Kent to use PFI to build extracare units

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

In a deal worth £72m,Housing 21 has signed a deal with Better Homes Active Lives, a partnership between Kent County Council and 10 of the 12 district and borough councils in the county to build and run a total of 340 apartments for older and disabled people.

After 12 months of negotiations, work will now start on 275 extracare apartments for older people – with support available 24 hours a day if necessary – 58 supported flats for people with a learning disability and seven for people with mental health problems.

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