Proposals for a new care village in Methil are at an early stage as Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s commitment to high quality care for older people in Fife continues.
A new care village, which will replace Methilhaven Care Home, marks the second phase of the Partnership’s multi-million pound capital programme, which has already seen new care villages built in Kirkcaldy (Ostlers House), Glenrothes (Napier House) and Lumphinnans (Lindsay House).
David Heaney, Divisional General Manager (East) with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership gives more details:
“Fife’s care homes have served the community well for the last 30 to 40 years, and our investment in new care villages, alongside our Council partners, will ensure residents can enjoy living in buildings of the highest standard, providing the best quality of care for many years to come.
As we prepare to celebrate the completion of our third new care village in Lumphinnans, work is underway to plan for the next phase of our redevelopment programme which will see the replacement of our existing homes in Anstruther, Cupar and Methilhaven.
Plans will be put before Fife Council’s Policy and Co-ordination Committee in the Spring, seeking approval to develop the first of these new care villages. The new home for Methil will see the home built on the site of the former Kirkland High School. Although we have identified the site, plans are at a very early stage.
To assist with this work we will be undertaking various site investigations which will take the form of specialist engineers attending the site to conduct ground investigations. We will continue to work closely with colleagues in Early Years (Education) and Housing Services to create opportunities for new service models so they benefit a wide range of the population.”
Welcoming the news Cllr David Graham, Health and Social Care spokesperson stated: “With people living longer we want to ensure that care supports independence and positive health and wellbeing at every stage. Care homes play an important part in helping people flourish in their later years. Having visited both Ostlers House and Napier House, and with feedback from residents and families being extremely positive, I look forward to the seeing the plans for the new home in Methil develop.”