Silk Healthcare announce a £5million care home development in Barnsley

May 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

Leeds-based care home operator Silk Healthcare has announced today plans for a £5million development which will see the construction of a purpose-built 83-bed care home in Mapplewell, Barnsley.


Located on Greenside Avenue, Mapplewell Manor will be a new residential care home and senior centre specialising in dementia care and is due to open its doors in February 2013. It will bring approximately 90 full and part time jobs to the area and unrivalled facilities including spacious rooms – all with en-suite, café, coffee lounge for residents and their families and landscaped gardens.


A funding package has been secured to support the construction of the new care home which consists of loan facilities arranged by Maxine Gay from The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Healthcare team, and £500K from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund – a £1billion fund launched by the Coalition Government to provide support for sustainable economic growth and private sector job creation.


Silk Healthcare is a family run business established by Angela Swift in 2009 after the opening of the firm’s first care home Reuben Manor. Her commitment and high standards were rewarded within months of the opening when Angela was voted the Most Outstanding New Entrant to the Over 50s Housing Awards. Silk Healthcare continues to provide affordable facilities within luxurious surroundings and specialises in high quality residential and dementia care for the elderly. Mapplewell Manor will be Silk Healthcare’s third care home in addition to Reuben Manor in Teesside and Heather Grange in Burnley. A fourth home is also planned for construction in Colne, Lancashire next year.

Angela Swift, Managing Director of Silk Healthcare explains:

“We are very excited about the construction of Mapplewell Manor and work is underway after the demolition of the previous Greenside Care Home. We are looking forward to expected completion in February 2013 and bringing not only superb facilities and care to elderly residents but new job creation to the Barnsley area. Mapplewell Manor will be a luxurious care home that will provide dementia care at an affordable price. It also offers a great addition to the local community with a high quality day centre for the elderly. I would also like to say thank you to Maxine Gay at the RBS Healthcare team whose support has been instrumental in providing bank funding to support this project.”

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  1. julie parker says:

    hi was wondering where to get a application form from be interested in part time care work thank u julie :)

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