Council set to boost super care home funding


A £21 million super care home in Southampton is set to receive a funding boost from the council.

Councillors are today expected to approve further funding for the scheme in Millbrook, which will be built on site of a demolished care home, the Southern Daily Echo reports.

Council housing and adult care chief Warwick Payne said: “The money will come from housing revenue accounts, with 30% to come from the right to buy receipts – that is the selling off of council properties, which can be kept locally as long as it’s used to build housing.”

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The new facility will have between 80 and 85 extra care flats – units for senior citizens with their own front doors and kitchens in a scheme designed to allow residents independent living

Residents will include people with disabilities and conditions such as dementia.

There will also be 15 general needs flats that will be separated from the others by trees and parking.

An initial £350,000 has already been spent on demolition of the site with a further £850,000 to go towards a planning application, architects, surveys, development agents’ fees and specialist technical advice.

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