In May 2017, Cheshire West and Chester Council approved proposals for a new Belong village on City Road in Chester, which will provide world-leading dementia care in the heart of the city centre, as well as a range of amenities for the wider community.
Expected to open in 2019, the Chester development will incorporate six households, each with 12 suites, providing a homely setting for expert 24-hour care, including specialist dementia and nursing support.
The village will also offer 23 apartments for independent living, with a choice of one or two bedrooms and which will be available to rent or buy.
Its village centre will boast a hub of facilities including a gym, bistro, hair salon and therapy rooms, which are open to members of the wider community. Outreach services include home care and a specialist day care service known as ‘Experience Days’, which enables customers to take advantage of village amenities and the specialist dementia support available.
As a prominent city-centre location, the village will offer enhanced opportunities for social interaction and integration with the wider community.
The site extends to Queen’s Avenue and will involve the landscaping of surrounding areas, including the canal-side conservation area, for the benefit of local residents.