well in their new home.”

Anybody can attend the open day whether they want to check out the facilities for a family members or for themselves or even if they just want a nosey around. Doors open at 10.30am until 3pm.