08 May 2012
Care Home Gets Go AheadClick to enlarge
In our ageing population it is recognised that there is a growing need for housing for older people. My campaign to see the old factory site to be used for housing has finally come to fruition.
Local Housing Association, Your Home, has been working with me, the local council, and the primary care trust to develop some exciting plans. I can now report that planning has approved a 60 unit extra care scheme.
This will blend independent living with large spacious homes and the facility for care packages to be built around the individuals that can be tailored to support their independent life.
Also the scheme will have state of the art facilities to allow local care providers to assess patients remotely with minor checks such as blood pressure and basic wellness. This will assist with cutting pressures in surgeries and enable faster more efficient care.