Edinburgh Council plans new-build

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Edinburgh City Council has unveiled plans to build a new care home and community centre on the site of a former primary school which was destroyed in a fire. The new 60-bed home in Tay Street is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2008 and is part of a £20m plan to provide four new care homes across the city to cope with a shortage of places. Edinburgh City Council’s health and social care chief Kingsley Thomas said the development was part of the council’s long-term strategy to increase the number of publicly-run care home places in the city. “The new homes will also set a benchmark for quality for older people’s homes and we have consulted older people’s groups when drawing up the designs,” said Mr Thomas. “We believe the Tay Street development is going to be of real benefit to the local community, not just for the older people who live at the home but as a badly needed facility for older people in the day and in the evenings when we hope it can be used by the wider community.”

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