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GALLERY: First look inside new £15million Harrogate care home

Vida Court is the new 100-bed care home built on behalf of specialist dementia care provider Vida Healthcare.

A brand new £15million care home in Harrogate has opened its doors to residents. Vida Court is the new state-of-the-art 100-bed care home built on behalf of specialist dementia care provider Vida Healthcare. The 3.5-acre site off Beckwith Head Road will be home to 100 residents in eight self-sufficient houses. Dubbed the 'care home of the future', Vida Court also offers communal and social facilities including a newsagent, coffee shop, private cinema and sensory gardens. Check out the Vida Court facilities below: [gallery columns="8" ids="https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6912-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6910-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6909-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6908-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6905-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6904-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6902-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6901-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6900-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6899-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IMG_6894-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-1-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-2-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-5-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-12-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-14-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-15-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-23-scaled.jpg|The cinema room at the new Vida Court care home.,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-28-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-35-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-41-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-44-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-47-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-55-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-58-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-102-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-107-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-151-scaled.jpg|,https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Vida-Court-158-scaled.jpg|"] The care home opened to its first staff members in September and officially opened to residents earlier this month. James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, said:

"Our residents deserve the very best and we have seen first-hand the positive impact that good design can have on people’s lives. "Vida Court is a national facility which will pioneer dementia care with its unrivalled facilities and surroundings, all designed to support our residents as they come to terms and adapt to living with dementia."
Vida Healthcare have been working to continuously upgrade their practice and learn from their other care homes - Vida Hall in Starbeck and Vida Grange in Pannal. Home Manager Sharon Oldfield has been working for Vida since 2013. Speaking about Vida Court, she told Your Harrogate:

"It’s very similar in a lot of ways to our sister homes - we’ve got the same ethos and in a lot of ways the same layout but again it’s very different.

"We’ve had a 'lessons learnt' approach from Vida Hall in Starbeck to Vida Grange and now Vida Court.

"We are specialists in dementia care but we don’t know everything - nobody does! We’re still continually learning and trying to upgrade our practice, and a lot of that has been demonstrated here at Vida Court."

Vida Court was built by Leeds-based Den Architecture, with principal design services and quantity surveying provided by Projex Building Solutions. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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