New Knottingley care home to create 100 jobs

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A transformation of a former Knottingley pub into a care home will create 100 new jobs when the site opens next month.

Holyrood House Care Home is expected to open on the site of the former Green House pub off Spawd Bone Lane by the end of August.

Crown Care, which will run the home, will hold an open weekend for prospective residents and their families on August 9 and 10.

Wendy Conn, Crown Care’s managing director of healthcare, said: “The facilities at Holyrood House will be fantastic. It will have a feel of home from home and has been designed to give the people who want to live there the comfort and care they deserve.

“We are very proud to have created such a superb home and we look forward to welcoming families from the area.”

The new 85-bed home will have a library, cafe, computer suite and landscaped gardens.

Some rooms will also have en-suite facilities and private patio areas. Mrs Conn added: “Everything in Holyrood House will be of the highest quality while providing a safe, social, engaging, happy and homely environment for our residents and guests.”

Baldev Ladhar, the company’s chief executive officer, said: “We want our care centres to be recognised as being part of the wider community and we are confident the people of Knottingley will be very impressed with new home.”