Dementia care home opens in Harrogate

100-bed specialist care facility to transform lives of people living with dementia

Vida Court is the third specialist facility to be opened by Vida Healthcare
Vida Court is the third specialist facility to be opened by Vida Healthcare

Work has been completed on Vida Court, a new 100-bed specialist dementia care home in Harrogate.

The home has been built on behalf of specialist dementia care provider, Vida Healthcare, which was established to transform the care available to people living with dementia in the UK.

The company already has two purpose-built care homes – Vida Hall and Vida Grange.

The new multi-million-pound facility is situated on a 3.5-acre site off Beckwith Head Road and will be home to 100 residents in eight self-sufficient houses, all with en-suite bedrooms.

Communal and social facilities on offer also include a newsagent, coffee shop, private cinema, and sensory gardens.

Although the 18-month build experienced challenges due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, the scheme has swiftly progressed.

Chris Allott, senior contracts manager at Caddick Construction, which built the facility, said: “This is a fantastic home-from-home environment for families looking for the very-best care for their loved ones.

“It has been a very-rewarding project to work on knowing we are bringing these much-needed facilities to Harrogate when demand is so high.”    

James Rycroft, managing director at Vida Healthcare, added: “Our residents deserve the very best and we have seen first hand the positive impact that good design can have on people’s lives.

“Vida Court is a national facility which will pioneer dementia care with its unrivalled facilities and surroundings, all designed to support our residents as they come to terms and adapt to living with dementia.”

The architects for the project was Leeds-based Den Architecture, with principal design services and quantity surveying provided by Projex Building Solutions.

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