New Diss care home promises 80 new jobs

De Lucy House, a care home under construction which is due to open in August''Pictured: Home manager Lucy Nicholas and Family Liason Manager Gary Hulme ANL-150617-152345009
De Lucy House, a care home under construction which is due to open in August''Pictured: Home manager Lucy Nicholas and Family Liason Manager Gary Hulme ANL-150617-152345009

A new care home opening this summer in Diss looks set to continue growing the town’s identity as a dementia friendly area, as it promises to create more than 80 jobs.

De Lucy House, the fourth purpose-built facility in East Anglia managed by care charity Greensleeves Homes Trust, will open its doors in August, with the intention of providing specialist residential, dementia and nursing care.

The home, located off the A1066 Victoria Road, held its first recruitment drive earlier this year, where it made 19 formal job offers, and plans to eventually fill over 80 positions, including 50 highly qualified and trained care staff.

Lucy Nicholas, the home manager at De Lucy House, said: “It was wonderful to see such a high calibre of local candidates at the recruitment day.

“I am really excited about working with a team who, like myself, are clearly passionate about providing high quality care to older people in Diss.”

De Lucy House becomes the latest dementia friendly facility to arrive in the town, following on from services such as the Dove Dementia Café, at the Diss United Reform Church in Mere Street, and the Pabulum Cafés held in the Denny Centre and at Weavers Court.

Anybody looking to register their interest in working at the home can do so via human.resources@greensleeves.org.uk

For more details, call 01379 671333 or see www.greensleeves.org.uk/delucyhouse