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Proposed care home build could alleviate Staffordshire bed shortage

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A proposed 75-bed care home build in Staffordshire from partners Muller Senior Living and Cinnamon Care Collection could bring 70 new jobs to the area.

Stafford Borough Council will consider the application for the three-storey home, which will go some way to alleviating the need for beds in the area.

The dementia-friendly home is hoping to get the go-ahead in the coming weeks.

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A supporting document for the application said: “Over the next 50 years, the population of over-65s is anticipated to increase by 8.6 million people – an increase approximately the same size as London. This will lead to a greater need for additional care needs to accommodate this increased population demographic.

“There is already a shortage of care beds within the UK’s built environment and, while this is being addressed, further development is required to meet the needs of the population with differing levels of mobility and capability within a secure, safe environment, such as a care home.

“Increasing the availability of this type of accommodation will lead to a positive effect on the local housing provision, as the care home fills houses will be released back into the local community in differing sizes to either as larger family houses or smaller starter homes.”

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