Introducing Palmarium, our new specialist support service in Wiltshire

We are delighted to welcome Palmarium to the National Care Group portfolio. The service operated by Cornerstones in Calne, Wiltshire, welcomed its first few people we support last Wednesday and is set to welcome five more in the coming weeks.   

The Commercial Team developed the service in close partnership with Wiltshire County Council. Having recognised a gap in services within the region, Palmarium, has been designed to enable people we support to remain close to their homes and families, no longer having to leave the area.

Samantha, Belinda and Mike from the Commercial Team photographed at Palmarium

The new service consists of seven self-contained flats providing an environment capable of meeting a variety of needs, ensuring choice and control with the least restrictive approach, and supporting people to achieve their full potential. 

Interior shot of one of the new flats

As well as the flats, more than 40 new jobs have been created in the local area, from support worker up to management level roles.  We welcome Derek Edwards as Registered Manager and the new members of his team to the National Care Group family.

Derek, registered manager of Palmarium

Belinda Robinson, director of development said: “We’re proud to have worked alongside Wiltshire County Council to deliver this exciting new service. 

“Palmarium is an important addition to our portfolio and demonstrates our continuing commitment to enabling people to gain greater choice and control. The service provides a critical step in our progression model within Wiltshire, and builds upon our previous developments in the county, ensuring we can provide the most appropriate accommodation and support for each stage of a person’s life.” 

Building on best practices and the expectations of commissioners, regulators, and the people supported, Palmarium provides a ‘capable environment’ in which National Care Group can provide specialist support to meet the most complex of needs.  

Mike Ranson, Commercial Director at National Care Group said: “At the heart of this service is enabling local people to remain in the Wiltshire area, receiving the specialist support they require to achieve their full potential and become an active and valued part of their local community. We are pleased to be investing in the local economy, welcoming more than 40 new colleagues to the National Care Group family. We look forward to building on the success within Wiltshire and expanding our progression model across the country.”