St Helier care home could get £8m refurbishment

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A Parish-run care home in Jersey, which has been providing support to people for 25 years, could get a major redevelopment.

St. Ewolds in St Helier may get an £8 million refurbishment later this year with the plans now available at the home for the public view.

The Parish Constable hopes to create a "flagship facility" at a time when States run care homes are rapidly reducing in number.

The care strategy of the Parish is to refurbish St Ewold's and then work out what to do with St Helier House. So we are committed to residential care and to nursery care, to meet the needs of both the eldest and the youngest members of our community.

Connétable Simon Crowcroft

It comes after several care homes have been forced to close in St Helier.

The most recent being St Helier House, following concerns about the safety of the cladding around it.

The Home's Manager, Ann Mclean, has welcomed the plans for refurbishment but says pressure on the care system will continue to grow.