50 jobs in store at new Calderdale nursing home

MORE than 50 new jobs are on the cards at a rapidly expanding care home.


Planners have given the goahead for a specialist nursing home alongside Asquith Hall in Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Pat Asquith, deputy chief executive of Care and Support Initiatives, which runs the hall, said: “We are forging ahead with this scheme to meet increasing demand for inside and outside Calderdale.

“We have a good workforce and we are pleased to be making more jobs available in Todmorden.”

The new Casicare home, to be called Asquith Villas, will have 53 beds.

That is in addition to the 23 in the hall, which opened in 2010, and 40 other beds in nearby Pennine Lodge.

Building work is expected to start by the end of the year, creating positions for full and part time nurses, care staff and ancillary workers.

Mrs Asquith said: “Because of high demand for very specialist health care, we are making a special unit for 23 beds.

“It’s going to be a specialist nursing home like Asquith Hall.

“Asquith Hall has done so well that we need to expand to accommodate those on the waiting list.

“There are so many people needing specialist care.

“We hope to start building by the end of the year, subject to a contractor being appointed.”

Over the past couple of years, Casicare has won several national awards for the high quality of care it provides.

The company is also planning to build a 67-bedroomed care home on the site of the former Evans Halshaw Garage, in Huddersfield Road, Halifax.

*About three-quarters of care provided in care homes is classed as nursing.

It can range from help with basic activities, such as washing and dressing, through to more complicated services such as dementia care and using heart monitors. Demand for nursing care is growing because of the ageing population with ever more complex needs.


Sourced from The Halifax Courier, 29th March 2012.