Suffolk closes care homes for more sheltered housing

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

Suffolk County Council is planning to replace more of its care homes with sheltered housing complexes. The county council, which has already transformed five homes into sheltered housing complexes, is now overseeing a review of its 17 remaining homes. Director of social care and health Anthony Douglas said the outcome of the review could be that more homes are included in the council¹s Very Sheltered Housing scheme. “We have further schemes of this nature coming on stream in the next few years, and have applied for further central Government funding to develop additional schemes,” Mr Douglas said. “We see this direct replacement programme as a better way of re-providing our current residential care homes, than by selling them as going concerns to the independent sector.”

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