Council to investigate care homes impact

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Stratford District Council is to set up a working party to investigate the impact of care and residential homes in the area, according to a local report.

The Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald said the decision was taken by members of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee at a meeting last week.

During the meeting, Councillor Jenny Fradgley expressed concerns about the effect of the increasing number of homes on medical and other services, as well as the availability of housing for poorly paid staff.

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The councillor added there were plans for a further five care and residential homes in Stratford.

A 56-bed care complex for over 70s was recently approved, with plans also submitted for another  75-bed facility.

Figures published by the Warwickshire Observatory show that the number of people in the county aged 90 and older will have increased more than threefold from 2012 to 2037.

In 2012 there were 1,400 people aged 90 and over and in 2037 it is forecast that there will be 5,900.

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