Development wins social care award

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

A partnership scheme which has brought together housing design and round-the-clock health care for elderly and disadvantaged people has won the “Older People” category of the 2003 Health and Social Care Awards, sponsored by the Department of Health. Southfield Lodge is a £2.2m extra care partnership scheme run by B&N Care Partnerships, part of the B&N Group which has 13,000 residences nationwide, and County Durham Care, an arm of the county council¹s social services department. Residents at the complex live in 37, wheelchair-friendly, self-contained apartments situated in Crook, Co Durham. Durham County Council cabinet member Christine Smith said the residents enjoyed all the advantages of residential care but with the option of retaining their independence and privacy. Cllr Smith said the award fully justified the decision, taken 18 months ago, to replace residential care homes with a range of modern alternative services. “It is a great honour to win such a prestigious award,” Cllr Smith said. “Our aim is

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