Belong Village now open for business

Local MP for Warrington, David Mowat this week attended the official opening ceremony of the Belong Village on Loushers Lane in Latchford.

 

Local MP for Warrington, David Mowat this week attended the official opening ceremony of the Belong Village on Loushers Lane in Latchford.

Mr Mowat was joined at the ceremony by cartoonist Tony Husband, famous for his “Yobs” cartoons in Private Eye, who unveiled a specially-commissioned mural for the complex and talked about his own experience of caring for a relative with dementia.

Based on the site of the old distillery, the complex is designed to give older people the support of a care home, the social interaction of a small village and the security and privacy of a home of their own. There are a mix of self-contained apartments and shared living spaces with services such as a bistro and hairdresser.

David Mowat said:

I’m delighted to have a complex like Belong Warrington quite literally around the corner from my office. With an ageing population, facilities like these are likely to be the future, particularly for those older people who don’t want to become isolated, but who still want to have the security and privacy of a place of their own.

I’m also pleased to see the complex reaching out to Priestley College and its students. Encouraging dialogue between the generations benefits everyone.


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