COUNCIL DECIDES TO BUILD ITS CARE HOME TO GET BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY
- 30 Sep
In order to deal with the seemingly emerging social care crisis, Borough of Poole has decided to build a council-owned care home - its first in over 30 years
Here are details about the process:
- The home on land at Mitchell Road, Cranford Heath, would be operated independently under a contract aimed at helping Poole's residents who could not fully afford their care needs thereby allowing the council to aid in shaping the care market
- The 80-bed care home would provide specialist nursing and dementia care built on the site of the former Care UK Mitchell House residential home which closed in 2014
- Councilors have agreed with the plans at a meeting on Tuesday night (September 27) and the home would open in summer 2019, subject to planning permission
- Work will now begin on producing a detailed design for a high quality modern, spacious and energy-efficient care home in preparation for public consultation
According to reports by Daily Echo, Cabinet portfolio holder for adult services, Cllr Karen Rampton, said:
"One of the council's priorities is promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents, especially the most vulnerable.
"The population of older people in Poole is increasing and we have a duty to ensure there is sufficient capacity and a genuine choice of care options that make the best use of public funds.
"Developing a council-owned care home will allow us to achieve better value for money when placing residents in residential care and also improve our ability to place people closer to home, making it easier for friends and family to visit on a regular basis."
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For more details, visit Daily Echo
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