31 May 2017
New facility will be transformative for local community, says care boss.
Revised plans for a new £4 million care home for older people in Fortrose will transform care in the Black Isle according to the care company making the investment.
Independent care provider Parklands Group has formally submitted its plans to build a 40 bed care facility on Ness Road, close to the centre of Fortrose. If approved by The Highland Council, the facility will create 50 full time equivalent jobs and generate around £1 million for the local economy.
Parklands Managing Director Ron Taylor said: “Our investment will be transformative for the Black Isle and for local families. Despite a large and growing elderly population, the area lacks adequate care provision. Our investment will mean that older people can be cared for in their local community, keeping families together. There will also be a significant boost to the area with the creation of 50 full time equivalent jobs.
“I have been overwhelmed by the strength of support for our proposals in the local community. I know there is real frustration about the lack of care provision in Fortrose and I hope that councillors will listen very carefully to the views of local people before reaching their decision.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to build a facility that will change people’s lives for the better. Everyone agrees that Fortrose needs and deserves a new care home. It’s time we moved forward and built it.”