Sandwell’s new flagship social care and health facility is now open

Harvest View in Rowley Regis offers specialist support from both social care and health staff all under one roof, with 80 en-suite rooms and friendly communal areas as well as lovely outdoor spaces.

The facility will help people get back home after a hospital visit and also those who need some structured support to avoid a hospital stay altogether. Harvest View replicates the home environment, where residents can be encouraged back to their normal health in familiar surroundings.

The focus is on maintaining and improving independent living rather than specifically treating the medical condition.

Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults, Social Care and Health, and Sarah Oley, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust Clinical Directorate Lead – iBeds, cut the ribbon to open the facility this week. Councillor Hartwell said:

“This is such an innovative and collaborative project. Harvest View is a magnificent building. For Sandwell residents who will be using this facility, for their families and for the staff who will be working there, this is an amazing person-centred place.

“Harvest View offers residents choice and control over their care and also promotes independence, helping us with our ambition for Sandwell people to live well and age well.”


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