Privatisation of York care provision accelerates with conversion of former school into health hub

City of York council will discuss plans to close two more of its care homes within the next year at a meeting next week.

They will join four other former council homes that have closed in the past year as the city shifts provision of adult social care to private and not for profit operators.

Councillors on the ruling executive will get an update on the development of a Health and Wellbeing Hub on the site of Burnholme, a former school in the city.

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Local York newspaper The Press reports that plans are expected to be put forward to develop on the site of a second former school in Lowfields.

Plans for “super care home” in the area were abandoned for being too expensive, but a hub is expected to be proposed that will have a new care home, housing, a GP surgery and health centre, public parks, and public services like the police working from shared buildings, according to The Press.

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