Care home to undergo £47 million overhaul

Care home to undergo £47 million overhaul

Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra home gets the green light for major redevelopment project, 18 months after a fundraising campaign was launched

A blueprint of how the Princess Alexandra home will look
A blueprint of how the Princess Alexandra home will look

Jewish Care’s Princess Alexandra Care Home has been given the green light to undergo a £47 million redevelopment project.

Eighteen months after launching the fundraising campaign and backed by “exceptional pledges of support”, the Jewish Care Board of Trustees have given their approval to the project, which will be funded entirely through individuals, foundations and families from across the community. The premises, based in Stanmore, will provide a range of facilities including a 64-bed nursing and dementia home, 16 assisted living studios and 48 one and two-bedroom independent living apartments.

The campus will be named Sandringham, reflecting the wishes of a gift from a family that wish to remain anonymous, with the independent living apartments being called Pears Court, in recognition of a donation from the Pears Foundation.

Sir Trevor Pears said: “An ageing population and changing social care needs require new models of care, and of its funding. My family is therefore delighted to support Jewish Care’s ambitious plans.”

Other donors include the Ronson Family Foundation, Wolfson Foundation and Dorfman Foundation (the largest it has ever made in the Jewish community), while significant pledges were also received from the Rachel Charitable Trust and Exilarch’s Foundation.

Jewish Care president Lord Levy said: “This will be an exceptional site to serve the community in south Hertfordshire.”

The project is due for completion in the summer
of  2020.

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