STRUCTURE: Nellsar Homes has constructed a “state-of-the-art” care home in Sittingbourne, which will be its flagship, and is looking to employ around 100 local people.

The Hengist Field Care Centre, located on the outskirts of the village of Borden, has cost £6m and is due to open in November.  It will have 75 beds for older people needing nursing or dementia care.

The building project, carried out by local contractors Bryen & Langley, has taken 18 months and is on schedule for completion in October, with an opening date for the home in mid-November.

The home will include a small cinema, a sensory room to stimulate and calm residents, an internet café for residents and relatives, hairdressers and secure landscaped grounds.

Martin Barrett, marketing director for the Nellsar Group, said: “Nellsar will be recruiting heavily from the local area and will be advertising positions over the coming weeks in local papers and online.

“We will be looking for nurses, care management professionals, care workers, maintenance staff, Chefs, domestics, administrator/receptionists and activity co-ordinators.  We will be creating around 100 jobs for this home alone.”

The firm currently operate over 600 care beds with 14 locations across the South East.

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