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Former HSBC branch converted into Lancashire home care hub

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Westmorland Homecare has taken over an old HSBC bank building in Poulton, Lancashire, and will use it as a base to tackle the social care crisis on the Fylde coast.

The Kendal-based company has renovated the property and will offer companionship, personal care, home help and dementia care to individuals that wish to live at home but require assistance.

It is set to create roles for 100 care staff over the next year, as well as 10 administrative staff.

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Co-founder Dr Joshua Macaulay told the Blackpool Gazette said: “With a rapidly growing and ageing population many people are struggling to find good quality care at home.

“I will never forget a lady I cared for in hospital who was ready to go home but caught an infection whilst waiting for a care package and tragically died before she could get back.

“We knew something had to be done. The gold standard of care is to keep people out of hospital in the first place and when they are admitted, to get them back home as soon as they are ready.”

According to the report, the company will target locals in Blackpool, Poulton, Fylde, Wyre but it hopes to expand to Lytham and Garstang in the future.

On its website, Westmorland Homecare describes itself as one of only 14 homecare services in the country to be rated outstanding in every area by our independent regulators the CQC.

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