MAYOR of Skipton, Councillor Sheila Bentley has officially opened Anchor's new care home, The Mill House, in Sackville Street, Skipton.

The Mill House, built on the site of the old silk mill, overlooks the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with 86 ensuite rooms and eight independent living apartments. It offers state-of-the-art facilities including restaurants and cafes, a village shop experience, beauty salon and private landscaped gardens.

It won the Development of the Year category at the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2023.

The Mayor enjoyed a tour of the home after cutting the ribbon. She said: “Many congratulations to everyone involved in the opening of The Mill House care home. It was lovely to meet with Anchor staff and it’s clear that residents will be welcomed into a warm and vibrant setting to receive thoughtful and individualised care, which will be a great addition to our local community.”

Maria Bamford, director of villages and care services at Anchor, said: “With 60 years of experience Anchor is continuously working hard to meet the changing needs and expectations of our residents, and this latest addition to our portfolio of care homes showcases the progress we are making towards creating more and better homes for older people."

The Mill House is now recruiting for various positions, including care assistants, to join the established care team from Thornton Hill. Every new colleague will receive comprehensive training and professional development opportunities and can expect all the support they need to make the most of their career. Anchor also offers a wealth of benefits designed to boost wellbeing and support colleagues.

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