City of York Council intends to replace seven of its out of date older people’s homes as part of a plan designed to equip the city for future population change when the over 75 population is expected to increase by 50% over the next 15 years.
While the council’s homes remain popular with residents and their families, they are no longer fit for purpose, having been built in the 1960s and 70s, with the vast majority of residents having to share toilets and bathrooms, the council says.
The plan will create a blend of services including better care at home, a range of extra care accommodation, a new council-run care home and a commitment to work with the private sector to develop further options and choice for older people.
A planning application has been approved for a 27-home extension to Glen Lodge Extra Care facility. The plans involve building 25 new flats and two bungalows, each having access to 24/7 ‘extra care’ support, providing residents with flexible care in their own home.
Each of the homes has been specially designed to meet the meets of people with complex care needs, including dementia.