Dementia centre in £1m boost 48-bed development will create 80 care sector jobs
ASPECIALIST £4m dementia centre that will create more than 80 jobs has opened.
Ty Cariad has been developed on North Wales Business Park in Abergele by Fairways Care - its fourth home in North Wales.
They say the 48-bed centre will put more than £1m a year into the local economy in wages.
Fairways MD Mark Bailey said: “We have invested £4m into the site and will now make a big economic impact on the area.
“We have estimated we will have a payroll of £750,000 in the first year and well over £1m in the years after that.
“This will have an impact on the economy of Abergele with all the workers living in the local area.
“We already have 30 staff and over the coming months we hope to have at least 50 more staff, how soon that happens will depend on how quickly we fill up.”
Mark believes the company will be meeting strong local demand for this type of specialist dementia care home.
He said: “We had looked at demand before making such a large investment, we were conservative in our estimates and we have found a high level of demand since opening.
“We only opened on the 1st of this month and we already have nine people here and there has been a lot of interest from families.
“We are limiting how many people we will take in because we want to ensure staff can cope.
“We are deliberately over-staffing at the moment, especially as workers undergo extensive training.
“In terms of finding staff the response has been excellent.
“We have been surprised at the level of experience there is with people who have worked in the area of dementia.
“But it is not just about experience, that is not what makes a good carer, it is what is inside you. “A good carer has to have a good heart and we can add the skills and training.”
Overall the Fairways Care group now employs more than 200 workers and pays £3m in wages each year.
The £4m Ty Cariad dementia centre on the North Wales Business Park