A £1.3M extension to a West Hallam care home has been officially opened – with a promise of at least 18 jobs.
The number of bedrooms at Bramble Lodge in High Lane West has been increased from 41 to 65 after the two-storey extension, and a new lift has been installed.
There is now also a dedicated room for respite and short-term care, a new lounge and kitchen so residents can prepare food and drinks, and a hair salon.
Sue Cumberland, who runs the home with husband Nigel, said: “The enhanced facilities have exceeded our expectations. The extra communal space and en-suite bedrooms will allow us to care for many new residents as well as providing improved facilities for those already living with us.”
When plans were unveiled in August, Nigel Cumberland said the 18 jobs would range from cleaners and cooks to care assistants.
The extension was officially opened on Saturday by Mike Sherwood, senior steward at West Hallam Methodist Church.