Plans unveiled for new Methil care village

David Heaney

Plans have been unveiled to develop a new care village for older people in Methil.

The development will replace the Methilhaven Care Home and forms the second phase of Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s multi-million pound capital programme, with new care villages already completed in Kirkcaldy (Ostlers House), Glenrothes (Napier House) and Lumphinnans (Lindsay House).

The new Methil facility will be built on the site of the former Kirkland High School. Various site investigations will be carried out by specialist engineers conducting ground investigations.

David Heaney, divisional general manager (East) with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “As we prepare to celebrate the completion of our third new care village in Lumphinnans, work is underway to plan for the next phase of our redevelopment programme which will see the replacement of our existing homes in Anstruther, Cupar and Methilhaven.

“Plans will be put before Fife Council’s Policy and Co-ordination Committee in the Spring, seeking approval to develop the first of these new care villages.”

Councillor David Graham said: “With people living longer we want to ensure that care supports independence and positive health and wellbeing at every stage. Care homes play an important part in helping people flourish in their later years.

“Having visited both Ostlers House and Napier House, and with feedback from residents and families being extremely positive, I look forward to the seeing the plans for the new home in Methil develop.”

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