Kingston Council is building an 80 bed dementia nursing home on the site of the old Newent House care home in Browns Road, Surbiton, as part of long-term plans to meet the needs of an ageing population in Kingston.
The borough has an increasing number of older residents who need bed-based care towards the end of their lives. Demand is particularly high for dementia care - there are estimated to be around 1,500 residents in Kingston living with dementia and it is predicted that this number will rise to over 2,100 people by 2027.
The home will provide state of the art dementia nursing care for residents of the borough and make a vital contribution to meeting the rising demand for health and care services in Kingston.
We have been working closely with carers, local residents and experts from the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at The University of Stirling to develop our plans and ensure our home gives people the best possible quality of life.
We will start building the new facility in January 2020 and it is planned to open in Autumn 2021.