Progress continues on care village in Methil

The site comprises a new 36-bed residential care home as a replacement for Methilhaven Home in Buckhaven, a new 39-place nursery for 2- 4-year-olds, and 35 extra care and specific needs bungalows for older people.

The main care home and nursery building will house a café and drop-in area for visitors to the building and the surrounding community and within the site grounds there will be a ‘village green’ feature for everyone to enjoy.

The site also has an exciting opportunity to promote intergenerational connections where children and older people to come together.

Fiona Mckay, head of strategic planning, performance and commissioning, Fife HSCP, said: “The new site in Methil builds on our previous experience of delivering care villages in Kirkcaldy, Lumphinnans and Glenrothes and it is exciting to watch our plans coming to fruition to deliver our commitment to provide residential care home buildings of the highest standard that enable us to provide high quality care for our residents for years to come”.

Clark Graham, early learning officer, Fife Council welcomed this new approach to early learning and childcare. He added: “Whilst ensuring we provide sufficient capacity for those children in the Methil area to access their entitled funded time in nursery, this is an exciting, innovative opportunity to support a planned approach to intergenerational work. The benefits which will be provided by our youngest children playing and learning alongside the care home service users and residents can only strengthen the links and relationships within the community both now and in the future.”

Read the full article on the Scottish Housing News here.