Cumbria County Council has submitted plans for a 60-resident home care home in Carlisle.
The home, which will include a shop, cafe and restaurant, will specialise in caring for residents living with dementia and special needs, the News & Star reports.
A council spokeswoman said: “The county council has committed to build a brand new care home in Carlisle which will allow us to provide high quality care and support for those people who have more complex care needs, such as physical frailty and dementia, in a modern, state of the art building.
“People have high expectations of what a care home should be. Our new care homes will meet those expectations and deliver high standards of care and most importantly will meet our customers’ needs.
“Our care homes are of course only one part of the county council’s ambitious plans to deliver the right care in the right place for older people. Developments such as this sit alongside our other plans and strategies which include the development of Extra Care housing.
“This also provides purpose built modern accommodation for those people who want to live independently and to have their own front door, but with the benefit of onsite care and support. All of this adds up to more choice and greater independence for the people of Cumbria.”
The council is planning to close three homes in Carlisle as well as four in Copeland as part of a £22m revamp of care provision (see Care homes to close in £22m council shake-up).