New care home on former RAF site

A new £10m care home has launched on the site of a former RAF station, creating 50 jobs.

York's newest care home, Handley House, officially opened yesterday on the site of a former RAF station.

York’s newest care home, Handley House, officially opened yesterday.

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The home has been named after the former Handley Page RAF aircraft repair station on which it is located. The home’s operator, Ideal Carehomes, has invested £10m in the new site which has been built by sister-company LNT Construction.

Representatives from the Yorkshire Air Museum were invited to the event along with 93-year-old Dorothy Harrison who worked as a payroll administrator at the base in the 1940s and now lives at Ideal’s sister-home Ebor Court in York.

The group declared the home open whilst remembering former workers who were credited with keeping hundreds of planes airborne during the Second World War.